The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting visitors to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. During this ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular vistas of the valley below.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is the pride of the City of Palm Springs and is located just minutes away from the Palm Springs International Airport and the always exciting Downtown Palm Springs. Tahquitz offers two championship golf courses.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert is a unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world with a mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. Mountain lion, leopard, warthogs, bighorn sheep and Peninsular pronghorn are just a few of the more than 450 incredible animals found in their natural setting that take you from Africa to North America. Feed a giraffe, watch the cheetahs run, admire the zebras, mimic a meerkat, interact with goats, explore nature and so much more.
Joshua Tree is located about one hour from Palm Springs, where the Mojave and Lower Colorado deserts join to form the park. If you have part of a day you may want to confine your sightseeing to the main park roads. Many pullouts with wayside exhibits dot these roads. There are 12 self-guiding nature trails. and on clear days the vista from Keys View extends beyond Salton Sea to Mexico.
A map of all the bike routes on the City streets of Palm Springs is available free from the Department of Community Services at 401 S Pavilion Way, call (760) 323-8265. Click here to view the map. From a 13-mile Citywide Tour to a short 3-mile loop around downtown, the bike routes in Palm Springs have options for every rider.
Downtown Palm Springs has always been the central hub of things and continues to expand and offer many activities that are even more entertaining and fun. The Block offers all the shopping, dining, and great public spaces, there is so much to do and see.