La Quinta Things to Do
La Quinta Hotels
48-724 Legacy Drive, La Quinta, California, 92253, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
50777 Santa Rosa Plaza Rd #3, La Quinta, California, 92253, United States
Good for: Couples
56580 Muirfield Vlg, La Quinta, CA 92253
La Quinta Restaurants
A top-tier restaurant on the grounds of La Quinta Resort. My wife and I ate here in December of 2006. Expect very good food and expect to pay a lot for it. But ask if there are any large parties in advance!The service is what you would expect, friendly and attentive, but I thought a little pompous as well. The real attraction here is the food. The...more
My wife and I ate here with another couple in Dec. 2006. The food was generally very good, the Mahi Mahi was great. However one of our party got a steamed pork dish that was extremely dry - probably best to stay clear of that one.Although the food was good, the dining room itself was quite noisy. Being in the main dining hall, the din of the other...more
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La Quinta Local Customs
One of the locals I talked to implied that La Quinta is the poor area of the Coachella Valley. I guess that is a relative term as it looked pretty affluent to me. I saw several very expensive cars, like this Rolls and even a guy playing guitar for food who took a break to talk on a cellphone.Related to:
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La Quinta Warnings and Dangers
Play golf in the morning if you can't stand the heat. No fun getting heat stroke if you're here to enjoy yourself. I can stand the heat, but do drink water non-stop to keep hydrated. It's not the exercise, it's just being out in the sun and temperature. Most good courses in Palm Springs area will provide a cooler with ice/water and cups for you. Bring cash - carts come around once in a long while to sell you beverages. Wear a good hat that allows ventillation - wear sunscreen on all exposed surfaces.Related to:
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La Quinta Sports & Outdoors
Interesting but not super difficult golf courses all over! 5 to choose from with La Quinta Resort: 3 PGA West courses, and 2 La Quinta courses. I played both LQ and PGA West Norman in a 3 day weekend. Had the course to myself for 2! Pete Dye and other famous architects responsible for these courses. Nearby, MANY MANY other options - reasonable Indian Springs, popular Indian Wells, Trilogy, Landmark, etc... etc... Fun, challenging, relaxing. And if you can't afford full price golf here - and don't mind the heat - play special rates everywhere with mid afternoon tee time! I'm talking less than 1/2 price! Weekday specials everywhere too! Of these 5, I've played 4 of them now. Order of favorites: TPC Stadium, LQ Mountain, Norman, LQ Dunes.
Equipment: Bring your own - why rent clubs? (but they rent if you need them). Bring sunscreen! You're in a cart a lot, but the sun is intense. Bring a good hat - I like visors or full rim hats with plenty of ventillation. No caps here - too stuffy. Sun glasses help too - but don't get them too dark if you're playing Mountina (a few holes in shade of mountain).Related to:
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Favorite thing: La Quinta is a small city of about 38,000 (up a huge 58% since 2000) located in the southern end of the Coachella Valley in a pocket surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains. The city facilities are very pretty and located around a park called the Civic Center Campus. The library is a good place to get more information about the town and its attractions, check your e-mail and catch up with the latest on VT. La Quinta is much more relaxed and the people seemed friendlier than some of the rest of the valley.
Fondest memory: I hit "Old Town" La Quinta during an art fair. Lots of fun. So was the Hogsbreath Inn.Related to:
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