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Gems of La Quinta

Uncovering the Gems

Welcome to La Quinta, California, a one-of-a-kind destination where natural beauty meets arts and culture to create unforgettable experiences. Here, you can immerse yourself in stunning landscapes of towering granite mountains and lush green golf courses, indulge in a dynamic culinary scene, shop at unique local boutiques, and discover vibrant events.

But what truly sets La Quinta apart is its people. La Quinta is so much more than a place — it’s the people that capture the soul and shine of the community. Meet some of the faces behind La Quinta’s places, and learn where they like to eat, shop, and play.

Meet some of the people who make up La Quinta’s sense of place and learn about
their favorite places to eat, drink, stay, and play

 Chris George, La Quinta Resort & Spa

For La Quinta Resort Executive Marketing Director Chris George, few things compare to the sumptuous sizzle of steak fajitas at Adobe Grill or the whoosh of the first swing at the American Express Golf Tournament. Discover the history of the world-renowned La Quinta Resort directly from a local expert, and explore some of the best places to eat and play along the way

Laura Green, Laura Green Photography

You’re never far from picture-perfect moments when you’re in La Quinta. For photographer Laura Green, the city’s fiery sunset, lush green courses, lively festivals, and breathtaking peaks represent the essence of the city. View the city through the eye of an artist and longtime resident — from sunset hikes in The Cove to afternoons spent perusing stalls at the biannual La Quinta Art Celebration.

Heidi McArthur, JadaBug’s Boutique

When it comes to family fun, Heidi McArthur, owner of JadaBug’s Boutique is a La Quinta expert. From stroller rentals to children’s toys, McArthur’s businesses provide everything travelers need to experience the best of the city — from queso fundido at RD RNNR to hands-on pottery classes at Old Town Artisan Studios.

Jodie Smith, Cali Rosina

Want the recipe for a perfect day in La Quinta? For Jodie Smith, owner of Cali Rosina Tea & Chocolate shop, nothing is more quintessential than Concerts in the Park and a farm-fresh picnic meal from Beautiful Day. Learn more about Smith’s shop and discover some of her favorite places to savor an al-fresco meal.

Bryan Newman, Pedego Electric

With more than 300 sunny days annually, there’s no better way to explore La Quinta than on the back of an electric bicycle — take it from Bryan Newman, owner of Pedego Bikes. Tour the city in style, and make stops at local-favorite hotspots like Casa Mendoza for ceviche tostadas or Fritz Burns Park for a friendly game of pickleball.

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