Desert Resort Attractions
Welcome to the Coachella Valley and its beautiful desert resort attractions!
Geographically, our valley is the northwestern extension of the Colorado Desert. Here on the northwest side of the desert, nestled near the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Hot Springs has become a natural attraction for nature lovers, trail hikers, and rock climbers. Built over one of the world’s finest natural hot mineral aquifers, these healing waters attract spa enthusiasts from around the globe. It was the natural mineral-rich waters that gave birth to our city of Desert Hot Springs and its popular destination as California’s Spa City!
Desert Hot Springs is also recognized for its pure and delicious award-winning municipal drinking water. Our unique natural waters originate from the pure snow run-off of the nearby San Gorgonio Mountains. That makes us a modern day city that has no need to filter its tap water… So, leave your bottled water home and drink up!
Popular Palm Springs
Known for diversity in dining and its relaxing ambience, Palm Springs offers a wide variety of restaurants and many fine attractions. Enjoy a leisurely stroll downtown to window shop and take in the beauty of California’s most popular sunny resort town. Find listings for restaurants, golf courses, and all there is to see and do here:
Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo – Desert Hot Springs
Featuring a Native American art gallery and authentic trading post, Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum is a Hopi-styled 35-room adobe mansion painstakingly handcrafted over decades by Cabot Yerxa (b.1883) on property he homesteaded in 1913. Yerxa is considered to be one of our founding fathers. Don’t miss our town’s best attraction!
Joshua Tree National Monument
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most unique and diverse wilderness areas in the United States-attracting visitors and rock climbers from all over the world. The Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. Don’t miss this desert beauty.
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Take a leisurely hike through a lush canyon of willows and free flowing water. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is truly an oasis in this transition zone between the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
Indian Canyons – Palm Springs
These tribal lands contain verdant vegetation, waterfalls, and breathtaking cliffs – just minutes from downtown. Perfect for hiking, bird watching, and horseback riding. Jeep tours are available. Several picnic areas and a trading post for shopping.
Desert Safari Guides & Outfitters
Jeep tour expeditions to match all levels of fitness from one hour to half-day. Desert Safari also offers Moonlight expeditions into the deep desert by the full moon each month.
The Living Desert – Palm Desert
Mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, golden eagles and much more abound here in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Meet our deserts natural habitants – both plant an animal!
Adventure, Hiking and Historical Interest
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is one of the greatest experiences in Southern California. Ascend 2.5 miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcars with spectacular views!
Palm Springs Art Museum
Features contemporary and Western American art, culture, natural history, the Annenberg Theater, basketry by the indigenous Cahuilla Indians and much more!
Palm Springs Air Museum
Dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of World War II air power.