A sun-drenched paradise with international appeal and a rich history as the playground to the stars during Hollywood’s golden years, Palm Springs is a jewel among desert cities. Its quaint village atmosphere is complemented by a wealth of exciting attractions, such as night clubs, museums, restaurants, theatres, Vegas-style casinos and all kinds of outdoor recreation including golf, hiking, horseback riding, off-roading and even cross-country skiing. Rich in history and blessed with stunning vistas and wonderful weather, the charming downtown with its lampposts, benches, sculptures and tile-paved enclaves inv -ites strolling among the many shops, galleries, eateries and coffee houses. The ever-growing ‘Walk of Stars’ on Palm Canyon Drive hon -ours the city's pioneers and the celebrities who have contributed to the growth and fame.
Palm Springs is carpeted with endless green fairways and dotted with soothing pools and enchanting stands of date palms. Rising majes-tically just behind downtown is the impressive Mount San Jacinto, with an elevation of 10,831 feet. A 15 minute ride up the Palm Spri -ngs aerial tram gets you into the cool alpine forests of Mount San Jacinto where you can hike or horse ride throughout the summer and cross-country ski in the winter. When in Palm Springs there is a good chance of seeing sporting or entertainment celebrities. Golf tourn-aments and film festivals held here throughout the year bring the rich and famous to town. Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Their ancient healing mineral waters are still a part of the success story of Palm Springs. They could not have known that the 20’s and 30’s would bring the elite of Hollywood to ‘The Springs’ and make the remote desert an inter-national playground of the stars. They played hard and many bought homes here. Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Jack Benny, The Marx Broth -ers, Janet Gaynor and even Albert Einstein loved to come here.
- Take to ‘the air’ on Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mount Jacinto
- Shop til you drop at the trendy El Paseo – the Rodeo Drive of the desert
- See desert life, wildflowers and the San Andreas Fault first hand on a Jeep Tour
- Play a round of golf in a desert surrounding
- Cycle through Palm Springs Movie Colony where many celebrities have lived
- Enjoy being pampered at a Spa Resort
- Indian Canyons, Palm Springs - take a hike in this 3000 oasis on Agua Caliente Indian Reservation
- Visit Calico ghost town, one of the few remaining old mining towns
- Big Morongo Canyon Preserve,Yucca Valley - walk the trails and learn about bird species, reptiles and more
- Spend a fun filled day ay Knott’s Soak City - 21 acres packed with 18 intense water rides .
- Visit Joshua Tree National Park where the Mojave and Colorado deserts join. This is a wondrous place with awesome rock formations, many varieties of flora and the striking Joshua Tree, a wildlife sanctuary, horse and hiking trails.