The Living Desert
The Living Desert is a not to be missed Palm Springs valley attraction. This 1800 acre park, located in Palm Desert, features desert animals and plant life from around the world. Beautifully designed animal enclosures provide visitors with as close to a natural experience as possible. Viewing the giraffes silhouetted against the Santa Rosa Mountains is an unforgettable experience. The cat collection – both big and small specimens
from all parts of the globe – is noteworthy. A carousel, gigantic model train exhibit, a butterfly enclosure, gifts shops and restaurants make this a must for all visitors to the desert.
For hours of operation and program schedules visit http://www.livingdesert.org
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands was founded in 2001 to address important issues facing the nation and the world. The Trust established The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands to serve as a sanctuary for generations of high-level national and world leaders seeking the privacy, the peace, and “the pause” needed to address the most pressing issues of the day.
Walter and Leonore Annenberg directed a portion of their philanthropy toward funding, and in some cases hosting, meetings and retreats at Sunnylands under four banners: Sunnylands Constitution Project, American Institutions of Democracy, Adolescent Mental Health Initiative, and Promoting International Understanding.
Visit http://sunnylands.org for more information.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Providing a unique look at the region’s natural beauty while ascending 8,516 feet from desert floor to mountaintop in a 360 degree rotating tramcar.The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs – about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego – did not just happen.
It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where it’s nice and cool”. Ride the World’s largest rotating Tram cars. Hiking, camping even cross-country skiing in the winter. Just minutes from Rancho Mirage.
The Palm Springs Art Museum
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area’s affluent residents. The museum has an art collection that rivals urban metropolitan museums, and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. It has two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café featuring American and Continental cuisine, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise.
The River in Rancho Mirage is the premier destination for food, fashion and fun. Located in the heart of the of the Palm Springs valley, this lifestyle shopping, dining and entertainment complex is an unmatched environment of style and beauty. Nationally known restaurants with outdoor patio’s overlook a park-like waterfront with cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping. Trendy boutiques, spas, a winery and an outdoor amphitheater with seasonal entertainment adorn the river walk. It’s a place to spend an entire day or an evening under the beautiful desert sky.
The Indian Canyons
The Palm Springs Indian Canyons are one of the most beautiful attractions to any Palm Springs Visitor, especially if you love to hike. Unlike other area trails, most of the trails in the Indian Canyons follow running streams, and are abundant in California Fan Palms, and many other types of vegetation and wildlife. An unparalleled oasis and desert hiking experience that introduces visitors to the home of the native people that have resided in Palm Springs for a millennium, providing a comprehensive understanding of the region’s human history.
Kraft Nabisco Championship
41st Annual LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage
Kraft Nabisco LPGAThe Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the four major championships on the LPGA Tour. It was founded in 1972 by Dinah Shore and has been classified as a major since 1983. The annual tournament has been held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California since its inception and holds the distinction of being the second oldest tournament continuously held at the same location after the the Masters.
The Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first major tournament on the LPGA Tour. Over 100 of the world’s best women golfers compete for one of the most prestigious prizes in golf in the Dinah Shore Trophy and the leap into Poppie’s Pond, a tradition that has been compared to the green jacket at the Masters. 100% of your advance ticket purchase goes to charity through the Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY program.
The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Spa
The SHOW, located in the spectacular Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, is the Palm Springs Valley’s premier performance venue. International headliners perform year round in this state of the art venue that hosts top jazz or rock stars one night and a major boxing matches the next.
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the Casino daily. Free valet and self-parking is available. Dining options at The Casino vary from casual to high-end.
The Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage
The Tolerance Educations Center’s Mission is to confront intolerance in all its manifestations and encourage understanding and acceptance of differences in religion, culture and sexuality. Through exhibitions, lecture programs, films, a library and outreach the Center strives to help young people, in particular, overcome their biases and grow in their appreciation of diversity.
The Tolerance Education Center features a research center where the public is provided the opportunity to delve deeper into the topic of hatred and intolerance. The Center presents an ongoing film program in the Center’s jewel of a theater.