Andreas Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Palm Springs
... of traffic travelling well beyond our comfort level. The regular need for washroom stops, more cold water and even gas for our thirsty truck, force us to backtrack more than once before we make our way safely to the Coachella Valley and our new home in Palm Springs. Enjoy the photos (although not necessarily all taken on this route). More from PS in the next ...
... was epic too looking across the San Andreas Fault.
We returned in the evening to Downtown Palm Springs to discover they had closed off the main street for a night market. This was pretty cool with heaps of interesting alternative arts and crafts and delicious food. Watch the video of Mez toasting a marshmellow!!
Next we leave California and head to Zion.
... I did help out a bit on the interstates. Most people who go east to west use I-10, but we managed to avoid it most of the way and drove only a couple of hundred miles on it.
Palm Springs is pretty much as we remembered it, very hot and sunny. We found a great place to stay and checked in for a whole week. It's hard to imagine being in the same bed for 7 nights. We have a kitchen also so ...
... has to offer. Unfortunately, most of them involved hiking, and since that sounded too hard we decided to see what else was on offer.
After breakfast, we jumped in the car and drove towards San Jacinto mountain, which is on the outskirts of the city. There is the option of taking a gondola to the top, so we thought it was a great start. We'd been advised to take a pullover with us as it gets quite cold at the top of the mountain. Ted balked at this idea, since the day was ...
... but once outside, you can walk very quickly into very pretty wilderness (52 miles of wilderness trails up here!). It's only 8500 feet and we'll be going much higher in South America. We were a little breathless for a few minutes but we adjusted quickly adjusted which is a good sign.
The tramway leaflet suggested several trails including a 5 mile valley loop and a 0.75 mile nature walk. The valley loop is "only for experienced hikers with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking