With all its comfort and luxury, Palm Springs is also located in one of the hottest, driest landscapes on earth. As a result, it features distinct fauna, some of which are endangered and found only in the Coachella Valley. What is the best opportunity to view desert species in their natural habitat? Several valley organizations offer guided nature walks, hikes,
When he first considered opening his own hot dog establishment, Tristan Gittens says one piece of advice he received was to limit the selection of sausages. Keep it simple, they told him. Gittens thought otherwise and opened Frankinbun. “Finding a hot dog restaurant that has a large selection of European and American sausages isn’t easy, so I wanted to open
Summer is the official barbecue season. Incredible briskets, pulled pork sandwiches, and slow-roasted ribs with coleslaw and fries await meat-lover types seeking their chuck-wagon fix. Whether you like dry-rubbed, smoked, or barbecue sauce–slathered meats or a combination of all three, grab a bib and check out these eight spots where you’re sure to find your fill in Greater Palm Springs.
Summer in the desert conjures images of long, lazy pool days, sunset cocktails, or maybe a massage to cool down after an early morning hike. Consider doing that at one of Greater Palm Springs’ resorts and save some coin at the same time. Here are 12 summer deals that are light on the wallet and heavy on the pleasure. Book
Long days and balmy nights are reason enough to reach for an icy beverage spiked with your favorite summer alcohol. But it’s the newly ripe and delicious fruits that have us craving something seasonal. Thankfully, local mixologists are all about changing up their menus with nuanced recipes and fresh flavors. Steen Bojsen-Møller, beverage director of Foundation-10 Creative and co-owner of
While events surrounding the Fourth of July seem to focus on what happens at night in the desert due to triple-digit temps, there are a few daytime activities to keep in mind as you plan your holiday. Here is a breakdown of the two days. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Ranch Mirage, 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com Fantasy Springs
Some Greater Palm Springs resorts make an indelible mark by going beyond the expected and creating an activity that sets them apart from anywhere else you’ve stayed. After all, the best adventure is in the idiosyncrasy of one’s surroundings. Check out these one-of-a-kind activities: Are you born to be wild? How about renting a Harley-Davidson, an Indian, a Honda, or
Souvenirs, novelties, collectibles, keepsakes. When we vacation, many of us search for a reminder of our trip to take home. Something unique. Something that makes us smile. Something that could be given as a delightful, one-of-a-kind gift to a friend back home. After scoping El Paseo and Palm Canyon Drive, you may want to peek inside the gift shops at
In the charming alcove of South Palm Canyon Drive at the gateway to the Indian Canyons, Moorten Botanical Garden showcases about 3,000 cactuses and succulents from around the world through its lush grounds and oft-photographed “cactarium.” Clark Moorten, the rugged, engaging second-generation host, oversees the garden and greets, at times, more than 200 guests per day. He explains his passion
Even after practicing by walking her dog, Gracie, up and down the street five times, nothing could have prepared 10-year-old Lily Neil for the lights and glitz of walking the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo’s Le Chien show March 19 in Palm Desert. “It was so amazing,” Neil said. “I was very fortunate to be able to do that.