Palm Springs used to be notorious for its spring breaks. Now it seems that Valentine’s Day has become the darling of the desert. It is easy to understand why. There are few places that offer more fun, specialized romantic packages, candlelit fine dining, and starlit night skies under which the temperature is perfect for swimming or soaking in a Jacuzzi. Let’s face it, the desert has it all. If you are looking for a long weekend without getting on an airplane, that still feels exotic and luxurious, there is no place better than Palm Springs.
This Valentine’s Day the offerings are abundant. Multiple hotel packages featuring champagne, strawberries, couples massages, late brunches, romantic dancing and fine dining are all on tap for those clever enough to choose the Coachella Valley as their Valentine’s Day destination. The Spa Resort Casino is offering its Sweet Getaway Package and the charming Los Arboles Hotel will treat you to two nights with room service in the privacy of a nostalgic old Hollywood style room.
Nearly every restaurant in town is offering romantic dining packages and sweetheart dinners for every palate and budget imaginable. Even the Palm Springs Tramway is getting in on the action this year with a gourmet four course meal at the Peaks Restaurant in the warm ambience of the mountain chalet with a view of the city lights. The Bistro at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino has outdone themselves with a menu that includes Lobster Ravioli, Châteaubriand, Bananas Foster, and Baked Alaska, some of the all-time favorites of Valentine’s Day.
As for those of us here in the real estate community we expect to be busier than ever. February is always an exceptional time for all of us. Situated as it is right in the middle of our social season, and including Valentine’s Day and the long Presidents weekend, February is the month to be reckoned with. Many of those who come to the Valley to celebrate holidays decide to combine business with pleasure and shop for homes or make additions to their real estate portfolios while they are in town.
So, gather up that special person or special family and head to the desert for a fun filled weekend of nonstop action for total relaxation. Book services at one of our ultra-luxurious spas, take in a show at the McCallum or visit those Fabulous Follies before they close, or choose anyone of the dozens of superb activities offered Valley wide. Make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.