Cool Things To Do in Palm Springs



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  • Palm Springs has a lot of hot things to do (of course) but it also has a lot of cool things to do. The coolest (literally) is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which whisks you from the dry desert floor 5,873 feet up into the cool, moist climate of the San Jacinto Mountains aboard the world's largest tramcars. Another cool spot is Indian Canyons, a beautiful retreat from the sometimes-glitzy atmosphere of Palm Springs. When the streams are running, children enjoy splashing in the water and it's a popular area for picnics. Another way to get wet is at Knotts Soak City, a 21-acre oasis sporting a 1950s Southern California beach theme and 22 water rides and attractions, including a wave pool and lazy river. For a look at the future of our energy supply, jump on an Eco Adventure Tour through a forest of wind turbines. It's hard to escape the heat in Palm Springs (at least in the summer) but it's always easy to find something cool to do.

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    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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    1 Tramway Road
    (near Highway 111 S)

    Top of Mt. San Jacinto... read more

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    Indian Canyons

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    South Palm Canyon Dr
    (Continue driving onto the reservation)

    A cool hidden oasis... read more

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    Knotts Soak City

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    1500 S. Gene Autry Trail

    Familiy of waterparks... read more

    Eco Adveture Tour

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    62990 20th Ave

    Travel through a forest of wind turbines... read more

    Cholla Garden

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    Pinto Basin Road

    Brilliant cactus garden... read more

    Palapas of Araby Cove

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    3255 E Palm Canyon Dr

    Unique arts retreat... read more

    Palm Springs Desert Museum

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    101 Museum Dr
    just west of the Palm Canyon/Tahquitz intersection

    Art for art's sake... read more

    Annenberg Theatre

    101 Museum Drive

    Comedy, jazz, classical, dance - it's all here at Annenberg Theater!... read more

    Elite Land Tours

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    540 South Vella Road

    Award Winning Luxury Hummer Tours... read more
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