Category: Palm Springs

Summer Fun at La Quinta Resort & Club

When director and writer Frank Capra arrived to La Quinta Resort in the 1930s with his wife Lucille, he worked on his script “It Happened One Night.” The film went on to receive an Academy Award. The beauty and tranquility of the resort brought…

Play a Round of Golf and Tennis at Westin Mission Hills

During October through April the community of Rancho Mirage offers the ideal weather and temperature for sports enthusiasts to play a round of golf or a few hours of tennis. One of the best resorts offering both experiences is the Westin Mission Hills. The…

Weekend Fun at the Westin Mission Hills

I picked the best weekend to drive out to Palm Springs to stay at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. The day I arrived was the beginning of the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and a dozen trucks were on the Pete…

3 Fun Holiday Fun Activities in Palm Springs

Looking for some festive fun during the holidays? Palm Springs and the surrounding communities are filled with colorful lights and fun parties to put you in a cheery mood. Here are 3 fun events and sights to see during the holidays and into 2017:…

8 Fun Activities in October in Palm Springs

Hopefully the cooler fall days are just around the corner and weekend jaunts to Greater Palm Springs is appealing with beautiful weather in October. Enjoy a world class concert, ride a camel,¬†tour a mansion, and participate in athletic challenges. Click here to see where…

Palm Springs July 4th Events

Fourth of July is special in Palm Springs to watch fireworks while¬†lounging poolside or riding the down Palm Canyon Drive with a drink in hand. Sit and dine al fresco at one of the numerous restaurants offering outdoor dining patios. Here are 10 Fun…

A New Boutique Hotel in Palm Springs – V

Driving on Palm Canyon Drive, I noticed downtown Palm Springs is being redeveloped into a new pedestrian friendly urban village with retail shops, restaurants and two hotels (Kimpton and Virgin Hotel) being built. Continuing on to East of Palm Canyon Drive, I pulled into…

The Monkey Tree

The Terra Cotta Inn was a clothing optional resort for over 30 years in Palm Springs. During this time, the owners Tom and Mary Claire had a great time running the nudist resort. As they got older, they felt it was time to sell…

Jill’s Top 10 Vacation Destinations in 2015

Looking back on 2015, this was a enlightening year for traveling. Since my daughter was studying in Shanghai, China we planned a two week trip to visit and travel with her to some fascinating cities in Asia. Here are 10 of my favorite vacations…

Exploring The San Andreas Fault

We took our 10-year-old daughter on a jeep tour to learn about the San Andreas Fault. Our informative guide De Karlen picked us up in her open air red jeep at the La Quinta Resort for an illuminating three-hour journey. We cruised for 20…

10 Holiday Events in Palm Springs

Even though the temperature in December is in the 70s during the day, it can get chilly during the evening, inspiring at holiday climate. Here are 10 Festive Things to See and Do During The Holidays in the greater Palm Springs area – It’s…

2014 Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

  Starting Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 8 Palm Springs locals and diners can indulge in three-course, prix fixe dinner menus for $26 or $38 per person.There are over 90 participating restaurants this year and special rates and packages at luxury desert hotels…

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