Blog: Adventures

Desert X

Desert X Returns

Desert X biennial art exhibition is back in 2023 with massive outdoor art installations at various desert locations across the Coachella Valley, from Desert Hot Springs to Rancho Mirage. Visitors to Desert X often describe it as a self-guided outdoor...

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Aerial Tram

Cool Summer Activities in Palm Springs

When temperatures soar in the desert our favorite place to take shelter from the swelter is under the misters on a luxe lounge chair in the Descanso courtyard, preferably sans swimsuit. But if you’re in the mood to explore the world beyond our gardens,...

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Day Trip Salvation Mountin

Artsy Adventures Around the Salton Sea

Looking for an offbeat day trip? Head down to the banks of the disappearing Salton Sea and spend a few hours taking in some of California’s weirdest landscapes and trippiest outsider art installations. Explore the dystopian ruins of Bombay Beach, follow...

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aerial tram


Our favorite summer escape from the heat in Palm Springs is just minutes away. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway!  Take the 10-minute ride from the valley station through Chino Canyon to Mt San Jacinto State Park and an elevation of 8,500 ft. Aside from...

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Hiking Indian Trails


One of the most beautiful attractions, not only in Palm Springs but all of Western North America, Indian Canyons, is a must-see for any visitor, especially those who love to hike. Unlike other area desert trails, many of the Indian Canyon trails follow...

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Looking for a great day trip to break up your visit to the desert?  Why not “Mile High Idyllwild”?  This is a favorite for locals and travelers.  This rustic and charming art-filled village is tucked into the San Jacinto mountains at an elevation...

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One experience that never disappoints in the desert is kicking back and watching the heavens at night.  Palm Springs has protected the natural beauty of the night sky with the restriction of streetlamps.  One of the best stargazing spots in the valley...

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Touring the San Andreas Fault

The big fault that is - The San Andreas Fault.  This is one of the best-known geological features in all of North America.  The San Andreas is a continental rift that has been blamed for plenty of California’s earthquakes.  While it’s easy to...

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