The temperature may be rising in the desert but don’t let the heat discourage you from visiting Rancho Mirage!  From swimming pools to mountain tops, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat this summer and still have a fabulous time exploring all the activities of the desert.


Cool Off Poolside

Need a break from the heat? Take a dip in Agua Caliente’s Wet Bar to find relief from the scorching sun. The full-service bar and grill offer an assortment of refreshing drinks and delicious bites that you can enjoy poolside. For a kid-friendly option, don’t miss Splashtopia at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas.


Ascend to New Heights

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers an amazing view of the desert below from its rotating car as it climbs to an altitude of 8,516 feet. As an added bonus, the temperature is often 30 to 40 degrees cooler at the top of the mountain, which provides a welcome break from the heat of the desert. Buy a summer pass for unlimited trips up the tramway through August 31 for $80.


Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

You’ll find summer specials at the area’s best spas to encourage you to relax and indulge this summer. Whether you choose to get a desert mud wrap at Omni or a coconut facial at the Ritz-Carlton, there’s no denying that the spas of Rancho Mirage know how to make you feel pampered. Try a watermelon and vodka pedicure at Agua Caliente or indulge in the Good Life package of a massage, scrub and facial at Westin Mission Hills.


Sign the Kids Up for Zoo Camp

Children between the ages of 4 and 13 can participate in a series of week-long summer camps at the Living Desert. Each week has a different theme and kids will learn about the desert and the creatures who live there through activities, arts and crafts, and tours.


Bring the Little Ones to Splash and Bubbles

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert hosts Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles through July 31. Kids can learn about marine biology with the help of this PBS show and its STEM-based exhibit.


Save the Date for Taste of Summer

The Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage kicks off with a party on July 11 but the culinary event continues through August 18. Simply purchase a $10 wristband and enjoy $4 appetizers, desserts and drinks at participating restaurants throughout the city.


Cut the Cost of your Summer Stay 

Book a stay at one of the fabulous five-star resorts in Rancho Mirage and take advantage of summer savings while cooling off in one of their many amazing pools. Here are a few of the offers that may catch your eye:

The more nights you stay at Omni Rancho Las Palmas, the more money you save off the nightly rate (10% on one night, 15% on two nights and 20% on three or more nights) through September 8, 2019. Or enjoy the Westin Mission Hills Chillibration special of up to 32 percent off through September 7. Stay at the Westin Mission Hills Villas through August 9 to save 25 percent or receive up to $100 credit by staying at any Marriott International Resort in the U.S. or Canada through September 30, 2019. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is offering 15 percent off a two-night stay along with a $50 resort credit and a reduced $30 resort fee through September 30, 2019.

Of course, there’s plenty of other activities to do in the desert. Check out our attractions, dining and local events for more ideas!