Take a hike in the...
Take a hike in the canyons....you will round a corner and in the middle of nothing will be palm trees and in the winter typically a river stream...soothing and beautiful. Actually the best part of Palm Springs is the mountain ranges. They are awesome at sun up and breathtaking at sundown. All day long the view changes. Sometimes you see the numerous ranges and at other times it looks like it is just one huge mountain. Spend time sitting at a quiet spot to contemplate life while enjoying the view.
Tramway Gas Station Historical Marker
Located at the Official Visitor Center at the entrance of the Aerial Tramway.
Tramway Gas Station
Built in 1965
Albert Frey and Robson Chambers
Conceived by developer Culver Nicholas as
An entry statement to Palm Springs, the roof
Is a hyperbolic paraboloid of steel I-beams and corrugated metal roofing supported by steel tubular pillars. Albert Frey was consulted in its’ 1998-1999 adaptive reuse as a sculpture gallery.
Historic Site Preservation Board #33
1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Las Casuelas Terraza - A Fun Atmosphere!
A fun place with a definite party ambience. If you don't make reservations, expect a loooong wait! They are always totally packed! They have a huge bar area and patio dining! Typical Mexican fare ranging from cheese enchiladas to nachos to chimichangas. People come here more for the atmosphere than the food itself.
Sugar Loaf Cafe
Good prices, not the cleanest place I have ever been to but the service is friendly and good and the food is great. We sat out on the patio and they allowed us to have our dog out there..... Tuna Wrap for lunch but they have GREAT Breakfasts.
Are you up for a physical challenge??
If you like challenging hikes, Palm Springs has the most challenging day hike I have EVER done! Jutting out next to the city of Palm Springs are the San Jacinto Mountains. If you have ever taken the Palm Springs tram, it takes you to the top of the mountains to an area called Long Valley, at an elevation of 8500'. This was our final destination. This hike took us about 7.5hrs with a lunch break and a couple of smaller snack breaks. It was sooooo beautiful! Not only was the view of the entire valley just amazing, but the topography of the mountain itself was just fascinating! We started off in desert terrain - dusty and littered with a variety of insects, spiders, lizards, and cacti. After several hrs, we found ourselves in chaparral terrain with manzanita trees, brushes alive with variegated flowers, and red rocks. Then, we found ourselves amongst tall pine trees, granite stones, bluebirds, and snow! It was truly a wonderful experience! Please see my travelogue for more details. Also, please, if you are going to tackle this, have about 100oz. of water per person and plenty of energizing foods or bars. Please see my travelogue for more pictures and information on this hike! :)