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Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

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Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

I'm thinking about a short trip to Palm Springs for the Valentine's Day. I have never been there and we don't play golf, what can we do for fun? Anything we should check out? What's the difference between Palm Desert and Palm Springs? Would 2-day stay be enough? Any recommendation for a place to stay? (nothing fancy, something quaint and cute...) Thank you!!

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1. Re: Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

Stay in PS, unless you want to drive everywhere.... there are a lot of nice restaurants along the main street. Try a boutique hotel, like The Chase or Coyote Inn etc.... a lot of the smalelr hotels are specifically Gay Friendly so you may want to choose accordingly. That will be a busy weekend so book soon.Some good places right on Palm Cyn within walking distance of one another are The Falls, Chop House, LG's steak house, Johnnys Costas, Al Dente, Las Casuelas terraza, or go to The River in Rancho Mirage and try Yard House, Flemings Steak House, Cheesecake Factory, Pieros Aqua Pazza and PF Changs, you can walk around at night there and see a movie, look in overpriced shops and find a nice place to eat

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2. Re: Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

Palm Desert is referred to as "Orange County East" by some locals. Quaint, local, cute hotels would include the Villa Royale.

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3. Re: Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

Palm Desert is full of huge corporate hotels like the Esmeralda the Marriot and Grand CHampions

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4. Re: Valentine's Day in Palm Springs

Esmeralda and the Hyatt are in Indian Wells which is east of Palm Desert which is east of Palm Springs along 111 or Palm Canyon Drive.

Staying in PS puts you in closer proximatity to some great eateries as PSKC has listed. Another really great place is Riccios whichis on the west side od PS.

Definitely take the tram but take a sweatshirt because it's cooler up there.

I've stayed at the Esmeralda in a fantastic corner room overlooking he pool. It was huge with a great balcony. Quite a hike to the front of the hotel from the room.

Also stayed at Sundance Villas which is in a residential area of PS within close proximity to downtown PS. It was on this trip we took the tram. Out in Indian Wells we went to Le St Germain for dinner which was fantastic. We also ate at Al Dente in PS which was great. We thought the food at the Falls was weak and served far too much food. Odd service. Attentive service but waiter provided TMI about himself.