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Palm Springs has the reputation for both indoor and outdoor activities…
There are hiking trails with magnificent views, tennis courts and of course there's golf. Home of the Bob
Hope Classic and LPGA Dinah Shore Week- Nabisco Championship, there are world class golf courses
that would provide a challenge to anyone. For those in need of relaxation, poolside culture abounds with
sunbathing a necessity.
For those up to a different type of challenge, there are several local casinos, spas for the discriminating,
restaurants to satisfy every palate and shopping with the high-end Cabazon outlet nearby.
Activities And Sites
The most famous local site is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Rising 8500 feet above the desert
floor, spectacular vistas surround you with 360º of viewing during your tram accent. Hike the trails of the
San Jacinto Mountains just steps from the Tramway Station. During the winter months, cross-country
skiing and winter snow activities are also available. The peak at over 10,500 feet it is always cooler than
the town below, so you might need to bring a jacket- even in the summer.
A short drive away in neighboring Palm Desert, is the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Their mission is to preserve a part of the Colorado desert in its natural state and to educate about the
enormous variety of flora and fauna that exists in deserts around the world. Have close encounters with
beautiful desert cats, stroll along the winding pathways and relax with calming desert views. There is
something fun for all temperaments and ages.
At the southernmost edge of Palm Springs you will find Indian Canyons within the lands belonging to
the Aqua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians. With natural springs and lush vegetation, the beautiful palm
canyon area has been their historic home for hundreds of years. Past the visitors center, there are miles of
hiking and horse trails. Learn about their history and nature firsthand. A trip to this amazing area is not
to be missed.
The history old Palm Springs can be learned by visiting the various museums of the Village Green
Heritage Center. Located in the heart of Palm Springs, you will find the McCallum Adobe with a
collection from the Palm Springs Historical Society, the historic home of Miss Cornelia White, Ruddy's
General Store (lovingly recreated 1930's era general store) and the museum of the Aqua Caliente band of
With one of the largest collection of Wold War II airplanes in the nation, the Palm Springs Air Museum
must be seen. See history up close and learn about the importance of flight for the American experience.
A documentary is presented daily. Special events at the museum include actual flight demonstrations of
these rare machines.