Palm Springs is one of my favorite vacation destinations. There are some who would say that it’s too much of a desert, or too much of a resort to have any fun in. I’d like to refute that viewpoint and insist that it’s a fun, happening kind of town! I was given the opportunity to cruise around downtown Palm Springs in a new 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, and what a fun ride that was! First, let me just say that I’ve driven plenty of cars, but for Palm Springs the VW Beetle was perfect. With a Panoramic sunroof and Fender Premium Audio System, it felt like I was being pampered from one destination to the next. Here was my itinerary:
Founded in 1992, The Coachella Valley Hiking Club has day hikes for every ability level. Even though it’s a club, the first hike for a non-member is free, so it was quite a deal. I chose the easiest 2-hour ramble, but even so, I was more than happy with the comfortable seats to help soothe my sore legs.
The next day, because I was still sore, I took it easy and cruised over to Villagefest, which is a street fair that happens every Thursday evening. There were musicians, food, arts and crafts, a farmers market, and plenty of chances to people-watch.
Mccormick’s Classic Car Showroom
This was by far my favorite stop in Palm Springs. Mccormick’s is a classic car showroom where Pal Springs’ quarterly classic car auction is hosted, and there’s always plenty of privately owned vehicles on consignment. I felt right at home pulling up in my 2015 VW Beetle, especially since I was driving a Beetle Classic with a 1.8L engine and 170-horsepower.
I was only in Palm Springs for three days, but those days were packed with enough entertainment and adventure to get me through until my Summer vacation begins. If you ever get a chance to get to Palm Springs, I would suggest a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle from Coachella Valley VW in Indio, California. If you’re heading that way from Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, or Indian Wells, you’re close enough to stop by, say hi, and take a test drive!