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Top things to do in California Desert

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#1 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.
Joshua Tree National Park (Twentynine Palms)
#2 of 308 things to do in California Desert
San Jacinto Mountain (Palm Springs)
#4 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Borrego Springs)
#5 of 308 things to do in California Desert
The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early... more
Palm Springs Air Museum (Palm Springs)
#6 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility Gives visitors an up-close... more
Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs)
#9 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art... more
Indian Canyons (Palm Springs)
#10 of 308 things to do in California Desert
#11 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Alabama Hills (Lone Pine)
#13 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location... more
Sunnylands (Rancho Mirage)
#14 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of... more
Galleta Meadows (Borrego Springs)
#15 of 308 things to do in California Desert
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#18 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Considered sacred to the Cahuilla Indians and of historical importance to scientists and nature... more
#19 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Painted Canyon (Palm Springs)
#20 of 308 things to do in California Desert
A variety of colors paint the rocks here, giving this unique location its name.
Coachella Valley Preserve (Palm Springs)
#22 of 308 things to do in California Desert
Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare... more
Palm Canyon (Palm Springs)
#23 of 308 things to do in California Desert
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#27 of 308 things to do in California Desert
VillageFest (Palm Springs)
#28 of 308 things to do in California Desert
The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers,... more
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (Palm Springs)
#29 of 308 things to do in California Desert