Take A Ride On The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 

The Desert Sun’s Meg Ryan writes about a cool way to beat the summer desert heat and get a different view of the Coachella Valley at the same time by taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. At the top is the Mountain Station, where riders can grab a bite to eat at either the Peaks Restaurant or Pines Cafe, wander through the gift shops or take a look at the natural history museum. For those riders looking for adventure, Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area offers 50 miles of hiking trails, including picnic areas and campgrounds. The Tramway offers free guided nature walks on Saturdays and Sundays, one at 11 a.m. through the Desert View Trail and one at 1:30 p.m. through the Long Valley Discovery Trail. The tours are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For residents who want to take the 10-minute trip as many times as they’d like, there is The Tramway Summer Pass. From May 1 through Aug. 31., passes are $75 for adults and seniors, and $40 for children ages 3 to 12. And, each pass includes 10 percent off additional Tramway tickets, 10 percent off Peaks Restaurant or Pines Café purchases, and unlimited free parking. 

To read Meg Ryan’s original article and view the accompanying pictures, courtesy of The Desert Sun, please visit: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/2016/07/15/another-way-cool-off-head-up-palm-springs-tramway/87061336/

 

Take In A Dive-In Movie At The Arrive Hotel

 

The Desert Sun’s Vibe & Style Columnist, Xochitl Pena writes that Palm Springs’ Arrive Hotel and the Palm Springs International Film Society have partnered to host dive-in movie nights, people floating in a pool, eating popcorn and enjoying a fun flick, the third Thursday of the month.  The featured film this coming Thursday is the 2001 comedy “Wet Hot American Summer,” starring a pre-Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio and Michael Showalter. 

The showings usually have a themed tie-in to the movie.  For example, last month’s film, “Jaws”, attracted a crowd of between 100 and 150 guests, many of whom used the shark floaties in the pool to act out the shark scenes. For the event, all the cabana sofas are moved to one side of the pool so guests can either find a seat or float around in the pool to watch the flick, which starts at 8 p.m. after the sun sets. And perhaps best of all…the showings are free. 

To read Xochitl Pena’s original article and view the accompanying pictures, courtesy of The Desert Sun, please visit: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/movies/2016/07/15/cool-off-palm-springs-dive--movies-arrive/87138810/