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Your First and Last Stop in Palm Springs Should Be Pinocchio's

Where: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way [map], Palm Springs, CA, United States, 92262
December 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM | by | ()

Tis the season to head for sunnier, warmer climes. For many this means the Caribbean and Mexico while for others, they're keeping it closer to home in Palm Springs, CA. Since we know many who'll head to the desert on Virgin America's new route to Palm Springs, we're thinking it's time to let you in on a few of our own personal favorite PS secrets.

There's nothing quite like driving into Palm Springs, or flying in for that matter. From every which way, the scenery is beyond stunning. This is truly a desert paradise, and a playground all the same. It's not too difficult to understand the way we feel about the city, if you watch the bodacious Ann-Margret do her thing from 0:55-1:45 in this scene from The Who's Tommy.

"Today it rains champagne," indeed, and nowhere more so than at Pinocchio's, a restaurant in "downtown" PS that specializes in monster brunches washed down with $3.95 bottomless champagne.

Just think—all-you-can-drink champagne. Actually, we're pretty sure it was Prosecco, but still. Dining here—underneath the misting fans and din of hot gossip—should be your first and last stop. Not if you're planning to drive afterward of course, so if you flew in and are heading back to PSP to fly out, by taking a cab straight from Pinocchio's, then even better.

You see, Pinocchio's is one of the institutions where leathery suntanned locals and the newly arrived pasty fleshed mesh and bond over a nonstop parade of waitresses bringing out new bottles. By the time you've finished the greasy meal and a bottle or three of champers (still for $3.95 per person), you've hit the proper Palm Springs relaxation level.

Bonus: you're super short walking distance away from our favorite date shake shack and a strip of shopping, to walk off the buzz.

But—in case you didn't catch the major focus of this story already—Pinocchio's has $3.95 bottomless champagne. Go get it.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]

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