Relaxation, Restaurants for Your Festival Downtime

Heading to Coachella (April 15-17 and 22-24) or Stagecoach (April 29-May 1)? You’re gonna need a place to lay your weary head in between all the music and festivities. Consider extending your time in the desert and avoid all that bumper-to-bumper traffic. The many resorts in Rancho Mirage await you. Find rooms to fit your budget and a town filled with restaurants to keep you well fed. 

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Agua Caliente provides luxurious guest rooms as well as award-winning gaming, dining, spa services, and more. Take some time to sit by the pool with a beverage; book a cabana with all the added amenities. Relax in the Sunstone Spa with a massage, facial, or manicure.  

Seeking some fun with friends? You’ll find non-stop gaming action 24/7 in the casino or enjoy premium cigars, single malt Scotch, and other top-shelf drinks in the Pívat Cigar. Hungry? Head to Waters Café, 360 Sports, or The Steakhouse, all located within the resort.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Book your stay here and enjoy the waterslides, meandering lazy river, a cliff-side hot tub, and a sandy beach pool. At the adults-only Azure Pool, attentive staff will tend to all your food and beverage needs.

Dine on the patio for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at bluEmber, the resort’s signature restaurant. Grab a snack or a beverage at The Palms Cafe or R Bar. 

Need some extra de-stress time? Don a luscious robe in the spa and pick from one of more than 50 treatments.

The Ritz-Carlton – Rancho Mirage

Located on a 650-foot bluff overlooking a picturesque valley, this luxurious hotel offers some incredible sunsets. Book your stay and lounge by the main pool during the day, or head to the Vista Pool in the evening and take in the views until 10 p.m.

Find proper pampering in the spa, open Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. State Fare Bar & Kitchen is open all day for dining on the terrace. Seeking a little bit of nature? Take a complimentary hike with a guide who will take you through desert trails.

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa touts the best pools and waterslides in the desert. Enjoy the Las Hadas Adult Pool or La Paloma Quiet Pool until 10 p.m. each night. The Las Brisas Pool is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Play a game of tennis or hit the links on the Pete Dye and Gary Player designed 18-hole championship golf courses. Don’t worry about packing all the sports equipment. Racquets and clubs can be rented; ask when you book your stay.

Find other hotels and motel options in Rancho Mirage.

Dining in the desert

Whether you’re seeking a sit-down option or a quick bite, there’s something to please every palate in Rancho Mirage. This will get you started:

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse: Dig into a hearty lunch or dinner and grab an award-winning craft beer that’s brewed on-site. 

Bobby Botino’s Mexican American Grille: Find “shareable” items (salads, tacos, quesadillas, chimichangas, burritos, and fajitas) for lunch every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am – 3 pm. At night there’s live entertainment and a cool vibe with a menu that features a broad selection of Mexican and American food choices.

Burgers & Beer: Find an extensive menu of burgers and other crafted sandwiches and a long list of cold brews.

Dringk Eatery + Bar: Enjoy apps and your favorite libations. Get $2 beers during Happy Hour, 3-6 p.m. every day.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: You’ll be grateful for napkins with a variety of tasty sauced-up sandwiches.

Haus of Poké: Eating light? Create your own fresh bowl and select a milk tea, fruit tea, or boba drink to wash it down.

The Slice N.Y. Style Pizzeria Ristorante: Of course, there’s pizza and lots of it. You can also find calzones, salads, wings, and more.

Willie’s Modern Fare: One of the newest entries in town, dinner and drinks in the fine dining room or expansive outdoor patio, or stop into the casual lounge for a sip and a snack. Savor classic cuisine with a modern twist as well as creative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list.

Hungry for more? Explore the many other dining options around Rancho Mirage. You’ll find Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, and California cuisine as well as other tasty dishes.