Things To Do In Desert Hot Springs


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  • Playoffs
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Playoffs, a local favorite. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Make sure to check out Playoffs' happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Playoffs' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Your large group can all sit together at Playoffs. Music lovers will appreciate Playoffs' freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. Between the music and the crowds, Playoffs' noise levels can be intense. Man's best friend is welcome to join you for a delicious meal at Playoffs. Prepare to face the crowds at Playoffs during the week — weekends tend to be slower. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Playoffs — it's strictly casual. Playoffs provides easy access to an adjacent lot. The grub at Playoffs is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
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    12105 Palm Dr
    Desert Hot Springs, CA US
  • Cabot's Pubelo Museum
    In 1913, Cabot Yerxa re-discovered Desert Hot Springs' eponymous springs while digging for water on his 160 acres of homesteaded land. In 1941, the pioneer decided to build a Hopi-inspired pueblo on this land using materials he reclaimed or found in the desert. The result is now known as Cabot's Pueblo Museum, and it encompasses 5,000 square feet. The building, which rises four stories above the desert and utilizes the Venturi Effect for air conditioning, is constructed out of adobe-style sun-dried brick that Cabot made himself in his courtyard. Cabot also used materials from cabins abandoned in the 1930s. Visitors can wander through his pueblo's 35 rooms, peer out of the 150 windows, and stage elaborate Scooby-Doo chases through the 65 doors.
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    67616 Desert View Avenue
    Desert Hot Springs, CA US
  • Willie Boys Saloon & Dance Hall
    Named for the subject of a legendary tale from 19th-century California, Willie Boys Saloon & Dance Hall surrounds visitors with fun, food, and drink, as well as the rustic frontier atmosphere of the Old West. Diners can feast on pulled pork, spare ribs, fish and chips, and burgers, pairing them with beer and wine as revelers on the spacious dance floor groove to country, classic rock, and top 40 hits. The space prides itself on its collection of antiques and memorabilia, including an authentic Brunswick-made bar from the 1800s, a 19th-century bank-teller gate, and a jail cell from Deadwood believed to have once housed the killer of Wild Bill Hickok and a man who said a curse word on a Sunday.
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    50048 29 Palms Hwy.
    Morongo Valley, CA US
  • Rim Nordic Ski Area
    Tucked into the San Bernardino Mountains, Rim Nordic Ski Area puts its stunning setting to good use. When winter barrels in and covers the groomed trail system with the cold powdery stuff, visitors can strap on rented snowshoes or cross-country skis and set off on snowy adventures. Groomed ski trails and tracks for classic skiing impose an outdoorsy form of order, while cross-country lessons prepare first-timers for their expeditions or strange-footwear parties. While the mountain is the perfect place for a wintry outing, Rim Nordic Ski Area doesn't let summer stop the fun either?cyclists also take advantage of powder-free slopes during mountain-biking events, sanctioned by USA Cycling for all levels and age groups.
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    Rim Nordic Ski Area, Hwy 18
    Across from Snow Valley Mtn. Resort, CA US
  • Fireside Lounge
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Fireside Lounge, a local favorite. Comfort food at its best, low-fat is intentionally left off the menu here. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Fireside Lounge has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. At Fireside Lounge, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Fireside Lounge and order great food. Dress is typically casual at Fireside Lounge, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Fireside Lounge will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Fireside Lounge — swing by for your favorite meal.
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    696 S Oleander Rd
    Palm Springs, CA US
  • The Barn
    Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from The Barn. Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — The Barn has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Skip long waits and head to The Barn with your large group for easy seating. Take your meal to the next level on the patio at The Barn. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. Weekends are when crowds really head to The Barn, so plan accordingly. It doesn't get much more laid-back than The Barn, so dress for comfort when you come. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near The Barn. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The Barn, so plan your budget accordingly. You'll need a couple Andrew Jacksons for a visit to The Barn — they only accept cash. The Barn serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    44560 National Trails Hwy
    Newberry Springs, CA US

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