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Ranked #1 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Trams; Scenic Railroads; Landmarks

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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Ranked #3 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Educational Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; 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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Ranked #4 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Canyons; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 46 attractions in 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 #6 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Deserts; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Ranked #7 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Parks; Hiking Trails; Outdoors

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 #8 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Outdoors
A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.
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Ranked #10 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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 #12 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
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Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Owner description: An intimate 440-seat theater that is located in the Palm Springs Desert Museum features cutting-edge lighting and sound... more » Owner description: An intimate 440-seat theater that is located in the Palm Springs Desert Museum features cutting-edge lighting and sound facilities. « less
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Ranked #15 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Ranked #16 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Parks; Outdoors
City park that offers public tennis courts and free classes to visitors.
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Ranked #18 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Tours; Cultural
Owner description: This is a by-appointment-only 90 minute Historical Tour featuring the history of Palm Springs and this iconic home. Situated... more » Owner description: This is a by-appointment-only 90 minute Historical Tour featuring the history of Palm Springs and this iconic home. Situated high on the hillside above the Palm Springs Art Museum, the house built in 1925, meticulously restored, features the finest collection of mission style furnishings, including rare tiles, pottery and Early California Furniture. This property adjoins and is now a part of The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a private luxury boutique hotel. All tours are conducted by a docent and require advance reservation. Tour sizes are limited for an optimal experience and fill quickly, so please call in advance to ensure availability. « less
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Ranked #19 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Convention Centers; Other
Owner description: The Palm Springs Convention Center is a 261,000 square foot facility that includes up to 112,000 square feet of exhibit... more » Owner description: The Palm Springs Convention Center is a 261,000 square foot facility that includes up to 112,000 square feet of exhibit space, 19 total breakout rooms of various sizes, including a 20,000 square foot ballroom. The Renaissance Hotel is adjacent to the Convention Center offering meetings all under one roof. Over 1,600 guest rooms and Palm Springs International Airport are in close proximity to the Palm Springs Convention Center and downtown Palm Springs.Meet in Palm Springs, California and discover over $200 million dollars in new hotels and hotel renovations offering a redefined meeting experience in Palm Springs. Transformed hotels include the 410-room Renaissance Palm Springs (formerly Wyndham) attached to Palm Springs Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Suites, Riviera Resort & Spa, Ace Hotel and Swim Club, and the new Saguaro Palm Springs. Renovated properties also include Spa Resort Casino, Courtyard Marriott, and the Hilton Palm springs is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation expected to be completed in December 2012. « less
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Ranked #21 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures,... more » Owner description: A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period. « less
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Ranked #22 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: History Museums; Museums
This museum traces the history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
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Ranked #23 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
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Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Ranked #26 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Owner description: Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of 4,500 feet offers overnight camping, hiking, fishing... more » Owner description: Located one hour from Palm Springs, this scenic lake at an elevation of 4,500 feet offers overnight camping, hiking, fishing and boating. « less
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Ranked #27 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs is the coolest place in the desert. With over 21 acres of water attractions for all ages!
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Ranked #28 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Find out which Hollywood celebrities lived and played in Palm Springs by searching for their "stars" embedded in the... more » Owner description: Find out which Hollywood celebrities lived and played in Palm Springs by searching for their "stars" embedded in the sidewalk. « less
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Ranked #30 of 46 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors

Palm Canyon is a magnificent oasis accessible to visitors almost every day of the year.  To get there, take Palm Canyon Road south out of Palm Springs downtown.  Go a few miles... more »

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