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5-Day Itinerary in Palm Desert

Kick off your trip with a segway tour of the desert’s most notable architecture. Next, enjoy a docent tour of the Palm Springs Art Museum, taking in modern and contemporary American works, studio art glass, and other special collections. If modern art isn’t your thing, we highly recommend La Quinta’s Museum near Old Town.

If you have a chance to catch a performance of Palm Springs Fabulous Follies, seize the opportunity! After more than TWO DECADES of performances, this 2013-2014 season will be their last. The Broadway-caliber production celebrates the music and dance of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s with a cast ranging in age from 55 to 85 years “young.” The season kicks off November 1, 2013, with the final curtain call on May 18, 2014.

Round off this full day by trying your luck at the Agua Caliente Casino. If you’re not a gambler, check out what great entertainment the casino is featuring.

Board the world’s largest rotating tramcar, The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, to experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. You’ll begin your 10-minute ride at the 2,643 ft. Valley Station and rise to Mountain Station at 8,516 ft. Pack a picnic and hike the majestic Indian Canyons or join a ranger interpretive guided tour to learn about the Agua Caliente Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) Indians who settled in the Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz and Chino Canyons.

Now, it’s time to begin your off-road adventure by exploring the San Andreas Fault or the spectacular Joshua Tree National Park. Tour guides will take you through breathtaking canyons, rugged trails and lush desert landscape. (Desert Jeep Adventures)

For those who are looking for adventure up close and personal, soar along sand dunes on an ATV. Or, take it a little slower and discover the desert via horse.

Time’s flying and so are you! Be inspired by the incredible collection of World War II aircrafts and memorabilia at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Guests can learn to become captains in a flight simulators, under the direction of an action veteran pilot. Before leaving, make sure to browse their collection of historical aviation and American military publications.

From a flight simulator to taking flight, enjoy the best vantage possible with a helicopter tour or hot air balloon ride. Hot air balloon rides are typically run at sunset or sundown.
Are the kids with you? Soak up the sun and splash around at Knott’s Soak City. Then, cheer on Palm Springs’ hometown baseball team at the seasonal Palm Springs Power Stadium.

Before your trip to Palm Desert is over, we must recommend a visit The Living Desert. This 1,200-acre wildlife and botanical park features rare and endangered desert animals.
End your day at Village Fest, held every Thursday evening. This weekly event features hundreds of exhibitors, entertainment and other street fair activities.

Let’s kick off day four with a morning round of golf at Woodhaven Country Club. Once you early birdies are done playing, treat yourself to a massage. Inquire with staff for massage and spa details.

Continue today’s theme of relaxation by lounging by one of Emerald Desert’s two temperature-controlled outdoor pools.

Breath in the fresh air and dine alfresco in the charming village of Old Town in La Quinta. Before, or after, you dine, we highly recommend strolling the retro boutiques, art galleries and chic stores.

Is it Saturday? If so, you’re in luck! Our weekly Muffins and Mimosas brunch is happening every Saturday in the main clubhouse from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Don’t miss out!

You can’t come to Palm Desert without discover the secluded retreats and exclusive estates of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Definitely consider taking a guided celebrity tour of this legendary performers.

After you’ve seen their homes, follow Palm Springs’ own Walk of Stars that winds through downtown and features the stars of more than 300 celebrities, humanitarians, athletes, and civic leaders.

Film buffs rejoice! If you’re visiting Emerald Desert in January, you must attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This year, the festival runs January 3 – 13, 2014. Past attendees have included Brad Pitt, Naomi Watts and more.