Memorial Day Weekend at Westin Mission Hills

I know what you’re thinking. With Memorial Day coming up and signaling the end of the high season, the Palm Springs Valley is about to get mighty quiet. Well, think again. For the last couple of years, Rancho Mirage and the other desert cities have been expanding their shoulder seasons like a ’80s Joan Collins outfit from “Dynasty.” That’s right! With the mounting heat come coastal crowds of visitors seeking the sun from end of May through Labor Day.

The smartest of tourists already know all about the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa’s Memorial Day Weekend kickoff special for families, golfers, and leisure lovers. Are you still in the dark? Well, then, perk up your ears and keep reading.

The fun starts on Friday, May 23, with a 5:00 p.m. Sangria Sunset party at the Fireside Lounge. Michael Keeth will provide the live music from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

After breakfast at Pinzimini Restaurant on Saturday morning, there’ll be more live entertainment at the Fireside from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. At the Las Brisas Pool, there’ll be a special $10 BBQ from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the spot to sample the new 60-foot waterslide to boot! That night, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Masters Plaza is the place to be, because that’s the site for the Country BBQ Festival, which will feature live entertainment from the Jasmine Fields Band—not to mention beer tents La Quinta Brewing Company and Samuel Adams.

The sunny family fun starts all over again on Sunday, May 25, and winds down with the family movie “Brave” and free popcorn inside the Oasis Den from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

There’s so much to do with the kids all weekend that by Monday, May 26, you may not have had a chance to visit the Kids Club Lawn, which boasts not only a jumbo bounce house but a bungee run. So make sure you don’t miss it before check out!

Room rates for Memorial Day weekend begin at $237. To book a room, or to see the complete rundown of events and activities, please visit