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Seasonal direct flights from NYC: JetBlue 5 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday they don't fly) Virgin America on Saturday.

If you want to be near Chabad of Palm Springs you want to look for houses in Twin Palms or Deepwell.
There are other area that may work, like Sunny Dunes for example, though it would be best to inquire the distance from Chabad before booking.
Don't forget to leave a donation, Chabad Houses in tourist destinations are dependent on visitor support.

Good rental sites include:
http://vrbo.com/
http://www.vacationrentals.com/
https://www.acmehouseco.com/

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/vac/  ****Approach with caution, there have been many vacation rental scams with almost no way to recover money******

Hotels in and around Palm Springs include:
-Hyatt Regency Suites in downtown Palm Springs.
-Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells
-Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage

Activities:
-Hiking, and lots of it.
-Joshua Tree National Park
-Walking up Cahuilla Hills Dr is easy and breathtaking: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6652
-Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
-Thursday night street fair in downtown Palm Springs
-Cabazon Outlet Shopping
-Knott's Soak City
-ATV http://www.quadsquadatvtours.com/desertatvtours/
Childrens Discovery Museum = $8 per person of the age 2 great for kids

Chabad: Chabad Palm springs is located at
425 avenida Ortega
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #500 on: January 22, 2023, 10:47:13 AM »
You can get in desert hot springs
Do u have the info where and what do they have?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #502 on: January 22, 2023, 02:13:21 PM »
Do u have the info where and what do they have?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #503 on: January 22, 2023, 02:30:49 PM »
Anyone know if the tram in Palm Springs  allows you to take the tram earlier than the the ticket time? I bought 6pm ( thats all they had) and hoping to go around noon. Anyone with experience?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #504 on: January 22, 2023, 08:05:14 PM »
Anyone know if the tram in Palm Springs  allows you to take the tram earlier than the the ticket time? I bought 6pm ( thats all they had) and hoping to go around noon. Anyone with experience?
I think they're makpid, at least they were when I went years ago.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #505 on: February 03, 2023, 07:14:02 PM »
fyi- They allowed me to get on an earlier tram. Seems like as long as the tram has space, they will allow. I went before noon, which probably helped.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #506 on: March 27, 2023, 11:48:38 AM »
Can someone turn this into a kosher bed and breakfast please?

0.2 miles from chabad.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/225-E-Avenida-Palmera-Palm-Springs-CA-92264/2105926769_zpid/
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #507 on: March 27, 2023, 09:58:08 PM »
Can someone turn this into a kosher bed and breakfast please?

0.2 miles from chabad.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/225-E-Avenida-Palmera-Palm-Springs-CA-92264/2105926769_zpid/
That's the size of a boutique hotel!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #508 on: May 07, 2023, 08:27:54 PM »
I'm looking into Palm Springs as the destination for our anniversary getaway in June. Visited for a few hours a few years ago and vowed to come back if only for the gorgeous scenery.
I have a few questions for those who have been there recently:

Is the only option for food to buy from LA or from a store like Ralph's? We generally don't go anywhere that doesn't have easy access to a restaurant or at the very least a kosher takeout that can warm the food up for us. I've heard of ppl buying pre-double wrapped meals and having the hotel warm it up, but have zero experience with that. Would the JW Marriott do that for us? Or do any of the chabads provide meals? We're not going to go if it means we'll be stuck without any hot food at all during our trip.

Also wondering what activities one can do there? We're really just looking to relax but want to know options in case we go stir crazy.

Lastly, I don't know which chabad is closer to the JW, but whichever that is, is it guaranteed to have daily minyanim?

Any additional info you feel would be useful for us to know would be so helpful! TIA!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #509 on: May 07, 2023, 08:39:52 PM »
Visited for a few hours a few years ago
In the summer?
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: May 07, 2023, 08:40:21 PM »
Just be aware it can get pretty hot in June

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: May 07, 2023, 08:43:07 PM »
In the summer?

No, I think it was March/April

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: May 07, 2023, 08:44:22 PM »
Just be aware it can get pretty hot in June

Oh I didn't even think of that! Early June is already hot? Would you compare it to Florida temps in the summer?

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« Reply #513 on: May 07, 2023, 08:44:28 PM »
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: May 07, 2023, 08:49:40 PM »


Holy cow 🫢

Is this with or without a breeze? Forgot it's a desert!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: May 08, 2023, 10:44:23 AM »
I'm looking into Palm Springs as the destination for our anniversary getaway in June. Visited for a few hours a few years ago and vowed to come back if only for the gorgeous scenery.
I have a few questions for those who have been there recently:

Is the only option for food to buy from LA or from a store like Ralph's? We generally don't go anywhere that doesn't have easy access to a restaurant or at the very least a kosher takeout that can warm the food up for us. I've heard of ppl buying pre-double wrapped meals and having the hotel warm it up, but have zero experience with that. Would the JW Marriott do that for us? Or do any of the chabads provide meals? We're not going to go if it means we'll be stuck without any hot food at all during our trip.

Also wondering what activities one can do there? We're really just looking to relax but want to know options in case we go stir crazy.

Lastly, I don't know which chabad is closer to the JW, but whichever that is, is it guaranteed to have daily minyanim?

Any additional info you feel would be useful for us to know would be so helpful! TIA!

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=90894.msg1891068#msg1891068

You have alot of info in this post/thread.
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #516 on: January 10, 2024, 11:23:45 AM »
Finally settled on a family trip plan!

Now my questions...
Anyone's been to The Westin Ranch Mirage Resort? Honest reviews anyone? Resort grounds and amenities seem stunning, especially for the kids. Room reviews and service there I got very  mixed info.
What's the current food situation there? Where can I get updated food info? What about Minyanim? Is Chabad of Palm Springs the only place that has three steady minyanim?
How long is the drive from LAX in real time? Is it worth it staying on the waterfront in LA overnight? If yes, where would you recommend we stay. (With two young children)

Family photography in Palm Springs? Recommendation for a photographer? Thanks Dan for the inspiration  to do this  on family vacations.

Thank you!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #517 on: January 10, 2024, 12:25:11 PM »
can only (partially) answer first question, I booked the Exec. Suite for fam member (with points and SNU) and they said it was fabulous.
Anyone's been to The Westin Ranch Mirage Resort? Honest reviews anyone? Resort grounds and amenities seem stunning, especially for the kids. Room reviews and service there I got very  mixed info. Thank you!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #518 on: January 10, 2024, 12:40:53 PM »
Thank you! Appreciate your response!