Palm Springs Sights and Landmarks Guide, California
If you are looking for a fantastic desert playground in US, then Palm Springs in California is undoubtedly the best choice that you can make. Palm Springs is about 2 hours drive from San Diego. This small town has tons of entertainment hidden to make your holiday a lifetime memory. From natural beauty to magnificent entertainment avenues, this urban village is a perfect holiday destination all the year round.
Palm Springs Sights: Museums and Art Galleries
The Palm Spring Arts Museum is a classical museum established in 1938. The museum promotes contemporary art and has a fabulous collection of artifacts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Classical art work from Mexico, Native America and European modern art are the highlights of the museum. The Annenberg Theater in the museum is a great place to be part of operas, classic dance performances and even Jazz concerts.
Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to the American bombers and Fighter planes. The museum takes you back to the days of World War II as it has one of the largest collections of fighter planes used during the War.
Palm Springs Sights: Miscellaneous Attractions
Palm Springs is regarded as the Golf Capital of the World. The town has some of the best golfing arenas. If you fancy this sport, you will love visiting some fantastic Golf courses in the region.
One of the most beautiful Palm Springs sights is Palm Canyon. The beauty of Palm trees covering the entire drive is worth seeing. To add to the exquisiteness of the place there is a Village Fest held every Friday that has various stalls and shops selling the local produce by the farmers of the village. Regular products available are Indian jewelry and art work, hiking maps and other items that can make a prefect souvenir.
Palm Springs has some of the finest casinos in South California. The most famous one is the new Spa Resort Casino.
If you love to shop, do visit the El Paseo Shopping District. It is definitely a shopping paradise. From jewelry to clothes, from artifacts to world class fashion accessories, you will find it all in this beautifully decorated arena.
Another fabulous Palm Springs sights is Moorten Botanical Gardens that has remarkable collection of about 3000 variety of desert cacti and desert plants from California, Arizona and Africa.
Do visit the “magnificent cats” at the Living Desert when in Palm Springs. There are cheetahs, lions, cats, bobcats, leopards and many more living in their natural looking habitat.
Try the steepest climbs in North America at the San Jacinto Mountains near the town. This 9000 feet mountain offers fantastic scenes besides blocking the pollution and rain from Los Angeles.
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