Things to do and Places to see.
When you arrive to the resort we will provide you with a magazine that covers the local area.  You will also have a handy Guest Information Book inside your unit to peruse and see what's available.

 

Golf

The Indian Palms Country Club has a 27-hole Championship, ( three nine hole) golf course. The signature hole is the 301 yard par - 4  5th hole on the mountain nine.  The current golf rate is $44 dollars which is good through April.  This gets you a play for 18 holes and includes the cart.  There is only one card per unit and the discounted rate is good for only up to two guests.  A driving range is also available with the purchase of balls small or large bucket.  T-times may be booked up to ten days in advanced at 760-347-2326.

Family Entertainment

Knott's Soak City Water Park: Seasonal mid-March through September.  For operating hours on the day of your visit, please call 760-327-0499.  Check for a brochure in the office that may have a coupon.

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert: Located at 71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage, 760-321-0602/ Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m./ Open Mondays  January - April only 10 a.m. - 5 p.m./ Admission is $8 per person - Age 2 and up, note: all children must be accompanied by an adult, no storllers permitted in the exhibit gallery./ Over 50 hands-on exhibits, a performing arts center with early childhood programs, and discovery camps and other psecial events for family, facility rentals, and a Museum Store filled with fun and educational gifts and toys.  The landscaped campus has gardens and a covered picnic area. 

Smoke Tree Stables: Offers guided horseback rides by the hour or for the entire day!  In close proximity to Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. Pleae call for additional information at 760-327-1372

The Living Desert:  This is a 450 acre zoo with botanical garden.  See our native animals as well as some African imports.   Open Daily and now at  Summer hours: June 16-August 31 > 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Closed December 25.  $4.75children / $8.75 adults, seniors and military.  Prices subject to change / 760-346-5694 or www.livingdesert.org / Open daily / free parking / 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.

 

Nature

Coachella Valley Preserve This is a protected habitat in the last undisturbed watershed.  This Thousand Palms Oasis contains the second largest grove of Washington phialophora palms in California.  The location is conveniently close approximately 15 minutes away.  Hiking trails through out; Maps are available at their center.   Center hours: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. / Park hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Please visit www.coachellavalleypreserve.org  or (760) 343-1234

Indian Canyons consists of the Andreas, Murray, and Palm Canyons on Agua Caliente Tribal Land.  The preserved canyons with palms, streams, and in season blooms, make it an ideal place for a scenic drive or a hike for the adventurous type.  A little over 30 minutes from Indio and just a short drive from downtwon Palm Springs.  Please visit their website for hours, prices, and for other information  www.indian-canyons.com  or (760) 323-6018.  /Please note: There is a moderate to difficult guided hike into the Tahquitz Canyon.  You must make reservations for this. Hiking is the only way you may get into this particular canyon.  Please call (760) 416-7044.

Joshua Tree National Park is located approximately 45 minutes from us.  74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, Phone (760) 367-5500.  The park is open 24 hrs. and may be visited anytime of the year, however keep in mind our hot off-season temperatures.  The park when in season has beautiful desert blooms and cacti, see desert wildlife, and rock formations.  Please visit www.nps.gov website for more information, fees, etc.

Palm Springs Aerial Tram, The World's largest rotating tramcar. Passengers are transported at an elevation of 2,643  feet to the 8,516 foot high Mountain Station; it passes through five unique zones from the Mexican Sonoran Desert to an Alpine wilderness.  At the top there are a variety of recreational activities: Behind the Mountain Station is the 14,000 acre Mt. San Jacinto state park - wilderness area of 54 miles of hiking trails, primitive campgrounds, a ranger station and the Adventure Center (open mid-Nov.- mid-April, snow conditions permitting, for snowshoe and cross country ski rentals). The mountain station has view points, two restaurants and a cocktail lounge.  Also featuring a gift shop, museum and theatre showing a documentary film on the history of the tram.  The Valley Station offers viewpoints and also a gift shop. Hours: Tramcars willd depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m. Mon. - Fri., 8  a.m. on weekends and holiday periods.  The last car up is at 8 p.m. and the last car down is 9:45 p.m. The restaurants are open daily for lunch and dinner-the hours may vary.  Group rates - please call 760-325-1449 for more information./ General line is  888-515--TRAM or 760-325-1391/ www.pstramway.com

 The Salton Sea The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California and is often enquired after by guests.   There is a small permanent residential community and campers during season.  Visitors take their own equipment for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, personal watercraft, bird watching, etc.  Please note: Unfortunately there are occasional  fish die-offs either from bacteria or lack of oxygen in the water.Visit the following websites for more information. www.saltonsea.ca.gov, or www.saltonseadoc.com Salton Sea State Recreation Area (760) 393-3052/ West Shores of Commerce (760) 394-4112/ Wister Wildlife Area (760) 359-0577/ Sonny Bono Memorial Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (760) 359-0577/ Salton Sea Bird Trall (760) 394-0062.  The actual address of the state park is 100-225 State Park Rd., Nroth Shore, CA 92254.  For GPS systems try entering Intersection of Hwy 111 & Parkside Dr., Mecca.  There is a fee  to enter the park.  The recreation Center is located on N. E. side off Hwy 111 (10 miles south of Mecca).

 

  Shopping

Cabazon Outlets: 48750 Seminole Dr., Cabazon/ 951-922-3000/ www.cabazonoutlets.com / Aprroximately 45 minutes from Indio./ Hours: Sun-Thur 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. -9 p.m.

Above and below these two malls are right next to each other and are the closest Outlet Malls available.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets: 48400 Seminole Drive, Cabazon/ 951-849-6641/ premiumoutlets.com/deserthills/ Aprroximately 45 minutes from Indio. / Hours: Sun-Thur 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Call for seasonal and special holiday hours.

El Paseo Drive: Boasting several unique Boutique Shops, high end stores, restaurants and art galleries. Located in Palm Desert off of Hwy 111.

College of the Desert Street Faire, Experience open air shopping!  Several vendors selling handcrafted items, art and crafts courtyard, new merchandise, clothing, gourmet goodies, refreshment booths, accessories, jewelry, unique gifts, family fun and entertainment.  Summer Season is 7 a.m. to noon / www.codstreetfair.com

Westfield Shopping Town, A two story mall with three major department stores: Macy's, JC Penney, and Sears.  Food Court and several other stores such as:  Barnes and Noble, The Gap, Charlotte Russe, Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant, Naturalizer, Cold Stone Ice Cream, Cinnabon,  and many more.

Venues

McCallum Theatre
7300 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert, 340-2787, www.mccallumtheatre.com

Palm Canyon Theatre
538 N. Palm Canyon Palm Springs, 323-5123, www.palmcanyontheatre.org

Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, 325-4490, www.psmuseum.org

La Quinta Playhouse, 78038 Calle Estado La Quinta, 360-9191, laquintaplayhouse.com

The Palm Springs Follies,128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, (760) 327-0225, www.psfollies.com  please reserve in advance to avoid scattered seeating.  Runs seasonally.