Your Next Weekend Getaway: Agua Caliente Resort

Los Angeles Bucket List By Los Angeles Bucket List

Because spa, slots, and sun is the vacation trifecta you deserve. ☀️

Labor Day may signal the end of summer, but at Agua Caliente Resort summer vacation is simply a mindset that lasts year round.

As you walk past the building’s multicolored lights, you’ll step into a warm lit lobby with subtle sounds of slot machines spinning ahead. Vegas, you may ask? No, you’ve just been transported to a weekend oasis in the heart of Palm Springs. The Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa is a destination getaway that will make you feel like you’re far more than just 130 miles from the honking horns and traffic of Los Angeles.

Deciding whether to close your OOO with "Thanks!" or "Best," should be the last decision you have to make before your weekend getaway, so we've gone ahead and mapped out your itinerary for you. Cheers!

Friday 11:00AM | Player’s Paradise

Upon check-in, you’re welcomed by warm toned tiles and three-tiered chandeliers. Following the lobby, you’ll find a mass expanse of gaming to explore. With everything from slot machines and blackjack to poker rooms and high limit rooms, guests should come fully prepared with some personal lucky charms.

Friday 3:00 PM | Poolside Oasis  

After you hit the penny slots, it’s time to head poolside. Private luxury cabanas surround the blue-umbrella lined pool as waiters at the poolside WetBar come around to take orders – Desert Mai Tai or Desert Mojito?

Now excuse us while we sip a chilled cocktail while lounging in our private cabana. If you need to contact us, please don’t.

Friday 7:00 PM | Hunger Hiatus

As the sun sets and your hunger hits, you'll probably want to head to Waters Café’s poolside patio for a casual evening meal. The Waters Cafe uses a blend of island flavors to create your favorite comfort food classics, with a California flair. With menu items like Cali ahi poke and crispy orange chicken, all we’d like to know is who's hacking into our food delivery apps and creating our dream meals.

Saturday 12:00 PM | R&R at the Sunstone Spa 

After sleeping in and enjoying some room service in bed, place the Do Not Disturb sign on your door and take that mentality with you all the way to the Sunstone Spa. Full-body massages, facial treatments and a private outdoor pool... D. All of the above, please.

Saturday 5:00 PM | C&C at the Pivat Cigar Lounge

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and that somewhere happens to be Palm Springs. After you do some R&R at the spa, take some time for a little C&C – cocktails and cigars – at the Pivat Cigar Lounge. Pivat was created with aesthetic and luxury top of mind, and not only in terms of their quality cigars and spirits. Though the roughly 100 cigars to choose from may seem overwhelming, expert staff are available to help you choose the perfect size and strength – with a signature cocktail to match. The smoke-infused Pivat Old fashioned, for example, arrives underneath an applewood smoke-filled glass dome. With a cigar and drink in hand, sink into one of the rich brown leather sofas or escape to the adjacent outdoor patio for a smoke and some sunshine. 

Saturday 7:00 PM | The Dinner Scene

LA foodies will find plenty to yelp and snap (and other four-letter, one-syllable words) about with the various dining options on site. Overlooking the heart of the casino is The Steakhouse. With fare ranging from surf to turf (and surf and turf). 

TWO pro tips for you, cause we’re feeling generous: 1. Order the caesar salad simply to watch it tossed tableside and 2. The Steakhouse recently added Sunday brunch to its weekend lineup 🥞🍳😛 

Sunday Sports is an all day thing right?

North Bar fittingly features 21 table top slot machines where guests can play poker, keno, and blackjack all from the comfort of their barstool. If you’re more in the mood for watching than playing games, head to 360 Sports Bar, a full-service sports bar offering local craft brews and items like jumbo stuffed tater tots. Guests can watch the games on one of the several screens while keeping tabs on real-time scores on the giant LED sports ticker. 

If you really must leave...

Don’t forget to put a $20 on black on your way out...and extend your trip by a few days when you win big.

Where: 32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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