Hey friends! If anyone is looking for a weekend getaway that’s nearby to Southern California, Plam Springs is the way to go! I’ve been going there for years, every summer with my parents until I could finally go with my friends, and now I’ve finally been able to take my Fiancé. We spent the day in Palm Springs on a whim since we both happened to have a day off of work, and he was in town!
So what can you possibly do in 124-degree weather in the desert? Go figure we went on the hottest day of the year…Well, leave it to Patrick to find an air museum that we absolutely had to go to. But to his credit, it was actually not the most boring museum trip I’ve ever had! lol, This airplane stuff is definitely growing on me.
I suppose I should take this opportunity to finally explain the name of my blog! Our fascination with aviation and airplanes is the reason I decided to name my blog Fashionable Flyer! I suppose when your soon to be husband is obsessed with something, that means you better start enjoying just a little bit of that something too. After all, you are about to spend a lot more time together. So we’ve learned to compromise; every air museum trip is followed by a trip to the mall! Where fashion meets flying! We have even decided that having a little plane of our own will certainly be in the near future, so stay tuned for more adventures with that.
Anyways, I must say that the Palm Springs Air Museum is a great stop if you are in town. It has some great history, some incredible airplanes that you can get in and even take rides in, and is ultimately just a great place to cool off in the heat! The super friendly retired folks who work there are great, and make me proud to be from the USA!
After the museum, our next stop was the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. This was seriously the best idea we had for the day. First off, it was about 40 degrees cooler on top of the mountains, and we had a gorgeous view of all of Palm Springs from the Peaks Restaurant. There was a beautiful hiking trail…that I did not make it on, given my impractical shoe choice (I’m called Fashionable Flyer, not Practical Flyer after all). This turned out to be okay though because all of the pretty views are very easily accessible without going too far down the hiking trail.
The Peaks restaurant was delicious as well! We had an amazing lunch with an awesome view of the desert. Patrick had their Lemon Salmon, and I had their Avocado BLT. 5 Stars for sure! After lunch and some photos, we then headed back down the mountain to the raging heat and hit the pool at the Saguaro hotel. If you are looking for a place to take all of your Instagram photos…this hotel has all the vibrant colors. It has a very retro, Route 66, feel to it, which made for a fun afternoon in the pool. They also have some great rates for Southern Californians!
If you all have any questions about the trip or are looking for some tips, please feel free to comment or DM me! Thanks for flying along with me!
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