love is blueIf you come to Palm Springs, you must take the aerial tramway once. The scenery is incredible. There are various trails on the top of the mountain. We chose to loop around the valley, which I found to be a bit challenging, but the overall view is quite beautiful. The desert trails are beautiful and convenient for hiking.
137***66I did several hikes in the Indian Canyons area during my four week stay in Palm Springs. It is quite close to downtown and easy to get to. You do have to pay an admission when entering the area. A map is provided. I hiked the easy Andreas Canyon loop, the longer Murray Canyon loop (One of my favorites!), the Palm Canyon/Victor loop, and about half the very steep Maynard Mine trail. As you will see from the map you will get, many of the trails intersect so you can create your own shorter or longer hike as you want.
137***66I am glad we decided to visit Elvis. You must arrange the hotel in advance. If you book a tour, you will have a guide who knows Elvis very well. Four of us participated in a tour group, and every question we asked was answered very well. We like Elvis very much. If you are a fan of Elvis, it is highly recommended to travel here. We were well taken care of, and any questions were answered. The price is reasonable and worth every penny.
TodemmyWhat a beautiful place. There are great galleries here, and the medieval gallery buildings are beautiful. Since it was fully booked at the end of November, we did not go to see the house. I want to see Sunnyland's home again. We have seen the history of this movie, it is very interesting. Be sure to get the ticket for the house in advance. Don't miss it.
TodemmyThose were tough times, back in the pioneering days. Dr. Welwood Murray was talked into opening a small hotel on this site in 1886 and he added a small library behind the hotel. It was his passion. Over time, he passed on, the hotel closed, and his son George deeded the property to the city with the caveat being that it remain a free library. And so it is. But it is not your average library by a long shot. There are no books to check out but it does have periodicals, computer terminals, and an historical search facility onsite. It also is the visitor information stop for us tourists to pick up maps and information. And we thought we knew all there was to know ... hah! We were so far off the mark on this.
137***66There is no better way to escape the desert heat than spending a few hours in a museum. Here you can broaden your horizons and accept new experiences and ideas. A wonderful time and experience. Next time I want to see another museum in the Oalm Desert.
It is good to take Vacations once in a while and take an opportunity to connect with friends, family, or oneself. For people who cannot take long vacations, the holidays coinciding right after a weekend are a welcome boon. The long weekends are the best time for Weekend Getaways and to unwind self. Nothing can beat getting away and explore places you have never seen before and bond with your family, friends, and your partner.
Palm Springs became famous in the 1900s, as a favorite retreat for John Muir and his daughters early in the century, and developing into a refuge for glamorous movie stars into the 1930s. Now, it’s no less fabulous, but has a more robust tourism industry accessible to all! While in Palm Springs, be sure to spend an early morning wandering through the massive, “furry” palm trees in Andreas Canyon (part of the Indian Canyons). The light is especially beautiful early in the morning, and it’s nice to be able to explore the area before the crowds start to arrive around 9:30/10:00am. Afterward, stop at the Moorten Botanical Garden to wander the really beautifully curated maze of exotic desert plants and cacti. You also won’t want to miss some of the famous Palm Springs mid-century modern design and architecture — my favorite spots are the Parker Hotel, the Palm Springs Architecture Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Twin Palms Estates, Coachella Valley Savings and Loan, Elrod House Interior, and the Tramway Gas Station. Be sure to wander the main street to check out the beautiful mid-century home design shops and funky clothing boutiques, and enjoy the diverse food scene. On your way out, stop at San Gorgonio Pass for a photo-op with a sea of windmills! #awesomepic
Quick girls trip out of the busy city! Had such a blast relaxing in this warm weather!
Palm Springs, USA, is located in the valley of the Colorado Desert and is an oasis city by the desert. Palm Springs has 350 days of sunny days every year and deserves to be the city of daylight. Strolling farther, under the stars, listening to the sound of the desert, let your thoughts fly, this piece of heaven and earth belongs to you at this time.
The most famous places here are mineral springs, ski resorts, golf courses, palm trees swaying by the road and shopping shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon Dr. The most distinctive tourist attraction here is the Palm Springs Rotating Cable Car, one of the most spectacular high-altitude cable cars in the world, comparable to the high-altitude cable cars in the Alps. The cable car takes you from the Tramway Rd. at the foot of the San Jacinto mountain to the 2.5-mile mountain. Visitors can go hiking in the summer and ski in the mountains in winter.
This has also attracted a lot of people to live here, a new generation of Hollywood first-line stars have succumbed to the temptation of the desert and the relaxed privacy it provides. The Palm Springs International Film Festival, held every January, was founded by the then mayor, Sonny Bono, and attracted Clint Eastwood, John Travolta, Ron Howard, and Halle Barry. Leonard DiCaprio (has permanent residence here), Anne Hathaway and other celebrities, Dakota Fanning and more.