Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs

In my last trimester of pregnancy, we were very fortunate to get invited by our lovely cousins to come with them for a short weekend getaway in Palm Springs.

Driving through California Desert for about 2.5 hours felt like a super long drive…. especially on a hot 90F day with not much to see in between.

A very popular pit stop between LA and Palm Springs is the Cabazon Factory Outlet and Desert HIlls Premium Outlets located about 30 minutes before Indian Wells of Palm Springs, so for all of you shoppers out there this would be a crucial ‘rest-area’ for you.In Cabazon Outlets, you will find sporting brands such as Under Armour, Adidas, Puma, Rip Curl and Reebok.

And in Desert Hills Premium Outlets are the everyday to high-end brand such as Banana Republic, GAP, Express, Forever 21, J Crew, Nike, Kate Spade to Gucci, Prada, Balenciaga, Tory Burch, Coach and Michael Kors. Visit the links above for a complete store directory.

The drive was completely worth it after arriving at the Ritz Carlton Hotel located on top of a hill in Rancho Mirage, the scenery was stunning.

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

 Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage – Palm Springs

 We spent the entire 3 days by the pool because the temperature did hit 100 degrees fahrenheit (over 40 celcius) on the second day.

Under any circumstances, you do not want to be out in the sun… Either you stay in the hotel room or go in the pool… Palm Springs is especially popular during The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (a.k.a. Coachella) held annually in the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

The festival features live musical performances from different genres (rock, pop, indie, EDM), attended by celebrities and music spectators from all over the world. Tickets are sold one year in advance and it’s probably dubbed as the new-age Woodstock.

Other than Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, some of the recommended hotels in Palm Springs includes:

  • Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
  • Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
  • San Giuliano Hotel
  • Colt’s Lodge

Be sure to check out hotel reviews from several websites before making your hotel bookings.

The much needed break… I am a super happy mama!