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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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The Palm Springs Airport

LAX is far from Palm Springs but it would be less expensive to fly to LAX. Then you would have to rent a car or get on a busor tour to Palm Springs. There is also the Palm Springs Airport but it would be pricey to fly into here. The Ontario Airport is another airport you could fly into.

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Jul 21, 2008

Palm Springs or Ontario

There are limited flights into Palm Springs and you'll definitely pay extra for those. If you want to save some money and don't mind a little drive try flying into Ontario, CA. You can rent a car and drive out east on Hwy 10 to Palm Springs (about an hour). During the drive you can view the desert and get a true appreciation of the oasis that Palm Springs is in the middle of a sandy desert. You can also pass a casino and outlet mall that are in Cabazon (20min outside Palm Springs).

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Jul 21, 2007

Tiny Planes

Palm Springs isn't that big. Some of the planes that fly here are pretty tiny. When we arrived in Palm Springs from Los Angeles, they had to rearrange the passengers in the 29-seat plane and they left our luggage behind as there was not enough room for it.

We took the same 29-seat propeller plane when we left Palm Springs three weeks later.

However the nice thing about a small city is that everything is just minutes away. Downtown is 10 minutes from the airport. My brother's house is just 3 minutes from the airport - or a 15 minute walk.

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Apr 17, 2007

Fly directly into Palm Springs...

Fly directly into Palm Springs or fly to Ontario California (typically cheaper) and rent a car. The drive is about an hour.
Car or bike. If you stay close to downtown you can pretty much walk or bike everywhere you want to go. If you plan on getting into the countryside you will need a car.

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Aug 24, 2002
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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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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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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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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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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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Living Desert Zoo

Having seen wildlife happy and active in their native habitats many times, I'm less interested in visiting zoos these days. Moreover, I lived in San Diego for eight years and visited the world's...
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