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Ranked #1 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #2 of 64 attractions in 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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Ranked #3 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums; Educational Sites

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 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Art 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 #5 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Performances
Owner description: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies features the music and dance of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s with a cast old enough to have... more » Owner description: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies features the music and dance of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s with a cast old enough to have lived it. Celebrated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Follies Gentlemen. « less
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Ranked #6 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins; Canyons
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Ranked #7 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons; Deserts; Hiking Trails; Parks

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 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Deserts
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 #9 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Deserts; Canyons
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Ranked #10 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #11 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #12 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #13 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons
A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.
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Ranked #14 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: 18-hole, par 72 Nicklaus design, rated #6 public course in California by PGATOUR online. Wide fairways, great views, highly... more » Owner description: 18-hole, par 72 Nicklaus design, rated #6 public course in California by PGATOUR online. Wide fairways, great views, highly acclaimed cuisine, ultra-cool mid-century modern clubhouse. Open to the public for golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. « less
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Ranked #15 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Canyons
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Ranked #17 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Theaters
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 #18 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Flea/ Street Markets
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 #19 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Canyons; Hiking Trails; Deserts
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Ranked #20 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Tours
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 #21 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Horseback Riding Stables

Horseback Ride Into Beauty.  Learn a Lot of History Too.  Get to Know the Desert First Hand.  www.smoketreesta... 760-327-1372 Experience a Few Quaint Hours of Getting Away from... more »

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Ranked #22 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #23 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #24 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Parks
City park that offers public tennis courts and free classes to visitors.
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Ranked #25 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
The creosote bush is one of the interesting desert plants to find as you explore this part of the California desert.
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Ranked #26 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Specialty 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 #27 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Convention Centers
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 #28 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: WorkOUT Gym Palm Springs is your neighborhood fitness center where everyone is welcome. Our gym is 4,000 square feet of cool... more » Owner description: WorkOUT Gym Palm Springs is your neighborhood fitness center where everyone is welcome. Our gym is 4,000 square feet of cool air-conditioned space and state-of-the-art free weights and machine circuit equipment . Our welcoming friendly atmosphere is casual and helpful and you'll feel right at home here even if you are a new or moderate gym user. We have professional personal trainers available that can help you reach your fitness goals, if you need one. Free group classes. Our cardiovascular equipment has personal TV's, our comfy lounge area offers complimentary wifi, coffee, fruit and snacks. The private mens locker room has a large dry sauna & showers with private secure lockers, Best of all, men we allow shirtless WorkOUT's so you can see the muscles you are working (bring a towel for equipment). No sales staff or contracts to sign, day passes, weekly and monthly rates available. « less
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Ranked #29 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #30 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Category: Gardens
Visitors are fascinated by this huge collection of cacti and flowers amid scenic nature trails.
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