Tommy Bahamas: Located on El Paseo. They have the best coconut shrimp ever! Happy hour is 4-6PM and you can get great drink specials and appies for 5 bucks!
Jackalope: This is a family favourite. A lavish, almost Vegas type restaurant that has a great outdoor grass area where the kidlets can run free. Again...happy hour is the time.
Amore: A date night spot. Fun bar area, live music and lamb chops to die for.
The Living Desert Zoo: Great place for the family. You can feed the Giraffes at 10:30 daily and they have animal shows twice daily.
Marriott Birds: This sounds like an odd one, but the Marriott has bunch of exoctic birds to view in the lobby and if you make it there for 9:30 am, the birds are being put into their homes and you might get a picture with one on your arm!
Pool: make sure the place you stay has access to a pool (most do) that's pretty much our activity for the week.
Cabazon: Great outlets. Michael Kors, Saks, Ralph Lauren etc, etc. We hit a President's Days sale - great deals!
El Paseo: Many high end shops that are out of my range, but you have to check out the new Kate Spade store. Drippping with pink beauties!