Films, events and a peek at Modernism Week

Autumn returns and with it are a number of activities and events to enjoy in Rancho Mirage. To take it all in, you’ll want to take advantage of great resort offers and stay a few days. Take a look at all that’s available with this Rancho Mirage Fall Preview.

Celebration of women

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, stating the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club acknowledges this anniversary by celebrating female empowerment.  The free series kicks off with the classic comedy, “9 to 5.” The 1980 film stars Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin. Get the full list of films to be shown on the third Thursday of the month October to December 2019 and February to April 2020.   

Sneak peek at Modernism Week

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Modernism Week Fall Preview is a kick-off for the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs.  Tickets are now available for the October 17-20 sneak peek that features a curated experience of tours, lectures, parties and more than 50 events over a four-day span.

Open and closed

Sunnylands Center & Gardens was closed for summer, but reopens on September 11, 2019, Patriot Day.  Catch the new exhibit, “Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration”, on view through June 7, 2020. 

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway closes for annual maintenance beginning Monday, September 9, with a tentative reopening date of Monday, September 30 at 10 a.m.

Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols says, “The tramway runs seven-days-a-week, year-round, so—while we regret the inconvenience our annual closure causes—this time allows us to complete projects we cannot do when we are open to the public.”

Why don’t you stay? 

To take in all that Rancho Mirage offers, you’ll want to stay a day or two (or more). A number of local resorts offer great deals, making your getaway easier on your wallet.

For example, The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage  offers a great Getaway Package (valid through January 31, 2020). Purchase a two-night stay and receive a reduced resort fee of $30 plus a $75 credit valid towards spa treatments or dining. 

Agua Caliente Resort & Spa has packages that offer privacy, luxury and romantic touches. Find great room rates, spa discounts and dining credits that you can use at The Steakhouse or for in-room breakfast.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for families, couples and business travelers alike. Vacation packages highlight golf, romance and relaxation. Book a three-night consecutive stay and receive the third night free with the “Fall into Free Nights” Package. 

At The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, take advantage of golf vacation packages and special deals on luxury spa treatments, such as a couple’s massages or hydrating body wraps. Book your stay by October 31, 2019 and enjoy up to 20% off your next vacation. Seniors can save at least 15% on room rates and qualified government employees and military personnel are also eligible for special rates and offers.