ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK: Five of our favorite words when it comes to the hotel special. Specials are often restricted to early in the week, or have minimums attached, so when a property puts out the "7 days a week" welcome mat, we get jazzed. Doing the jazzing bit today is the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa, which has an Early October Manager's Special on from Friday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 14.
THE DETAILS: A deluxe king is $79. The amount of "79" should appear more frequently in the same sentence as the word "resort." There are some other good rates on other room types; some nice reservationist will surely tell you more. Also, we'll mention, The Arches, which is the on-property restaurant at Borrego Springs, is debuting a new menu on Friday, Oct. 1. The Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese and the Malted Waffle caught our eyes (one the right, one the left).
DESERT FALL: No changing leaves, but glorious nights. If you're not by the pool, we won't understand. Unless you're lingering over some mac & cheese. Mac & cheese can sometimes trump pool time. Sometimes.