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    • Coronado Ferry to mainland for touring?

      San Diego Dec 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      Two young seniors spending 4 days in San Diego in February and staying on Coronado. Will have a car. Is it advisable to take the ferry back and forth to see (walk/ taxi) some of the mainland sites? Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, perhaps, Balboa Park (Zoo), etc.? How about if we want dinner on the mainland? Or should we drive to most places? Itinerary not set yet.

    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?

      San Francisco Dec 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
      First time ever so bit nervous but excited
      Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
      I'm 27 from London
      Can any one help !!??? X

    • Where to Stay?

      Los Angeles Jan 2, 2017 at 5:45 AM

      We'll be coming to Los Angeles in the summer with our kids and will have 4 days to do touristy things (Hollywood walk of fame and Hollywood Blvd area, Universal Studios, Warner Brother's Tour, Santa Monica Pier, La Brae Tar Pits, etc).

      I'm having trouble deciding on a hotel. We are on a budget since we'll need to keep money for LA plus 4 days at Disney. Anyone stayed at Days Inn near Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Celebrity, Comfort Inn...or hotels in Thai Town such as Dixie Hotel, Hollywood City Inn? We will most likely be renting a car for our LA days.

    • Day trip from LA to Joshua Tree?

      Los Angeles Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM

      Young senior couple staying in Santa Monica with a car for 10 days in late February and thinking of a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Is that feasible? And if so, can I add a stop in Palm Springs to the day trip?


    • Heat in July

      by alainblainville Online Now May 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

      Hi, I will be travelling to Palm Springs in July with my family, in a class-C RV we rented. Will it be too heat to walk downtown? Will some businesses be closed for summer? Thanks!

      6 Answers May 4, 2016 at 6:11 PM
    • 1 night stay in Palm Springs?

      by KirstyW7 Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM

      Hi. I am visiting California for the first time in September. We land in LA, where we are spending 3 nights, then heading to Sand Diego for 3 nights, then driving up the coast to San Francisco, stopping at various locations.

      My question is whether people would recommend for us to stop at Palm Springs on our way to San Diego, stay for 1 night instead of one of the Sand Diego nights; therefore the new plan would be 3 nights LA, 1 night palm springs, 2 nights san diego, before heading up the coast.

      I would appreciate any opinions or comments.


      3 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM
    • Night clubs for hetero's ??

      by epidote Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Girl friend and I are heading to Palm Springs over Labor Day weekend. Looking for a decent night club in the area that isn't gay dominated. We will be staying in the general downtown area. Looking for some dancing, moderate drinking, and good people watching. Suggestions ??

    • Downtown Palm Springs:

      by bridgetlee Online Now Aug 6, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      We are planning a trip (husband, 2 teens & me). We are thinking about staying downtown. Is downtown PS charming or seedy?

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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      Single Guy - traveling Solo

      by justfun415 Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Hi there,

      I'm trying to figure out what is something I can do in one day all by myself in Palm Springs. I arrive Saturday at 10am and leave Sunday at 3pm.

      I'm open to suggestions, but as specific as possible since I know nothing about the area would be helpful!

      Hiking, Socializing, Dancing, activities, Resorts, etc. (no golfing, LOL)

      Budget conscientious - always :)

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM
    • transportation from palm springs to san diego airport

      by smooreboz Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

      what is the least expensive way to get from Palm Springs to San Diego airport?

      3 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 9:33 PM
    • Holiday four four adults in Palm Springs in April/may 2015

      by maryfarrant Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      What should we see. Happy to travel on day trips around the area around p springs

      2 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      by Dzito Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 6:10 PM


      4 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 5:54 AM
    • Puerta Azul?

      by gjwoods Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

      Our family will be in the Palm Springs area in late March and will rent a home or condo. We're looking at some options in the Puerta Azul development. We're interested in having a nice pool that is handy and it looks like the community pool would fit that bill. We just can't tell for sure where this development is. Can anyone help us with this?

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 5:55 AM
    • vintage trailer park rental

      by duke11 Online Now Jan 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Where is the vintage airstream trailer park rental located in the Palm Springs/desert area? You can stay there for a couple nights and Enjoy the stars and hang out. I seen it on a local travel show but do not remember what it is called. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.

