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Visiting Palm Desert in May

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Visiting Palm Desert in May

My husband and I are traveling to Palm Desert in May of this year and have never been there. What are some things to do that time of year. Neither of us play golf.

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1. Re: Visiting Palm Desert in May

Ride the tram to the top of the mountain.


See the Living Desert.


Hike among the streams and palm groves at the indian canyons.


Head to Joshua Tree National Park.


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2. Re: Visiting Palm Desert in May

In additions to the excellent suggestions already posted, you might consider the following:

Go to the Sat/Sun College of the Desert Swap meet. There are lots of vendors selling everything from jewelry, vegetables, watches, home decorations, fast food, etc.

Go to the Thursday night Street fair in Palm Springs. They shut down about 4 blocks of the street. Good excuse to go there, get some dinner, watch the people and possibly shop.

Go to Kobe's Japanese restaurant between 5 and 6 for their early bird special (check on line for details).

Take a guided tour to the windmills, or San Andreas fault

Hike the "Bump and Grind" trail south of Palm Desert

There is a Nature center that is fun to go to south of Palm Desert. Maybe its in Rancho Mirage.

Soak in the sun (and get nature's free vitamin D) at the swimming pool where you're staying.

There is an airplane museum in Palm Springs and a history museum. They're on our "to do" list.

If you enjoy gambling, there are a number of Casinos.

If you like Outlet shopping, they are West of Palm Springs.

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3. Re: Visiting Palm Desert in May

Good suggestions

I'll add

El Paseo window shopping/dining

Even though you may not play golf. have breakfast/lunch at one of the clubhouses (views over golf courses are nice). Desert Willow, Indian Wells Resort, or SilverRock are some of my favorites.

Consignment /Thrift store shopping

If you go to Palm Springs for the Thursday night street fair take advantage of the free admission from 4 to 8 at the PS Art Museum

Cabots in Desert Hot Springs

See a movie or performance (casinos have entertainment)

Check local listings for music

Check the www.palmspringsusa.com for more ideas.

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