It is always great to head to Palm Springs and I love holidaying there, it is a unique place that lies in a desert valley, but is also an oasis of culture and nature. It has truly become one of my favourite destinations in all of North America, which is a big thing with some stunning places. Here are some things that you can enjoy whilst in Palm Springs, enjoy!
Coachella Music Festival
Naturally this is one of the most famous events that happens in the Coachella Valley and it has quickly become one of the most famous and best music festivals on the entire planet. It is huge with close to 200,000 tickets being sold in 2016 and is truly an experience like no other. The festival showcases established music artists, as well as emerging artists too. This is a great way to explore some upcoming groups in the music scene and well as seeing your favourite bands. If you do get the chance it is always a great idea to rent one of the Palm Springs vacation rentals and then explore the town after the festival too, you will most likely find that the town is just as beautiful as during the festival itself.
Palm Springs Tramway
The local area is home to some stunning scenery and taking a rotating tramcar 2.5 miles to the top of a mountain is definitely one of the better ways to experience this. You can take the tramcar from Valley Station and you will reach your final destination at Mountain Station in only 10 minutes. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy the scenery of the unique landscape of the Coachella Valley. For me the best part is the Mount San Jacinto State Park, which you can explore much from this point. There is a huge range of things to do in the park such as hiking the trails, searching for the wildlife or even wild camping!
The Cahuilla Indians have occupied the lands in the Coachella Valley for at least 2,000 years, making this an incredibly important place in terms of human history and also as a place of cultural significance for the Cahuilla Indians that still occupy the area today. There are many myths and legends that surround the Canyon, but the only thing that is certain is its beauty. The most interesting thing to do is naturally to explore the stunning geology of the canyon and also see the beautiful 50 foot waterfall there. The historical sites of the Cahuilla Indians are also interesting with many rock paintings and former dwellings that have been well preserved.