Palm Springs has the Desert, Mountains and lots to do
Palm Springs, California is the ultimate desert playground for outdoor adventure,
arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Whether you are planning a family
vacation, a romantic retreat, or want a girlfriend's getaway
Nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs
is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The village atmosphere has been preserved and embellished over the years. The streets, lined
with palm trees, invite you to explore boutique shops, art galleries and museums
while soaking up the sunshine or dining outdoors among stunning desert scenery.
Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities and events throughout the year. Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto on the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, play a round
of golf at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or hike the ancient palm groves of the Indian Canyons. Tour celebrity and mid-century homes, attend fabulous theatre
performances, or wind down with a poolside massage.In the evening, stroll the year
round Villagefest, then relax with a swim under the stars.
As early as the 1890's, Palm Springs and the surrounding area have been described as a recreation oasis. Tahquitz Canyon and three southern canyons are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Palm Canyon is considered the world's largest California Fan Palm Oasis.
The Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians remains actively involved with the City of
Palm Springs. In 1995, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians opened their first
casino in a tent next to the Spa Resort Hotel in Palm Springs. Today, the Tribe has two hotels, two casinos, a golf resort, and entertainment venue.
No matter how deep your pockets, who doesn't love "free?!" If you want a bash
without forking out cash, check out these free great ways to enjoy Palm Springs
TAKE A HIKE...See Southern California's most breathtaking scenery and tallest
mountain ranges... The Coachella Valley Hiking Club, 345-6234: Desert Trails Hiking
RIDE YOUR BIKE...Palm Springs has miles of well-marked and maintained trails.
Pick up a map at the Leisure Center. 401 S. Pavilion Way.
VISIT VILLAGEFEST,,,Every Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. glamorous Palm
Canyon Drive becomes an old fashioned street fair, musicians, food, arts and crafts vendors, and a Farmers Market. Between Amado and Baristo Roads.
HAVE A PICNIC...Ruth Hardy Park, Sunrise Park, and DeMuth Park offer pleasant,
shady spots to picnic, complete with tables, barbecues, and playground equipment.
VILLAGE GALLERY WALK...You can spend the afternoon gallery hopping and
enjoying fine art, sculptures, and unique boutiques on Palm Canyon Drive.FUN IN THE SUN...Palm Springs has 350 days of sunshine every year. That just
may be the reason why everyone is in such a good mood.
TENNIS...Free court time is available at some of the city's best locations; DeMuth
Park, Palm Springs High School, and Ruth Hardy Park.
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE...At the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Information
Center in the Village Green downtown to get a glimpse into the lives of the ancient
EXPLORE AN OASIS...The 13,000 acre Coachella Valley Preserve has springs, dunes, mesas, hiking, and riding trails. Thousand Palms Oasis has a Visitors Center and
picnic areas. Sunrise to sunset just 10 miles east of Palm Springs near Thousand
MUSIC...Continually changing special events, musicians, and jam sessions at
Peabody's Coffee Bar, Las Casuelas Terraza, Blue Coyote Grill, Sammy's at the
Vineyard, Melvyn's Restaurant and the Village Pub.
VISIT THE LIBRARY...Our award winning Palm Springs Public Library has free
wireless internet access as well as computers to use in the library. Extensive DVD,
audio book, and CD collections, international reference services, Video Conferencing services, assorted free Adult and Children's programming, and much more.
ART MUSEUM...Enjoy changing contemporary art, and excellent permanent Western art and Cahuilla basketry collection, a sculpture garden, gift shop, and restaurant. FREE admission Thursdays after 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the second Sunday of every month.
WILDLIFE...The Big Morongo Wildlife Reserve and Covington Park is a noted wildlife sanctuary, with a picnic area and hiking trails. Wednesday - Sunday, 7:30 a.m. -
sunset. North of Palm Springs in Morongo Valley.
CONCERTS...The City of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Division features a
Fall Concert Series, along with many other free activities throughout the yeaBring a
picnic supper and enjoy an evening under the stars. Phone: 760-323-8272.
Here are some great places to stay while enjoying the Palm Springs area:
Desert Breezes Resort
Oasis Villa Resort
Palm Springs Villas
Palm Springs Tennis club