Photography Provided By: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Photography Provided By: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Soak Up the September Sun at This Rancho Mirage Destination

This Is Why September Is the Best Month to Visit Rancho Mirage

Sunshine, the open road, wind whipping through your hair—there’s something about taking a long drive through the desert that stirs up feelings of true adventure. And while we all know that what matters is the journey and not the destination, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is worth the trip. Take advantage of the extended summer the west coast desert offers—plus Omni’s impressive summer specials that go through September 30—with a memorable weekend away. Whether you’re sun-chasing or seeking a closer connection with nature, these three road trips are bound to yield amazing memories. Grab your favorite passenger, press play on our Roadtrip Essentials playlist and set your GPS to Rancho Mirage. Palm Springs Road Trip


Destination: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA

San Diego to Rancho Mirage: 122 miles
Orange County to Rancho Mirage: 106 miles
Los Angeles to Rancho Mirage: 134 miles 

Before this property became what it is now, it was Desert Air Hotel & Resort, designed by notable architect H.L. “Hank” Gogerty in the ‘50s. The hotel was so beloved amongst the Hollywood stars that a few, including Bob Hope and Cary Grant, were present at the groundbreaking of Omni Rancho Las Palmas in 1977. Today, the resort pays homage to its Golden Era roots with a golf course, tennis courts and—of course—lots of pools to dip into.  

Don’t Miss Out: Omni Rancho Las Palmas’ Escape and Save offer helps you save 15% off of your midweek stay when you book for two or more nights.

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Lookin’ Good

Want the quintessential Greater Palm Springs experience? Omni Rancho Las Palmas guests can enjoy the resort’s lush, green lawns, a view of larger-than-life mountains and brilliant sunsets speckled by palm trees. And while this destination will definitely beckon you outside, we think you’ll fall in love with your room’s classic California-chic decor.


Splish, Splash

There are lots of ways to cool off during a sunny desert day, and Omni Rancho Las Palmas has thought of them all! For sunbathers and quick-dippers, head to the main pool or the lazy river. For kids, head over to Splashtopia for water slides and a sandy beach—if that’s not your scene, you can traipse over to the adults-only Azure Pool. And if you’re seeking the ultimate serenity, we recommend the relaxing Spa Pool. 

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Bon Appetit!

With five on-site eateries, you’ll have tons of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and plenty of snacks in between. For cozy, new-American cuisine, check out the resort’s signature restaurant, bluEmber. Take a break after your golf round at Between the 9s, and Palms Cafe is perfect for grab’n’go bites. Last but not least, take a look at Splash Grill’s poolside menu for kid-friendly food and adult-friendly beverages.



Let go of stress and indulge in some true R&R at Spa Las Palmas, Omni Rancho Las Palmas’ premier luxury spa. Revitalize up your look with a Classic Spa Manicure or Pedicure or unwind with a relaxing Signature Las Palmas Cactus Healing Massage with CBD. You can also refresh your skin with a Desert Mirage Custom Facial that’s created specifically for your needs. Not to mention, the new Chi treatments are out of this world. Go ahead, you deserve it!

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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.


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