Palm Springs Journals

Another great week in Palm Springs

An October 2002 trip to Palm Springs by ckelly

Palm Springs Tennis Club Photo, Palm Springs, California More Photos
Quote: We normally vacation in Palm Springs in March of each year but we were lucky to be able to add a week in October. Since my husband and his teammates were going to be competing in a tennis championship in mid-October in Palm Springs, we returned for another week in 2002. Palm Springs is a great place for vacations!

Another great week in Palm Springs

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Overview

Palm Springs Photo, Palm Springs, California
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The highlight of this vacation was my husband's 3.5 Senior men's USTA tennis team competing in the National Championship. No they did not win but came close! And the team had a great time in Palm Springs There is so much to see and do in Palm Springs. Some of the top activities are the following: The tram: This is a must do activity. I found the tram to be more spectacular than other "gondola" rides I have taken. This tram is much larger and very unique. While going up the mountain you see great views of the desert and the mountain. And the narration tells you about the history. I personally have taken the tram many times and over the years, the tram has been updated. It is ha...Read More

Cimarron Golf Resort

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Hotel | "Cimarron Resort"

Cimarron Golf Resort Photo, Cathedral City, California
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Best Things Nearby:Golf on-siteBest Things About the Resort:New resort so furniture, appliances, etc. are also new; Not crowded; Computer access facilities.Resort Experience:The cimarron resort was a very "pristine-like" resort alongside the golf club. I believe more amenities will be added but for now the pool was the major amenity! There was so much to like about the resort and little not to like. What I didn''t like was that there was no tennis on-site (and we had to find by ourselves a public court); they expected you to pay for courts at a nearby resort. Also there were no exercise facilities. Rather than pay for a poor excuse of an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Cimarron Golf Resort
67603 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 770-6060

Palm Springs Tennis Club

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Hotel

Palm Springs Tennis Club Photo, Palm Springs, California
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Best Things Nearby:Restaurants; ActivitiesBest Things About the Resort:Tennis club where the pro will match you up for a game every day; Location is great; Computer access. Resort Experience:Palm Springs Tennis Club is one of my favorite timeshares and I believe I have exchanged into this resort at least five times (mostly via RCI). I would buy except you don''''t get a set week. The primary reason I return each year is that there are over 10 tennis courts and if you get to the office by 7:45am, you can sign up for a court where they will match you up with comparable opponents. We didn''''t get there that early and they were still able to get us mat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Palm Springs Tennis Club
701 West Baristo Road
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 325-1441

Leapin' Lizards Bistro

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Restaurant | "Leapin Lizards"

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This restaurant was on-site to the Cimarron Resort timeshare which was a definite plus since we were exhausted from our trip and just wanted to get some good food - quickly. The restaurant was very quiet even though we ate around 1:30 PM Saturday afternoon. But that was ok with me since I wanted to relax a bit. The waitress was very friendly and did not try to rush us. The entire restaurant was very open and nicely decorated. Perfect decor for the golf club house/cafe/restaurant combo. I am not sure exactly what was on the menu since I was sold on the special - lobster quiche. My lunch was delicious! There was plenty of lobster (probably the fake type but it was good). In addition...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2002

Leapin' Lizards Bistro
67-603 30th Ave
Cathedral City, California 92234
+1 760 770 6060

Beer Hunter Sports Pub & Grill

Restaurant | "Beer Hunter"

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You don''t go to the Beer Hunter Restaurant if you want a quiet place to eat a five star dinner. But this place has many plusses. It is a great sports bar atmosphere with many TV''s and lots of munchie type of foods to choose from. The menu also includes an extensive list of beers to choose from. Another big plus for us was the fact that the restaurant was very close to our timeshare since I didn''t want to drive too far after spending the entire day flying to California. I ordered the Beer Hunter special which consisted of four foods. The calamari was excellent! The fried mushrooms and potato skins were quite good. Unfortunately the wings did not measure up. There w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 14, 2002

Beer Hunter Sports Pub & Grill
34331 Date Palm Drive
Palm Springs, California 92234
(760) 770-6337

