Palm Springs Babymoon

Things are about to get crazy at the Regan house so we took advantage of some R&R 🙂

With baby #3 on the way, I’m afraid that romantic getaways may be far and few between. Eric and I took a quick trip last week to Palm Springs, California for a little babymoon.

We stayed in a three hotels, went to the spa, ate a lot of tacos poolside, drove around in a really fun convertible to see the architecture and colorful doors, dined at amazing restaurants and even almost slept in.

I’m 30 weeks pregnant which normally I would say is a perfect time for a babymoon. Two weeks ago I started showing signs of preterm labor (which is way too early and pretty scary). We had some tests done and our doctor ordered me to put my feet up and relax as much as possible for the next few weeks.

We almost cancelled our trip quite a few times but ended up deciding a getaway was going to be much more relaxing than my everyday life. So glad we did!

We took it very easy and even though the weather was chillier than expected, we spent a lot of time at the pool in the sunshine. The temperature didn’t get over 70 degrees but the desert sun made it feel HOT.

Almost ALL of these photos are taken from the iphone but I’ll be sharing some more of the architecture and our stay at the Parker in a separate post. Here’s a little snippet of the highlights from our trip!

Baby (and me!) are growing!

{Just what the doctor ordered}

We rented a “standard” car and totally LUCKED out with this complimentary upgrade!

I’ll especially cherish the memories of driving around in this brand new BMW convertible since it looks like I’ll be driving a mini van soon.

{One of the pools at the Parker}

{First stop, Westin}

Where we stayed:

We stayed at 3 places! We like to experience as much as we can when we travel and since we were limited in exploring, at least we could experience different scenery.

The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Palm Springs 

Great place to stay with a family! We do love Westin hotels for their Heavenly beds and rain showers. The resort itself was pretty spread out but nice.

Parker Palm Springs

Staying here was quite an experience and it’s safe to say the Parker is now one of my favorite hotels EVER. There was something unexpected everywhere you turned.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

The property is beautiful and if we do come back with the kids, this is where we would stay. It is spread out a bit too but we loved that there was an adults only pool AND a lazy river.

The Omni is a little further out from downtown Palm Springs which makes the pricing more reasonable. {Adults only pool at the Omni Palm Springs}

{Outside our room at the Omni}

In love with the patterned stairs and inspired to do something like this on our back porch steps!

{Early dinner at Birba}

Favorite Spots to Eat:

Normas at the Parker – We did quite a bit of research on restaurants to eat at and this topped almost everyone’s lists. It was delicious and I would recommend going for the experience. Eric almost fell off his chair when his omelet was $30 though! Only on vacation……

Birba – The ambience, food and service here was all top notch. We were there promptly at 5pm when they opened and the couple in front of us in line was dining there 2 nights in a row (it’s that good!).

State Fare bar & Kitchen at the The Ritz-Carlton – Another spot that was HIGHLY recommended was watching the sunset at the Ritz. We had a light dinner here and it was delicious. I was a little surprised that the sun actually set on the opposite side of our view but the ambience was delightful.

Eight 4 Nine – The decor is reason enough to make a stop here. It’s full of painted vintage furniture and pops of pink – two of my favorite things! This also topped my list for favorite meals. We had the pork belly as an appetizer (shockingly this was Eric’s pick!) and everything we tried was delicious.

Trio – This is another popular spot and Eric’s favorite of all the places. We had a quick lunch here with sandwiches and would definitely go back to try their 4 course dinner.

Eureka – I’ve been craving really good nachos for months and this finally did it for me. This restaurant was a little further from downtown in Indian Wells. The tacos, nachos and outdoor patio were ALL fantastic.

We also shared plates at almost every restaurant which I love to do 🙂

{Huevos Rancheros at Normas – their most popular dish}

{The fanciest popsicle I’ve ever seen, at State Fare Bar & Kitchen}

{Sunset dinner at the Ritz – one of the most recommended things to do}

This was taken going 60 mph (Eric driving of course!) down Frank Sinatra Dr. I just loved all the pops of pink in Palm Springs and all the cacti! PS. the camera on the iphone X is incredible.

{Pretty spots at the Parker}

{The famous pink door #thatpinkdoor}

More on our self guided door tour and stay at the Parker coming soon!

Samantha Regan


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