FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND IN PALM SPRINGS
Forget about a new tie or cologne – to create a truly memorable Father’s Day for the dad in your life, plan a weekend getaway to Palm Springs. With a wide range of activities to offer from adventure to history to great dining options, there is plenty to entertain dad and everyone else in the family too.
Adventure Hummer Tours
A truly distinctive experience and escape from your daily grind, plan a Hummer tour in the Palm Springs desert. Special permits allow expert guides to lead you to exclusive paths and places in Joshua Tree National Park and the mystical canyons near the San Andreas Fault. Along with stunning views, you might catch a glimpse of coyotes, golden eagles and big horn sheep. Great for any age, the Hummer provides a smooth ride through desert terrain and is a fun experience for everyone.
Coachella Valley Brewing Company
How do you make beer tasting educational? Enjoy a brewery tour! Using a state of the art brew system operating in only 15 breweries on the planet, Coachella Valley Brewing Company combines a systematic approach to brewing with green technology making them a leader in producing high-quality beers while being mindful of the environment. Emphasizing “farm-to-glass” brewing, they incorporate local citrus, herbs, honey and spices and have become well-known for their truly unique and flavorful craft beers.
Pro tip: Try the Stout flight if you like complex and rich tasting beers. The atmosphere is laid back and casual and accompanied minors are welcome on the tour.
Palm Springs Air Museum
This living history museum provides fascinating insight into the role of Air Power in World War Two and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. With a wealth of experiential exhibits, this attraction can easily fill hours with displays for every age including “climb on” options for children, videos and newsreels, flight simulators and even real flights on one of these historic planes.
Pro tip: Chat up the docents – many of them are veterans with great stories and experiences they are willing to share.
Escena Golf Club
What Palm Springs Father’s Day getaway would be complete without a round of golf for Dad? Ranked as the #6 Public Course in California by PGATOUR.com, this Nicklaus Design golf course is noted for its generous driving corridors, unobstructed sightlines, and the overall strength of its design. This is a quintessential Palm Springs course with spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains, towering palm trees, native desert landscaping and clear blue sky.
Pro tip: The clubhouse features expansive mountain views and a great menu, making it a perfect place to sip a Chambord Lemon Drop while you wait for dad to finish up his round of golf.
LG’s Prime Steakhouse
LG’s is locally owned and has been an award-winning desert institution for nearly 30 years. Order their Caesar salad and have it prepared from scratch tableside The 24oz “Jewel in the Crown” Porterhouse or 30oz bone-in rib eye with a choice of six house made sauces, crab, lobster, is any meat lover’s dream. They also offer an unmatched selection of wines and cocktails. Cheers to Dad for Father’s Day.
Pro tip: LG’s has locations in Palm Springs and La Quinta. Make reservations in advance directly on their website at LGsprimesteakhouse.com.
Palm Springs offers a range of activities to fill an ideal Father’s Day weekend, but don’t forget relaxing by the pool at your own vacation rental. McLean Company offers just about any size rental you may need with styles from traditional and cozy Mediterranean to hip mid-century mod. Knowing that McLean Company is the longest operating, same owner, vacation rental management company in the entire desert gives you the peace of mind that your vacation rental experience will be smooth and worry-free. Just like your Father’s Day getaway should be. Call now to start your planning.