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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 #460 on: February 11, 2021, 04:43:02 AM »
Does anyone know if its possible to buy good kosher wine anywhere in greater palm springs area?

What about fresh kosher meat?

TIA!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: February 11, 2021, 10:11:16 AM »
Does anyone know if its possible to buy good kosher wine anywhere in greater palm springs area?

What about fresh kosher meat?

TIA!
What do you mean by "good"?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: February 11, 2021, 11:23:09 AM »
Does anyone know if its possible to buy good kosher wine anywhere in greater palm springs area?

What about fresh kosher meat?

TIA!
You can find kosher wine at the supermarkets
Vons
Trader Joe’s
Ralphs
Albertsons
Etc.

No fresh meat available

Best advice , fly into lax do all your shopping and drive to Palm Springs

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: February 11, 2021, 02:05:34 PM »
Trader Joe's has fresh kosher meat and chicken.

I bought a nice bottle of Yarden Cabernet at BevMo

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: February 11, 2021, 02:34:32 PM »
What do you mean by "good"?
I know they sell the cheaper wines like basic kedem, bartenura, and baron herzog. wondering if they sell anything of higher quality like herzog reserves etc..

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: February 11, 2021, 02:38:19 PM »
Trader Joe's has fresh kosher meat and chicken.

I bought a nice bottle of Yarden Cabernet at BevMo
Trader Joes @ 67720 E Palm Canyon Dr?
What type of selection do they have?

Whats BevMo?

Thanks!!

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: February 11, 2021, 06:10:47 PM »
https://www.bevmo.com/

yes that trader joes. they had chicken, hot dogs, ground beef and I think some other beef products.

Ralphs also had lots of kosher but not fresh chicken or meat.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: February 11, 2021, 08:49:10 PM »
I know they sell the cheaper wines like basic kedem, bartenura, and baron herzog. wondering if they sell anything of higher quality like herzog reserves etc..
Doubt it.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: February 11, 2021, 09:06:02 PM »
Called Chabad and they said that Total Wines in Palm Desert has a very large selection

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: October 06, 2021, 04:59:35 PM »
Westin mission hills vs. westin desert willow villas?  Last time stayed by the JW, but looking to go with the fam this time.  TIA

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: October 06, 2021, 10:40:43 PM »
Westin mission hills vs. westin desert willow villas?  Last time stayed by the JW, but looking to go with the fam this time.  TIA
I think mission hills is newer and nicer. I have stayed at mission hills villas several times. And I visited desert willow.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: October 07, 2021, 11:23:16 AM »
Are any hotels walking distance to chabad?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: October 07, 2021, 11:53:09 AM »
Are any hotels walking distance to chabad?

I walked from the Hyatt to chabad. Think it was maybe 20-30 minutes. Just FYI- the Hyatt felt very run down and needs a good refurbishment

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: October 07, 2021, 12:03:15 PM »
https://www.chabadps.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/598444/jewish/Accommodations.htm

Best Western is across the street

Note that there are 2 Chabads there - one in Palm Springs and one in Rancho Mirage

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: October 28, 2021, 04:41:43 PM »
Anybody knows of any decent rentals in the Rancho Mirage neighborhood? In the past I saw many closer to Palm springs on Airbnb, but now I don't see anything decent.

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« Reply #475 on: February 01, 2022, 11:59:05 AM »
Anybody knows of any decent rentals in the Rancho Mirage neighborhood? In the past I saw many closer to Palm springs on Airbnb, but now I don't see anything decent.

I assume you want to be close to the Chabad there.  I couldn't find any that close to chabad

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: February 01, 2022, 12:09:41 PM »
Hello all on DDF Palm Springs forum.

So I recently returned from the Westin Desert Willow Villas.  If you read my TR on Palm Springs from 2018, you know that I stayed at the JW that time, so I would like to compare the 2 here.

Long story short, in recent years, much like many of us here on the forums, I became a bit of a Westin snob.  I tried booking by the other Palm Desert westin, but yeshiva week was all booked up, so I booked desert willow.
Pros-Clean, quiet, large grounds with many pools, convenient location
Cons-preferential treatment given to those who are Westin vacation club members, room is only cleaned if you stay over 7 days, they will not give you a roll away bed unless you are in the larger villa though the smaller one has more than enough space, you can hear street traffic from some porches (though not from the front of the buildings)

Overall, JW was a better experience considering there was daily house keeping, views were slightly better, lobby attendants were a little nicer and there was a spa.
The better parts about the Westin, more pools, better for Shabbos, getting to your car from your room/to your room from your car.

By no means am I bashing the Westin, I just think I would rather go to a different hotel if I were to ever return

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: April 05, 2022, 11:12:11 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?
Keep calm and move on

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: April 06, 2022, 01:34:10 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?
No

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #479 on: April 06, 2022, 09:58:08 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?

Not officially. But this past winter Chabad of PS opened a sort of pop-up restaurant inside the shul every night with multiple mains and sides, costing from $25-$60 (?) depending on what main you took. It wasn't really advertised and the menu is somewhat unpredictable and they can run out of things if you come later, but we ate there one night and enjoyed it a lot.

I think this was their first time doing it, and if they make it more organized with advertising and set menus and perhaps pre-ordering, it would definitely move PS up as a winter destination (which I actually hope doesn't happen - let everyone else go to FL and leave PS for us non-foodies).