Family members and friends are sure to flock to your Palm Springs vacation house, and the area is full of exciting activities that everyone will enjoy. Travelers of any age will be delighted with the attractions near Palm Springs.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is located about 15 minutes away from your Palm Springs house. The indoor and outdoor attraction is a zoo that promotes preservation and conservation. Animal and plant species native to the area and other deserts live in the space and are on display for visitors to watch. Desert environments from North America and Africa have been recreated and many animals have their own exhibits. Visitors can observe reptiles, zebras, wolves, camels and much more at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Visitors can take advantage of the hands-on activities like the Discovery Room. Visitors of all ages will enjoy comparing models of animal, horns and bones up close. There are also several wildlife shows, nature trails and group tours. Admission into the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramways is a true wonder for travelers of all ages. The Tramway is a gondola-like transportation vehicle that takes visitors to the top of a mountain. The tramcar ascends two and a half miles up the mountain and the ride takes about 15 minutes. The Aerial Tramway is also the highest rotating tramcar in the world. The floor of the tramcar rotates so each passenger has the opportunity to see the sights from every side. Those sights include amazing views of the mountain and Palm Springs. Once at the top of the mountain, visitors can enjoy a bite to eat at one of the dining options, shop for souvenirs or hike a nature trail. Travelers should be sure bring a jacket from their Palm Springsvacation house , because the top of the mountain gets very chilly and there can even be snow well into the spring. Tickets to ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are $23 for adults and $16 children.
The Palm Springs Air Museum will delight young and old alike. It is home to a large collection of aircraft from WWII, which are displayed in huge airplane hangers. The museum has an extensive library of aviation history. The 6,300 volumes in the library are highly concentrated on WWII history. There's aviation art and artifacts displayed throughout the museum. Visitors can participate in a group tour or explore the museum on their own. The Air Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday opening hour is 11:00 am. Admission into the museum is $12 for adults and $10 for children. Everyone will be chattering about this attraction long after you return to yourPalm Springs house.
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