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Introducing: The Casita

Santiago’s new Casita is open for reservations!  At over 500 square feet, this suite is our largest accommodation containing the most amenities.  Furnished in Santiago’s unique modern hacienda style, you’ll never want to leave, well except maybe to go for a swim.  The private patio includes an outdoor shower and offers a separate street entrance.  Inside there’s a gas fireplace for those cool fall evenings.  And, the marble bathroom is the largest of any at the resort.   Book your stay now...

 

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Santiago's new Casita is open for reservations!  At over 500 square feet, this suite is our largest accommodation containing the most amenities.  Furnished in Santiago’s unique modern hacienda style, you'll never want... Read More »


Palm Springs Vintage Market

Strolling this boutique marketplace searching for treasure is a local pastime, and it’s also a favorite with visitors. Vacationers often return home with a piece of Palm Springs.  Mid-Century Modern, Early California and antiques and collectibles from every era can be found at the Palm Springs Vintage Market.  It’s open the first Sunday of every month, and it’s a great way to spend time before or after Sunday brunch.

Visit palmspringsvintagemarket.com to learn more, and find out what kind of amazing finds you can grab during your next visit to Santiago Resort.

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Santiago’s Golden Palm Man

We’re so proud to let you know that our own Nigel Sanchez has been honored with the Best Front of House Award at this year’s Best of the Best Awards, an annual event honoring hospitality professionals working in Palm Springs.  Nigel starts every day with a smile making guests feel as warm and welcome as if they were at home.  Congratulations Nigel for the award and thank you so much for making Santiago a special place!

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VOTES ARE IN: BEST BURGER IN PALM SPRINGS!

Make no mistake, it does not matter if you are asking locals or visitors when you ask, “who has the best hamburger in Palm Springs?” the most common answer will be Tyler’s Burger’s. Located in “La Plaza” downtown. This is home to a simple, yet delicious paper wrapped burger deserving of all that adoration.

Tyler’s is only open from 11AM-4PM sadly, it is a lunch time spot only. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other incredible burgers here in Palm Springs that can be had after 4PM, so I thought I would highlight a few I have come to love.

Smoke Tree BBQ has an incredible burger. It is called the “smoked brisket Texas burger” and you guessed it, it is a big ½ lb. juicy beef patty topped with smoked, slow cooked brisket, then add Texas BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, onions & pickles. Absolutely a meat lover’s treat! Served with garlic fries, but don’t be shy about asking for a side of the homemade mac & cheese! It is delicious!

If you like something a little bit different, the “Patty Melt’ at Sherman’s Deli is one of their top sellers! A 1/2 lb. burger patty grilled between two pieces of rye bread, with melted Swiss. It is served with their own version of “potato chips” which are little homemade French fried potato coins. And if you have never been to Sherman’s Deli when visiting Palm Springs you should not miss out, it is a true institution! And try to save room for dessert; they are the best in the valley!

Here is a surprising place to find an awesome hamburger, Appetito. This is a small Italian place that is known for it’s homemade pastas and sauces, but I had been told the hamburger was really something special. How right they were! The “Appetito Burger” is so good! Big ½ lb patty, cooked perfectly with carmelized onions, fontina, butter lettuce. Served with a side of French fries. YUM!

Another local favorite is at Smoking Burgers, the “WOW Burger” has won many awards, including “Best of the Valley” and is considered by many the best burger in town. It is a real burger commitment with two patties, thousand island spread, pickles, crisp lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and provolone cheese topped with crispy fried onions. Not for the faint at heart. It comes with French fries, but for a mere $2 extra you can order crispy and delicious tater tots! Who does not love tater tots??

And for my final burger, especially if you are a late night muncher, Black Book Bar serves food until 1AM, and for Palm Springs, that is very exciting news! They have a fantastic cheeseburger on the menu all day long! If you want fries, you have to order them extra, the portion is huge -great to share with the table! They also have an incredible chicken sandwich as well, if you are feeling spicy!

Hope you enjoy my list!

Tyler’s
149 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
tylersburgers.com

Smoke Tree BBQ
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr. #405, Palm Springs, CA 92264
smoketreebbq.com

Sherman’s Deli
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
shermansdeli.com

Appetito
1700 S Camino Real #2, Palm Springs, CA 92264
appetitodeli.com

Smokin Burgers & Lounge
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr #220, Palm Springs, CA 92264
smokinburgerslounge.com

Black Book Bar
315 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
facebook.com/blackbookbarandkitchen/

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ASK A LOCAL – VICTOR TORT

We love to share top secrets from local Palm Springs’ “men in the know”. This month we checked in with Victor Tort, a local fitness trainer, professional cyclist and all-around health enthusiast.

Favorite place to ride?

Palm Springs is a beautiful place to ride a bike. There is beautiful scenery everywhere and the sunrises are amazing. The Tram Road is my favorite ride but I can’t wait for the new CV Link to open.  It’s the new biking trail linking the entire Coachella Valley.

Like many locals Victor decided to move to Palm Springs after vacationing here with his partner. Originally from Puerto Rico (La Isla del Encanto) Victor’s lived in Miami, Orlando (a stint with Disney), and San Francisco. Victor is a personal trainer, TRX and Spin Instructor.

He has specialty training in body alignment and pain management. In Palm Springs, he’s focused on helping clients with physical conditions related to tennis and golf.  You can find out more at www.victortort.com.  Victor’s continuing passion is cycling and he races regularly in Velodromes in both San Diego and Los Angeles.

