Palm Springs Adventure
This is a place where the spirit of adventure takes hold of the desert....where nature and nurture come together in a symphony of unexpected delights, and the traditions of the Wests carry on with a bold new attitude and determination. Here lies a destination steeped in both natural beauty and spiritual eloquence...a land of enchantment where fresh discoveries lie at every turn. There is such a place, and its less than a dream away...Palm Springs, California.
Hiking and Climbing
Feel the spirit of the brand new West...the Indian Canyons contain miles of palm canyons in breathtaking contrast to the stark, rocky gorges that surround them. Four exquisite canyons are yours for discovery...with winding streams and remote oases, it is truly magical. Hike the San Andreas Fault under a moonlit sky, overlooking one of California's largest lakes, the Salton Sea. Discover our national treasure, Joshua Tree National Park on a day trip that includes rock climbing that's not for the faint-of-heart. Feel the exhilaration of a rotating tram car as it travels from the desert floor over 8,500 feet for you to explore the pristine alpine wilderness.
Horseback Riding and Bicycling
Head up the wash toward the canyons, across gentle, flowing creeks, and through natural palm oases to breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley on horseback...view the spectacular geologic extravaganza between the Colorado and Mojave deserts on a mountain bike...bring your picnic for spectacular views of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, and the agriculture fields of the Coachella Valley. Take it slow and explore the neighborhoods on a bike with a celebrity home or modern map to find celebrity homes and mid-century classics.
Enjoy nature's beautiful San Jacinto Mountains from the best vantage point around...a helicopter tour with experienced pilots. Delight in a sunrise or sunset balloon flight...Imagine yourself airborne at the Air Museum, an inspiring collection of World War II aircraft and memorabilia.
Off-Roading and Bold Adventures
Explore the archeological sights of the San Andreas Fault in a jeep...roar along the sand dunes with the kids on ATVs...find out how electricity is generated in the over 3,500 windmills that surround Palm Springs. Ride in luxury on one of the several hummer tours...visit the Integratron, an acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex. Look into the rarely seen world of the desert at night - complete with night vision equipment...explore the mud volcanoes of California's largest lake, the Salton Sea.
The Pleasures of Golf
Realize there are many exquisite reasons to play golf in Palm Springs. Tahquitz Creek Legends Course, a traditional style desert course, where picturesque mountain views make their way through tree lined fairways with over 60 bunkers and undulating greens. Tahquitz Creek Resort Course...a links style layout that defines natural desert beauty. Indian Canyons Golf Resort...nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains at the entrance to the historic Indian Canyons, surrounded by breathtaking natural mountain vistas. Escena Golf Club...of famed Nicklaus Design, set amidst the panoramic beauty of the mountains.
Accommodations for the Adventurous
No where but Palm Springs can offer the range in choice for the adventurous...fbeginning with charming small inns and boutiques...clothing optional and naturist resorts....or beautifully budget-minded motels close to the trails of the canyons. Relax your muscles after a long day of outdoor fun at one our full-service resorts and spas... Remember, beffore you head off to the pool for that midnight swim, reward yourself at a charming outdoor restaurant.