Desert Road Trip: Las Vegas to Greater Palm Springs

Desert Road Trip: Las Vegas to Greater Palm Springs

Las Vegas is the perfect gateway city from which to explore the vast and beautiful California Desert. Whether you are flying into Sin City for an extended vacation and want to carve out a four- day getaway in between the bling and clang of casino slots or you are a Las Vegas resident looking to escape the city for…

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The Best Oasis Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

The Best Oasis Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

  The Greater Palm Springs area is filled with hiking opportunities that allow you to explore incredible oases among the desert landscapes. Some are quick and easy trips to view the splendor, while others are strenuous treks not to be taken lightly. But all of them offer a rewarding experience that lead to these…

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Exploring the Sand to Snow National Monument

Exploring the Sand to Snow National Monument

How do you improve upon a region that already has one of the most famous trails in the country, Cactus to Clouds, in which hikers can climb nearly 10,000 feet from the desert floor to a mountain peak? How about Sand to Snow? In February, President Obama created the 154,000-acre Sand to Snow National Monument in…

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Desert Region 3-Day Itinerary: Explore the Desert around Greater Palm Springs

Desert Region 3-Day Itinerary: Explore the Desert around Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is known around the world for many things: perfect weather, midcentury modern architecture, an indoor/outdoor lifestyle and world-class golf and tennis all embraced by stunning natural desert beauty.  All of this equals a great incentive to get outside, explore the indigenous beauty, get…

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Find ‘Exclusively Oasis’ Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

Find ‘Exclusively Oasis’ Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

Embracing the boundless energy of inspiring natural landscapes, Greater Palm Springs and its nine distinct cities showers with a buffet of exclusive diversions that engage everyone from hikers and bikers to those into art, animals and architecture. Find your special oasis at one of these. Palm Springs Aerial…

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How to Have an Unforgettable Multi-Sport Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

How to Have an Unforgettable Multi-Sport Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

Mid-century modern architecture, celebrity sightings, and sitting by the pool all come to mind when thinking about Greater Palm Springs. But you'll also find a treasure trove of outdoor activities to explore in and around the nine cities located within the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the San Jacinto and Santa…

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A to Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs

A to Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs

Take a look at our A-to-Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs! Have you experienced one of our A to Z stops? Share your adventures with us with #VisitGPS. A is for Air Museum This A to Z Guide takes off at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Home to one of the World's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft plus Korea and…

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Wildflower Festival Features Television’s “Sand Masters”

Wildflower Festival Features Television’s “Sand Masters”

Whether it was at a beach that went on for miles or in a homemade box in the backyard, most of us can recall using buckets, shovels and water to create a sandcastle or two during our childhood. Kirk Rademaker and Rusty Croft, better known as The Sand Guys, took those memories to gargantuan proportions and turned…

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Joshua Tree National Park: 80 Years of Wonder

Joshua Tree National Park: 80 Years of Wonder

For 80 years, Joshua Tree National Park has preserved nearly 800,000 acres of otherworldly beauty as one of the world’s most incredible natural desert treasures. Sweeping, grand in scale and populated by granite monoliths and voluptuous rock and boulder formations, the park offers wonder to eco-travelers, outdoor…

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Discover Stars on the Back Road

Discover Stars on the Back Road

Get truly close up to the stars as desert skies turn up the voltage—star voltage, that is. Pile in an open-air hummer and climb high into the off- road backcountry of Joshua Tree or head to Borrego Springs for one of the biggest stargazing events in the desert. Borrego Springs at Night Point your car going east…

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Family Fun at Whitewater Preserve

Family Fun at Whitewater Preserve

One of the best free spots to cool off in Greater Palm Springs, Whitewater Preserve, offers outdoor fun for the entire family—from hiking and camping to great spots to picnic and kids’ activities. Just beyond a twisty little road off of Highway 10 is Whitewater Preserve, a hidden natural gem. Part of The Wildlands…

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