March 24-25, 2018

Overnight in Palm Springs

We held an overnight trip to Palm Springs in conjuction with the Orange County and LA clubs.

Mercedes, Terry, Jason, Patty, Bob, Nina, Rick, Eric, Renee, Linda, Ron, Robert

Event Schedule

????   Leave home
????   Optional wind farm tour
3:30   Motel check-in
4:30   Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
6:30   Group Dinner at Peaks Restaurant
  Note: sunset is about 7pm
8:00   Ride back down
8:30   Overnight at Palm Springs motel
10:00   Group Brunch at Billy Reed's
????   Optional wind farm tour
????   Head home

Wind farm tour

Learn where electricity comes from on this two hour tour behind the fence while riding in an air conditioned luxury bus. The tour ends with a delicious date shake.

Visit the Palm Springs Windmill Tours web site for full information.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The tram takes about ten minutes to reach the top (rotating as it goes). The views are fantastic and multiple outdoor activities are available at the top including two restaurants, observation decks, a natural history museum, two documentary theaters, a gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Note that while Palm Springs is warm (70°), it is about 30° cooler on top (expecting a high of 40°) so come prepared.

Visit the tramway web site for full information.

Dinner at Peaks Restaurant

The Peaks Restaurant (at the top) provides spectacular views with delectable food.

Hotel overnight

Palm Springs is a popular destination year round so we tried to pick one of the "quieter" weekends for better hotel prices. We will be staying at the Hilton Palm Springs and other motels. (Check Trivago if you don't have a room yet.)

Sunday brunch at Billy Reed's

Billy Reed's is a famous and popular Palm Springs restaurant since 1975.

Charging

There are superchargers in Indio, Cabazon and Temecula depending upon your route home. Also several area motels have Tesla destination chargers if you choose to stay somewhere other than the Hilton. Visit Plugshare for a map of Tesla chargers (set filters for just Tesla chargers).

More details to follow... Your thoughts and ideas welcomed!