Things To Do In The Greater Palm Springs Area
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
- Big Wheel Tours - "The Palm Springs Outdoor Adventure Company"
- Desert Adventures - Eco-Tours And Events
- Palm Springs Fun Trips: Over 10 different tours to choose from. Small or large groups welcome.
Casinos in The Palm Springs Area
- Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs
- Augustine Casino, Thermal
- Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio
- Morongo, Cabazon (adjacent to Cabazon Outlets)
- 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.
Coachella Valley Preserve: 20,000 acre desert sanctuary with hiking and nature viewing. Ramon Road to Thousand Palms Canyon Road.
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.
Hiking In The Palm Springs Area: Sheri's 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.
Ice Skating - Desert Ice Castle Ice Skating and Hockey: 68600 Perez Rd, Cathedral 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.
Movies / Cinema
- Desert IMAX, Cathedral City
- Cinemark Century And XD, La Quinta
- Century Theatres at The River, Rancho Mirage
- Cinemas Palm d'Or, Palm Desert
- Regal Stadium 16, Rancho Mirage
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.
Theater / Concerts (see also "Casinos" as most have concerts and shows)
- McCallum Theater And Performing Arts, Palm Desert
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