The benefits of retail therapy are many.

shoppingOne look at neatly arranged clothes, carefully crafted showrooms, and well-lit boutiques, and the avid shopper feels his cares for the day ebbing away.

Shopping also improves mental acuity, and provides ample exercise for the sedentary.

So that means shopping in real stores, not in virtual ones.

You don’t have to emerge from the mall with multiple bags full of merchandise. Sometimes the act of flitting from store to store, trying on the merchandise, checking out what’s new, and being in the midst of other people is enough to brighten up your day.

Here are some of the best shopping spots in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs areas:

The River at Rancho Mirage

This lifestyle complex in the heart of Palm Springs Valley has an array of stores, restaurants, and other attractions that make it a premier destination for food, fashion, and fun. The beautiful desert sky and topnotch stores and restaurants make this place a shopper’s paradise.

Old Town La Quinta

This shopping destination in the Greater Palm Springs Valleyis well-loved for its small-town feel, amiable people, outdoor patios, and other assets. It is a self-styled cultural and commercial center known for its wide array of food, fashion, and fun stores. Sophisticated restaurants, trendy boutiques, and beautiful landscapes make Old Town La Quinta a great place to spend the day with friends and family.

Palm Canyon Drive

This shopping hot spot located in the heart of Palm Springs is also a great place to stroll around in on your own or with friends and family. Take a leisurely walk along iconic palm tree-lined streets, and delight in discovering great finds in store after store. Be one with happy shoppers walking by. High-end fashion boutiques, delightful restaurants, local hole-in-the-wall eateries– Palm Canyon Drive has them and more.

The Shops on El Paseo

In the heart of the vibrant Coachella Valley, The Shops on El Paseo is the desert’s premier luxury shopping and dining destination. It’s got everything you need – restaurants, designer boutiques, and more. Experience the thrill of 360-degree views the location provides.

Westfield Palm Desert Shopping Mall

You’ll find Westfield Palm Desert in Palm Desert, California which serves the Coachella Valley. The regional shopping mall has a Macy’ʹs, Barnes & Noble, as well as over 140 inline stores. There’s also a food court and Cinémas Palme d’ʹOr theater.

The River at Rancho Mirage Rancho Mirage 760-341-2711
College of the Desert Street Fair Palm Desert 760-773-2567
El Paseo Palm Desert 877-735-7273
The Gardens on El Paseo Palm Desert 760-862-1990
Westfield Shopping Town Palm Desert 760-568-0248
The Village at Indian Wells Indian Wells
Old Town La Quinta La Quinta 760-777-1770
Indio Fashion Mall Indio 760-347-8323
Historic Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs 760-322-7799
Desert Hills Premium Outlets Cabazon 951-849-6641