My husband I will be visiting the Palm Springs area June 12 -17. We have heard that June is when it starts to get hot but we are from Texas and are used to the heat. My co-worker lived in San Diego for years and has visited the Palm Springs area often in June. He stated that the heat will be very different from the Texas heat in the summer and should not be a problem for us. I want to thank all of you that post on this site because your comments have been VERY HELPFUL in helping us plan our trip. We are going to stay at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells. We got a great deal on our room. I am looking for suggestions on things to do and restaurants that have good food and a family environment since we will be traveling with our 2 year old son. We want to go up on the Aerial Tramway and are thinking about visiting Joshua Tree National Park. We live in the Dallas area and there are lots of good restaurants so want to visit some restaurants are that are different from those in the Dallas area. I have read that the Renaissance Esmeralda has a great breakfast buffet and some other restaurants I have noted from other posts are the Yard House and Las Casuelas Quinta. Someone mentioned the Rock Cafe for breakfast but I could not find any information on a restaurant call the Rock Cafe so I am wondering if they meant the Hard Rock Cafe. I like seafood and my husband and I both like Italian food. I read that there is a very good seafood restaurant in the JW Marriott in Palm Desert. Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!