      4 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    • Where to stay in Palm Springs??

      by Cschell71 Online Now Nov 5, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      Hi! We are coming to Palm Springs from Alaska in Feb/March and without really knowing the area...just nervous about making sure we are in a good location. I found a great studio apt in Las Palmas but trying to get a feel for the area. We want to be able to walk to dining and some things to do...its just the two of us looking for a nice get away...maybe a round or two of golf... Are there areas to stay away from?? Just nervous with the older areas or anything around the airport because geographically those are usually questionable...=/

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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      Vegan Options?

      by kevinism Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      What are some good vegan options for restaurants in Palm Springs?

      3 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM
    • Renting a home in Palm Springs in January!

      by KWV12 Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      What area of Palm Spring would you choose that is NOT on a golf course, IS close to town (walking distance?) and is a nice area? We have never been there and don't want to end up in an area that is boring or not accessible to town. If there are other considerations I am overlooking I would love to hear those too. Thank you in advance for any advice!

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM
    • Palm Springs hotel or Indian Wells resort?

      by dmj2001 Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Hi all,

      My wife and I are planning to go to Palm Springs for a few days around Christmas. Currently we have the Hyatt resort in Indian Wells booked, but we are generally debating where to stay. The first question is whether we should stay in a resort outside of Palm Springs or whether we would have a better time staying at a hotel in Palm Springs?

      We're looking for somewhere luxurious and super relaxing (most important). We will want to go out to eat and do other things, and we're not going to be golfing, which makes me think that maybe staying somewhere near the downtown area isn't a bad idea.

      If you would recommend going resort, should we stay at Hyatt, Renaissance, La Quinta, or somewhere else? We're a bit wary of La Quinta because we've heard that many of the rooms are worn down, but the grounds sound lovely, which is a big plus.

      If you would recommend staying at a hotel in Palm Springs, any particular hotels? I looked at the Willows and it looks gorgeous but it was just too expensive (I think close to $400 a night). The San Giuliano looked nice too. Does anyone recommend that or another hotel for a relaxing, upscale stay in town?


      4 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM
    • palm springs Christmas week with kids

      by suze49 Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      Grandparents, parents and 3 kids age 6,3 and 10 mos. Where to stay?

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM
    • Tuscany Manor Resort, Palm Springs

      by Lilyb2012 Online Now Jun 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      Any one has been in Tuscany Manor Resort, Palm Springs

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    • How cheap are hotels in ps now that the summer heat is on?

      by Cyberpete2012 Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 2:25 AM

      How cheap are hotels in ps now that the summer heat is on?

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM
    • Can anyone recommend a hotel where a 16 year old is welcome?

      by Melaniekatemiller Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      We are visiting Palm Springs at the end of June, so far all the hotels I have tried to book are adults only. Can anyone recommend a hotel that will welcome a 16 year old boy and his parents? We are particularly interested in mid-20th century modernism? thanks, Melanie from Manchester, UK.

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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      First time visit !

      by Friskyfinn Online Now May 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM

      We're stopping in Palms Springs on our first trip to California this July coming. We have 15 & 17 yr old teenagers with us. What are the 'musts' of Palms Springs? We only have 2 days!!!!

      20 Answers May 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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      Health Foods Grocery Stores in Palm Springs/Palm Desert/Indio area?

      by rudysmom626 Online Now Apr 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

      Hi guys!

      I'm headed to Palm Desert for the Coachella Music Festival next weekend... last year, I stayed in La Quinta at the Embassy Suites, which was next to a Fresh & Easy, so that was perfect.... this year, I'm staying at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert - I've heard it's really nice and fun, but I was wondering if anyone could suggest a Whole Foods like grocery store in the Palm Springs/ Palm Desert/ Indio area? I've given up dairy and it's really hard to find some dairy alternatives in regular grocery stores! Thanks so much for your help!

      Also, would love a suggestion for a yummy brunch place and a good sandwich shop! Thanks guys!

