Caliente Tropics Resort
  • Caliente Tropics Resort

Visiting Palm Springs is like getting two vacations in one weekend.

Enjoy a cool dip in the pool at Caliente Tropics Resort, a hip, mid-century-era Hawaiian-style motel complete with poolside cabanas and tikis, for about $80 per night.

On the second day, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will whisk you to the top of Mt. San Jacinto for $22.95 round trip. Stroll in the snow and take in breathtaking views of the desert floor below.

In between, you can enjoy a bounty of fabulous restaurants and exciting nightlife. For a sublime breakfast, go to Elmer’s for hazelnut-stuffed French toast, Cafe Totonaca for tasty vegetarian fare or Rick’s for massive loaded omelettes. For lunch, Tyler’s Burgers is a must. For amazing Mexican dinners, try Las Casuelas Terraza or El Mirasol.

For more fun in the sun, tour the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway for $35. Finally, check out Sonny Bono’s statue and Liberace’s star on the walk of fame, then sample the best date shakes ever at Palm Springs Fudge and Chocolates downtown.


dwbat Nov. 29, 2015 @ 3:47 p.m.

Tramway tickets are now $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, $16.95 for children.


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