May 19, 200801:24 PMThe Life
Summer in Palm Springs — Great Deals, Shopping, Spas, and Dining in the Palm Springs area
Get Away, Girlfriend!
Summer is coming and Palm Springs has something for all you ladies
Experience the luxurious life for less with amazing summer deals and discounts perfect for the well-deserved girlfriend getaway.
This is the time of year to take advantage of the finest shopping, pampering, and dining. Think massages and pomegranate martinis.
Start with a manicure and pedicure, followed by a deep-tissue massage, a detoxifying body wrap, and an invigorating facial or herbal scrub. Whether your visit is a girlfriend getaway or a special occasion, you’re in good hands here.
At Spa Las Palmas, the 150-minute bridal package includes a Pure Fiji Ritual and a Rose Stone Porfyr facial.
For a true health and wellness makeover, visit We Care Spa, a holistic fasting and spiritual retreat popular among the Hollywood elite.
Refuel with a low-carb, high-protein shake at Body Factory in Palm Springs. Its shelves are lined with everything it takes to stay healthy. The Body Deli in Palm Desert offers fresh, organic body and face care items, including all-natural plant oils.
For some extreme shopping, take to the shops of The Gardens on El Paseo, a two-level open-air shopping center featuring jewelers, boutiques, and restaurants. The River at Rancho Mirage also offers fine retail therapy.
Rent a convertible and cruise downtown Palm Springs and El Paseo in Palm Desert or ride up the mountainside of Highway 74, enjoying the palms-to-pines scenic drive. Be sure to stop at Vista Point and take in the view of the desert floor.
Enjoy a light lunch or early dinner alfresco, catch a sunset for happy hour, or people watch at a sidewalk restaurant. Try a Pom Tini at The Falls in downtown Palm Springs and La Quinta, or Tropicale’s signature Hurricane cocktail in Palm Springs — white and dark rum infused with orange, lime and cherry juice, and a splash of 151 rum.
And be sure to visit Cold Stone Creamery or Café Chocolate for your sweet tooth. Go home a new, refreshed you — with a little chocolate fix!
It’s a Guy Thing
Gather some friends and get away for a mini-holiday with an itinerary of adventure, golf, gambling, microbrews or a great steak and fine wine.
Ride on the wild side when you rent a Harley-Davidson from Eagle Riders Motorcycle Rentals. Leave your daily worries behind as you cruise through the breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountains or head to Joshua Tree National Park.
You can even let someone else do the driving with Elite Land Tours. Explore the infamous San Andreas Fault in a Hummer H2. Rent a moped with Funseekers! and cruise down the Palm Canyon Drive.
A golf-lover’s dream, the Palm Springs area boasts some 120 courses with first-class amenities and instruction. Bask in the stunning desert vistas and revel in the grandeur of the mountains and serenity of the manmade lakes while playing on world-famous links.
Play where the pros and celebrities do — on courses designed by the top names in golf, such as the Classic Club, the 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer, and home to the Bob Chrysler Classic.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from a world of cuisines. Then unwind with a brew at a sports pub or see if Lady Luck is on your side at one of the area’s casinos.
Call ahead. Hotels, golf courses, restaurants, and other attractions and services offer blowout summer deals and discounts.