We are 5 couples in our late 30's/early 40's. We normally meet in Vegas each year, but this year we are doing the Palm Springs area because of some travel for work.
Having never visited before we are trying to get an idea as to what the various areas offer. My first inclination is a rental home in the Movie Colony area. We like the idea of walking to restaurants/shopping and the character that area seems to have.
Another person in our group had mentioned Rancho Mirage having more to offer in the way of entertainment (casino, shopping) and dining.
Can someone give me a brief overview of the two areas or any others that might meet these needs of "light" partying, shopping, dining? Is there traffic and/or congestion in some areas and not in others? We are avoiding the suburban atmosphere since we live it daily. Just looking for some easy relaxing fun without strip malls and chain restaurants.