Palm Springs Things to Do

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  • 1. Aerial Tramway

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Rising 8500 feet above the desert floor, the Palm Springs Tramway offers access to...

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  • 2. Air Museum

    This was another wonderful fun thing to do when we visited here. The Palm Springs Air Museum is a non-profit educational institution and home to one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII...

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  • 3. San Jacinto State Park

    No permit is required since your already a guest of the Aerial Tramway. They are several trails here you can enjoy. We did the first trail and I did that in flip flops, don’t recommend it, but I...

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  • 4. Palm Springs Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We found this place by accident. We were walking around the downtown area and saw a sign to get to the museum of Art. I asked the kids if they wanted to go and they said yes. I saw a sign that it was...

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  • 5. Desert Holocaust Memorial

    OK, you're on vacation, here to relax and have fun. Do you really want to see a memorial to millions of Holocaust victims? We thought about that for a few minutes, and then went to see it. It is...

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  • 6. Spa Resort Casino

    This tip could be a "thing to do" or "nightlife tip". It is very nice here and this place is huge. It is the only full-service resort offering casino, spa and hotel amenities. The Spa Resort Casino...

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  • 7. Joshua Tree National Park

    When you get to the Palm Springs area you are surrounded by lush golf courses and 1000s of swimming pools and have very little exposure to the actual desert that surrounds the area. One of the better...

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  • 8. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located in the Village Green Heritage Center is the Agua Caliente Museum which showcases the history, lifestyle, art and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians and other Indian...

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  • 9. Oasis Hotel Tower

    Designed by Lloyd Wright (Frank's son) and built back in 1923, the Oasis Hotel Tower was once on of the most modern buildings in California. The advanced concrete construction, wood filigree screens...

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  • 10. Visitor Center

    I had never stopped by the Visitors Center here in Palm Springs and I have been to Palm Springs many times. We stopped by this time because the boys had to use the restroom so we decided to checkout...

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  • 11. Plaza Theatre

    At the north end of La Plaza stands the Plaza Theater, located at the north edge of La Plaza. It is the most memorable building of the Plaza project from the 1930s, and a monument to Spanish Revival...

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  • 12. Come for the Film Festival

    In southern California, it's not just Hollywood with the big movie festivals and hoopla. Palm Springs host an acclaimed, annual movie festival, held every...

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  • 13. Beware the forest fires

    On our way up to Idyllwild we saw the plumes of smoke indicating a forest fire was in full flow. On our journey we saw many a sign praising the fire fighters...

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  • 14. Palms to Pines drive

    After a couple of days in the heat of the desert it was time to escape into the far reaches of the Palms to Pines Road. It leads to Idyllwild up in the pine...

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  • 15. Cornelia White House

    The Cornelia White House was built of railroad ties in 1893 and is part of the Palm Springs Historical Society. Displays include Miss Cornelia's bible...

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  • 16. McCallum Adobe Museum

    The McCallum Adobe was built for John and Emily McCallum, the first white settlers in the area in 1885. It is the oldest remaining building in Palm Springs. The...

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  • 17. Peace Pole

    This pole, which says "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in 13 different languages (including Cahuilla), is one of 200,000 located in different parts of the world...

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  • 18. Palm Springs City Hall

    This is the Palm Springs City Hall and it is located across the street from the Riverside County Courthouse Annex. It has a nice statue out front and a couple...

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  • 19. Riverside County Courthouse Annex

    Palm Springs is not the county seat of Riverside County but it does have a Riverside County Courthouse Annex. The annex is not actually that old nor that...

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  • 20. Hiking Mount San Jacinto State Park #2

    PERMIT REQUIRED (FREE)Wilderness Trails: A number of excellent opportunities for more challenging day hikes or camping are beyond Long Valley. Please check in...

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  • 21. See President Abraham Lincoln on the mountain

    Their is a look nook of a shoping area off the main street, there are lots of these little mall areas. This one is called Henry Frank Arcade.You will see this...

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  • 22. The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

    The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-famous, Broadway-caliber celebration of the music, dance, and comedy of the 30's and 40's, with a cast old enough...

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  • 24. Palm Springs Villagefest

    This is one of the best street festivals around with music, local handicrafts, toys, soaps, etc. And lest I forget, there's food galore: from gyros to fresh...

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  • 25. Walk of Stars

    While you are walking in downtown Palm Springs, take a look at the sidewalk. There you will see a series of 320 Golden Palm Stars embedded on the sidewalks....

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