I'll be taking my 80 year old mother to Palm Springs this coming Sunday for 3 nights. We will be flying into Palm Springs and staying at the Best Western in Palm Desert. I'm planning on spending a day in JTNP, one in Palm Springs and one for something else. Since my mother can't hike, we will not be doing any hiking. I'm thinking about taking the tram but I don't know if there are any easy flat walking trails up there since it's the winter time. We probably won't be going up there if it's just for a 10 mins tram ride and 10 mins up there looking at the scenary. We enjoy the national parks and also outdoor dinning. Can someone suggest some leisure activities for us? Is one day enough for JTNP?
Since we will be staying in Palm Desert the first night, can someone recommend a good restaurant with outdoor patio?