Palm Springs’ just-opened Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club is inspired by hotels that feature deejays by the pool, for swimming and grooving. But the twist here is that there’s no hotel or deejay — just a pool, cabanas, lounge and restaurant. Goldenvoice’s electronic music division, LED, programs the beats, and guests can swim, play bocce ball or sip cocktails near the fire pits and fountains, or rent a private event space during, say, Coachella or the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Eat: The chef hails from Santa Fe, so expect dishes like sea bass Veracruzana, chipotle pomegranate guacamole and duck confit tacos
Drink: 75 varieties of tequila help guests beat the 100-degree-plus summer heat. Sip a tequila-based cocktail like the South x Southwest, with lemon, Moscato d’Asti, bitters and rosemary, or a tangerine-mint margarita.