Some Fun Things to do in the Desert Right Now
There are some things you can do right now in the desert. The full list is offered in https://www.palmspringslife.com/25-things-to-do-palm-springs/
Here are a few to start with:
JOIN A VIRTUAL GATHERING.
With no club life during the pandemic, the Gay Desert Guide has amped up at-home amusement with virtual gatherings. This month, the LGBTQ+ organization hosts a Halloween-themed edition of their Zoom That Tune show Oct. 27. gaydesertguide.com
TAKE A WINDMILL TOUR.
While many in-person excursions have been scrapped, Palm Springs Windmill Tours is still swirling. They offer a self-guided, 10-stop journey packed with information about the thousands of windmills located between the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains. (For starters, did you know they’re actually wind turbines, not windmills?) windmilltours.com
THROW A PICNIC.
Take outdoor dining a step further and make one of the Coachella Valley’s breezy parks your new favorite eatery. Grab a big blanket, and stock up on goodies from artisans like those at Aspen Mills Bread Company, On the Mark, TKB Bakery & Deli, or Shields Date Garden for a picture-perfect lunch. aspenmillsps.com; onthemarkpalmsprings.com; tkbbakery.com; shieldsdategarden.com
ORDER A DRAG QUEEN.
Enjoy a side of fabulousness with your fried rice. Roly China Fusion in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District offers take-out with a twist: dinner delivered by a real-life drag queen. The extra special orders sashay straight to your location and provide socially distanced performances and selfie sessions. rolychinafusion.com
SEE A DRIVE-IN MOVIE.
Not ready to sit inside a theater? Catch a flick at one of several outdoor options, including this month’s drive-in theater experiences at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (The Planters); Westfield Palm Desert (Cars, The Ring); and Palm Springs Air Museum (The Broken Hearts Gallery, Anchorman). psculturalcenter.org; eltorotickets.com; coachellavalleydrivein.com
COOK WITH LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
Be your own farm-to-table chef by ordering a CV Harvest Box. The new venture from Aziz Farms president Mark Tadros and Trio Restaurant owner Tony Marchese delivers valley-fresh fare like pink variegated lemons, kabocha squash, white rose potatoes, and Medjool dates. cvharvestbox.com