Favorite way to spend your day off?

Cycling, tennis, golf, swim or gym – studying and recovering from my work days.

Best place to people watch?

I like Thursday nights at Village Fest – the street fair on Palm Canyon Drive.  For me I like it because every week I see different people walking, lots of kids, dogs, and everyone having a nice time walking around.

When you go to Cabazon Outlets which stores do you have to go to?

Nike and Asics.  As a trainer, I can find my “suit and tie” there, and Polo, of course.

What is your favorite bike store in Palm Springs?

There is only one bike shop for me and it is Palm Springs Cyclery on Palm Canyon Drive.   And I love Mike’s Bike Truck (it is a mobile bike truck mechanic   LOVE IT!!

Let us know if you’d like to arrange a one on one training session with Victor.  We’d be happy to put you in touch. We can also provide information on tennis, golf, swimming, local gyms or whatever your personal exercise needs are!

Check out these links to see the many options for outdoor physical activities in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley:

CV LINK

Palm Springs Bike Routes & Trails

Palm Springs Swim Center

Palm Springs Golf

Palm Springs Tennis

 

 

 

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ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE!

Just named the 6th best zoo in the country, THE LIVING DESERT is one of the Coachella Valley’s hottest attractions.  With over 1200 acres of natural habitat, gardens, and heat loving creatures, this zoo is an animal and garden lovers treat.

Ride a camel, feed a giraffe, and walk through amazing cactus gardens.  All just a few miles from your home at Santiago.  Open daily, this place is your true Lion King adventure.

You can explore your wild side at night every Saturday in September when THE LIVING DESERT  has a special evening program from 7pm to 10pm.

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SPLASH HOUSE

Palm Springs celebrates summer twice a year with one of the hottest pool and music festivals anywhere.

Splash House 2, a second amazing weekend of poolside fashion, community and sounds, makes its way here August 11 – 13.

Three area resorts’ pools will host international artists like Big Gigantic, Hot Chip, Camelphat and SuperDuperKyle. Shuttles run non-stop all weekend so you can jump freely between all three poolside stages. Five years old this summer, Splash House is swimming strong.

Find out more about this hip and hot music festival here www.splashhouse.com.

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IDYLLWILD DAY TRIP

At over 5000 feet in elevation, “Mile High Idyllwild” is a favorite day trip for locals and travelers alike.  The 80 minute drive passes spectacular vista points as you climb from the desert floor and reach deep into the San Jacinto Mountains.

Once there, you’ll find a rustic and charming, art-filled village with galleries, antique stores, restaurants and other surprises.  Nearby hiking trails let you explore the quiet wilderness area high above Palm Springs.  It’s a cool getaway during the desert summer.

To learn more about Idyllwild and what to do on your day trip there visit www.idyllwild.com.

 

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ASK THE LOCALS: Conrad Miller and Brandon Holland

Every so often, we like to share some Local Haunts with you. This time we ask Power Realtor couple Brandon Holland and Conrad Miller, the men behind Palm Springs Home Team, for their favorite tips.

Conrad and Brandon, working with their company Palm Springs Home Team, offer first-time buyers or seasoned pros, exceptional service for staging, marketing and selling properties.  Conrad, Brandon and the entire Palm Springs Home Team share a stellar reputation for exceptional results.  Here are their tips for an exceptional stay in Palm Springs.

Where do you enjoy going for a cocktail?  Melvyn’s – We love the whole retro vibe and the history of the place.  Plus, do NOT miss out on going to the bathroom there and check out the pay phone that Sinatra, Martin, etc. all used!  Ultra coolness!

What is your favorite late night spot?  The Copa – whether it’s Leslie Jordan or some phenomenal singer, their shows are fabulous!

What do you think is the best kept secret in Palm Springs?  The Judy Show at The Purple Room – Judy Garland is not dead, she’s alive and mesmerizing crowds just as she always has!

The uptown design district has a ton of new, amazing boutiques.  Which one is your go to?  Motif – Nathan Allen has some of the most unique items in Palm Springs.  You have got to check out his “Between the Lines” series of prints – stunning!!!  A very close second is Michael Weems.  Just stopping by to say hello to Michael will brighten your day!

If I asked you to take me to your favorite “locals only” spot for dinner, where would we go?   Billy Reeds – their cheesecake alone will make a wet spot!

Where is your favorite happy hour?  Tropicale – Great service, great drinks and appetizers that will make you want to slap yo mama!

When you go to the Cabazon Outlets, which 3 stores do you have to go through?  Robert Graham (Conrad loves lots of color – if you can’t hide it, decorate it!), Armani and Diesel (no trip there is complete without them!)

Where is the best people watching in Downtown? Lulu’s Patio – whether checking out the hot guys from WeHo or the sandals and socks from Wisconsin, you are never at a loss for entertainment!

What do you feel the top 3 things someone should know before jumping into the PS Real Estate Market?

1)  Not all agents are created equal.  Enough said!

2)  Palm Springs market is rebounding from the downturn faster than any city in the Coachella Valley.  And the home prices are ridiculously attainable when compared to major markets. (SF, Portland, NY, SD, Boston……..)

3)  Find advocates (agents) who know the city, know the market, know how to negotiate, know how provide the ultimate in customer service and know that their success is only tied to your ultimate happiness and satisfaction.

Get in touch with Conrad and Brandon at the Palm Springs Home Team if you’re interested in working with them.

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