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Morgan’s in the desert at La Quinta Resort & Club

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Set on 450 lush acres in the dreamy California desert, the JW Marriott Desert Springs resort & spa is a food and wine paradise. Sample premium wines and artisanal cheeses in a cool setting at the inside boat dock near the bustling lobby bar. Dine at the Mikado Japanese Steak House for a fun, fabulous teppanyaki feast. Even the spa, at a whopping 38,000 square feet — the largest in Southern California — pleases the palate with its “spa within a spa,” where small groups can book a private spa suite offering its own lounge, treatment rooms, and over-the-top catering. desertspringsresort.com

For more Palm Springs possibilities, see visitpalmsprings.com.


Feeling adventurous? Take the ultimate jeep tour with Desert Adventures, the only outdoor adventure company able to tour the private 840-acre Metate Ranch located on (and we do mean on) the San Andreas Fault. One of the company’s specialties is creating interactive corporate events, complete with gourmet food and wine. red-jeep.com

No Palm Springs itinerary would be complete without a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens, an impressive working date ranch and home to the coveted Medjool date. Who knew that the Palm Springs area is responsible for the lion’s share of dates grown in the U.S.? One sip and you’ll understand why they are famous for their date shake. Dates can easily be ordered and shipped at oasisdategardens.com.
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Morgan’s in the desert at La Quinta Resort & Club is the quintessential fine-dining restaurant in the desert. Often holding special food and wine events such as James Beard Chef Tours, Morgan’s is a prime example of the farm-to-table movement, drawing inspiration from the bounty of the Coachella Valley. Chef Jimmy Schmidt will oversee Morgan’s monthly wine dinner series starting in December and featuring award-winning vintners such as Napa Valley’s Long Meadow Ranch and Pruett Vineyard by race car driver Scott Pruett. laquintaresort.com, morgansinthedesert.com