California's Reopening is Just Around The Corner!
California continues to move towards a full reopening on June 15, and our infection rate per capita is still among the lowest in the country. As a result, we anticipate removing the COVID restrictions that have been in place for the last year.
The 7-day average number of new infections in California is 1,127
- That number represents a 10.3% decline over the prior 7-day period
- The lowest infection rate since March of last year
An average of 193,000 people are vaccinated each day
- 56.4 % of the state has received at least one dose
- 42.7 % are fully vaccinated
Click HERE for up-to-date COVID-19 information for Riverside County.
THINGS TO DO IN JUNE
We anticipate the return of many of our seasonal events, some as early as this fall. With pent-up demand for live entertainment, I'd recommend you move quickly to secure tickets to your "must-have" events, as the most popular events are sure to sell out quickly.
The 27th Palm Springs International ShortFest returns to Palm Springs this month after going virtual last year due to the pandemic! All screenings will be at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly the Camelot Theater) from June 22-28! The event will be the first film festival in California to hold all of its screenings in-theatre in 2021.
Click HERE to view the screening schedule & to buy tickets.
Buy Tickets for BNP Paribas Open
The Indian Wells Tennis Gardens announced that the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament would return for the 1st time since the pandemic in October. More details are forthcoming, and tickets should be available for sale on June 21.
Click HERE for more information on the tournament and ticket purchases.
Palm Springs Village Fest, which shut down soon after the start of the pandemic, returns starting July 1. You'll enjoy over 180 vendors at this weekly street fair featuring arts, crafts, food, and entertainment suitable for the entire family. For more information, click HERE.
Palm Springs Flea Market & Food Fest. Featuring over 100 vendors in a 7-acre venue near the Palm Springs Walmart, you'll find jewelry, vintage clothing, and modern art while enjoying great food and live performances from local street performers. Open every Saturday and Sunday through June 20. Click HERE for more information.
I Scream, You Scream ... We All Enjoy Some Ice Cream! With temperatures regularly hitting 100º, what better way to cool down than hit up your local ice cream parlor for a cool, tasty treat? Click HERE for a list of the ten best places to get ice cream in the desert!
Enjoy The Water. Best way to beat the summer heat? By the pool or chilling in a water park! Check out these great options, including the newest water park to open, HyTides at the Hyatt in Indian Wells.
- Splashtopia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Describe. Click HERE for more information.
- Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. HyTides Water Park brand new water park with dueling water slides, a lazy river, and a splash pad. Click HERE for more information.
- Renaissance Esmerelda Resort Indian Wells. Sandy Beach pool is the largest pool in the desert and the only resort beach in the area. Click HERE for more information.
Palm Springs Ariel Tramway. 30º-40º cooler at the top, so a great way to get some relief from the hot summer temps. You'll enjoy excellent hiking or relax at the restaurant for a quiet lunch with spectacular views. For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.
An Evening On The Lanai: Remembering The Golden Girls. Take a trip down memory lane with sitcom scriptwriter Stan Zimmerman as he shares behind-the-scenes stories about this classic sitcom. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Visit the High Desert. As we move into the summer months. it's the perfect time to visit the high desert where temperatures run 10º-15º cooler than in the Palm Springs area.
- Pappy & Harriet's at Pioneertown. Built in the 1940s as a movie set for westerns, the site is now a honky-tonk, barbecue restaurant, and music venue. It's quirky but cool, and you should check it out. Click HERE for more information and the schedule of live shows.
- Joshua Tree National Park. Whether you're interested in rock climbing, hiking, camping, or just snapping some Instagram-worthy photos, you'll be in the right place at Joshua Tree National Park. Click HERE for more information.
- Calico Ghost Town. You'll enjoy camping, mountain biking, and hiking in this former mining town that inspired part of Knott's Berry Farm. And you're looking for a place to ride your dirt bikes or ATVs; this is the place to be! Click HERE for more information.
- Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Birds, wildlife, and hiking ... enjoy this internationally renowned bird-watching site just 30 minutes from Palm Springs. Click HERE for more information.
Tickets for the McCallum Theatre's 2021-2022 season are now on sale. Many shows have already sold out, so if you want tickets, you should get online now while they are still available as current demand is likely to result in a season of sellouts! The calendar of events is now available online, and you can view it at this link: McCallum Event Calendar.
Live music is back. The McCallum Theatre is not the only option for entertainment in the desert. Many live shows will take place at our local casinos, so check them out as tickets for the shows will likely go quickly.
Click HERE Agua Caliente show calendar
Click HERE Fantasy Springs show calendar
Get Out of the Kitchen!
While many restaurants were either temporarily shut down or operating at reduced capacity during the pandemic, people are getting back out and enjoying the many wonderful restaurants in the area. Here are five restaurants worth your time if you haven't been there already.
- Sandfish- If you love sushi, sashimi, and Japanese whisky, you'll appreciate the amazing creations of award-winning sushi chef Engin Onural. Click HERE for more information.
- 1501 Uptown- This gastropub near the Arrive hotel features bar fare, burgers, salads, and entrees. Paired with their classic gin cocktails or extensive craft beer selections, it is the perfect place for a casual meal. Click HERE for more information.
- Workshop Kitchen + Bar - It's been a Palm Springs hot spot for some time now. Its popularity is driven by the ever-changing menu of seasonal menu items with ingredients sourced from local farms. Click HERE for more information.
- Tac/Quila - There's a margarita for every taste, and a varied menu of authentic Mexican cuisine, crafted by experienced chefs, with the highest quality of ingredients. Click HERE for more information.
- Norma's - This open-air terrace restaurant at The Parker serves breakfast all day. The hotel facade is a mid-mod classic. Reservations required. Click HERE for more information.
Don't forget to check out The Monday Minute every Monday to get an up-to-date snapshot of our local real estate market.
- Is inventory improving?
- Are home prices still rising?
- What is the average sale price?
Check out the Monday Minute each week for an answer to these questions and more. You'll find it every Monday at this link: www.TheMondayMinute.com
To view our most recent full-month market report, click here: Desert Market Update.
Or give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search and for information on how we can help you with all of your real estate needs.