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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 #120 on: May 28, 2013, 02:15:34 AM »
There's also a house that is only rented to Heimish people, located approx 0.7 miles from Chabad of Rancho Mirage (http://www.kosher-oasis.com).
The Westin is walking distance, as is the Marriott Shadow Ridge (to ChabadRM.com)...
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, is also somewhat walking distance (http://www.hotwatercasino.com/)

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2013, 08:55:28 AM »
Silly to stay in a hotel in PS, IMHO.

Tons of great houses with private pools walkable to Chabad in Twin Palms and Deepwell on the cheap.
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: May 28, 2013, 09:55:33 AM »
Silly to stay in a hotel in PS, IMHO.

Tons of great houses with private pools walkable to Chabad in Twin Palms and Deepwell on the cheap.
+1, some of which are owned by frum people and come with kosher kitchens.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2013, 07:34:14 PM »
I'm planning a trip to Los Angeles and palm spring. Will be flying to and for lax. Just debating where to spend Shabbis. Id prefer an area that's more scenic w/ nice parks to visit Shabbis afternoon etc. does the Chabad area in palm spring fit the bill or would Los Angeles are be better. Somehow I'm getting the feel that palm spring is sort of like a/c...

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: November 02, 2013, 08:46:16 PM »
Palm springs bis the place to be its the palce I always won't to go back been there 3 times

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 02, 2013, 08:53:08 PM »
Are the casinos a big part of the place? Is it weird to be there on Shabbis?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2013, 09:24:58 PM »
Palm Springs is beautiful. Just bring in food from LA. Rent a house via VRBO in the Twin Palms or Deepwell areas and it will be walkable to Chabad.
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2013, 10:39:35 PM »
Palm Springs is beautiful. Just bring in food from LA. Rent a house via VRBO in the Twin Palms or Deepwell areas and it will be walkable to Chabad.
It's actually been discussed a few times on this thread I think renting a Vila or a couple just for the weekend is waaaay more expensive than a hotel room..
I don't know how the math adds up otherwise

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2013, 10:44:42 PM »
It's actually been discussed a few times on this thread I think renting a Vila or a couple just for the weekend is waaaay more expensive than a hotel room..
I don't know how the math adds up otherwise
That's like saying steak is more expensive than pizza
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2013, 10:52:02 PM »
It's actually been discussed a few times on this thread I think renting a Vila or a couple just for the weekend is waaaay more expensive than a hotel room..
I don't know how the math adds up otherwise
So spend $700 for 3 nights in a small hotel room very far from shul or spend $1,000 for 3 nights in a large house just a few minutes from shul with a private walled in pool and hot tub.
Which part isn't adding up for you?
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2013, 10:54:10 PM »
A more accurate analogy is a slice of pizza compared to a steak platter enough for 6-8 people.
I haven't seen that many 1 bedroom private villas With a private pool under 250-300 $ plus cleaning fee.
Most 1 bedrooms were condo w a community pool. For that I can go with SPg or Hyatt and get diamond upgrade to a suite... Of course get nights paid w points..
Am I missing something here?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: November 02, 2013, 10:56:50 PM »
A more accurate analogy is a slice of pizza compared to a steak platter enough for 6-8 people.
I haven't seen that many 1 bedroom private villas With a private pool under 250-300 $
Most 1 bedrooms were condo w a community pool. For that I can go with SPg or Hyatt and get diamond upgrade to a suite...
Am I missing something here?
Yes. It's a totally different experience. If you just can't afford it that's one thing. But to say it's comparable when you haven't done it is ludicrous. And yes you may have extra bedrooms. Who cares?
Plus being close to shul
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2013, 11:00:44 PM »
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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: November 03, 2013, 01:18:55 AM »
Thanks Dan! those properties actually do look kinda awesome i'll def look into negotiating....

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: December 12, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
During the winters, the Chabad of Rancho Mirage, about 15 minutes from Palm Springs has a very nice BBQ for purchase every Tuesday night.
http://www.chabadrm.com/               See the event schedule on their website.
I may be going next week, not 100% as we only get to PSP around 1PM, with two little kids...

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: December 29, 2013, 10:05:26 AM »
do these privet houses qualify to redeem with the arrivel card or blue sky?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: December 29, 2013, 11:31:49 AM »
do these privet houses qualify to redeem with the arrivel card or blue sky?
I'd assume so if done through a travel site. You can also look up how Visa/MC code different sites.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: December 29, 2013, 02:05:47 PM »
Were can I see how vrbo.Com is coded?

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: December 29, 2013, 02:09:22 PM »
I don't remember, but GIYF.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: December 30, 2013, 10:53:22 AM »
How long does it take to walk from the westin mission hills resort to chabad or any shul?