Friday, May 12, 2017

A Palm Springs summer revival kit

Palm Springs is never too hot to chill
By Patti Pietschmann

The former Chase Hotel (now Holiday House), in heart of town (photo bt Richard Pietschmann)
Okay the thermometer does reach triple digits during summer months but the AC and misting keeps you cool as you chill out in a setting  of impressive mountains and non-stop happy hours, events and dining experiences (especially at Lulu's). What's more as the temperature rises, rates drop to their lowest. From Memorial Day weekend and on there are lots of options to keep you occupied:
 


Start with an Aerial Tramway ride high above the valley where you'll get this view (courtesy
Visit Palm Springs)



Memorial Day at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
The Living Desert will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. All active duty, reserve and retired U.S. military personnel, police officers, firemen, EMTs and up to six members of their families will receive 50% off admission with proper identification.

Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day
Each Memorial Day, this year Monday May 10-4 p.m. the museum commemorates the important role of those who fought in World War II with a flower drop from the museum’s B-25 aircraft. Thousands of white and red carnations represent those who gave the greatest sacrifice — their lives — for their country. Memorial Program and Flower Drop scheduled for 1:00 PM.

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week





Taking place June 2-11, 2017, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week celebrates ten years of showcasing the diverse dining and travel landscape found in the Coachella Valley region. With a selection of dining deals, exclusive hotel packages, and special rates at area attractions, spas, and more, GPSRW is the ideal opportunity to “Eat. Play. Stay.” at over 100+ participating locations. 

Splash House Weekend 1 (June 9-11, 2017)
Splash House announces its return to the desert for another outrageous summer of poolside vibes and world-class music. Splash House will return to The Renaissance, Riviera, Saguaro Hotel and Palm Springs Air Museum. Over the past three years, those in the know have flocked to this SoCal destination festival that has managed to retain its sense of community and summer-camp vibe, even as it adds to its ever-growing crew of discerning pool party devotees.

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
One of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world will take place at Palm Springs Camelot Theatre. Now in its 22nd year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase over 325 short films from more than 50 countries. The weeklong festival begins Tuesday June 20 to June 27, 2017.

Wet ‘N Wild Dive-in Movies
The 1950’s themed water park, Wet ‘n Wild will host a series of dive-in movies throughout the summer. Every Friday night, now through August 4th, your price of daily park admission gets you a front row pool floatie  for some family friendly entertainment. Line-up includes Secret Life of Pets, ZooTopia, Sing, Moana and Finding Dory.

Splash House Weekend 1 (August 11-13, 2017)
Splash House announces its return to the desert for another outrageous summer of poolside vibes and world-class music. Splash House will return to The Renaissance, Riviera, Saguaro Hotel and Palm Springs Air Museum. Over the past three years, those in the know have flocked to this SoCal destination festival that has managed to retain its sense of community and summer-camp vibe, even as it adds to its ever-growing crew of discerning pool party devotees.

Comic Con Palm Springs
For the 2nd year Comic Con Palm Springs will bring together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment. Happening at the Renaissance Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27, 2017, confirmed appearances include Stan Lee and Lynda Carter.

Cinema Diverse LGBT Film Festival
A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community. The annual film festival is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and will take place September 22-25, 2017 at the Camelot Theatres.

TIPS to beat the heat
  1. Play tennis early in the morning
  2. Hike, jog or walk before 8 a.m.
  3. Hydrate often
  4. Wear light-colored clothing
  5. Use lots of high SPF sunscreen or block
  6. Wear a hat during the day
  7. Bring strong shades to block the sun on your eyes


For more information on upcoming events go to  http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/events/list or discover hot summer deals for Palm Springs here.

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