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Relaxing in Rancho Mirage

A luxurious lifestyle meets a playful landscape in Rancho Mirage. Several past U.S. Presidents, including Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and Barack Obama, have unplugged here, finding peace amid the palm trees and waves. If you’re looking for the perfect place to take a relaxing getaway, Rancho Mirage might be just what you are looking for. Below are a few relaxing and fun activities that Rancho Mirage has to offer.

1. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Float gently through the air as dawn reveals its brilliant colors over the sand dunes, ranches, and mountainous ridges of Palm Desert. Admire a spectacular sunrise that takes your breath away, marveling at the arid landscapes of the Coachella Valley.

2. Take a walk at the Blixseth Mountain Park

Blixseth Mountain Park should be on your must-visit list if you’re looking to unwind. The mountain park features beautiful walking paths and trails for you to unwind, relax, and take in all the natural beauty the park offers. This is one place where you get the quiet solitude and tranquility you were on the lookout for.

3. Unwind at Wolfson Park

Take a breath of fresh air at Michael S. Wolfson Park located near DaVall and Frank Sinatra Drives. Go for a nice, long walk with your loved one or take some time off to spend with yourself. Michael S. Wolfson Park doesn’t fail to disappoint. As you wander around the park, you’ll notice the park features: fountains, decorative lighting fixtures, benches, a Braille-marked trail, and a fragrance garden.

4. Experience Fine Dining at Pinzimini

Located at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Pinzimini is an upscale restaurant serving Tuscan-style cuisine. Opened in 2012 and headed by Chef Shawn Aoki, a long-time chef at the Westin property, Pinzimini serves up Italian entrees and small plates like antipastos, pizzas and paninis. If small plates sound good, you can opt for the Chef's Tasting Platter, which comes with the chef's choice of six plates.

5. Relax at The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Escape to The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, where the resort’s spa will guide on a journey to peace and well-being. The luxury day spa’s exquisite hillside setting offers the perfect retreat where holistic and indigenous herbs and plants enhance treatments designed to awaken the senses, refresh the body and renew the spirit.

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