Vacation is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. It’s a time to refresh our minds and rejuvenate our bodies. And there’s no better place to find rest than in sunny Palm Springs. If you’ve been working hard and could use a break from the office grind, book yourself a long weekend to this desert haven. A diverse city and longtime retreat for Hollywood’s elite, Palm Springs offers the perfect quick getaway. Here’s your guide to the deal Palm Springs weekend:
Where to stay
A Palm Springs gem, the Hotel California is known for its excellent customer service, lavish rooms, and convenient location in Palm Springs. This 14-room boutique hotel offers guests a beautiful pool for an afternoon of lounging and the free use of beach cruiser bikes to explore the town. Currently, the hotel is offering Sunny Midweek Rates for all its patrons. What an offer!
Desert Riviera Hotel
Built in 1951, this top-rated travel destination has beautifully landscaped grounds, renovated rooms, and a decidedly laid back vibe. Wake up to views of the lofty San Jacinto Mountains and enjoy evenings relaxing under a canopy of stars. Hotel amenities include:
- A community fire pit
- Bicycles to use for touring Palm Springs
- Complimentary welcome basket
- BBQ area as well as class pool
The Desert Riviera Hotel offers guests convenient access to shops and restaurants and is also just a short drive from some of the area’s best hiking.
Where to Eat
For an upscale dining experience, head over to Miro’s Restaurant on S. Palm Canyon Dr. This highly rated, white table cloth eatery dishes up Mediterranean and Eastern European specialties like slowly cooked pork Osso Bucco, shrimp and scallops Provencal, and tender Budapest Schnitzel. Pair your meal with a selection from Miro’s extensive wine list and finish things off with a decadent dessert like the Chocolate Fondant or the Torta Della Nonna.
If you’re into more casual dining, then pedal a cruiser over to Bill’s Pizza on S. Indian Canyon Drive. This family-owned operation serves up some of the best pizza in Palm Springs. Bill’s offer several types of pizza from the traditional to the adventurous. Favorites include the Northern Italian, topped with caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, asiago and ricotta cheeses, plus fresh tomato slices and basil, and Bill’s Favorite, which is topped with an unusual pesto and red sauce blend, and loaded down with three types of meat in addition to onion and tomato.
What to do
Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure
If you’re an outdoorsy person looking for adventure, then the Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure is just for you. Explore the outskirts of Palm Springs on a 4-hour Hummer exposition that will take you deep into the surrounding desert landscape. Your tour guide will inform you of all the surroundings, including the wildlife, and teach you about Indian culture along the way.
Palm Springs Air Museum
Finally, the Palm Springs Air Museum is the perfect place to take the family for a trip through our nation’s aviation history. View firsthand some of the historic airplanes that our country used in World War II and other time periods of our nation’s history. If you’re a history buff or just generally enjoy aviation, this is a must visit for you and the family!
Palm Springs offers such a wide variety of amenities for its visitors that it’s almost impossible to visit everything all in one day. There’s so much culture packed into one city; there’s something for everyone. Whether you are more into the outdoors scene, or if you prefer quiet, lavish restaurants or bars to fit your tastes, Palm Springs has everything for everyone. Plan your next trip and use our guide to find some of the locales for yourself and enjoy your stay!