Palm Springs Journals

Palm Springs: A Desert Oasis

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A December 1999 trip to Palm Springs by cindylou11157

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Photo, Palm Springs, California More Photos
Quote: Palm Springs is a great getaway. The downtown area is filled with a wide variety of restaurants and shops. You have all types of activities to choose from. You can golf, hike, shop, and gamble or just sit back and enjoy the magnificent view of the desert.

Palm Springs: A Desert Oasis

Overview

The Desert Photo, Palm Springs, California
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Taking the Aerial Tramway, you have breathtaking views of Palm Springs and the desert. The windmills as you drive into the city. Hiking in Palm Canyon. The festival held downtown every Thursday. The main street is closed off for local vendors. Jeep tour up the Santa Rosa Mountains. Taking a ride out to Joshua Tree National Park - the rock formations are unbelievable. Sitting back and enjoying the magnificent sunsets. Quick Tips: I would check the internet for upcoming events. Each month, they have a calendar of events with festivals, art shows, entertainers, and sports. Best Way To Get Around: If you are within walking dista...Read More

Hilton Palm Springs Resort

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Hotel | "Hilton Palm Springs"

Hilton Palm Springs Resort Photo, Palm Springs, California
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The Hilton is located two blocks from downtown Palm Springs. The hotel offers large rooms with cable TV, hook up for your laptop, sitting area and either a balcony or a patio depending on your room location. Your view off of our balcony was magnificent. We overlooked the downtown area with the mountains as a backdrop. We enjoyed watching the mountains change many colors at sunset. The hotel restaurant food is good but I would recommend eating downtown since you are within walking distance of many outstanding restaurants. The restaurant in the hotel is in the courtyard overlooking the pool. The pool area is very large. After our excursions in the morning, we would enjoy relaxing by the pool...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 5, 2004

Hilton Palm Springs Resort
400 E TAHQUITZ WAY
Palm Springs, California 92262
760 320-6868

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Attraction | "Palm Springs Tram"

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Photo, Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is one of the top attractions. Located a few miles outside of the city on highway 111, it is worth the adventure. At the base, you are at 2,600 feet and you ascend up to 8,500 feet. Our first trip up the tram was in April during El Nino. At the base, we saw magnificent yellow flowers that only bloom during this time. As we ascend up the mountain, we passed through four or five different environments. It was absolutely a breathtaking experience. We started in the desert and at the top there were pine trees covered in snow. I think the temperature at the base was in the 80°F, and 40°F at the summit. There are different lookout points overlooking th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2004

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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Indian Canyon is one of Palm Springs best-kept secrets. Located on Agua Caliente tribal land, only minutes away from downtown Palm Springs, this is something you do not want to miss. When we visited this area, only three canyons were opened, Palm, Murray, and Andreas. Since then, Tahquiz Canyon opened. Each canyon has its own beauty, from rows of tall palm trees to magnificent rocks and flowing streams. You might be lucky and see a big horn sheep. Our first stop was Palm Canyon. At the opening, you can stop at the trading post for refreshments and a map. Our first glimpse was an awesome view of Palm Trees for miles and miles. The trail is about 15 miles long. Once you walk dow...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

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

Santa Rosa Mountains Photo, Palm Springs, California
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A great way to experience the desert is with a jeep tour. We visited Palm Springs twice and both times did this. I would recommend using Desert Adventures Eco-Tours. Our first tour was up the Santa Rosa Mountains. Our tour guide, Pete, pulled our jeep up to a gated dirt road. He told us to make sure our seat belts were fastened because we were on our way to an exciting trip up the mountains. As the jeep ascended, up the narrow windy dirt road, we held our breath when looking down. At times it felt like our jeep might roll off of the road. We made various stops along the trail. Pete was a great guide - he knew everything to know about the desert, the flowers, cactus, and wild life. We were...Read More