Fearless in Greater Palm Springs

Fearless in Greater Palm Springs

Does the thought of peering over a cliff make your toes curl? Do you scream and sprint when you see a spider? Fear not! From rock-climbing in Joshua Tree National Park to chopping up live mealworms at a zoo in Palm Desert, activities in Greater Palm Springs will have you waving bye to your phobias in no time. Why?…

The Best Oasis Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

The Best Oasis Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

  The Greater Palm Springs area is filled with hiking opportunities that allow you to explore incredible oases among the desert landscapes. Some are quick and easy trips to view the splendor, while others are strenuous treks not to be taken lightly. But all of them offer a rewarding experience that lead to these…

Wander List

Wander List

Greater Palm Springs presents ‘Wander List,’ an exciting new series hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Coachella Valley native Anndee Laskoe. Follow her on a whimsical journey tailor-made for dreamers and adventurers at heart. Leave footprints on mountain tops, travel dirt roads to curious places and…

Exploring the Sand to Snow National Monument

Exploring the Sand to Snow National Monument

How do you improve upon a region that already has one of the most famous trails in the country, Cactus to Clouds, in which hikers can climb nearly 10,000 feet from the desert floor to a mountain peak? How about Sand to Snow? In February, President Obama created the 154,000-acre Sand to Snow National Monument in…

Vote for Chill

Vote for Chill

After this week, it’s time to chill—and this weekend is looking better and better for a three-day escape. Take some time to take care of you this weekend on a sun-soaked getaway, and simply chill. Chill at the Spa If this week has left you stressed, it’s time to treat yourself to a spa day. Breathe in, breathe…

Desert Region 3-Day Itinerary: Explore the Desert around Greater Palm Springs

Desert Region 3-Day Itinerary: Explore the Desert around Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is known around the world for many things: perfect weather, midcentury modern architecture, an indoor/outdoor lifestyle and world-class golf and tennis all embraced by stunning natural desert beauty.  All of this equals a great incentive to get outside, explore the indigenous beauty, get…

Find ‘Exclusively Oasis’ Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

Find ‘Exclusively Oasis’ Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

Embracing the boundless energy of inspiring natural landscapes, Greater Palm Springs and its nine distinct cities showers with a buffet of exclusive diversions that engage everyone from hikers and bikers to those into art, animals and architecture. Find your special oasis at one of these. Palm Springs Aerial…

The Desert Adventure Bucket List: 9 Challenges in the 9 Cities of Greater Palm Springs

The Desert Adventure Bucket List: 9 Challenges in the 9 Cities of Greater Palm Springs

When it comes to planning outdoor adventures, often times the desert gets overlooked. Contrary to the dry and desolate perception, deserts can offer a plethora of diverse landscapes and wildlife, especially in the Greater Palm Springs area. To the east, you have the large boulders and strange-looking palms…

Cactus to Clouds: The Hardest Hike in America?

Cactus to Clouds: The Hardest Hike in America?

Hardest hike in America? That's a bold claim, but one that hikers of the Cactus to Clouds trail can certainly make with a straight face. Starting in Greater Palm Springs, the trail offers an extreme physical challenge while also providing a unique outdoor setting with amazing views. It's a day hike that puts your…

Hike, Bike and Golf Your Way into La Quinta’s Natural Beauty

Hike, Bike and Golf Your Way into La Quinta’s Natural Beauty

Outdoor enthusiasts find it easy to fall in love with La Quinta, thanks to the variety of outdoor adventures found in this Greater Palm Springs city. From world-class golf courses and incredible hiking trails to fishing, camping and biking, La Quinta is a delightful outdoor oasis. Add in the scenic Santa Rosa and…

Attractions that Amaze in Palm Springs

Attractions that Amaze in Palm Springs

A fantasy vacation may conjure the luxury of permanently laying poolside with a fruity cocktail all day long. It’s too bad Palm Springs is brimming with myriad, amazing attractions. In fact, there’s so much to see in Palm Springs that you might find there’s never enough time to get everything in on one quick…

​30 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

​30 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is packed with free fun, no matter what you enjoy. From hiking trails to art museums to street fairs and retro classic car cruise nights, locals and visitors of all ages find a variety of things to do that don’t cost a cent.  Together with summer deals that are chillin’, vacationing in the…

Top Hiking Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

Top Hiking Experiences in Greater Palm Springs

There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to experience Greater Palm Springs is to get outdoors and, well, experience it! With dozens of hiking trails sprinkled throughout the oasis, the perfect trail is just waiting to be discovered. Check out these top hikes for experiences ranging from romantic to scenic, and…

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

Photo courtesy of Lance Gerber; www.nuvueinteractive.com. A scenic drive up Highway 62 to Twentynine Palms leads to the north entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.  Comprised of high-desert wilderness and hosting “forests” of namesake Joshua trees, desert wildlife, inspiring vistas and a colorful history, the…

Hike Death Valley

Hike Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY HIKING SAMPLER Death Valley is a bonafide geologist’s dream with its myriad of rock formations, stark topography and ever-shifting terrains. But those same attributes also contribute great pleasure to hikers looking to walk land that ranges from flat, harsh and salty plains to multicolored, rugged and…