Delhi Palace

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Restaurant

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This Indian Restaurant may not be as "great" as the Indian Restaurant I frequent at home, but the food is good and I return every time we are in Palm Springs. In fact, I cannot figure out why there aren''t more people at the restaurant. I don''t think you need a reservation but I always call in advance just in case. As soon as we arrived, the excellent service started. The host immediately met us at the door and seated us at the best table that was open at that time.(I hate it when a host starts to seat you at a poor location when better locations are available). After being seated, the wine steward arrived (but we usually don''t order wine) and then the waiter came over and took our drin...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 14, 2002

Delhi Palace
1422 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92662
+1 760 325 3411

LG's Prime Steakhouse

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Restaurant | "LG's Steakhouse"

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I selected this restaurant since the American Way listed this restaurant as one of the top ten steakhouses in North America. I figured we should visit even though I do not like steaks. What a nice surprise to find the steaks at this restaurant are so fantastic that even I would return. I did not order the most expensive nor the largest size and I still would rave about my dinner - the steak is cooked so it practically "melts in your mouth". The menu is a la carte and we ordered the ceasar salad (for two), which is quite expensive (about $20) but worth it. First the salad is made at your table and as you watch the waiter prepare it, he entertains you with information about the salad. I also belie...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 16, 2002

LG's Prime Steakhouse
255 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92211
+1 760 416 1779

Cedar Creek Inn

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Restaurant | "CC Cedar Creek"

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This restaurant was on our "let's return" column and it will remain in the same column for the future. I liked the restaurant as well this time as the last time about four years ago. Since we invited friends to dine with us, I was a little nervous that the restaurant would not be as good as I remembered. Not to worry though - all four of us would recommend returning again. I would use the word excellent when talking about the quality of food, the service, and decor. First the decor and atmosphere: even though the restaurant was not crowded we were seated at a nice location (I hate restaurants that make you refuse their first selection!). After sitting down, and since I kne...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 16, 2002

Cedar Creek Inn
1555 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
+1 760 325 7300

Kaiser Grille

Restaurant | "Kaiser Grill"

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This restaurant was on my "let''s return" list, but this time our experience was not as good as experiences in the past. Since there were so few customers, the management had decided to close off many locations. That might have been a good business decision for him but we were planning to eat in the outside dining area! In addition, even though we had reservations, we were led to a very undesirable location which was the first table from the kitchen and next to the coffee station. We voiced our displeasure but to no avail. So to be honest, my bias against this restaurant started immediately! I do not think the waiter was attentive and the food was only ok. I had a seafood pasta dish an...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 16, 2002

Kaiser Grille
205 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
+1 760 323 1003

Benducci

Restaurant

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This "outing" was different from most of our other dinners during the week. First of all, all twelve members of the men''s team plus three significant others wanted to get together and have dinner at an Italian restaurant. This restaurant fit the bill because they could accommodate the entire group! In addition the food was good and the restaurant was casual. The bunch of guys were comfortable eating there and the women were happy it was a restaurant and not a dive! The waitresses and waiters were prompt and courteous and helpful explaining some of the dishes. I ordered lasagna, my usual selection at an Italian restaurant, and I was not disappointed. There was plenty of sauce...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Benducci
Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California

Cimarrón Golf Club

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Attraction | "Golf at Cimarron Resort"

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The first comment my husband made was that there wasn't a single tree on the entire course. Besides that fact, he enjoyed the course. I was surprised that he played three times on the course but the money was right, it was convenient, and the course was nice. This was the long course (the short course was closed since they were reseeding) and there were plenty of sand traps. Unusual features were that the greens were bermuda and were slower than expected. Also the sand traps were finely crushed marble. If you hit off the fairways, you ball landed in desert which made the ball unplayable. We called ahead to ensure that we would be able to get a tee-off time. However, just p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Cimarrón Golf Club
67-603 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 770-6060

Tennis

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Attraction | "tennis at five locations"

Tennis Photo, Palm Springs, California
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While in Palm Springs this time, we played tennis at five separate locations: 1. A local court one mile from the Cimarron Resort at the local park. We needed to find a practice court that teams coming in for the tournament wouldn't know about. Also we wanted to play without paying. This was a cement court and not the nicest court but it fit our purposes. 2.Tennis at Desert Princess in Cathedral City - You can reserve courts but there is a charge ($15 hour for Cimarron guests). My husband's tennis team practiced there once and played two of their matches there. The courts are in great condition. 3.Tennis at the Riviera in Palm Springs - My husband's tennis team practiced there once...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Tennis
Various Locations
Palm Springs, California