The Palm Springs area is not only a mecca for golf, but tennis and relaxation with more than 600 tennis courts and 50,000 swimming pools. The recreational opportunities are endless.
Travel by Jeep, Hummer, or on foot through historic Palm Springs Indian Canyons or the San Andreas Fault. Watch a polo match or see the valley, part of the Colorado Desert, from a hot air balloon. Rejuvenate with a spa treatment or soak in natural mineral waters. Spend a day shopping at trendy boutiques on historic Palm Canyon Drive or exclusive El Paseo.
Here are a few suggestions:
Balloon Flights – A great adventure with this first-class hot air balloon ride company
Bike & Jeep Tours – The Palm Springs Outdoor Adventure Company.
Big Wheel Tours
Desert Adventures (Red Jeep Tours)
Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage
Augustine Casino, Thermal
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio
Spa Resort & Casino, Palm Springs
Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Hands-on museum in a safe, caring setting with lots of fun for child and adult alike.
Coyote Ridge Stable – Just 20 minutes from Palm Springs. Ride horseback through the scenic foothills of Morongo Valley, with breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Mountains and Mt. San Jacinto.
The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway – Tour the lavish estate where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their first night of marriage in 1967. An iconic example of mid-century modern architecture.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies – Internationally known guest stars, hilarious variety acts and their legendary line of long-legged lovelies, all over the age of 55, have made the Follies a Palm Springs favorite. Now in its 15th season.
Hiking In The Palm Springs Area (blog entry about 140 nearby hikes offered in local book)
Joshua Tree National Park – Located north of the Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park covers 794,000 acres of two diverse desert ecosystems: the Colorado and Mojave deserts.
Knott’s Soak City Water Park – 16 Acres of wet fun in Palm Springs.
Desert Ice Castle Ice Skating. 68600 Perez Rd, Cathederal City. 324-0400
Indian Canyons – Hiking, picnicking, or horseback riding near Palm Springs.
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens – And you thought you knew what a desert was about!
Moorten Botanical Garden – Historic showplace with 3,000 varieties of desert plants, birds, crystals, and relics.
Oasis Date Gardens – 175-acre working date ranch with tours and store.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – One minute you’re in the desert; 10 minutes later, you’re in a lush forest 8,516 FT above the valley floor — and you got there via the world’s largest rotating tram cars.
Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Tours – Guided tours viewing the exteriors of famous Palm Springs homes and commercial buildings (circa 50’s to 70’s) in and around downtown Palm Springs. By appointment with Robert Imber (760) 318-6118 / Email Robert
Palm Springs Air Museum – Expansive collection features propeller-driven World War II aircraft in flying conditions. 60-seat Buddy Rogers Theatre of the Air, a restoration center, photographs and memorabilia.
Palm Springs Fun Trips – Over 10 different tours to choose from. Small or large groups welcome.
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