Things to do Palm Springs CA

Things to do Palm Springs CA #1:

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies! That name says it all. We’re talking about Palm Springs, California and we’re talking about the best stage entertainment you could find this side of Broadway. There's no exaggeration - this is a Broadway-caliber festival of dance, music, and comedy.

Established guest stars and world-class vaudeville acts combine with their beautiful line of dancers to create terrific show after terrific show for their adoring fans.

Here is a quote from one of audience: "We attended a performance during the Follies 19th season and found it to be the best yet.

It was my second performance and my wife’s fourth. We intend to go every time we visit the desert."

Part of the success of the Follies is that many of the entertainers are senior citizens.

Because of the depth of experience and high skill level of the troupe, the shows have remained highly successful since the Follies started in 1990.

So, as you plan your next vacation to California, put the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies high on your list.

Things to do Palm Springs CA #2:

Smoke Tree Stables is not a place where you just sit and admire horses. No, it’s one of the best places in Southern California where you can ride horses.

You’ll be happy to know that the territory around Palm Springs has many excellent trails with intriguing visual vistas. The Stables are located in South Palm Springs next to the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation with its Indian Canyons. The stables arrange excellent horseback rides into the many canyons surrounding Palm Springs with each canyon offering its own unique character.

You will be guided in your exploration of secluded trails and remote streams that are flowing in all seasons. There are 150+ miles of great trails that offer some relaxing "away from the office" time along with the beauty of nature’s best scenery.

Smoke Tree Stables offers rides from one hour to all day and they provide several types of group rides. If you’re company is having a convention in Palm Springs a trail ride on horseback just might be the answer for one if those off-hours getaways.

Things to do Palm Springs CA #3:

You have got to be impressed when you read about all of the wonderful things to see at the Air Museum in Palm Springs, California. And you’ll be even more impressed when you go there in person and see the quality of this museum. First, and foremost, they have over 27 flyable airplanes for your admiration.

There are nine Grumman fighters including a Wildcat, a Hellcat and several other “cats”. They even have a Consolidated PBY Catalina. Now, that was a great ship. The museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving our countries celebrated bombers, fighters and trainers. To that end they have amassed one the greatest collections of WW2 airplanes in the World.

They also have a large collection of memorabilia, artifacts, and uniforms plus some large murals. Their theater, named after Buddy Rogers, shows documentary films each day. These films are generally related to military aviation with emphasis on World War II. In addition to artifacts and the airplanes the museum has 6200 volume library with emphasis on the same period.

Things to do Palm Springs CA #4:

When you were just a kid your imagination took you flying high above the house tops. Now that you’re an adult you know it can’t be done. But, you can certainly find out what it would feel like. The Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs simulates this experience by lifting you up on a cable where you can look down on everything around you.

This breathtaking cable-car ride transports you from street level to the altitude of Mt. San Jacinto in about nine minutes. This ride is really more than breathtaking, it’s spectacular. Be prepared with a wind-breaker or a jacket as the temperature can drop fast as you rise upward. These large aerial tram-cars completely rotate 360 degrees two times during your trip allowing you to see as far as 75 miles on a clear day.

At the top of your trip there are mule rides, hiking trails, and a restaurant and bar. There are special reduced prices for combining your ride with dining at the top. By the way, this is the biggest rotating aerial tramway in the world.

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