Late spring and early summer are the perfect times of year to visit the inland oasis of Palm Springs. The sub-birds that seek shelter there during the winter months are flocking back to their East Coast and Mid West hometowns; and the locals that seek summer fun in the sun haven’t yet taken the place over.
Here are a couple ideas for enjoying Palm Springs during the Month of June and a great hotel deal to use for the rest of 2015.
Palm Springs Restaurant Week, May 30 – June 8
Like most restaurant weeks, the one in Palm Springs features more than 100 restaurants, serving a variety of cuisines, all at fixed prices.
Unlike most restaurant weeks, the one in Palm Springs includes specials on Saturday and Sunday!
Select from a variety of choices and price points like $26/person at Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar or $38/person at Figue Mediterranean. Complete list of participating restaurants is online at http://www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.com/eat.
Palm Springs International Film Shortfest, June 17-23
If film festivals are more your thing, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films — more commonly referred to as Shortfest — is right up your alley. Its been called the largest short film festival in the US. This year’s event will feature up to 330 films, including 84 world premieres.
Along with screenings, the festival includes seminars, master classes, panels and roundtable discussions. Find schedule details on tickets the festival website at http://www.psfilmfest.org.
Hotel Deals at Hyatt Palm Springs, All Year Long!
The Hyatt Palm Springs has undergone a renovation recently and is rolling out the red carpet for guests with deals and discounts.
One of their best deals it the Romance All Year Long Package.
It includes a complimentary bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a Kama Sutra gift set. Full breakfasts for two each day AND late checkout are also included. Room rates start around $159. That’s a sweet rate for this suite hotel in downtown Palm Springs!
Even better, this package is good all year long! Check online for details at http://palmsprings.hyatt.com/en/hotel/offers/offer-detail.html?offerId=104796&code.