Palm Springs Journals

California Spring Break

A March 2004 trip to Palm Springs by gbeacham

Quote: Vista Mirage is a quiet resort. Excellent tennis court and two pools. Covered parking available. Rooms nicely decorated and large.

California Spring Break

Overview

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There’s lots of stuff to do in Palm Springs. There is a large outlet mall just west of town and parking is tight with not enough spaces for the traffic. We were lucky enough to be there at the same time as the Pacific Life Tennis Tournament and took in an evening of matches. There were top-notch facilities with lots of friendly volunteers helping you get around.

Quick Tips:

If you have the stomach for a curvy trip up a mountain at night, a ride up Highway 74 is well worth it. The view of the Palm Springs area from 4000 feet up is awesome. There are several viewing pull-outs for you to stop and enjoy the view.

Best Way To Get Around:

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Best Things Nearby:Near downtown, just far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. Best Things About the Resort:Large suite. Excellent tennis court and two nice pools.Resort Experience:The resort was very clean and caters to the older crowd. The tennis court is between the two pools in the rear of the resort near the parking area, secluded from prying eyes. The parking area is gated and you use your room key card to enter. There are small garages available to park in, which are a blessing in the hot desert sun. The garages are first-come-first-served; however, we never had a problem getting one. Staff is only on site from 8am to 10pm. Emergency calls aft...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 24, 2004

Vista Mirage Resort
400 S Hermosa Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 320-5518

Kaiser Grille

Restaurant | "Kaiser Grill"

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We were running a little late to get to the tennis matches and our waiter went out of his way to expedite the meal. Everything we had to eat was great. The prime rib surpassed most I have ever eaten. The roasted chicken was moist with a crispy skin. The chicken pizza, cooked in a wood burning pizza oven, was superb.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 24, 2004

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