YAPPY Hour at the Westin Mission Hills

As the sun sets at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, guests bring their dogs out of their dog-friendly guest rooms and walk along the paved and grassy golf course paths, to socialize with other guests during “Yappy Hour.” The Westin Mission Hills is an upscale dog-friendly resort that caters to canine guests…

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 him inspiration and luck in his writing. He and his wife…

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 resort offers two championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye and…

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 Dye resort course setting up for the Pinzimini Balloon Glow Dinner….

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: Miramonte’s Naughty and Nice Party The boutique Miramonte Resort and Spa…

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 to stay – https://dineandtravel.me/tag/palm-springs/ Here are  8 fun events – Sunnylands Opens…

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 Events during Fourth of July and throughout the summer months –…

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 driveway of the recently opened V Palm Springs resort. The…

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 the property. When Gary and Kathy Friedle were getting ready to…