We could make this article on what to do in La Quinta, California, extremely short. We could, in fact, narrow down the top attractions by using one word. That word, of course, is “golf.”
But we know that there are people in the world who don’t enjoy golfing. That’s why we are going to attempt to find other things to do in this resort town that don’t revolve around little white balls and clubs.
Old Town La Quinta The words “chic” and “sophisticated” are used to describe the stopping village known as Old Town La Quinta. Besides boutique shopping and elegant dining, Old Town also periodically hosts art shows and wine tastings. Listen to live music as you shop on the weekends and watch for special events scheduled around the holidays.
La Quinta Museum Although small, reviewers say that the La Quinta Museum is worth a visit. The museum is free, and it celebrates the culture of the Cahuilla Indians. In fact, visitors can imagine what it would have been like to live in Cahuilla village when they view a replica of the domed huts they used for shelter.
Make sure you spend time enjoying the 32-foot long mural depicting early civilizations painted by artist Andre Blanche. You’ll also see photographs depicting the growth of the area throughout the years.
Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area You don’t have to play golf to spend time outdoors in La Quinta. You could also visit the Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area and have a magnificent view of a golf course.
Besides watching others play golf, you could go camping, fishing, biking, or hiking. Enjoy the beautiful lake placed on a backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Even though swimming is not allowed in the lake, there is a pool on sight so visitors can cool off during the heat of the day. Companies are nearby to assist you with horseback and ATV riding.
La Quinta Park If you are looking for a park located in the city of La Quinta, consider visiting La Quinta Park. This 18-acre park is the city’s largest. Go there to enjoy a picnic or get your daily steps by using the walking trails. Your kids will love splashing in the fountain as you cook hamburgers and hot dogs on the park-provided grills nearby.
Golf Courses It’s probably not fair to completely ignore the abundance of golf courses in La Quinta. After all, that sport is a large part of the city’s economy.
The PGA Desert Classic is played each January at PGA West, a course known for excellent hole variety.
The La Quinta Mountain course features desert vegetation. Make sure you lookout for the abundant wildlife while you hit the links.
Silver Rock resort accommodates golfers of all skill levels, and the Indian Wells Golf Resort has a beautiful clubhouse.
No matter if you are a golfer or not, there’s plenty to do in La Quinta, California. Actually, we haven’t even talked about one of the best features of the city. While the rest of the country is shivering and covered with snow, the people of La Quinta enjoy average temperatures in the 70s during the winter. If that doesn’t encourage you to move there, we don’t know what will.