TAHQUITZSummer is here! That means it’s time to get out there and start doing some exploring!  If you’re looking for an easy, laid-back trip with a sprinkle of adventure, we suggest you head to Palm Springs. The weather is hot, but the views at Tahquitz Canyon and the Riviera hotel are oh-so-cool.

Tahquitz Canyon is just a little ways off of the main strip, so it won’t take you long to get there. Go in the morning and you’ll be back at the pool sippin’ a Bloody Mary by noon. The 2-mile hike is easy but fun, especially when you make it to the falls and can jump in to cool off.

Keeping things cool, it doesn’t get much cooler than the Riviera hotel. This desert oasis is absolutely stunning and decked out in mid-century modern decor. There are numerous funky bar areas throughout the hotel and you wouldn’t be surprised if a member of the rat pack just happened to pull up a seat next to you. Head to their site to really see all this haven has to offer. We were just able to grab a few pics (clearly we were too busy enjoying the hotel). One of the best features was the pool and all of the fire pits that surround it. Ending the day sitting by the fire gazing up at the stars is heavenly.

Last but not least, another added bonus to Palm Springs is paying this beautiful lady a visit. Now you know what’s under there.

marylyn