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Best Date Ideas in Palm Springs! | Palm Springs Limousine Services

Local limo services are used on a daily basis for dates in Palm Springs, CA. Whether by a Palm Springs limousine or party bus, any date can be optimal with luxurious transportation. Many dates happen at the region’s many romantic restaurants, but there are also more creative ideas for dating in Palm Springs. Temecula wine tours and hot air balloon rides are just a few of the many dates our limos have served. From restaurants with the best views, wine-tasting in hot air balloons and desert escapes – these are some of our best date tips for Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley!

Romantic Dining

Le Vallauris
How about taking a limousine to an outdoor restaurant with gorgeous surrounding views? Named the most romantic Palm Springs restaurant by both USA Today and TripAdvisor, Le Vallauris is a French restaurant named after a French village. With their extensive (and highly expensive) selection of wines, you could even skip the Temecula wine tour and come to Le Vallauris for the wine-tastings. The historic Mediterranean Revival style eatery is surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful courtyard – making it an ideal date destination by limo services. Particularly famous for its seafood, lobster cocktail and tuna tartare, you can also find all kinds of other tasty dishes here. Try their lamb, beef filet or famous porcini tart! Le Vallauris is an upscale and elegant restaurant, ideal for a date or other nice dining experiences.

Limo service at Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, CaliforniaRanked the second-most-romantic restaurant by TripAdvisor and the fourth-most by USA Today, Copley’s On Palm Canyon is another ideal place for romantic date by limousines. This uptown restaurant is located right on N. Palm Canyon Drive and offers beautiful outdoor garden-seating. The favorite of many celebrities, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper for one, you might also see celebrities when dining at this upscale Palm Springs eatery. Like good wine? Check out their extensive wine list to add some wine-tasting to your limo tour. They are also known for their great lobster pie and their signature Copley’s chicken breast, stuffed with shrimps and pieces of mango. Their Alaska Halibut and British Salmon are great seafood choices here.

Limo services in Palm DesertLa Spiga Ristorante Italiano in Palm Desert was named Palm Springs’ second-most romantic restaurant by USA Today. Located in the popular El Paseo Village of Palm Desert, El Ristorante is as Italian as it gets with its owner having immigrated of Sicily. So imagine an authentic Italian restaurant with beautiful views of surrounding mountains, romantic music and great dining. Most ingredients are also picked on the surrounding garden, as well as offsite local farms. Some must tries here include their wild mushrooms, cream noodles or their fresh Italian pork sausages. You can also come here for great wine-tasting, mostly Italian- and Californian varietals. Other romantic themed eateries include Spencer’s Restaurant, which offers an impressive wine selection, as well as Miro’s Restaurant, Melvyn’s Restaurant and Mister Parker’s.

Date Activities

Limousine services in Palm SpringsWhy settle for just a dinner? Have the limo transfer you to a fun activity as well! We know the ins and outs of the city’s most romantic outings. Whether you prefer a desert excursion, vineyard tour or a hot air balloon ride over wine country – add a Palm Springs limousine for an ultimate adventure. Numerous companies offer balloon tours, including Fantasy Balloon Flights, Magical Adventure Balloon Rides, HAVNFUN Hot Air Ballooning and Balloons Above The Desert. Several of these offer romantic date tours, for example offered by Balloons Above The Desert. Our party bus and limos have been used for couples for hot air balloons for a variety of tours, including for weddings, date nights, anniversaries, proposals, etc. These types of tours can also be wonderful in gorgeous Temecula Valley, where you get 360-degree views of Temecula’s rolling green hills and wine country. Temecula wine tours can also be combined with a hot air balloon ride. Several of these Temecula tours are offered at the wineries, and some offer wine-tasting up in the skies. At the hot air balloon tours offered by Temecula Valley Jeep & Wine Tours, you have the choice of enjoying a mimosa or glass of champagne while flying high.

Wine-tasting tours to Temecula are particularly popular for dating couples. At several of these wineries you’ll have the option of dining by the vineyards. Meritage At Callaway is one example, which offers breathtaking views of surround wine country. As an alternative to the usual Temecula tours, head on a local tour of wine-tasting venues in the Coachella Valley! Many of our clients have booked limos to The Wine Bar in La Quinta’s Old Town or the 12th Floor Cocktail Lounge & Wine Bar in Indio, California. Wine selections at Downtown Palm Springs’ Spencer’s Restaurant and Fame Cigars and Wine are also pretty impressive.

palm-canyonsWhy not try something different for your date? We recently had a limo booked to Palm Canyons on S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs’ own palm tree forest. This is an incredibly popular destination for the outdoorsy, but we’ve also had couples heading out here for romantic picnics by limos. Then there’s of course The Areal Tramway to Peak’s Restaurant. What can beat a dinner on the peak of Mount San Jacinto, 8500 feet above the city. Maybe most popular for families booking a Palm Springs limousine, but we have also had couples going to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens for their dates. With over 130 creatures to look at, and even camel riding tours, Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert is a must-see for anyone visiting Palm Springs.

