Palm Springs is the best spot to hit in California if you plan a trip there. This trip will have all the leisure time and adventure that you crave for. However, if you think you need something more, then make sure to explore Palm Desert. All in all, both of these places are amazing in my experience. Here is everything that must be a part of your plan for your next vacation to Palm Springs.
Exploring nature from up close
Palm Springs is a place where you can plan an exceptional vacation trip because there are many options. There are several things and places that you can explore. However, according to my experience, the following are the top things to do on your next vacation to Palm Springs.
Explore the “Living Desert Zoo”
Palm Springs has so many options, and you may find it very hard to decide where you will start. So, I would recommend that you start here. This place is a little out of Palm Springs, but the outdoor exploring experience is amazing. It is made with different live environments, including:
- North American
If you are with kids, then this place will be even more fun with wild cats, giraffes, and other mammals to explore from up close.
Do not miss the Joshua Tree.
It is a one-of-a-kind place to visit in the world that stays beautiful throughout the year. Here you can find everything from ruins of gold mines to desert plains and rugged mountains.
You can experience it the best way if you take a jeep ride with a guide who can tell you a lot about the animals and plants present here. In this way, you will be able to explore everything quickly with a comfortable experience.
Visit Tahquitz Canyon
It is the place that will make you believe in the wonders of nature even more firmly. It is because here, you can find a 50-foot waterfall that flows in the middle of the desert. The waterfall here is tucked into the Tahquitz Canyon.
Make sure to prepare well for visiting it because it is not free, and you will need to pay an admission fee to experience this beauty.
Aerial Tramway sightseeing
This aerial tramway that can be a part of your Palm Springs vacation trip is no random tramway. It is the biggest one in the world that rotates. It will let you travel through a 2.5 miles area full of cliffs of the Chino Canyon. Do not worry because this breathtaking experience will not be too long. It will just take 10 minutes in the rotating cars.
Unique things to do in Palm Springs
The following are some activities that you may not be able to do anywhere else.
Explore the Moorten Botanical Garden
In this garden, you can find desert plants, including various breeds of cactus. It is not only about exploring because if you are a plant lover, but you can also buy some from the nursery that is just along with it.
Take a photograph with the Cabazon Dinosaurs.
Who doesn’t love unique and amazing photo backgrounds? It might take your Instagram game to the next level because there are not many people who get to capture a photograph with such a background. While you are here, you can visit the gift shops and the Creationist-themed museum to know a lot of different facts.
Fly from the Air Museum at Palm Springs
If you want to explore the historical World War 2 airplanes, then this is the place you must visit. Here you can find 40 different planes from that time. However, you can take this exploration to the next level by taking a flight that the museum offers in its planes.
Top kids activities in Palm Springs
Family trips are the best, and Palm Springs is a place that can make your trip complete with its kid’s activities. Below are some of your best options
If you are from a country that does not have a Castle Park, then you can visit Disneyland in California on your Palm Springs trip. The travel cost will be cheap, and it is not that far away. Additionally, your kids will find their favorite characters and other attractions here. Some of them include:
- Adventure rides
- Fun games
- Clicking pictures with their favorite characters
Plan a day trip to Oak Glen
Visiting the mountainous community here can be the best place to explore different plants and fruits. Additionally, you and your kids can try out the fresh fruits of Palm Springs.
Nightlife at Palm Springs
The nightlife at Palm Springs is as good as it gets. Here is all that you can do at night in Palm Springs
Visit Tonga Hut for the best drinks.
You can try out some of the best cocktails of Palm Springs in this bar. Well, the taste will not be the unique thing as the presentation and serving will also be an exceptional experience.
Try the Steakhouse in Agua Caliente Casino
Visiting a place and not trying the traditional food there means your trip is incomplete. So, to complete your vacation trip to Palm Springs, you must try this outdoor dining restaurant. Here you can try traditional food as it is one of the best food destinations in the whole Palm Springs.
Apart from that, the outdoor dining experience at the terrace with downtown views as well as mountains during the daytime and nighttime will come with unique experiences.
If you want some time to relax, explore how beautiful this world is, and explore yourself as well, I would 100% recommend that you visit Palm Springs. Planning the vacation trip to Palm Springs will be as exciting as the trip itself when you explore different things.
I loved the time I spent here, and I am pretty sure that you will enjoy your time as well if you visit all the places I mentioned above.
Pamela Sowers says
I’m hoping you can help me I watched h u e l Hauser for many years, I met him in person quite a few times in Larchmont Shopping Center in Los Angeles he was a lovely man what I’m trying to find out is years ago he had a show and he came here to Palm Springs area and he visited a neighborhood it was kind of up in the hillside with a lot of very Bohemian people who grandfathered a lot of the things they had in and around their homes I live very close to that area now I moved here after I lost my husband in 2011 and I love visiting old places and ghost towns and things like that I would love to find this little neighborhood it was very lovely and very unassuming not Richie Rich and not Palm Springs at all. He loved it there people grew their own fruit and shared it with others people made bread there were a lot of artistic people there mostly older people I would say over the age of 50 and so on. If you have any idea of where that lovely little Community would be if you could let me know I would say there were no more than at the very most 50 homes maybe even less. Please contact me if you have any information thank you so much and if any other kooky little places like that or around here that I could explore I don’t have much money but I love to see places like that and take a day trip with the sack lunch usually I bring extra food just in case I come across to anyone who would like to share lunch with me my name is Pamela Sowers my phone is 760-569-9164. Thank you so much sincerely Pamela
Pamela Sowers says
I’m not sure if my message went through or not anyway I’m interested in finding a place that h u e l h o u s e r visited quite a few years ago at least 15 years ago it was of a little community and the Palm Springs area very very Bohemian no one there had a lot of money but they were very artistic and very friendly they shared with each other the homes there were very grandfathered in and they didn’t seem to have many rules and regulations most of the people were older and had their own Gardens and fruit trees and they would bake bread and share with each other everything that they had I would love to visit that little Community I would say that there were no more than 50 Little Homes that were so artistic and so unusual I would love to take a day trip there and take a sack lunch and bring an extra lunch just in case someone wants to sit with me and talk I love to visit Old places like this that have a history and if only the walls could talk I would appreciate any help that you might give me or insight my name is Pamela Sowers my phone 760-569-9164 you was very taken with the little community and he loved to talk to the people of course you know how he was such a loving sweetheart I actually knew him not personally but met him quite a bit before he moved to this area I believe he moved to 29 Palms but I’m not sure but I knew him in Los Angeles when he lived very close to the Larchmont Shopping Center and I would see them there at the bank or at the coffee shop sitting outside just chatting with people he was a lovely lovely sweet and kind and intelligent man and his Southern demeanor was beyond measure I hope you can help me out I would surely surely love that thank you so much in advance and God bless us all sincerely PamelaI