Palm Springs: Hot but Cool

Looking for a travel bargain this summer? Like the heat? Follow the trail of the Rat Pack to Palm Springs, Calif. Its posh spas, golf courses, restaurants and casinos are much roomier in the off-season. And starting in June, rates at resorts like the plush Miramonte fall from as much as $350 a night in peak season to just $89 a night. There is a catch: average temperatures hover at 105[degrees] and can go as high as 122[degrees] midday. But locals swear the golf courses are still playable in the morning. Families can spend the heat of the afternoon enjoying one...

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