Set in a hilly desert landscape, Palm Springs is a quintessential oasis. Known for making a vacation extraordinary, this tiny town attracts visitors from around the world. Nearby, canyons hide artifacts of ancient civilizations and stunningly beautiful waterfalls. Joshua Tree National Park, a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts, is the crowning feature of the area's outdoor destinations. Explore the park's magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology on a Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure tour.
Want to experience the expansive desert from a more unique perspective? The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway transports passengers to a mountain station 8,516 feet above sea level, while a San Andreas Fault tour - available by jeep or mountain bike - takes adventurers to the place earthquakes are born. For a more laid-back day in Palm Springs, tee off on one of the area's hundreds of world-class golf courses, or visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, one of the most respected galleries in the area.
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