A week in Palm Springs that does not need an actor's bank account.



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Palm Springs is not only for the rich and famous, there is beauty everywhere in this oasis in the desert from its urban art work located in its many shopping centers like the El Paseo Shopping Avenue, to its Morteen Botanical Gardens there are many inexpensive ways to enjoy the sophisticated Palm Springs. Nature hikes, and art galleries will occupy some of your time during the day, and free concerts at The Blue Guitar and drink specials at The Derby Lounge will keep your nights entertaining.

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Day 1 - Palm Springs


Right off the bat, the Best Western Inn at Palm Springs should let you know that you do not have to break the bank to enjoy Palm Springs by giving you free passes to enjoy the Moorten Botanical Garden. This garden boasts over 3000 species and has been delighting people for nearly 60 years. After enjoying this stop, head over and enjoy the Cedar Creek Inns wonderful lunch sandwiches, that will also keep you wallet nice and full. Now that you have acquired all of this knowledge about desert life and a full belly put it to use and identify all you can at the Coachella Valley Scenic Area where you will see a variety of plants and animals. All of the walking is sure to work up a pretty good appetite, however that is no problem because the Lakeview at Desert Springs JW Marriott offers an all you can eat buffet. If you are one to enjoy Palm Springs night life then head over to Bombas where you will be greeted with great drink specials all night.


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Moorten Botanical Garden

Location:

1701 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 327 6555
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Cedar Creek Inn

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Location:

1555 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 7300
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Coachella Valley Scenic Area

Location:

690 Garnet Ave
P.O. Box 1260
Palm Springs, CA 92258

Contact:

tel: 760-251-4800
fax: 760-251-4899
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Best Western Inn at Palm Springs

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Location:

1633 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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tel: +1 760 325-9177
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Day 2 - Palm Springs, Cathedral City


The finer things in Palm Springs are not out of reach for the budget conscious. Head over to the Palapas of Arabay Cove and enjoy the 14 acre facility bursting will all different styles of artists. After enjoying this vast site head over to Norma's and enjoy some downhome favorites in their cozy and relaxing facility. The Huesso Gallery the next stop offers a wide variety of artistic mediums and provides a very diverse skill set. Hopefully your appetite for art has been filled because the Kobe Japanese Steak House will surely fill your stomach. Your wallet will stay full as well if you make sure to hit the early bird specials. Now for that food to digest, how about that movie you have been waiting to see but you thought was out of theatres? Well odds are it is playing at the Cinemark Movies 10 for a greatly reduced fee.


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Palapas of Araby Cove

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Location:

3255 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Contact:

tel: 760 416 1818
fax: 760 416 1821
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Norma's - Parker Palm Springs

Location:

4200 East Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Contact:

tel: +1 760 321-4630
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Heusso Gallery

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Location:

189 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 322 8957
fax: 760 322 3361
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Cinemark Movies 10

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Location:

34491 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234

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tel: +1 760 770 3642
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Day 3 - Palm Springs, Palm Desert


Probably a good idea to start early today because it is much easier to find parking in the morning, so just grab a continental breakfast or stop by the market and grab some donuts so you can be on your way. First stop, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, see if you know who half of these individuals are, and then pick a few you do not know and look them up later, its always fun to learn new things. Once you have seen the stars it is time to shop like one, even if you do not want to spend the money there is still much beauty to see in the El Paseo Hopping Avenue as it is lined with contemporary art. Depending on your mood there are two choices for lunch Riccio's Italian or Delhi Palace and their delectable Indian food. If you have not tried Indian food, it is good, promise. After lunch head over the eclectic Ideal World to peruse their array of cool items that are a must have, but even if you do not want to spend money enjoy all the neat gadgets. Taipei Chinese Cuisine will definitely feel right to your taste buds as well as your bank account with its low priced and authentic entrees. Palm Springs is practically giving away great times, especially The Blue Guitar which offers free jazz concerts on Sunday as well as a great bar atmosphere.


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Palm Springs Walk of Stars

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Location:

Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Contact:

tel: 760 416 5811
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El Paseo Shopping Avenue

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Location:

73910 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact:

tel: 877 735 7273


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Delhi Palace

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Location:

1422 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92662

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 3411


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Riccio's

Location:

2155 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 2369
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Ideal World

Location:

155 South Palm Canyon D
(Mercado Center)
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 323 5406
fax: 760 323 7406
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Taipei Chinese Cuisine

Location:

155 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 318 0717


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Blue Guitar (The)

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Location:

120 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 327 1549
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Day 4 - Palm Springs


This day of your trip will require a bit of planning ahead because you need to reserve your tickets for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in advance, but aside from that its pretty easy. All you need is to eat a filling breakfast in town or at the hotel and put on your comfortable walking shoes. A good way to save some money for today is to pack a picnic lunch because there are beautiful areas to eat in once you have reached the summit. If you do not want to pack a lunch, do not worry, there is the Mountain Station at the top where you can get lunch. Also at the top are a few shops and information bulletins as well as the trailheads for the 14,000 acres of explorable terrain. There are trails for all type of people and abilities ranging from short jaunts to multiday trips. After your have descended the Aerial Tram you should head to The Derby Lounge where you will be greeted with great drink specials as well as appetizers and build your own pizza options. Be sure to ask about the, "Double your pleasure" drink specials.


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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Location:

Palm Springs, CA

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Derby Lounge (The)

Location:

1555 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Contact:

tel: +1 760 325 7300
fax: +1 760 325 2592


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