We have also had limos heading to the many spas in for example La Quinta and Desert Hot Springs. In Desert Hot Springs we have transferred people on dates to the Mineral Water Spa at Aqua Soleil Hotel and the magnificent La Grotto at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa. Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort is an award-winning spa and frequent stop for Palm Springs limousine services. Whether for wine-tasting or party buses, contact our service today for a memorable day in Palm Springs!

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NEW: Brothel Re-Opens in Palm Springs!

After years out of business, Palm Springs maybe most famous and legendary brothel re-opens in Morongo Valley! But this time the Willie Boys Saloon won’t house prostitutes, but rather be the home of a brand new limo service! This authentic and historic Old West saloon was once an operating brothel, then later a prison where “Wild Bill” Hickok amongst others were held, before becoming a steak- and burger house. Once again visitors are able to visit the famous saloon for unforgettable memories to be made. But who was Willie Boy?

Born in Twenty Nine Palms in today’s San Bernadino County, 23 miles west of Palm Springs and long before the time of limo services, Willie Boy was a Piute-Chemehuevi Indian that spent his life in the Mohave Desert. He was raised by his aunts and much of his life story remains unknown until age 28. In 1909 when Willie Boy was 27 the true legend of him really begins. He fell in love with a sixteen year old Indian girl, Lolita, the daughter of Mike Boniface. But as they were distant cousins the Indian law prohibited them from getting married, and her father would do anything in his power to keep them apart. The two would escape only to find her father hunting them down at gunpoint to separate them and bring his daughter home again. When Lolita and her family went to Banning, CA in September of 1909, Willie Boy decided to tag along and look for work in Banning. Willie Boy was a heavy drinker and had been imprisoned earlier for drunkenness, and on September 26th of 1909, Willie Boy killed Mike Boniface and took his beloved Lolita for an escape throughout the Mohave Desert. Follow in the footsteps of Lolita and Willie Boy with limos for rent!

willie-boys-saloon-morongo-valley-californiaPursued by numerous posses from the Morongo Reservation, Willie Boy was furious that Lolita wouldn’t keep up with the escape and rather slowed him down on his escape from the law. The posses would later found fourteen year-old Lolita killed with a single gunshot in the back. The manhunt for Willie Boy was intensified. The next month, on October the 7th, he laid a trap for his posses on Ruby Mountain in the San Bernadino Mountains. Here he killed three of their horses and nearly killed sheriff Charlie Reche of Riverside. Native-American tracker John Hyde was also seriously wounded when he tried to escape, fell and broke several of his ribs. The hunt for Willie Boy got particularly big following and interest when President William H. Taft vacationed in Riverside a few days later. Despite the wanted man in reality was over sixty miles away from the president, the national media was intrigued by stories of the president vacationing in the nearby area of a dangerous runaway criminal. Days later the sheriff of Riverside County brought several of his men back to Ruby Mountain to look for wounded and see if Willie Boy was still around on the mountain. But no ambush awaited them at Ruby Mountain, but instead they would discover Willie Boy deceased, killed by his own rifle after committing suicide. He was cremated on the mountain on October 15th, 1909. His grave is still occasionally visited by limo- and party bus clients with a love of history. The San Bernadino Mountains have long been a popular destination, where we for instance often serve clients to the cabins of Big Bear Lake and other mountain communities. You can also follow the footsteps of the famous outlaw on Temecula wine tours or on a limousine ride from Southern California to Las Vegas, crossing the Mohave Desert.

We offer Temecula wine tours, night outs, airport service and much more!
The story of Willie Boy has given its story to numerous films, TV-series, songs and more. The novel Willie Boy: A Desert Manhunt (1960) and the Hollywood-production Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) is just a few of the many recounts of the legend, often called “the last great manhunt in the Old West.” So why not come by the Willie Boys Saloon to learn some more while you’re reserving your Palm Springs limousine ride? His grave monument with the title “the Old West’s Last Manhunt” can still be visited, even though it’s located on a remote location, thirteen miles northwest of Yucca Valley at 34°17’30.0″N 116°32’15.0”W. Would you prefer taking a limousine or party bus to his place of birth? The Chemehuevi Native American village is said to be located at the location of the Twentynine Palms Inn in 29 Palms, California.

Whether to visit his grave, birthplace in Twentynine Palms or places of work in Joshua Tree, Morongo- and Yucca Valley, a Palm Springs limousine ride through the Old West will make you relive the story of one of the most famous manhunts in Southern California. In the film Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) you may recognize numerous nearby areas. The film was partially filmed in Palm Springs, Whitewater, Riverside, Banning and Joshua Tree. We have had airport sedan service clientele telling us various different accounts of his life. Some even doubt he ever committed suicide, but that he rather escaped to Las Vegas or Arizona. We have also had clients using our limo services that have questioned whether he was guilty in the first place. In other words, the legend of Willie Boy lives on and keeps many of us interested. Limos for rent in Willie Boy Country will not let you down!