Palm Springs, California is a place full of exciting and interesting things to do. It’s a great region to explore the unique landscape and environment of the valley. Whether you’re interested in taking on a few miles of scenic hiking trails, observing local flora and fauna, or indulging in some superb culture, Palm Springs attractions have something for you. During your trip, you should make time for these Palm Springs attractions.
Indian Canyons is a collection of canyons that have become popular Palm Springs attractions due to the scenic beauty and historical significance. Three popular canyons that are a part of Indian Canyons are Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Murray Canyon. Each of the canyons feature miles of hiking trails and picnic spots as well as ruins from Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians.
The Living Desert
To experience the wildlife of the Palm Springs area and beyond, visit the Living Desert. The Living Desert is “desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.” Travel through the world’s deserts and see the wildlife that resides in each. Interactive animal shows and presentations allow visitors to get close to nature.
The Fabulous Palm Spring Follies
If you need a bit of entertainment during your time in Palm Springs, visit the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Take in performances celebrating Mid-Century American dance, music, and comedy. The most unique part of the Follies is that its cast is entirely made up of performers 55 and older, which will make you realize that age really is just a number.
Coachella Valley Preserve
Just wast of Palm Springs, near Palm Desert, lies the Coachella Valley Preserve. The proximity to the city makes the preserve very popular among Palm Springs attractions. In the preserve you’ll find the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which is the main habitat of the Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard. Hiking, picnicking, meditating, and just soaking in the beauty of the desert are popular activities here.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Ride up the sheer cliffs of the Chino Canyon in the world’s largest rotating tramcar. The 10 minute ride provides amazing views of the valley and access to pristine wilderness. This all season attraction is great for people who want to be taken up to the top of the canyon for hiking or sightseeing.
Palm Springs Art Museum
If you crave a bit of culture while you’re in Palm Springs, head downtown to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The museum is home to a collation of art that has been loaned or donated by area residents and includes works by Chagall, Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and many more. The 150,000-square-foot facility plays host to artistic works in many media including: modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, and architecture. Open daily excluding Mondays and Holidays, the museum is kept at a refreshing 75 degrees at all times, providing a nice escape from the desert heat.
When you’re checking out the above Palm Springs attractions, be sure to book a stay at one of our Select Registry properties. Palm Springs Rendezvous Bed & Breakfast provides a retro 50s atmosphere with modern luxuries. Villa Royale Inn Bed & Breakfast and its on-site restaurant Europa are known in Palm Springs as a great destination for great accommodations and dining. Whichever you choose, the Select Registry experience makes all the difference.
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