Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Greater Palm Springs

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands is the mid-century modern winter retreat of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, one of America’s ‘first families.’ It was here that they entertained seven US presidents, royalty, Hollywood celebrities and heads…
Top Choice Cable Car in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This rotating cable car climbs nearly 6000 vertical feet and covers five different vegetation zones, from the Sonoran desert floor to pine-scented Mt San Jacinto State Park, in 10 minutes during its 2.5-mile journey…
Top Choice Zoo in Greater Palm Springs

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

This amazing animal park showcases desert plants and animals alongside exhibits on regional geology and Native American culture. Highlights include a walk-through wildlife hospital and an African-themed village with…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum

Art fans should not miss this museum which presents changing exhibitions drawn from its stellar collection of international modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and glass art. The permanent colle…
Public Art in Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain is a mighty strange sight indeed: a 100ft-high hill of hand-mixed adobe and straw slathered in paint and decorated with flowers, waterfalls, birds and religious messages. This work of Leonard Knig…
Notable Building in Greater Palm Springs

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Elvis and Priscilla Presley had stayed at the iconic 1960 Alexander Estate in 1966 and liked it so much that Elvis carried his new bride over the threshold to begin their honeymoon on May 1, 1967. Nicknamed the 'Hou…
Landmark in Greater Palm Springs

World's Biggest Dinosaurs

West of Palm Springs, you may do a double take when you glimpse 'Dinny the Dinosaur' and 'Mr Rex' from the I-10. Claude K Bell, a sculptor for Knott's Berry Farm, spent over a decade crafting these concrete behemoth…
Museum in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Air Museum

Adjacent to the airport, this museum has an exceptional collection of WWII aircraft and flight memorabilia, a movie theater and occasional flight demonstrations. You can even climb inside functioning Boeing B17 Flyi…
Gardens in Greater Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Gardens

Chester ‘Cactus Slim’ Moorten, one of the original Keystone Cops, and his wife Patricia channeled their passion for plants into this compact garden founded in 1938. Today, a stroll through this enchanting symphony o…
Museum in Salton Sea

International Banana Museum

Go bananas at this endearing and bizarre collection of over 19,000 banana-related artefacts, from candles to cookie jars, hats to hangers. Dress in a banana suit for the ultimate photo-op. Also sells shakes, ice cre…