The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs
Travel Blogs from Palm Springs
... world's Joshua trees grow here. They are not really a tree, but a species of yucca. A majority are pretty scrawny, but there were many fine specimens. However, I think the best feature of this park are all the boulder stacks throughout the area. They create many strange, eerie formations including Skull Rock ( very cool). You not only have the pleasure of seeing them but also the fun of ...
... itself is.
Palm Springs is for "snow birds", those who fly south to escape the cold winters of Canada and the Northern and Eastern states. Palm Springs airport has daily direct flights to all kinds of mid-sized towns (think Minneapolis, Lansing, Denver, Saskatoon). This frenetic flight activity winds down a bit in the desert summer, when local temperatures will roast a snow bird in no time.
Beyond golf and some tennis, the weather is the main attraction. In early April, ...
... checking us in gave me and Big Boy some treats. Being the supreme treat connoisseur that I am, I have to say they were the best I ever wrapped my little kitty lips around!!! The Hacienda receives my highest Five Paw rating. Later Mom and dad ate at Andele's Mexican Restaurant and said the food was great, not as good as our treats, I'll betcha. Fast forward to Monday the 29th, dad decided to skip Phoenix and go all the way to Palm Springs, CA. Yes, ...
... who won? Not me obviously, so I picked a figure, paid for the fuel, finally got use of the pump, and was my car full? No! Wrotten things, must remember to memorise a zip code for future purchases. So grumpy, headachy and hot (you know I said a kingdom for a pair of gloves the other day, well I'd trade them for swimmers now - lucky I got swimmers in Vegas - it's 90 degrees here, that's about 32 degrees celsius) I arrived ...
... establishments - that's just so 19th century! At the end of the day, its about surviving the desert heat while attempting to have a good time dammit - so who cares if you spend too much money on a silly xmas ornament in the middle of summer, it beats having a heat stroke!
Palm Canyon Drive is the main drag where you will find many of the mom and pop shops run by locals. It is also where many of the restaurants and galleries are located in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center