Indian Wells and the surrounding Palm Desert hotels are filled with opportunities to tour fascinating terrain, from rugged jeep tours to magnificent botanical gardens. Southern California offers the opportunity to try your luck in area casinos, see a live show or tour impressive art museums. The staff of this luxury resort near Palm Desert is always here to help you with sightseeing arrangements. With so many area activities we promise you won't be short of options!
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
An adventure for all seasons, the tram takes you up into the California mountains for spectacular 360 degree views of the valley from the world's largest rotating tram cars. The tram carries passengers from an elevation of 2,643 feet to over 8,000 feet, where a state park and Adventure Center offer miles of summer hiking trails, and winter snowtubing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Ride through steep canyons with Jeep Eco-Tours for a close-up view of native animals, plants, geology and culture of the desert.
Visit the four Indian Canyons located on the reservation that is home to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Enjoy scenic waterfalls, picnic grounds, horse and hiking trails.
Joshua Tree National Park
Take a drive to Joshua Tree National Park, where the Mojave and Colorado deserts join to form striking rock formations that lure hikers and climbers from around the world.
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Close encounters with native and exotic animals make The Living Desert a favorite destination. This 1,200-acre zoological park features 10 botanical gardens of desert ecosystems and over 400 animals such as coyote, big horn sheep and golden eagles.
Gaming & Entertainment
Enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming in beautiful Southern California including:
- Fantasy Springs Casino
- Trump 29 Casino
- Agua Caliente Casino
- Spa Resort Casino
The prominent McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert hosts a great variety of cultural and entertainment programs whether it's rock concerts, the opera, ice ballet or nationally televised events.
Miramonte Resort & Spa offers an on-site gift shop with popular resort wear, sundries and gifts. To shop the Palm Springs you've heard about; don't miss El Paseo's boutiques and art galleries. There are also outdoor markets, shopping malls and a premium outlet mall.
- El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, offers 150 specialty shops from Ann Taylor to Tommy Bahama.
- The Gardens on El Paseo is a shopping and cultural destination including Saks Fifth Avenue and over 20 retailers such as Tommy Bahama and Williams-Sonoma.
- Palm Desert Town Center and Westfield Shoppingtown feature scores of shops and entertainment.
- Desert Hills Premium Outlets - In nearby Cabazon, shop designer names at discount prices, such as A/X Armani Exchange, Barneys New York, and over 100 of the world's leading names.
Palm Springs Air Museum
At the Palm Springs Air Museum, witness one of the world's largest collections of World War Two warplanes along with rare photographs and memorabilia.
The Palm Springs Desert Museum
For over 60 years, The Palm Springs Desert Museum has been a cultural showplace with exceptional art and natural science collections and THE WELL®-known Annenberg Theatre which hosts a calendar of exciting events.
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
This museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the Cahuilla Indian culture with arts such as basketry and pottery.
The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
This museum promotes intellectual curiosity and self-expression through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs.