Friday, June 19, 2009


When we first moved to Rancho Mirage (just outside Palm Springs), we knew that we were arriving in a world renown resort with abundant sunshine and comparatively affordable homes from modest to ultra-luxury. What we weren't as prepared for is the cornucopia of social and recreational possibilities far beyond plentiful golf and tennis.

Over the coming weeks, we will explore the Coachella Valley's many amenities in each of its cities (including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio). Follow us and interact with us on this blog and Twitter

To begin, there's Palm Springs' street fair called VillageFest, the Aerial Tramway, Art Museum and Air Museum. Hiking and biking trails, gyms and an array of exercise possibilities. What about the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens to see the magnificent display of the desert's natural habitat. Want some culture? Try the McCallum and Annenberg Theatre. Check out El Paseo (the desert's answer to Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive) for its many shops and restaurants. Feeling philanthropic? This area probably has more charity causes and events then anywhere. Need some cash for those charities? Try one of several area casinos and, while there, catch one of the big acts that is always being featured. Maybe some more mental stimulation? There's the College of the Desert and the Palm Desert campus of USC Riverside for courses. Or some spiritual awakening at The Enlightened Path. Too much work? Head off to one of the many incredible spas rather than visiting the state of the art Eisenhower Hospital or Betty Ford Center, as great as the are (LOL!). In addition, there's the Coachell Valley Music & Arts Festival, Palm Springs Film Festivals, Kraft-Nabisco Golf Tournament, LG Skins Game, White Party and much more.

We've included a few videos (below) which will provide a sense of the "Every Thing Under The Sun" breadth of relaxation and enjoyment possibilities here.

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