Friday, April 18, 2008

Exploring Palm Springs: Things Around Downtown

I receive a lot of e-mails from people asking all sorts of questions about Palm Springs. I have been writing about the desert here on this blog for some time and share all kinds of information that I find interesting. This photo above is on route 111 at the entrance to Palm Springs proper. It offers sweeping views of the mountains surrounding downtown. A few days ago I went for a walk downtown and took a few photos to share what you would see downtown along Palm Canyon Drive.
Above: horse drawn carriages provide romantic views of the city, and are a lot of fun.

Above: The retail shops along Palm Canyon Drive are mainly tourist stores- here are two prime examples, "Rich & Famous Celebrity Jewelry Salon" and "Art of Hollywood", which sells all sorts of memorabilia.
Casual Dining Downtown
I usually write about the fine dining restaurants in Palm Springs, but here are a few moderately priced places to eat...
Above: Las Casuelas Terazza is a popular Mexican restaurant with live music nightly and delicious margaritas.
Above: Two great burger joints with wonderful patio seating. left is Grill-A-Burger, right is Tyler's.

above: La Mariposa at the charming Mercado Plaza. These musicians provided a romantic environment for dining al fresco.

Above: The Village Pub is a popular hot spot with a loud patio bar for brews and pub grub.
No matter what your preference for food, there is something for everyone in downtown Palm Springs. I guess that's why I like it so well.
-Rick Rockhill

9 comments:

Seamus said...

Looks like a fun place to play! :)

Mone said...

beautiful...all I can say!

Marlupe said...

I think I would love this town, as I like spending as much time outdoors as possible. All those restaurants you show all had wonderful patios

Anonymous said...

when I was stationed at 29 Palms my buddies and I used to hang at the village pub, we always got hammered there.

Lewis said...

My experience with PSP is minimal. Only a few times have I layed over there. We stay right downtown at the -- well, now I can't even think of the place -- Hyatt? On Palm Canyon...... that shows you how long its been!

tt said...

One of these days lovee and i will get there! Can't wait to see it all. I love the glimpses you give us. Looks so fun and I love the scenery! :)

whimsical brainpan said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely city with us!

Diane J Standiford said...

I'm looking for a new home...with my MS it must be cool, but partner needs sun...is it that good heat people talk about? I may need to consult Dr.Wang

Tea N. Crumpet said...

La Mariposa reminds me of a place that my family ate at in Mexico 25 years ago. I still dream of it. . .

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