November 25, 2012
Cabazon Outlets, 48750 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; (951) 922-3000, http://www.cabazonoutlets.com. About 15 stores and a few snack spots.
Desert Hills Premium Outlets, 48400 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; (951) 849-6641, http://www.premiumoutlets.com. About 130 retailers, including Gucci, Coach and Prada.
Cabazon Dinosaurs, 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; (951) 922-0076, http://www.cabazondinosaurs.com. Entrance to Robotic Dinosaur Exhibit and T-Rex Museum is $7.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids, but you can stand beneath the two big concrete dinosaurs for free.
Palm Springs Visitors Center, 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 778-8418, http://www.visitpalmsprings.com.
Not Neutral, 800 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 464-2982, http://www.notneutral.com. Stylish items for the home.
Shag, 725 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 322-3400, http://www.shagthestore.com. Art and merchandise with a modernist flair.
Cheeky's, 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 327-7595, http://www.cheekysps.com. Breakfast and lunch, Thursdays-Mondays. Main dishes mostly $8-$15.
Workshop Kitchen & Bar, 800 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite G, Palm Springs; (760) 459-3451, http://www.workshoppalmsprings.com/. Lunch and dinner, brunch on weekends. Dinner main dishes $16-$24.
Trio, 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 864-8746, http://www.triopalmsprings.com. Lunch and dinner. Dinner main dishes $13-$28.
Orbit In, 562 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs; (760) 323-3585, http://www.orbitin.com. Nine rooms, midcentury mod. Rooms for two $149-$259, as low as $129 in summer. Neighbored by its sibling the Hideaway, 370 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs; (760) 323-3585, http://www.orbitin.com/hideaway.html. Ten rooms, $169-$259, as low as $149 in summer. No resort fee; no charge for bike rentals, Wi-Fi or the daily martini break at either place. Walkable to downtown.
Del Marcos Hotel, 225 W. Baristo Road, Palm Springs; (760) 325-6902, http://www.delmarcoshotel.com. A 1947 classic, restored in the last two years. Seventeen rooms, about $134-$270 in winter, dropping to as low as $109 in summer.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs; (888) 515-8726, http://www.pstramway.com. Adults, $23.95; children ages 3-12, $16.95. Fancy restaurant (Peaks) and cafeteria (Pines Café) at top.
Riviera Hotel, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 327-8311, http://www.psriviera.com. Rooms for two usually $153-$389, dropping as low as $99 in summer. More for suites. Daily resort fee $28.
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 322-4800, http://www.psmuseum.org. Adults $12.50, free for children younger than 12. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
LuLu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 327-5858, http://www.lulupalmsprings.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a two-level space with patio. Most dinner main dishes $11.99-$29.99.
Zin American Bistro, 198 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 322-6300, http://www.pszin.com. Dinner main dishes $15-$32.
Alcazar Palm Springs, 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 318-9850, http://www.alcazarpalmsprings.com. Opened 2011 with 34 rooms. Rooms for two usually $79-$199 (more for suite) plus $7 daily resort fee.
Los Arboles Hotel, 266 Via Altamira, Palm Springs; (760) 459-3605, http://www.losarboleshotel.com. Opened in 2011 with 21 rooms and adjacent Mexican restaurant. Kids welcome. Rates usually $79-$189. No resort fee.
Koffi, 1700 S. Camino Real, Palm Springs; (760) 322-7776, http://www.kofficoffee.com. Open 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Coffees, breakfast and lunch dishes up to $5.95. (There's another location at 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs;  416-2244.)
Indian Canyons, 38520 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 323-6018, http://www.theindiancanyons.com. Entrance $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily October-June; from July-September, the canyons are closed Mondays-Thursdays.
El Mirasol, 140 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 323-0721, http://www.elmirasolrestaurants.com. Unfussy Mexican food. Lunch and dinner. Dinner main dishes $9.75-$19.75. (Second location at Los Arboles Hotel, 266 Via Altamira, Palm Springs; (760) 459-3136.
Ace Hotel, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Pal Springs; (760) 325-9900, http://www.acehotel.com/palmsprings. 180 rooms, big pool, restaurant. Many rooms with fireplaces and turntables. Rates $129-$269, $20 daily resort fee.
Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 323-1711, http://www.lat.ms/URduxW. Rooms for two generally $99-$250 (more for suites) plus $18 daily resort fee.
Desert Riviera, 610 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 327-5314, http://www.desertrivierahotel.com. Rooms generally $149-179, about $15 less in summer. No resort fee. Adults preferred.
Hotel California, 424 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 322-8855, http://www.palmspringshotelcalifornia.com. Sibling of the Desert Riviera. Rates $149-$229, dropping as low as $109 in summer. No resort fee. No young children.
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs; (760) 778-6262, http://www.palmspringsairmuseum.org. Adults $15; children ages 6-12, $8; ages 13-17, $13.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, 128 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; (760) 327-0225, http://www.psfollies.com. Vaudeville and dancers, ages 54 to 83. Season runs through May 1. Tickets $29-$95.
Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert; (760) 346-5694, http://www.livingdesert.org. Adults $17.25; children ages 3-12, $8.75.
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, 71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage; (760) 321-0602, http://www.cdmod.org. Admission $8 per person over age 2. Open daily January-April; closed Mondays May-December.
JW Marriott Desert Springs, 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert; (760) 341-2211, http://www.desertspringsresort.com. Nearly 900 rooms, water features, spa, 36 holes of golf. Rooms for two generally $199-$329 (more for suites) plus $27 daily resort fee.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37-977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; (760) 328-2829, http://www.sunnylands.org. Nine acres of gardens and a cafe on grounds once owned by philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Free. Open Thursdays-Sundays. Closed in August. Tours of the Sunnylands estate, a midcentury modern mansion where the Annenbergs lived, are $35 per adult and must be reserved in advance.
La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta; (800) 598-3828, http://www.laquintaresort.com. Rooms for two (known as casitas) usually $179-$299, plus a $27 daily resort fee. Suites, villas and residences more.
Shields Date Garden, 80-225 U.S. Highway 111, Indio; (760) 347-0996, http://www.shieldsdategarden.com. Dates, date shakes and a cafe. Breakfast and lunch mains to $13.
Empire Polo Club, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio; (760) 393-7298, http://www.empirepolo.com. Free general-admission seating for Friday night and Sunday afternoon polo games January through March.
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