By Andrew Bender
Special to The Times
March 5, 2005
Palm Springs is 108 miles east of Los Angeles on Interstate 10. Exit on California 111. Allow two hours with no traffic, four hours in heavy traffic.
WHERE TO STAY:
Hotel Zoso, 150 S. Indian Canyon Drive; (760) 325-9676, http://www.hotelzoso.com . Doubles $149-$169 in March, lower in April and May. Discount rates are often available on http://www.palmsprings.com .
Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive; (760) 770-5000, http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com . Rooms from $399.
WHERE TO EAT:
Mister Parker's, see Parker Palm Springs hotel. Main courses $28-$42.
Tyler's, 149 S. Indian Canyon Drive; (760) 325-2990. Hamburgers $5.50.
Copley's on Palm Canyon, 621 N. Palm Canyon Drive; (760) 327-9555. Main dishes $24-$34.
More Than a Mouthful Café, 134 E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive; (760) 322-3776. Main dishes $5.75-$13.50.
WHERE TO GO:
Tahquitz Canyon, 500 W. Mesquite Ave.; (760) 416-7044, http://www.tahquitzcanyon.com . Guided tours led by rangers last 2 1/2 hours, departing at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. (less frequently in hot weather). $12.50 per person. Self-guided hikes are the same price.
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive; (760) 325-7186, http://www.psmuseum.org . "Contemporary Desert Photography" exhibit runs through next Sunday. Closed Mondays. $12.50, $10.50 seniors, $5 students.
Taking of the Waters, Spa Resort Casino, 100 N. Indian Canyon Drive; (760) 778-1772, http://www.sparesortcasino.com . This spa package includes allday use of the resort's pools and fitness center. $35. Taking of the Waters is not available on Saturdays unless the offer is combined with another spa package.
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