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Palm Springs Travel Guide

For a quick road trip or a longer getaway, a string of neighboring cities along a stretch of I-10 east of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains have enough going on to keep you busy for days or weeks. There are so many things to do in Palm Spring you will be busy relaxing the whole time with golf and dining, art museums and architecture, prime nature viewing, hiking and biking, shopping, and of course spas to soak up the health.

Our Palm Spring travel guide will take you from Cathedral City to Palm Desert and on to Indio and Coachella. Each community has a blend of art and entertainment, with simple pleasures and stunning natural views, to keep you occupied and satisfied for days.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Aerial Tram

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will give you a lift through the stunning views of the Chino Canyon to an 8500-foot elevation in about ten minutes. Start your adventure at the Valley Station at about 2600-feet above sea level. Hop on the tram up to the Mountain Station, more than a mile above.

Please note that the Aerial Tram is closed for routine annual service from Sep. 5 through Oct. 5, 2018.

With a Palm Spring travel guide such as a driver from SafeRide Transport, you can relax and enjoy the views on the way out and back, as well.

Fun & Games

Palm Springs has more than 100 golf courses designed for all skill levels and more than 300 hundred annual days of sun, so there is plenty of good time to get out and enjoy them. With the neighboring mountain ranges beyond, the scenery is always spectacular. Golf is one of the most popular things to do in Palm Spring for good reason.

For a twist on the genteel game, there is a hybrid sport called FootGolf. With just a soccer ball and your feet, you traverse the course and try to stay under par as with golf scoring.

Players use a standard no. 5 soccer ball and follow the general rules of golf throughout the course. Count each kick as a stroke and do your best to avoid water hazards, sand traps, and stay in bounds on the way to the 21-inch cup for each of 9 or 18 holes that you are playing.

Eight sanctioned courses offer FootGolf in the Palm Springs area; so if you are ready to give the clubs a rest, enjoy a new outdoor fun challenge with the whole family.

Reserve a golf car service and more with SafeRide Transport.

Art, Beauty & Shopping

Palm Springs is legendary for its range of mid-century architecture that is worth a visit if you are a fan of classic buildings and style. Your Palm Spring travel guide driver will get you to Palm Canyon Drive for a variety of art museums, shops, restaurants and attractions that are worth your time. The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission Thursdays during the VillageFest celebration and on the second Sunday monthly.