La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs dials it down a notch for fall with a series of smooth-jazz concerts on the hotel's main lawn. You can buy individual tickets to see performers such as Marc Antoine and Paul Brown or spring for a weekend package that adds a room and breakfast.
The deal: The Grooves in the Grove jazz package requires a two-night stay and includes two tickets to a concert and daily breakfast for two. Concerts feature different performers each Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rooms start at $249 per night, plus tax and resort fee.