The holiday season is a hectic time. Between all the shopping, cooking, parties, and family gatherings, you may not have even a moment to spare to enjoy Christmas with that special person in your life. These date ideas in La Quinta are fun, festive, and are sure to keep you warm as the weather takes a turn for the chilly.
Enjoy the Old Town La Quinta Holiday Market
Old Town La Quinta is an amazing shopping spot all year round, but becomes something truly magical when the holidays roll in. Enjoy the holiday lights and special local musical guests as you take a stroll with your date through the shops, and catch a quick romantic lunch or dinner – all without having to leave your backyard.
Take a (Romantic) Hike
Winter in La Quinta is prime hiking season, so lace up your boots and hit the trails with your beau. There are dozens of trails to choose from – no matter what your skill level or how busy your holiday schedule is, you can find a trail that will make a perfect date. The Boo Hoff Trail is a short, easy hike that’s great for an early morning date (followed by lunch and shopping in town), while the Cove to Lake Trail is excellent for more experienced hikers looking for a romantic day’s walk.
Get Wild at The Living Desert
The Living Desert is a true La Quinta treasure. It’s more than just an amazing local zoo: it’s a society dedicated to conserving desert ecosystems around the globe. While The Living Desert is a well-known destination for family fun, it’s also a charming date idea for couples of all ages. Admire the desert flora and fauna with guided tours and up-close animal encounters, enjoy a daily event schedule to make every visit a truly unique one, and rest easy knowing that your support of the zoo goes towards a worthy cause – what more could you ask for on a romantic holiday outing?
Catch a Show Together
If you’re itching for a bit of culture on your date, check out the McCallum Theatre’s holiday and New Year’s lineup. A holiday concert with the likes of Leann Rimes or the Mariachi Sol de Mexico is sure to get you and your date in the Christmas spirit, and is a perfect pairing with an elegant dinner out on the town.
Make Unique Holiday Crafts
For a truly unique experience, book a class at Sm’ART Studio and get a hands-on look at how to make handicrafts. The studio offers courses on sculpting, painting, jewelry-making, and more – whatever you and your loved one are passionate about, Sm’ART Studio can help you unleash your creative side and have a beautifully hand-crafted memory to show for it. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas (or simply a new art piece to decorate your home), the Sm’ART Studio’s shop hosts crafts from local artists of every stripe – you’ll be supporting local work and have something beautiful to put underneath the Christmas tree.
Christmas is meant to be spent with the ones you love, and these date ideas are sure to help you make holiday memories for 2016 and beyond. Slow down, relax, and enjoy the holidays under the desert stars.