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Dip in the Pool or Take a Trip to the Spa When You Book a Stay at These 4 Hotels

Written By: Kandace Cornell
Photos Provided By: Greater Palm Springs CVB Things to Do in Rancho Mirage

It may be August, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the last few weekends of summer. When the urge strikes to get out of dodge, nothing recharges the batteries like a weekend jaunt to a top luxury resort. For your consideration, Rancho Mirage is home to some of the premiere destinations in the desert, and we’ve rounded up our top four picks.

 

1 | Daily Om Things to Do in Rancho Mirage

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Once known as the Desert Air—a playground for Hollywood’s brightest stars—the now Omni Hotel of today has maintained the charm and elegance that made it a hotspot of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and added the modern amenities of a top notch destination resort. With its stately Spanish style facade, expansive grounds and sparkling pools, this desert oasis is a perfect location for a weekend getaway. Play a round of golf, bat some balls around the tennis court, unwind at the spa or enjoy family activities like Splashtopia—the hotel’s signature waterpark featuring 100-foot waterslides and a lazy river—or sign up the whole crew to solve a group Murder Mystery.

Native Knowledge: The Omni Murder Mystery is offered four times daily, $25 per person.

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

760.568.2727

 

2 | Puttin’ on the Ritz Things to Do in Rancho Mirage

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage


With breathtaking panoramas of the desert’s mountain backdrop, this luxury retreat is worth the views alone. Situated 650 feet above the valley, its main pool overlooks the sparkling lights of the mountainside at twilight. ”Ideally situated close to the fabulous sights, architecture and design highlights of the Palm Springs area, the resort offers guests a host of entertainment opportunities, some of the finest restaurants, shopping, museums and the region’s must-see natural splendors,” says Marketing and Communications Director, Taurean Wright. Book a massage therapy treatment at the world class spa, tuck into a Porterhouse at the Edge Steakhouse or lounge poolside with a cocktail and drink in the mountain air from the best seat in the house.

Native Knowledge: For a limited time, take advantage of the Spa Indulgence package, which includes a 50-minute massage with your booking, starting at $429 per night.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

68900 Frank Sinatra Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

760.321.8282

3 | Escape to the Hills Things to Do in Rancho Mirage

The Westin Mission Hills
 Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a destination unto itself,” says General Manager Tom Scaramellino. “We have a variety of resort activities, like our Grooves at the Westin jazz concert series, a Kids Club full of activities lead by a recreation team and a dog adoption program that has had over 140 dogs adopted.” Boasting five pools, an upscale spa, plus two championship golf courses and an award-winning tennis program, this resort has all the amenities of an idyllic summer weekend.

Westin Mission Hills
 Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

760.328.5955


 

4| Muy Caliente 

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

For those looking to be entertained, search no further than Agua Caliente. “With a Forbes Four Star spa, a Wine Spectator Award winning steakhouse, a 2200-seat concert theater, a multitude of delicious dining options and glistening pools, this oasis in the desert will be an extraordinary experience in that you are not soon to forget,” says VP of Marketing, Michael Facenda. There’s never a dull moment when you can try your hand at Black Jack or Texas Hold ‘Em at the top tier casino, kick back with a cigar at the Pívat Cigar Lounge or take in a show in the main theater, featuring all kinds of popular acts, from musicians like Smokey Robinson and Duran Duran to Tyler the Hollywood Medium and beloved comedians like Jim Gaffigan.

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
32-250 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

888.999.1995