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Things not to miss.

Victoria B.C.
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Things not to miss.

Hi, we are going to Palm Springs early in April for the first time. What are the must sees?Thanks.

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1. Re: Things not to miss.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up Mt. San Jacinto. Google Mt San Jacinto. Lots to do up there. (The ride is spectacular, as well.)

http://www.pstramway.com/

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2. Re: Things not to miss.

Depending on your interests: Living Desert, Joshua Tree National Monument, Thursday night street fair, a day at the mineral springs (try the "taking of the waters" at Spa Resort), PS Follies...

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3. Re: Things not to miss.

OH YES to the Palm Springs Follies.

http://www.psfollies.com/

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4. Re: Things not to miss.

The tram, Living Desert, Joshua Tree,Indian Canyons,Coachella Preserve,PS art and air museums,Ladder Canyon,Mud Volcanoes,Salvation Mountain,the tour of the Annenberg Estate called Sunnylands,El Paseo,Tahquitz Canyon,Shields Date Garden for a date shake, and at that time of year, Coachella or Stagecoach, depending on how old you are!

Edited: 29 January 2013, 07:16
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5. Re: Things not to miss.

A round of golf if you play. Or horse riding in the desert/hills.

Palm Springs...
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6. Re: Things not to miss.

A hike in the Indian Canyons south of downtown. A day's drive through Joshua Tree.

Victoria B.C.
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7. Re: Things not to miss.

Thanks everyone, great ideas.

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8. Re: Things not to miss.

If you are under 65, skip the Follies (imho)

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9. Re: Things not to miss.

With a rental car, maybe head west on I-10 to Cabazon and the two main Outlet Malls to do some shopping...

Here are a couple of links to local tourist agencies.

www.palmspringsoasis.com

www.visitpalmsprings.com

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10. Re: Things not to miss.

I'm (way) under 65 and I think the follies are inspiring.