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									37th Annual SCALL Institute

Near and Far with ADR: Exploring the Many Facets of Alternative Dispute Resolution

March 27-28, 2009, La Quinta, CA

Getting Around La Quinta, Palm Springs and Palm Desert

A Guide Prepared by Mary Dryden & Larry Zamora

SCALL Institute Arrangements Committee 2009

Eating and Drinking:
Arnold Palmers – 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta--a great place to meet for Happy Hour and appetizers. The menu is full of delicious comfort food and steakhouse selections. There is nightly entertainment as well. (760) 771-4653 The Beer Hunter – 78483 Highway 111, La Quinta--Sports Bar that includes pool tables, foosball, darts and 32 TVs. (760) 564-7442 Cafe des Beaux-Arts – 73640 El Paseo, Palm Desert – bringing a little bit of Paris to the desert, with sidewalk dining, colorful flower boxes and a bistro menu. French and California wines. (760) 346-0669 Cuistot –72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert – the restaurant is a bright, airy reproduction of a rustic French farmhouse. Signature dishes include skillet-roasted veal chop with mushrooms, fresh Dover sole with hazelnut-lemon sauce and handmade vegetable ravioli with white truffle oil. (760) 340-1000 Devane’s Old Town--78-065 Main Street, La Quinta--tasteful and inviting restaurant that pays tribute to the Devane family‘s passion for the outdoors and their love of the West. Serving Western American fare and timeless Italian specialties. (760) 771-5330 The Falls Prime Steakhouse –78430 Highway 111, La Quinta--a great place to meet for Happy Hour and appetizers. Dinner is fine dining—steaks and seafood. (760) 416-8884 Hog’s Breath Inn – located across the street from Embassy Suites, in Old Town La Quinta. It‘s Clint Eastwood‘s restaurant with an American menu. (760) 564-5556 Morton’s Steakhouse – 74 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert – Morton‘s famous steaks, clubby atmosphere, great Martinis. (760) 340-6865 Pacifica – 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert – elegant seafood restaurant with all the favorites flown in daily. (760) 674-8666. AND… Certified Farmer’s Market--2300 E. Baristo Road--let your senses come alive among some of the freshest and best-tasting food you‘ll find anywhere. Local farmers and vendors showcase the fruits of their labors from the world-famous Coachella Valley, including organic and transitional produce, cheese, bread, fresh-cut flowers, nuts and California-grown olive oil. Organic coffee and a fresh market breakfast can be had at a nearby on-site café. Open Saturdays ONLY. (760) 898-5250


Things to See and Do:
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage: Try your luck at the tables or get down to some serious pampering at the spa. The hotel bills itself as a luxurious, world-class destination where ―guilty pleasures‖ await, and it‘s only seven miles from Palm Springs International Airport. Location: 32-250 Bob Hope Drive/Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Phone: (888) 999-1995. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum: Many artifacts and exhibits are displayed in this museum, including Cahuilla Indian historical and cultural artifacts, photographs, diorama, and a botanical garden. The museum also features Native American jewelry, music, and gifts. Location: 421 Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone: (760) 323-0151. Cabot’s Pueblo Museum: Handcrafted over a 24-year period by adventurer Cabot Yerxa, the Hopi-style pueblo houses Native American pottery, photos, and Alaskan artifacts. The grounds include a picnic area, beautiful landscaping, and ―Waokiye‖, a 43-foot American Indian statue carved from a Sequoia redwood. It recently received a ―reverse facelift‖ by the original sculptor to add dignity to its visage. Guided tours are conducted daily. Location: 67-616 E. Desert View Ave. Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 /Phone: (760) 329-7610. Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center: A family amusement park which features three 18 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, gokarts, bumper boats, laser tag, and a games pavilion. Location: 67-700 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92234/Phone: (760) 321-9893. Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert: A hands-on museum with over 50 exhibits for children to explore and discover such as ―Dig It,‖ an archaeological dig where children can dig for actual Cahuilla Indian artifact replicas. The museum also offers an outdoor amphitheater, community gardens, and a covered picnic area. Location: 71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92270, Rancho Mirage/Phone: (760) 321-0602. The Desert Holocaust Memorial: This memorial is a stunning reminder of the Holocaust when over 6,000,000 innocent people died. It features seven towering bronze figures surrounded by cobblestones and light standards that are replicas of those at Auschwitz.. Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park/Phone (760) 325-7281.


Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens (Cherry Valley; app. 20 mi.): Opened in 1958, the museum features late 16th to early 19th century European and Asian Decorative Arts in a home-like atmosphere. The current exhibit, ―Victorian Splendor,‖ offers an afternoon of elegance from a bygone era. Furniture, beaded purses, wedding gowns, and jewelry of the period will be on display. All this in a beautiful and relaxing setting of gardens, fountains, and meandering paths. Location: 9401 Oak Glen Road Cherry Valley, CA 92223 /Phone: (951) 845-2626 Fantasy Balloon Flights: Enjoy magnificent Palm Springs views as you journey in a state-of-the-art balloon with champion pilots. Sunrise or sunset champagne adventures are available. Location: 483 Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone: (760) 568-0997. IMAXTheatre: html If you haven‘t been to an IMAX (especially in 3D), treat yourself to a whole new theatrical experience. If you‘ve already been, see a new film or one you may have missed. Call for listings. Location: 68-150 East Palm Canyon Drive Cathedral City, CA 92234/Phone: (760) 324-7333. Jeep Tours:– Jeep eco-tours with entertaining, expert naturalist guides. Explore the San Andreas Fault Preserve featuring oases steep-walled canyons and much more. Location: 74-794 Lennon Place, Suite ‗A‘, Palm Desert, CA 92260/Phone: (760) 340-2345. The Living Desert – Discover over 450 desert animals including coyotes, bighorn sheep, coatis, zebras, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, and meerkats. Location: 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260/Phone: (760) 346-5694. Moorten Botanical Gardens: A luxurious garden which features over 3,000 varieties of desert plants, including prickly pears, agaves, and cacti. Location: 1701 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664/Phone: (760) 327-6555.


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: One of the world‘s most spectacular aerial rides, this tramway features the world‘s largest revolving tram cars. The mountain station at 8,516 feet features a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and gift shop. Location: One Tramway Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone: (760)325-1391 & 888-515-TRAM. Palm Springs Air Museum: This museum is the legendary home to some of the greatest flying fighting machines of WWII. At any given time you will find a Hellcat, Wildcat, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell, and majestic B-17 Flying Fortress on display. Location: 145 South Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262Phone: (760) 320-7704. Palm Springs Desert Museum: This museum showcases contemporary and Western American art and it features the Annenberg Theater, Cahuilla Indian baskets, dioramas, and a wing devoted to Death Valley. Location: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone: (760) 325-0189. Palm Springs Public Library: Founded in 1938, this library offers over 146,000 books, 500 periodicals, 10,000 videos, and 9,000 audio cassettes, as well as many special programs and activities for both adults and children Location: 300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone: 760-323-8298. Palm Springs Star Walk: Over 69 stars commemorating Hollywood actors adorn the sidewalks and entrances of Palm Canyon Drive. Included are some of the entertainment world‘s greatest personalities, some who are from Palm Springs. Location: Both sides of Palm Canyon Drive & Adjacent Streets/Phone (760) 778-8415. Ruddy’s General Store Museum: This museum is an authentic, recreated general store of the 1930s and 1940s and it features more than 6,000 unused items and products on its shelves and counters. Seasonal hours are kept, so call ahead for museum hours. Location: 221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone (760) 327-2156. Shield’s Date Gardens – Famous for date shakes, date ice cream, citrus. You can also see the free movie ―The Romance and Sex Life of the Date.‖ Location: 80-225 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201/Phone: (760) 3477768.


Spa Resort Casino: This casino features top slots, exciting table games and a beautiful, high-limit room just steps from downtown Palm Springs. The casino also offers award-winning dining, nightly entertainment and a 228-room hotel and spa known the world over for its natural hot mineral springs. Location: 401 East Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone (760)883-1000, (888) 999-1995. Spotlight 29 Casino: 72504.html This casino is operated by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians and it offers Las Vegas style slot machines, progressive jackpots, poker, blackjack, pai-gow, mini baccarat, and Caribbean poker. Location: 46-200 Harrison Street, Palm Springs, CA 92609/Phone: (760) 775-5566. Twentynine Palms Historical Museum: Archaeological artifacts from the early Sarrano and Morongo tribes are displayed in this museum that also contains artifacts of the first pioneering settlers. Location: 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277/Phone: (760) 778-8415. Village Green Heritage Center: This center contains historical tributes to desert pioneers and it features a fountain fabricated in Mexico that depicts water as the symbol of life. The center also features walkways paved with over 4,000 engraved bricks that commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of Palm Springs. Location: 221-223 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262/Phone (760) 323-8297.


El Paseo/The Gardens on El Paseo – El Paseo and San Pablo, one block south of Highway 111, Palm Desert. Open air shopping and dining complex with over 300 shops and boutiques. Old Town La Quinta (closest to host hotel) – across the street from Embassy Suites, a cozy shopping district with boutique shops and various dining options. Palm Springs VillageFest – Located in Downtown Palm Springs, held every Thursday evening. This would be a great event for the members to visit upon arrival. It‘s a street fair with various artisans and fun fresh foods.

Additional Accommodations (close to host hotel):
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa: (760) 773-4444 Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Villas & Spa: (760) 341-1000 La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa: (880) 598-3828


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