The New Fiji
05.10.2008 38 °C
It takes about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to drive from Los Angeles (airport area) to Palm Springs. Very easy driving.
Weather - around 38 degrees but a dry heat. No chance of rain (unlike Fiji), beautiful swimming pool (like fiji), the best beds in the whole world - thoroughly recommend them (like sleeping on clouds), shops only 20 mins away for outlet mall with 130 shops (unlike fiji), or the other way about 20 mins for normal mall type shops or even rodeo drive type shops (unlike fiji), and a costco about 20 mins away too! The costco is unusual in that many of the people offering sample foods in the store for you to eat/try/buy are all old! (there's no other way to say it) - i guess its the demographics. I'm soooo loving having a costco card (thank you so much Aunty Fi.... you're the best). Our buy of the century at costco (of course) was 20 bottles of 1ltr water for $4.79! its still keeping us going. Restaurants are awesome too - and only a few minutes down the road - Patrice (italian) highly recommended, Ruby's diner also a winner and had to do a Del Taco to try out the fast food. Accommodation prices at Caliente Tropics were cheaper than Hacienda at Lax - between 62.00 and 68.00 each night. We stayed four nights - and spent a bit of each day shopping to avoid the heat of the day - but love the weather. The pool was just awesome.
Worth coming to Palm Springs for a holiday - where you can rely on the weather, the shopping and the lovely comfy bed!