Palm Springs is a lovely desert oasis located In the Coachella Valley desert region. It is about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, heading east. Four different mountain ranges surround the city.
THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS:
1) Dine at Fun Eateries:
Ruby's Diner was a fun dining experience with a 50's vibe, very yummy food. You must try the deep fried green beans. I never had them before, sooo delicious!
Across the street is Mexican cuisine at Maraca's . It looked like a hot eating spot.
2) Stroll The Walk of Fame and Downtown Area:
It was cool to see a walk of fame like the one on Hollywood Blvd. Several vintage homes are located in the area that were owned by stars: Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, and Elvis Presley to name a few.
This property was so beautiful. The amenities include 5 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and a full service spa. I'm not much of a gambler, but looking around casinos is always amusing. The majestic architecture keeps me entertained!
It's too dang hot out to do anything else in daytime here, as the temps can soar well over 100 degrees! It was a scorching 118 both days. Thank goodness for pools, we camped there a good portion of the day! I love how the mountains were nestled so close all around our hotel.
5) Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and San Jancinto Park:
If you can't stand the heat below, there is an escape. Take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up to San Jancinto Park and Wildnerness area. It is 40 degrees cooler up top. Gorgeous views, hiking trails, and camping await you! Read my full review of this hair raising ride here in a previous post.
6) Palm Springs Air Museum:
This museum has been voted as one of the top 14 air museums in the world by CNN travel. A Vietnam display and a program about flight in an authentic warbird are some highlights of this attraction.
It is a lovely hideaway of resorts situated up high, overlooking Palm Springs. Here, you can soak away your stress in the natural mineral pools. These hot pools are known world wide for their healing properties. Calgon take me away!
How about you, do you enjoy visiting the desert? Or would you rather hang out where it's cool? Visiting here was definitely a nice change, and I plan to go back in the near future.
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