Small Hotels Remain Focus of Walking Tour of the Inns

Palm Springs event may gain a companion event in the future



Thursday evening's event runs from 4-8 p.m. and walkers can chooose from two starting points.

Walking Tour of the Inns.com

Walking Tour of the Inns may have a little sister down the road.

As one of the co-organizers of Thursday evening's 17th annual event in Palm Springs along with the Palm Springs Art Museum and Eat Drink Palm Springs website, the Small Hotels of Palm Springs (SHoPS) is considering adding a similar event during a month that doesn't necessarily require a jacket at night.

"We do feel there is another way to expose our properties to the public, local and otherwise," said John-Michael Cooper, president of SHoPS.  are the other two organizers. "We're talking to the people in Desert Hot Springs who put on their spa tour (in February).

The current version only includes a small portion of the 30-plus small hotel properties that dot Palm Springs.

For the present, however, the free event remains intact starting an hour earlier this year and running 4- 8 p.m. An additional new feature is two starting points to eliminate the crowds packed at just one -  The Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Drive, and the Del Marcos Hotel, 225 W. Baristo Road.

Each walker receives a little flashlight and a map, and the 17 stops will offer hot cocoa or cookies, entertainment and an opportunity to see the property.

The Walking Tour of the Inns doubles as a toy drive for the Well in the Desert. Walkers are asked to bring an unwrapped gift and drop them off at one of the start points.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Telling Lives

This year, the American Documentary Film Festival's prevalent themes include marriage, parent-child relationships, environment and conservation, mentorship, and equality.

Hot Tickets

Editor's pick of must-see films at the American Documentary Film Festival, March 26-30, in Greater Palm Springs area.

A Feast for the Creative Soul

This month, Soprano Renée Fleming returns for a marquee performance to launch the Festival of the Desert — a preview event serving up an all-star cast of musicians, dancers, visual artists, chefs, and speakers.

Author Ivor Davis Speaks on The Beatles 1964 Tour at Melvyn's

Author Ivor Davis has one walrus of a tale to pass on after the now Palm Desert resident had the unique opportunity to travel with The Beatles on their first American tour almost 50 years ago.

Modernism Week Hosts Historic Home Discussion Panels at CAMP

Join Modernism Week for a series of five lively discussion panels at CAMP, drawing on local speakers from the fields of real estate, design, architecture, building and home ownership, addressing issues related to the evaluation, buying, renovating and updating of a historic home.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags