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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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Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:24:34 PM »
anyone have any ideas of things to do in the winter in palm springs? beside ATVing and casino...
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Re: Palm springs...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 10:39:10 PM »
there's a lot of nice hiking trails (if that's your kinda thing..)
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Re: Palm springs...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 10:41:26 PM »
thanks..ill have to see if the wife is up to doin that...Might just catch some sun at the hotel and enjoy the heat in the winter...maybe drop by the casinos there.  The ATVing there is amazing for those that never tried it...probably most dangerous/fiun atving ive ever seen...

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Re: Palm springs...
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 10:44:59 PM »
all of a sudden you are all over dansdels forums, told you it was addictive and fun

http://www.10best.com/destinations/california/palm-springs/

http://palmsprings.com/active.html

check out either of these two sites they might be helpful

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Re: Palm springs...
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 10:51:40 PM »
thank you dear ;-)
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Re: Palm springs...
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 12:29:17 AM »
Tons of amazing hiking.
Joshua Tree.
Walking up Cahuilla Hills Dr is easy and breathtaking: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6652
Don't miss the Thursday night fair, etc.
There's a good outlet mall nearby.

Where are you staying?
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 04:21:22 AM »
Hey dont forget the tram ride. though it might be chilly up there in the winter, still worth cheking out.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 04:22:36 AM »
Hey dont forget the tram ride. though it might be chilly up there in the winter, still worth cheking out.
It's supposed to be chilly in the summer up there.  Can't imagine what it will be in the winter.
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 10:20:49 AM »
Horseback riding is really fun

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 12:47:38 PM »
any hotel reccomendations?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 12:52:56 PM »
any hotel reccomendations?
Hyatt Grand Champions.
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 12:59:32 PM »
dan - u da man! now how do i get hooked up w/ a good rate at the hyatt? can it be done via priceline?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 04:33:32 PM »
dan - u da man! now how do i get hooked up w/ a good rate at the hyatt? can it be done via priceline?

I got it on Priceline 3 weeks ago.. I paid $70 (plus taxes)..

Depending on when you travel, your best bet might be to book w/priceline last minute. (other times when I booked in advance the deals weren't nearly as good, and I didn't get the hotels I wanted)

Then again, with PL there are never any guarantees...

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 05:38:38 PM »
Climb up one of those wind turbines and go for a spin   :)

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2011, 02:23:30 AM »
Is it not recommended to go there in August?
What kind of Hotel is the Westin Mission hills?

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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?

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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...