Live the Desert Life

La Quinta Certified Farmers Market
Buy fresh produce and fruit from local farmers along with cut flowers, herbs, bread and cheese, among other good things. Sundays from October – May in Old Town La Quinta.
78100 Main Street . La Quinta
760-898-5250

 

College of the Desert Street Fair
The weekend open-air Street Fair is sponsored by the College’s Alumni Association. Located on the campus, it boasts an arts and crafts courtyard, farmer’s market, clothing, accessories, jewelry, antiques and refreshment booths.
43-500 Monterey Avenue . Palm Desert
760-568-9921

codstreetfair.com

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
Promoting intellectual curiosity and self expression through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs, the Museum houses 50 hands-on exhibits including a rope maze, rock climbing and a gravity ball fall.
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive . Rancho Mirage
760-321-0602

cdmod.org

 

Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Gucci. Salvatore Ferragamo. Versace. Giorgio Armani. Escada. Just a few of more than 130 outlet stores featuring an impressive collection of the world’s leading designers and brand names — all offering savings of 25% to 65% every day.
48400 Seminole Drive . Cabazon
(951) 849-5018

premiumoutlets.com/deserthills

 

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
A Vegas-style casino with big-name entertainment, a variety of cafes and restaurants plus Fantasy Lanes with its 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, arcade and sports lounge for family fun.
84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio
800-827-2946

 

Spotlight 29 Casino
All your favorite casino games, from slots to tables, restaurants and special events.
46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella
(760) 775-5566
spotlight29.com

Indian Canyons
Palm, Andreas and Murray canyons have been described as a recreational oasis with indigenous flora and fauna that can be observed along foot and equestrian trails. Visitors can still see bedrock mortars used centuries ago by the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians.
3 miles south of East Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs
760.325-3400
indian-canyons.com

Joshua Tree National Park
Over one million acres of spectacular Mojave and Colorado desert landscape provide dramatic views plus hiking, rock climbing, picnicking and great opportunities for painting and picture taking.
6554 Park Blvd. . Joshua Tree
760-366-3448

joshuatree.org

 

Knott’s Soak City USA
A 21-acre oasis of water adventure park has 18 amazing water rides and attractions including a wave pool and Kahuna’s Beach House, an interactive water playhouse.
1500 S. Gene Autry Trail . Palm Springs
760-327-0499

soakcityps.com

 

McCallum Theatre
World-class performances by artists as varied as Chris Botti, Bill Cosby and Amy Grant, along with Broadway blockbusters, entertain in what has been recognized as one of America’s most beautiful and prestigious theaters.
73000 Fred Waring Drive . Palm Desert
760-340-ARTS

mccallumtheatre.com

 

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The world’s largest rotating tramcar will provide you with a spectacular 360º view of the valley floor and surrounding area as you travel to the 8,516 feet high Mountain Station and pass through five unique life zones from the Mexican Sonoran Desert to an Alpine wilderness.
One Tramway Road . Palm Springs
760-325-1449

pstramway.com

 

Palm Springs Air Museum
The Museum houses one of the world’s largest collection of flying World War II planes, rare and original combat photography and memorabilia. Programs regularly feature flight demonstrations of historic planes as well as visiting contemporary military aircraft.
745 Gene Autry Trail. Palm Springs
760-778-6262

palmspringsairmuseum.org

 

Palm Springs Art Museum
View at your leisure or enjoy a docent-guided tour highlighting the Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions. Permanent displays include 20th century art from modernists to the contemporary as well as selections from the William Holden Collection.
101 Museum Drive . Palm Springs
760-325-7186

psmuseum.org

 

Tahquitz Canyon
One of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive places of the Agua Caliente Reservation, it is home to a spectacular 60-foot waterfall, rock art, native wildlife and plants. Ranger led interpretive hikes are available.
500 W. Mesquite . Palm Springs
760-416-7044

tahquitzcanyon.com

 

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
A seasonal production featuring world-renowned guest stars, international vaudeville acts and spectacular production numbers starring its legendary line of long-legged lovelies…all 58 to 87 years of age.
128 S. Palm Canyon Drive . Palm Springs
760-327-0225

palmspringsfollies.com

 

The Gardens on El Paseo
A superb collection of more than 45 upscale shops and fine restaurants in a lush oasis in tune with the natural desert landscape. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, the two-level, open-air complex boasts a convenient self-parking garage.
Between San Pablo and Larkspur on El Paseo . Palm Desert
760-862-1990

thegardensonelpaseo.com

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
It is a wonderful world of family fun — home to native and exotic animals, beautiful gardens, scenic trails, Wildlife Wonders animal shows, gift shops and cafés. There is even an African Village WaTuTu.
47-900 Portola Avenue . Palm Desert
760-346-5694
livingdesert.org