From First Friday evening art walks to Saturday evening concerts in the spring at The Gardens on El Paseo to the alluring and prestigious Fashion Week El Paseo, the boulevard boasts the ultimate in entertainment.
Among its 250-plus retailers, the milelong strip features independently owned boutiques; top international retailers; brilliant fun and fine jewelry; eclectic artworks; sleek and sophisticated home décor; and professional services including day spas, beauty bars, and interior design know-how. With so much to do and see, it’s easy to while away an entire day on El Paseo.
Sip a cappuccino or a cup of tea at a sidewalk café before exploring the avenue. Stop for a mid-spree refreshment at any of the two dozen dining establishments, offering everything from French fare to fresh Pacific seafood. After you’ve stowed the last of your treasures in the car (look for sunny yellow courtesy carts, affording effortless access to your desired location), stay for dinner and unwind. Many of the restaurants offer al fresco dining, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, a fine meal, and dessert on a mountain-view terrace.
Conveniently situated in the center of the valley, El Paseo also offers ideal proximity to renowned resorts, celebrated golf courses, performing arts venues, and picturesque drives deep into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
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