Mid-Week to the Max!
Weekday specials make every day a vacation in Palm Springs
By Kevin Perry
TGI-Monday! That’s right, we always look forward to the week ahead, because the forecast calls for bargains. From Happy Hours to nappy nights and prix fixe perfection, mid-week is the new weekend in our eternally sunny hometown.
Check into luxury, check out our activities, and check your inhibitions at the door. Get ready to pack your calendar full of cool…
The Monkey Tree Hotel – You’ll go bananas for this deal: stay two weeknights and get the third one free! Designed by legendary architect Albert Frey, the swoop of this boutique resort’s lines complement the San Jacinto Mountains with subtle restraint yet stand on their own foundation of vanguard style. Built in 1960, The Monkey Tree boasts an iconic guest list, including Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Gilda Radner & Gene Wilder, Katharine Hepburn, and every Beatle except Paul McCartney. Hey, Fab-Three out of Fab-Four ain’t bad!
Los Arboles Hotel – Your favorite deal of the year is back! Book a 3 night minimum stay to get one of the nights free. Available for all room types. Use code freesummer19 to get the automatic discount. This offer can not be combined with other deals, discounts or specials. Book now until August 29, 2019.
Parker Palm Springs – When visitors think of opulence, their minds immediately book a mental stay at The Parker. Elegance shimmers in every corner of your suite; gourmet delights beckon you to visit their many dining and beverage enclaves; and style seethes from each carefully placed accoutrement in their picturesque common areas (which are anything but common). The Parker experience is priceless yet extravagant, but you can catch a break by booking your time wisely. Their King Deluxe room, for example, is up to 28% cheaper on a weekday than on the weekend. More money for…
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tour – Throw the top off and get to the bottom of a Palm Springs escapade! Chart the craggy contours of the San Andreas Fault, color yourself impressed by the Painted Canyon, and do it all from the comfort and chic bravado of a ruby red Jeep. This tour company regularly runs epic specials, so check back often and fill your weekday with WOW.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – You just excavated the depths of the San Andreas, so it’s time to soar to new heights of Palm Springs realness on the tram. Marvel at the majesty of our idyllic paradise as you ascend to a (slightly) less simmering temperature atop the mountains. This transcendent gondola runs daily, offering a Summer Pass for only $80. But save room for a mile-high dessert in the desert at Peaks Restaurant; their prix fixe options bring heavenly cuisine down to earthly prices.
Escape Room Palm Springs – Don’t ditch your tram stubs just yet, because you can redeem them for discounts at Palm Springs’ coolest puzzle playground. Walk in the bloody footsteps of Jack the Ripper, delve into the mysteries of the Titanic, and gather as many clues as you can before the game clock runs out! You have 60 minutes to sleuth your way to freedom in this perfect antidote to the midweek blues.
Jake’s – Now that you’ve fed your adventurous side, it’s time to feed your actual belly. Well you’re in luck, because three courses are a charm at Jake’s, the steakhouse with a meaty midweek special under $40. Tantalize your palate with a refreshing salad, then immerse yourself in a seafood entrée before sweetening the already fabulous deal with a sinful dessert. Weekend vibes, meet weekday budget.
Spencer’s – Not to be outdone, this rival destination also prides itself on a $38 prix fixe extravaganza. Complete with classic steakhouse options such as Braised Beef Short Ribs as well as some international offerings like Kung Pao Calamari, Palm Springs indulgence is served at Spencer’s.
Toucan’s Tiki Lounge – Drag, you’re it! The capital of cross-dressing is Toucan’s, striking a pose and slaying the competition throughout the midweek. Let she who is without sin cast a glance at Jesus and her sister, taking the stage by spicy storm every Monday night. Three days later, get resurrected by the drag queen royalty of Jazmyn Simone. Yaas, indeed!
El Jefe @ Saguaro – We end our weekday whirlwind at the epicenter of the wine, dine, stay, and play philosophy. The Saguaro resort not only offers a rainbow of hospitality (seriously, the color scheme is brilliant), but their pool is THE place to be seen… preferably with a Happy Hour beverage in your hand. Every Monday through Friday from 3-6pm, the El Jefe bar spilleth over with sangria, beer, and margarita specials.
There you have it; weekends are so last season. Wake us when it’s Monday again…