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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      Day trip from Palm Springs

      by lemonpie Online Now Sep 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      We will be in Palm Springs soon and would like to take a day trip from PS. We have looked at a map and feel like we are overlooking something. 2-3 hours is the most we would like to drive. Any suggstions? Thank you.

      7 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM
    • California Desert Area

      by slquig Online Now Sep 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      My husband and I are planning a trip to the desert area at the end of October and are having trouble deciding the best 4 star hotel to pick. If anyone is familiar with the hotels out there, we are trying to decide between these three:

      JW Marriott Palm Desert
      Riviera Palm Springs
      Rancho Las Palmas Resort

      Would appreciate comments on if the hotel has been updated, how good the pool is, how close to shopping, etc. Kids would obviously be in school at the time of our trip, but we don't want a place that really caters too much to just families.

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 9:49 PM
    • Vacation rentals

      by marhb Online Now Jul 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      Hi - new to Virtual tourist.
      I'm from Canada and my husband and I are looking to rent a 1 b/r condo that is economically priced for the month of February. We don't need luxury but don't want to live in a dive either. Have looked at Palm Springs Villas and Sandstone villas. Are these decent places? Would it be windy at PS Villas in February? Any other suggestions on rental properties would be appreciated.

      Thanks a bunch.

      4 Answers Jul 23, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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      Palm Springs Station 5:00 AM

      by AussieRoss Online Now May 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM

      Hi all,
      Guy from down under, just planning my trip to the states next year.

      Would love to take the Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Palm Springs but it arrives (as far as I can see) at 5:00am. As I understand it the train station is a fair distance away from the city.

      How can I get from the station to town at that time of day, and where can I go to pass time safely (with suitcases) until either my accomodation or hire car company opens for the day?

      Any help would be appreciated.

      6 Answers May 14, 2011 at 5:58 AM
    • Palm Spring members and their knowledge of the Viceroy hotel

      by galucci Online Now Jan 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM

      We are going to Palm Springs for the first time in the last part of February and plan to stay at the Viceroy Resort Hotel and Spa. Up until now the staff have been extremely helpful in guiding our trip plans and have also told me so much about Palm Springs and what it might be like to actually live there because I indicated that I was considering this as an option. Therefore rather than just read the reviews for this hotel I thought it might be helpful for our local Palm Springs area members give their feelings and knowledge of the Viceroy because I believe they seem to know this "oasis" really well.

      2 Answers Jan 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    • Cheap golf in PS??

      by TarantulaFan Online Now Jan 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      Our extended family are visiting in March and would like to get a couple of rounds in - for senior, adult and youths. I see that the Bel Air is reasonably priced, but can't find any others that we can afford. And we need rentals. Any suggestions? We don't mind driving off the beaten path.

      We are currently buried under loads of snow and minus 36 C with windchill, so we aren't fussy about the courses! They all look fabulous.

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM
    • soon to be a new resident!

      by palmspringbound Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 1:48 PM

      Hi.. I will be moving to the palm springs area soon, and trying to find a house to rent or buy. Is there area's that I should try and avoid? I would like to find a "deal" on a house, and see lots of forclosures avail in cathedral city. Is this a safe area to buy? Thanks for any help.

      11 Answers May 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    • 36 hours in Palm Springs / Joshua Tree NP in August

      by chrisswfc Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM

      Hello. Will be spending 1.5 days in Joshua Tree NP and perhaps spending the night in Palm Springs... looking for advice on what to do and see, and if Palm Springs is a nice place to spend the night....Thanks!

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM
    • Hiking San Jacinto in March

      by jlt1954 Online Now Mar 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM

      We will be visiting next week March 11 & 12. We plan on taking the tram to the top of San Jacinto. We have heard we will need snowshoes. Can yourent them at top. What do you need to wear to use the snowshoes? we have hiked all over Yosemite and Yellowstone and love to visit your beuatiful West. We are from SC.

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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      by HELEN Online Now Feb 2, 2010 at 2:13 PM

      I will be spending a weekend in Palm Spring in the middle of February. Can anyone please recommend any good hikes in the area?

      Thank you in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 2, 2010 at 5:31 PM