I just love summer in the Palm Springs Valley—one of the best times to visit our gorgeous California desert! It really is a true oasis for girlfriend getaways, family fun, and super shopping. And warm weather visits are not only an enormously enjoyable thing to do. There are also tons of terrific bargains to be had, especially in my neck of the woods of Rancho Mirage.
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is offering its Girlfriend Great Escape to entice the gals (or the gents!) to come out with a few friends and hang out at their luxury property. Geared for groups of four with two adjoining rooms, the program permits you to wile away the day sipping champagne, spend the $100 shared dining credit, use the four access passes to Spa Las Palmas, and take advantage of the unlimited 20% off boutique shopping. I’ve already got my rezzies and will be there with my gaggle in just a short few weeks. www.rancholaspalmas.com
And if you’re considering staying at RLP this summer, don’t forget to bring the whole family! Splashtopia, the supercool aquatic playground available exclusively to hotel guests, will keep the kids entertained for hours with its slides, sprinklers, and the meandering river—a perfect tubing experience for the entire clan. My best friend Freddie will be coming out again in August with her little ones Farnsworth and Fronkie. There’s no doubt we’ll have a great time. www.rancholaspalmas.com/Splashtopia-Pools
And since summer is technically “off-season” out here in the desert, that just means more opportunity for US to shop away unfettered at some of the best venues in Southern California. The amazing retailers and restaurants located at The River in Rancho Mirage, the legendary El Paseo boutiques and cafes, and the bargains out at the Cabazon Outlets will all keep you busy for days on end! www.theriveratranchomirage.com, www.elpaseocatalogue.com, www.cabazonoutlets.com
Don’t let our triple digit degrees scare you off. There are plenty of things to do to keep you cool, and you all know I’m always up for joining you!