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Top things to do in Greater Palm Springs

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Ranked #1 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Concerts; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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San Jacinto Mountain (Palm Springs)
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Ranked #2 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Trams; Scenic Railroads

In March, there was still some snow at the top, even though Palm Springs was about 85 degrees.  In August when Palm Springs is over 100 degrees, the temperature will be 67- 70... more »

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Indian Canyons (Palm Springs)
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Ranked #4 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Canyons
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Sunnylands (Rancho Mirage)
Ranked #5 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. Left... more » Owner description: Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. Left by Walter and Leonore Annenberg, the estate will continue to welcome U.S. Presidents, bipartisan political leaders, & others.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre art garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012.Sunnylands Center & GardensHours: 9am - 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays7am - 2pm, Thursdays through Sundays in June & JulyClosed in AugustCafe open until one hour before closing. « less
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Palm Springs Air Museum (Palm Springs)
Ranked #6 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Educational Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums

The Palm Springs Air Museum is the Home of One of the Nation's Largest Collection of World War II Flying Aircraft diplayed in Modern, Well Lighted, Air Conditioned and Clean... more »

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Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs)
Ranked #7 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling... more » Owner description: Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling art exhibitions from national and international artists. The museum's extensive permanent collection includes significant works by modern and contemporary artists, western, contemporary and glass artists, and features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open free every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month. It also offers a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities. « less
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Ranked #8 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Parks; Hiking Trails

There are several great hikes and trails and a Trading Post within the Agua Calient Indian Canyons, including the most popular Palm Canyon Trail.  To get there, take Palm Canyon... more »

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Ranked #9 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Deserts; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare wildlife and a number of palm... more » Owner description: Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare wildlife and a number of palm oases. « less
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Painted Canyon (Palm Springs)
Ranked #10 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.
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$159* and up
Ranked #11 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Natural History Museums; Deserts; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Zoos
The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
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Palm Canyon (Palm Springs)
Ranked #12 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #14 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and learn.
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Ranked #15 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #16 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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VillageFest (Palm Springs)
Ranked #17 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market,... more » Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food. « less
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Ranked #18 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Antique Shops; Malls; Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: A unique shopping avenue filled with over 250 delightful discoveries... Shops, restaurants, art and more! Don't miss all the... more » Owner description: A unique shopping avenue filled with over 250 delightful discoveries... Shops, restaurants, art and more! Don't miss all the special events like Art Walk (1st Friday, Oct-May), Cruise Night (1st & 3rd Fridays through April), Jazz Concerts (Jan-Apr), Fashion Week (Mid-March) and so much more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and online. « less
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Ranked #19 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Tahquitz Canyon (Palm Springs)
Ranked #20 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Palm Canyon Drive (Palm Springs)
Ranked #22 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #23 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Ranked #24 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ruth Hardy Park (Palm Springs)
Ranked #25 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Nature and Parks
City park that offers public tennis courts and free classes to visitors.
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Cabot's Pueblo Museum (Desert Hot Springs)
Ranked #26 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The structure is hand-made, created from reclaimed and found objects. The Pueblo is four-stories, 5,000 square feet and... more » Owner description: The structure is hand-made, created from reclaimed and found objects. The Pueblo is four-stories, 5,000 square feet and includes 35 rooms, 150 windows and 65 doors. Visitors will notice many unique features: including windows and doors collected and reassembled from abandoned homesteads, old telephone poles, buck board wagon parts and many other materials used creatively.On the guided tour, visitors journey through the life of Cabot Yerxa and his family including artifacts collected from their adventures dating back over 100 years. Hear his story from the Dakota Territory to Mexico, Cuba, Alaska, France, throughout California and the Southwest, including the founding of Desert Hot Springs, California. « less
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Murray Canyon Trail (Palm Springs)
Ranked #27 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote... more » Owner description: Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers. « less
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Bump and Grind Trail (Palm Desert)
Ranked #28 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #29 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 103 attractions in Greater Palm Springs
Category: Museums
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