Local Attractions & Activites
The Coachella Valley is truly a playground for grownups…and kids like it too! You’ll enjoy attractions from the unique Cabot’s Pueblo Museum and world-renown Joshua Tree National Park to the Palm Springs Tram, Knotts Soak City and the always-surprising Living Desert wildlife and botanical preserve.
Culture and history buffs will thrive at the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Palm Springs Air Museum. The McCallum Theater and the Indian Casinos bring in top entertainment from all over the country and the world. And countless events take place throughout the year including concerts, film festivals, art shows, Indian pow-wows, major sporting events and more.
A wide array of activities awaits you here, like the Palm Springs Villagefest every Thursday evening, the fabulous Palm Springs Follies from October 28 to May 17, upscale shopping on El Paseo, the Desert’s version of Rodeo Drive, bargain hunting at the Desert Hills Factory Outlet Stores and gaming and nightlife at our five Indian Casinos.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park covers nearly 800,000 acres and offers visitors the unique chance to see two large desert ecosystems in one amazing park. Few areas in the world so vividly illustrate the contrast between the “low” Colorado Desert, where Desert Hot Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley are located, and the “high” Mojave Desert, the habitat of the Joshua Tree.
The park lies in the Pacific flyway of migratory birds and is a rest stop for many — some 240 species have been observed here. Spring is an excellent season for birding as well as wildflower viewing. Visitors year-round will be fascinated by the park’s stark, surreal geological features.
Joshua Tree National Park is just 35 minutes north of Desert Hot Springs.
Points of Interest
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum (www.cabotsmuseum.org) 760-329-7610
Joshua Tree National Park (www.nps.gov/jotr) 760-367-5522
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (www.pstramway.com) 760-325-1449
Knott’s Soak City (www.knotts.com) 760-327-0499
The Living Desert (www.livingdesert.org) 760-346-5694
Palm Springs Air Museum (www.palmspringsairmuseum.org) 760-778-6262
Palm Springs Art Museum (www.psmuseum.org) 760-322-4800
Palm Springs VillageFest (Thursdays 6-10 pm) 760-320-3781
Palm Springs Follies (Oct 28 – May 17) 760-327-0225
Desert Hills Factory Outlet Stores 951-922-3000
Desert Adventures Jeep Tours (www.red-jeep.com) 760-340-2345
Elite Land Tours (www.elitelandtours.com) 760-318-1200