I love to visit Palm Springs multiple times a year and I’ll go in 2023 specifically for a new wellness sanctuary, and other openings.
Palm Springs is my home away from home. My family visits multiple times per year as it’s just a two-hour trip by car from our home in Los Angeles, but I think it feels like we’re entering an alternate magical universe, with therapeutic dry air and striking a mountain landscape.
I’m planning to go again soon entirely for a new wellness destination, Sensei Porcupine Creek. It’s Sensei‘s second retreat in the country after Sensei London in Hawaii, and converted a 230-acre private estate into an ultra-luxury center for wellbeing. The retreat opened at the end of 2022 and has a diagnostic center, yoga and fitness pavilions, a swimming pool, and Sensei by Nobu restaurant.
I’ll pair the stay with a visit to the forthcoming Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza to learn more about local history. It will open in spring 2023 and include a museum, spa, and trail, all celebrating the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Lastly, the Acrisure Arenawhich opened in December 2022, is now the new home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey team. Next year, it will also hold major concerts and events; performers for 2023 will include The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, Lizzo, and Reba McEntire.