Going to concerts usually includes long lines, wallet emptying ticket prices, and struggles to find a parking place. But none of those exist when you stay and play at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, California. In addition to a huge list of onsite amenities, the plethora of fun activities and exciting concerts means once you’ve parked your rig on your spacious site, you never have to leave the secured gates of the luxury resort.
Begin your relaxing stay by deciding which of the many onsite activities and special events you can’t stand to miss. You can bet that the full-time activity director has organized something to pique your interest. Each week is packed with opportunities to kick up your heels on the floating hardwood dance floor in the beautiful ballroom, fill up at the pool-side barbecues, or attend the variety of theme parties. Greet your neighbors at the weekly welcome receptions on Friday afternoons, then plan to meet them again at regularly scheduled card games, dominoes, and craft shows.
A lot of resorts have a pretty good activities calendar, but we challenge you to find one that has more special events than Golden Village Palms RV Resort. Visit www.goldenvillagepalms.com/upcoming-season and mark your calendar so you won’t miss any of these fabulous concerts and events. Spend evenings with tribute bands and impersonators of some of your favorite stars such as Elvis, Barbara Streisand, John Wayne, Willie Nelson, and Neal Diamond. Dance to sounds from your favorite groups including the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Spend a comedy hour with the Sandman, a hypnotizer and comedian.
Sometimes you’ll want to be part of the show. Learn how to dance a variety of dances during themed workshops—Western, salsa, polka, and ball room dancing—usually with accompanying theme dinners. Join the Golden Village Pet Parade and vie for prizes. Get your English on at the annual Pub Night. Take in the Beer Fest that includes an RV and car show, polka dancing, and chili tasting contest. The winner takes home $250.
For golf enthusiasts, no matter your handicap, sign up for the GVP Golf Classic, which is open to men and women, singles and couples. Cast your ballots for at the First Annual Academy Palms Awards Gala. Invite your inner Hawaiian out at a poolside luau complete with hula dancers and flame throwers.
When not participating in all the events, you’ll be glad that the resort has so much more to offer. For one thing, it’s beautiful. Lush, year-round green and flowering landscaping, Zahati palm trees, paved patios and charming details create the beautiful outdoor atmosphere that gives the resort its ambiance and character. Unique landscaping provides the extra personality at each site that can make Golden Village Palms your home away from home.
Enjoy the landscaping on your way to the ultra-modern fitness center. Work out with the many weight stations and treadmills or take a class in yoga, pilates, aerobics and circuit training. Outdoors, join a game of volleyball or horseshoes. Practice your golf swing at the driving nets or finesse your putting skills on real grass greens. For golf enthusiasts, there are more than 200 golf courses conveniently located near the resort. Golf prices are reasonable and Golden Village has exclusive rates with several nearby courses.
The multi-million dollar recreational complex, the centerpiece of the resort, is complete with multiple pools and spas. Two large lap pools and an enormous lagoon pool are there for exercising, relaxing, or taking in the weekly poolside live music sessions. Grab a cool drink or snack at the Palms Cabana snack bar.
For true iconic recreation, stop by the Golden Village Palms Shuffleboard Pavilion, which is host to the California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. Take a free lesson, join in a fun session, or just sit back and relax in the upholstered theater style seating in air-conditioned comfort.
Take a deep breath and relax in front of the clubhouse’s big-screen TV. Pick up that classic in the guest library that also has a book exchange. Check your e-mail or surf the Internet at the computers available for free to guests of the resort or access free modems to hook up your laptop. Of course, you don’t have to go into the library to access your e-mail or Internet. The resort has Wi-Fi access at every site along with cable TV.
You don’t have to, but you may want to take a day trip to one of the many Southern California destinations. These are within 50 miles: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Wild Animal Park – San Diego Zoo, and Lego Land. Disneyland California and Sea World are just a little more than an hour away. Diamond Valley Lake, Lake Elsinore, and Lake Hemet, within a half-hour drive, are great getaways for fishing and boating.
For more grownup activities, head to some of the nearby casinos such as Casino Morongo and Pechanga Casino. On the way, stop by at some of the areas wineries, take a tour and taste some of their specialty wines.
Golden Village Palms RV Resort’s location puts the best of Southern California at your fingertips.