Nothing ruins a vacation faster than a bit of bad weather when you've planned to sightsee your way around town, but luckily, you won't come across that problem in Palm Springs. Year-round sunshine means you're always free to soak up the desert's top sights, but where does one start? We have a few ideas.
When it comes to sightseeing, you'll find it hard to beat the sweeping, 360-views of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The rotating cable cars offer unobstructed views of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas, and once you reach the top, you'll be able to enjoy the nature walks and hiking trails of San Jacinto State Park.
Or you can take a closer look at the desert's natural beauty at nearby sites like Joshua Tree National Park and the Indian Canyons. Joshua Tree is a stunning sight to see with its alien-like boulders and twisted Joshua trees, while the Indian Canyons offer a look at the mountains the native Cahuilla people once made their home.
Palm Springs' museums and zoos also host a wealth of sights worth a visit. At the Palm Springs Air Museum, for example, you'll set your gaze on the world's largest collection of flyable WWII planes, while the Palm Springs Art Museum offers a look at both historic Native American artifacts and fine contemporary art. Over at The Living Desert, you'll be able to see dozens of desert dwellers from around the world, including giraffes, cheetahs and zebras, to name a few.
Check out the full list of the desert's 10 best sightseeing attractions below.