Palm Springs Journals

24 Hours in Palm Springs

A June 2002 trip to Palm Springs by WestCoastBob

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Quote: 24 fun hours in Palm Springs, including the tram, hiking and catching rays at the Doral Resort

24 Hours in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Tram Photo, Palm Springs, California
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I would really recommend the Palm Springs Tram - it's about , but features a beautiful scenic hiking area at the top, and is a great relief from the heat.

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Travelodge Cathedral City

Hotel | "The Doral Resort"

Travelodge Cathedral City Photo, Palm Springs, California
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Overall, this is kind of a Resort lite, not a lot of upscale stores, and the place was clean, but not ornate. However, the pool was fantastic, lots of fun, with a young crowd, and kids too.

This is not a large resort, but the people were very friendly, and it was easy to get around.

The workout room was nice, a little small and dark, but adequate.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 30, 2002

Travelodge Cathedral City
67-495 Highway 111, Golf Club Dr & Eagle Canyon Wy
Cathedral City, California 92234
(760) 328-2616

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Attraction | "Palm Springs Tram"

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Photo, Palm Springs, California
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The Tram is great - with great 360 degree views all the way up and down. At the top, one can hop out and enjoy a 40 degree drop in temperature from the heat at ground level. I went hiking (many backpackers could be seen before the ride up), and there were gift shops, a cafeteria, and a lounge.

The views at the top (8,500 feet) were amazing. I would highly recommend the P.S. Tram.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2002

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tramway Road
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 325-1391

Indian Canyons

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Attraction | "Indian Canyon"

Indian Canyons Photo, Palm Springs, California
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The hiking here is very pretty, but watch out for the intense heat, even in the morning. You will see some stunning mountain ranges, and rock formations, many palm trees, and of course, a cactus or two.

Be sure to bring plenty of water as there is none on the trail. We actually didn't reach the end of our hike,as the heat, even at 9:30 in the morning was just too much. Still, the views and the excercize were great.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 30, 2002

Indian Canyons
South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
+1 760 325 3400