Harold Matzner Joins Other Palm Spring Celebs In The Buzz’s Birthday Celebration

In addition, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a free Taste of Palm Springs, with local restaurants providing tasty small bites to the public.

“Over the past year, the Buzz trolley has experienced incredible success,” said Mary Jo Ginther, director of tourism at the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, in a statement.

The free trolley service was launched as a pilot program in December 2014. The colorfully designed buses operate Thursday to Sunday, running from from north Palm Springs to south, appearing at one of 32 stops every 15 minutes. More than 250,000 riders have climbed aboard the Buzz since the launch.

The City Council has graduated the pilot into a regular city program, funded in large part through the Measure J sales tax.

If singing happy birthday to a bus seems a bit too raucous, head up to Desert Hot Springs Thursday night for the annual Healing Waters Spa Tour when 10 of the town’s hotels, all fed by the area’s natural springs, will open their doors to visitors 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Last minute tickets are still available for the self-guided tours and can be purchased at www.healingwatersspatour.com.  Attendees will learn about the hotels, services offered and see the grounds. Tickets start at $25. VIP passes — which I’m told are sold out — include pick-up or drop-off in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs, an optional after-party and two more spas to see.  VIP tickets, priced at $100 each, also include a spa robe, swag bag and the chance to win an overnight spa stay.

As posted in The Desert Sun, 5:29 p.m. PST January 27, 2016