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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 #15 on: March 17, 2011, 02:29:29 AM »
Is it not recommended to go there in August?
What kind of Hotel is the Westin Mission hills?
Very recommended for August, as long as you enjoy 110 high temperatures.
Oh don't worry, it's a dry heat. ;)
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 02:37:51 AM »
My brother got one of these vouchers, where you get a weeks stay at various hotes for around $249-$399 for the week plus taxes (whatever that is). Of course places like the Pocanos and New hampshire are available now, and not in the summer, while places like Palm Springs, Brazil, Argentina are available only in the summer.
 So you are saying that even though it's cheap, you gotta avoid Palm Springs in August, right?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 06:36:24 AM »
@chikkymonkey - how many stars is the hyatt on PL?

did u have to add other areas of lesser star rating or did you get it right away?

thx!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 08:53:18 AM »
Is it not recommended to go there in August?
What kind of Hotel is the Westin Mission hills?

August is hot, but bearable if you don't mind the heat.

The Westin is nice and has some beautiful grounds as well. Not quite as on par with the Hyatt, but still a nice property with 2 golf courses, a spa and other amenities. When I stayed there I did one of those crazy timeshare tours and picked up $100/pp Visa GC for going on the tour for the villa property next door. Not too bad.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 11:51:48 AM »
Very recommended for August, as long as you enjoy 110 high temperatures.
Oh don't worry, it's a dry heat. ;)

I was there once in June and it was 112 and we walked to Shul on Shabbos for 20 minutes... Dry heat until you come inside to the AC, thats when you begin to drip...

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2011, 11:01:00 PM »
Very recommended for August, as long as you enjoy 110 high temperatures.
Oh don't worry, it's a dry heat. ;)
As my wife always says, "Sticking your head in an oven is also dry heat"!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2011, 05:38:00 PM »
@chikkymonkey - how many stars is the hyatt on PL?

did u have to add other areas of lesser star rating or did you get it right away?

thx!

I got it right away... my experience with priceline is pretty positive if you do it last minute... on the other hand I once mistakingly did it in advance and paid over double what I would have paid had I waited a few weeks...

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2011, 05:38:52 PM »
thx!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 09:31:59 AM »
Anyone know of a water-park in palm springs (for kids)
KTH

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2011, 10:11:30 AM »
Dan, are you guys heading to Palm Springs for Pesach this year, or are u guys gonna try something new?
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 10:14:52 AM »
Dan, are you guys heading to Palm Springs for Pesach this year, or are u guys gonna try something new?
Kansas City this year.
L'shana Haba'ah b'Yerushalayim, uder al kol panim b'Palm Springs...
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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2011, 10:19:13 AM »
Lol! Enjoy!!
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2011, 04:31:23 PM »
how is the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs