Relax at the Riviera Palm Springs
As the Coachella Music Festival rolls around every year, Palm Springs becomes *the* scene to be seen, and for trendy twenty-somethings to showcase their newest fashion threads in hopes of being photographed. Pool parties are ubiquitous, and you have your pick of hip hotels - the Saguaro and Ace Hotel, for example - if that's your vibe. On my recent trip, however, I was looking for something more mellow, relaxed, and scenic. The Riviera Palm Springs fit the bill with its chill lounge music by the pool, Hollywood nostalgia-driven decor, and more adult demographic of guests.
The Riviera has two pools - a main one (replete with hot tubs, day beds, cocktail bars, and fire pits), and a quieter one (a bit further from the action.) With all the parties happening in town, the resort felt like a quiet oasis to relax and escape the crowds. Happy hour deals by the pool are also a score (two glasses of Veuve Clicquot for under $14 !)
If you're are AAA member, book through the website and save 10-15% off your booking. Don't forget to bring your proof of card at check-in !