Palm Springs

Architecture + Design Centre
C/O the Palm Springs Art Museum

Amigo Room 
Bar Inside of the Ace Hotel
live music + happenings

Araby Trail
Take A Peek at Bob Hope’s House
easyish hike 

One of the Few Desert Night Spots
craft drinks, food, entertainment

Camelot Theatre
Old School Charm, Indie Films
movie theatre

Goat Trails (Murray Hill)
Mountain Biking & Hiking 
various trails / 10 mile moderate hike

Indian Canyons
Oasis, Waterfalls, Desert Vibes
easy to strenuous hiking trails 

Modern Tours (app)
Self-Guided Mid Century Tour of PS
Guide to 80+ Mid Century Landmarks

Moorten’s Botanical Garden
Extreme Desert Gardening
botanical garden

Museum Trail
Quick Work Out w/ Valley Views
moderate 1.5 mile hike

Palm Springs Air Museum of Flying
Like Planes? This Is Your Place.
aviation museum

Palm Springs Art Museum
Decent Collection For A Small Town
fine art museum

Skyline Trail (Cactus to Clouds)
Not for the Faint of Heart
advanced 23 mile/ 12 hour hike

South Lykken Trail
Valley Views
moderate 3.5 mile hike

Tahquitz Canyon 
60 ft Waterfall in the Desert
easy 2 mile (loop) hike

Yoga in the Park
Free Yoga in the Park!
Saturday’s at Ruth Hardy Park

Village Fest
Cruise the Streets. Buy Some Stuff.
Downtown PS every Thursday 6pm – 10pm

Cathedral City

The Coachella Valley Art Scene
Locals Making Things Happen
Gallery/ Workshop/ WHQ of the CVArtScene

Thousand Palms

Burnt Oasis
See Some Burnt Palm Trees
easy short walk

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve
See Some REALLY Old Palm Trees
easy hike

Desert Hot Springs

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
Eclectic 5,000 sqf Handmade Home
national historic site

Various Mineral/ Hot Springs
Why they call it Desert Hot Springs.
spas & pools

Rancho Mirage

Where The Presidents Go To Stay
Historic House, Grounds & Garden Tours

Palm Desert

Bump N’ Grind
Mid Valley Views 
moderate – strenuous 2 mile hike

Cross Hike
Hike To A Giant Cross
moderate hike

Eisenhower Peak
aka Living Desert Trails

various trails easy to moderate

Palm Desert Public Art
Enjoy The Outdoors & Some Art

self guided outdoor art tour

The Living Desert
Desert Flora & Fauna
botanical garden & zoo

La Quinta

Cove Oasis Trailhead
Get Your Outdoor Desert Fix

114 acres of walking & hiking 

La Quinta Museum
Small-town Museum
workshops & gallery


Date Shed
Live Music
music venue

Empire Polo Club
Guys On Horses Hitting Balls
Sundays and sometimes Friday nights

Indio Municipal Golf
Par 3 Budget Friendly Golf
deals between 7-10pm

Neil’s Lounge
Cowboy Karaoke Bar

Some Pretty Neat Stuff
public art


Coachella Walls
Scenes Depicting the “Anonymous Farmworker”
public art by famous street artists

Shady Lane Mural
Scenes from Chicano History
public art

Surrounding Desert Areas

Morongo Valley

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Spring & Fall Are Best
walk, hike, explore


Western Movie Set from the 40′s
point of interest

Pappy & Harriet’s
Middle of Nowhere Amazingness
Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue
lunch & dinner

Borrego Springs

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Largest Desert Park in America
hike, camp, enjoy nature


Hard To Describe – Click HERE
point of interest

Giant Rock
UFO Central
largest freestanding boulder in the WORLD

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park 
Desert Amazingness
drive, bike, walk, hike, camp

Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum
7.5 Acres of Purifoy’s Creations
outdoor museum

World Famous Crochet Museum
Crochet Everything


International Banana Museum
Over 20,000 piece collection.
museum, gift shop, banana shakes

Mecca Hills & Painted Canyons
Colourful & Fun – Hike & Camp
easy & difficult hikes

Salton Sea/Niland

Bombay Beach
Partially Inhabited Ghost Town
interesting people, sites, yard sales

Salton Sea
Google It / YouTube It
shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake

Salvation Mountain 
Adobe, Straw + 1000′s of Gallons of Paint
national historic folk site

Slab City 
Seen “Into the Wild?
point of interest, camp