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Indian Canyons by Jeep plus Hiking Tour from Palm Springs
"After morning or afternoon pickup from your Palm Springs hotel travel by jeep to the Indian Canyons a lovely collection of scenic canyons once home to the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians. Sit back and enjoy views of desert flora and fauna as your naturalist guide shares the history culture and legends of the Cahuilla and the many amazing uses they found for desert plants. Disembark the jeep to stretch your legs on a 1-mile walk up Andreas Canyon along a lovely stream shaded by palms. See old bedrock mortars and the sacred m Mukat lived. When you emerge above the canopy of palms delight in stunning views of the canyon's cliff walls. Next
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Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
"You’ll be picked up from your Palm Desert hotel at your selected departure time. Aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach relax on the drive to three magnificent nature preserves around Palm Springs.Your expert guide will teach you all about the Wildlands Conservancy which operates California’s largest non-profit nature preserve system. Spanning more than 145000 acres (58679 km) this preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes including mountains
From $119.00
 
Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
"This 4- hour jeep tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures Joshua Tree National Park. Take rugged back-country trails through the Little San Bernadino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert. You will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas spectacular rock formations unique plant and animal life and outstanding geology.Joshua Tree National Park can be 15 to 20 degrees cooler so be sure to bring a jacket or windbreaker with you. Only sneakers or other active style shoes should be worn no flip flops or high heels."""
From $159.00

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Villagefest

Villagefest is an ongoing event involving booths, art and handcrafted items, food entertainment, and more that occurs every Thursday Evening in downtown Palm Springs along Palm Canyon Drive. Great...
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Gay and Lesbian Tourists Welcome

Palm Springs is another of the towns that caters to gays and lesbians with a number of events culminating in the "Pride Parade" from 2 to 4 November. Many local businesses display the rainbow flag to...
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Parking

Frequently, one of the biggest pains in large cities that are popular with tourists is parking. There doesn't seem to be enough and you have to pay; sometimes feeding lots of quarters into parking...
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California

Now, since I haven't been in CA I again just am setting up links to VT pages & their tips I consider quite helpful: SteveOSF's California pages Tom_Fields' California pages Tugboatguy's California...
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Solar Trash Compactor

I had to giggle, but at the same time I was fascinated to actually see one of these. I thiink they are a great idea. I wish more cities had them. It would save a lot of time, money, and help our...
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Palm Springs Architecture

In the museum of art we learned about the Palm Springs architecture odf the 50's and the 60's. Clean lines, simple designs, soaring roofs, large windows... eclectic and exentric.We were especially...
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Delight in a Date Shake

Date Shake!Delicious, rich and perfect on a hot date in Palm Springs. Going to the California desert and having a date shake go hand in hand. Fresh dates, which are staples of the area, are grinded in...
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City of Palm Springs: Visitor Information Center

It's in my eyes located in a strange place, only when you come from LA you will pass this visitor center. So if you need to visit this center please locate it on a map before you go.Maybe it's smarter...
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Encelia farinosa

This close-up on a flower of Encelia farinosa* shows clearly that it belongs to the Asteraceae family, ie the Daisy family. It is used in revegetation mixes but tend to dominate any other plant in the...
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Brittle bush

These wild plants are Brittle bush, Encelia farinosa (Incensio)*, which grows freely in the desert. It grows better along the roads as the road sides collect water falling on the road, when it rains !...
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Yellow lined road

Not far from the departure of the Aerial tramway, the road is lined with small bushes covered with yellow flowers. They would have been planted, there would not be more of them ! They are wild...
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Enjoy the scenery

when you walk through Palm Springs you are sure to find places which remind you that it can be very dry here if there's no irrigation by humans...The good thing about it you can take nice pictures as...
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Tramway Gas Station

Built in 1963 by Albert Frey, this beautiful wedge-shaped structure welcomes people entering Palm Springs on HWY 111. This once endangered building is now the city's tourist information. The automatic...
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You must take a day to go to...

You must take a day to go to Joshua Tree National Park. It's about a 45 minute drive from the city. We got there in the afternoon and took an early evening walk in the 'high desert'. The sunset was...
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Top Hotels in Palm Springs

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222 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, 92262, United States
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285 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, 92262, United States
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888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, 92262, United States
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400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, 92262-6605, United States
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220 South Patencio Road , Palm Springs, California, 92262, United States
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950 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, 92262, United States
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Top Things to Do in Palm Springs

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Aerial Tramway

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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Palm Springs Art Museum

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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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

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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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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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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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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Top 5 Palm Springs Writers

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Yaqui

"Palm Springs"
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Basaic

"Basaic Palm Springs Page"
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awayhome

"Palm Springs: Hollywood's Desert Oasis"
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JLBG

"350 days of sunshine"
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Martinewezel

"Palm Springs"
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