Blog

Posts for June 2018:


Palm Springs Tramway

BEST TOP IN PALM SPRINGS

It’s the world’s largest, takes 10 minutes to ride and gives a whole new meaning to being on top.  This is our favorite summer escape in Palm Springs – hop on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and travel up Chino Canyon to a very cool elevation of 8,500 feet. There you’ll find restaurants, observation decks, 50 miles of hiking trails and temperatures 30 degrees cooler than the desert valley floor!

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you up Chino Canyon to Mt. San Jacinto State Park and an elevation of 8,516 feet.  There you’ll find restaurants, observation decks, a natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop, 50 miles of hiking trails and temperatures 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor!

Opened in 1963, this is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.  You’ll be thrilled with the canyon views from the 10 minute tram ride.  At the Mountain Station top, you can stroll the groomed paths through the alpine like forest or hike to the top of Mt. San Jacinto for another 2,600 elevation gain.

Temperatures range 25-35 degrees cooler year round and in the summer that means average temperatures in the 70s and 80s – perfect for hiking or just relaxing in a much cooler climate than the valley floor.

The locally owned and managed Peaks Restaurant is a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a hike or as a dinner destination.

Summer Hours:

Monday through Thursday:10AM to 8:45PM

Weekends: 8AM to10:30PM

Helpful Links to Help you plan your Tramway adventure…

San Jacinto Peak from the Tramway – https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/san-jacinto-peak-from-the-tramway

Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café – https://www.pstramway.com/dining/

Palm Springs Tramway tickets – https://www.pstramway.com/tickets/

Hiking at the top of the Tram – https://www.pstramway.com/hiking/

It’s the world’s largest, takes 10 minutes to ride and gives a whole new meaning to being on top.  This is our favorite summer escape in Palm Springs – hop on the... Read More »


Palm Springs Best Happy Hours

OUR FAVORITE HAPPY HOURS

Who doesn’t love a Happy Hour?  After a full day of pool and sun, there’s no better way to move into the evening than joining the crowd at one of Palm Springs’ many Happy Hours!  We’ve put together the definitive list (at least to us) of the top ten Happy Hours you’re not gonna want to miss.

Palm Springs is known for its awesome Happy Hour menus and drink specials.  Several, like Mr. Lyons, Tropicale, and Lulu’s, are very well known.  Here are a few of our favorites you may not have heard of.

PaulBar

Happy Hour from 4PM-7:15 every day!

Very new to the Palm Springs scene, PaulBar has a fantastic, old school feel with big comfy booths and a massive wooden bar, all orchestrated by who else but Paul!  The Happy Hour focus is on drink and craft cocktail specials with small plates ranging from $6-10.

http://paulbarps.com

 

Truss & Twine

Happy Hour 4-6PM every day!

A small intimate bar with a mixed crowd known for their amazing craft cocktails and creative bar food.  Happy Hour menu includes small plates ranging from $6-$10, along with daily wine and cocktail specials.

https://trussandtwine.com

 

Moxie

Happy Hour 4-7PM every day!

This lively place is a great spot to people watch from the 2nd floor patio overlooking downtown on Palm Canyon Drive.  Drink specials are $5/$6 and bar bites start at only $2!

http://www.moxiepalmsprings.com/

 

Draughtsman

Happy Hour 3-6PM Monday through Friday

A large open space with great energy, Draughtsman has daily beer, wine and cocktail specials, as well as new Happy Hour food plates.  A huge assortment of beer, and rustic comfort food are their specialty.  Your favorite team is always playing on one of the many video screens behind the bar.

https://draughtsmanpalmsprings.com/

 

Shanghai Red’s Oyster Bar

Happy Hour 8PM –Close on weeknights, 9PM – close on weekends

Reduced prices on small plates, oysters, and amazing fish tacos recently featured on the Food Network!

https://www.fishermans.com/restaurants-in-palm-springs

 

El Jefe at The Saguaro Hotel

Every Tuesday and Thursday. $5 Margaritas and $4 tacos all night long!

It is definitely a happening spot on these evenings, and they do not take reservations.

Open until 10PM.

https://thesaguaro.com/palmsprings/#eat-drink

 

Wabi Sabi

4-6 Tokyo Tasting Tuesday (RSVP Suggested, which can be done online)

This is something a little different. Every Tuesday Wabi Sabi holds a private sake tasting.  Very inexpensive and sure to expand your knowledge of sake!

https://www.wabisabijapanliving.com/

Who doesn’t love a Happy Hour?  After a full day of pool and sun, there’s no better way to move into the evening than joining the crowd at one of Palm Springs’... Read More »