Jul 16, 200805:52 PMThe Life
Great Summer Deals for Locals and Visitors of the Coachella Valley
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Offer Discounted Rates on Dining, Lodging and —Free Art
Coachella Valley Restaurants Celebrate Summer with Prix-Fixe Menus
Piero's Acqua Pazza, at The River in Rancho Mirage, (71800 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage) is offering a three-course summer menu. Choose from 4 appetizers, a choice of 7 entrees — including an eight-ounce filet mignon and lobster ravioli — and a choice of three desserts for $19.95. For reservations, call 760-862-9800
The Tropicale (330 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs) menu includes a choice of salads, three main courses — Atlantic salmon, Southern fried chicken, and Saffron Linguini with jumbo shrimp and asparagus tips — and a choice of two deserts for $28.95. The dining lounge also hosts a party for Leos from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 3. Dollar drinks for the roarin' birthday boys and girls!
Roy's (71959 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage) offers a fusion of the chef's signature flavors, including a choice of three appetizers, choice of four main courses — among them Mongolian Grilled Top Sirloin Barbecue and Hawaii Kai Beef Short Ribs — and a choice of three desserts for $35.
Explore the Arts for Free
No matter who you are, visitor or resident, receive free admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Dr., 332-4800) during July and August.
Current exhibits include: Picasso to Moore: Modern Sculpture from the Weiner Collection (through Oct. 19); D.J. Hall Thirty-Five Year Retrospective (through Sept. 14); Seductions: Impressionist and 20th Century Painting (through Aug. 24); and Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray (through Nov. 16).
Hotel and Resort Deals
Relax poolside at the foot of the mountains, sip posh cocktails, enjoy champagne and oysters, and indulge your tastebuds in fine Mediterranean cuisine — all the makings of a perfect getaway.
On Condè Nast Traveler's May 2008 Hot List, The Colony Palm Springs (572 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs) is offering $99 room rate for weekends in August, $90 in-room massages, and a $12 continental breakfast. Book a Friday or Saturday and start the weekend early with a complimentary Thursday night stay. The rate code for this special is Some Like It Hot. For reservations, call 800-557-2187.
Locals rejoice there's some hot deals for you too. Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers a $99 (mid-week) room rate for valley residents, with a valid local ID. Get away without spending a fortune on gas. The Staycation rate is good Sunday through Thursday from July 15-Aug. 28.
Just undergoing a $35 million renovation, Rancho Las Palmas, featuring the new water complex Splashtopia, is a great place to take the kids. Let them stay cool with the help of two 100-foot water slides, a 425-foot lazy river, and then maybe later you can sneak away to the cliffside jacuzzi.
For reservations, call (866) 423-1195.