While Palm Springs is well known for its golf courses, there's plenty more to see and do during your desert stay. One of the top experiences? The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which holds the title of largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. The cable cars take you up San Jacinto Peak to Mount San Jacinto State Park, where you can walk nature trails in the summer or play in fresh snow during the winter.
In Palm Desert, the Living Desert is popular with families looking to spend the day with desert creatures. Down the street, the family can cool off at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, which has three pools and two water slides worth of water-based fun. Looking for more? Knott's Soak City is home to 16 acres of water slides and wave pools.
Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert destination through her travel writing.
In a previous life, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea and spent months traveling throughout Asia. Today, Marissa prefers to... Read More