Top 10 Palm Springs Must Do’s
1. EXPERIENCE LUXURY RESORTS AND HISTORIC INNS
Celebrity-owned inns to major resorts dot the landscape of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts. Be as secluded and private as you wish, or enjoy the energy and grand scale of larger resorts. You’ll find hotel properties for every taste and budget that will leave you wanting to come back again and again.
2. WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANK SINATRA
Want to see why Frank and The Rat Pack called the desert home? Have fun seeking out hotels, restaurants and residences and other places Sinatra played for more than 30 years.
3.PLAY LIKE A PRO
The amazing desert boasts more than 115 championship golf courses played by seasoned PGA pros to U.S. presidents. Tee off on your choice of courses, designed by industry pros Arnold Palmer, Clive Clark, Pete Dye, Gary Player, Greg Norman, and Jack Nicklaus.
4. INDULGE IN SPA-TACULAR WATERS
Take your cue from the Native American tribes who discovered the restorative magic of the desert’s hot, natural healing mineral waters and invigorate yourself at one of the many fabulous resort destination spas, wellness and fitness centres, day spas and medical spas throughout the region.
5. SURF IN THE HEART OF THE DESERT
Ride the waves in the desert? You bet! A 16-acre water park features a giant wave pool for body surfing and 13 water slides, while others get wet n’ wild at lazy rivers, splash fountains and drive-in movies found at our legendary desert resorts.
6. TAKE A COOL MORNING HIKE
Nothing compares to watching the desert sun rise from the historic Indian Canyons or foothills of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monuments. Another 80 km of trails await hikers atop Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where it’s always cooler than the desert below.
7. EXPLORE THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT
Ready for some earth-shaking excitement? Climb aboard a Jeep or Hummer tour for an extraordinary expedition to the San Andreas Fault Line — Palm Springs’ most notorious attraction. Enjoy morning, afternoon or special twilight tours of twisted, steep-walled canyons and wonderful geologic surprises along the way!
8. GO MOD LIKE NOWHERE ELSE
Palm Springs is world famous for its wealth of mid-century modern-style and restored homes, hotels, and commercial properties by masters like Albert Frey, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, William Cody, E. Stewart Williams, and Palmer & Krisel. A treasure trove of retro home decor and accessories are plentiful along North Palm Canyon Drive.
9. ROCK YOUR WORLD IN JOSHUA TREE
Amidst 550,000 acres of wilderness, Joshua Tree National Park offers ethereal sights of breathtaking rock formations and thousands of rare Joshua trees, some as tall as 40 feet! This paradise features 12 self-guiding nature trails plus a network of hiking, biking, and equestrian paths. Overnight stays provide astonishing views of desert skies.
10. SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR OF WORLD FAMOUS DATES
As the nation’s date capital, Palm Springs is noted for producing more than 80 per cent of the country’s dates. Tour a date farm and taste several varieties of this luscious fruit which has been a desert staple for nearly 100 years.