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Covering more than 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers), Garstin Trail is one of the longest trails in Palm Springs offering a variety of facilities for visitors, hiking being the most popular of them. Test you hiking skills while you enjoy the views and the wide range of flora that engulfs the trail. The hike is steep and leads to multiple points such as Araby, Shannon, Henderson and Murray Peak. Head towards Murray Peak if you'd like to take a bit of a breather as there a few picnic tables placed there.
A popular tourist attraction in Palm Springs, Palm Canyon is one of the largest gorges in the state of California spanning 15 miles (24 kilometers) and is home to a wide selection of flora and fauna. The canyon which was once inhabited by the Cahuilla tribe is now frequented by tourists, nature lovers, and families from all over the country who come here to experience the beauty of nature without any interruptions. Those who love the idea of adventure, shall be glad to know that there are trails and footpaths marked along these scenic canyons, making the entire stretch of land a popular hiking destination.
Palm Canyon Drive is the main street of Palm Springs and the pulse of this desert resort city. It has everything a tourist needs - shops, attractions, galleries, restaurants and more. Dotted by tall palm trees throughout with the San Jacinto Mountain as a backdrop, it is where most of the action lies. Shop at unique stores and the farmer's market to take away something as a gift or souvenir. Check out the Villagefest held every Thursday. Some of the interesting places to visit are the Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Visitors Center, Desert Art Center, Annenberg Theater, The McCallum Adobe and Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
If you're into hiking and trailing, then don't miss out on Tahquitz Canyon. Embark on an adventure into this 2-mile loop trail which leads to the 60 foot Tahquitz waterfall. The path here is rocky, steep and has many rock steps to climb, so be sure to leave that fancy footwear behind and get proper hiking gear. You can either go by yourself or opt for a ranger directed guided trail, which can be up to 2.5 hours. The elevation here is up to 350 feet, so expect beautiful scenic views.
North Lykken Trail is a hiking trail that can be reached by taking the West Ramon Road in Palm Springs. 6-8a is the best time to come here when the sun's heat isn't too strong and there is a cool breeze blowing around the area. There are multiple trails located in close proximity to each other, but hikers usually take this trail that leads to the top of the Tahquitz Canyon from where you can practically get a bird's eye view of Palm Springs. Around halfway through your journey you'll find a few picnic tables, from where you can recharge and rehydrate yourself for the tough hike ahead.
The McCallum name is well known in the Coachella Valley, especially for its association with the renowned McCallum Theatre. The family history began in this small adobe home, built from the clay-rich soil of the Palm Springs area. The adobe now contains the Palm Springs Historical Society artifacts, and also displays some objects owned and used by Pearl McCallum McManus. Admission: USD2 per person, children under 12 free; includes a visit to adjacent Miss Cornelia White's House, built out of railroad ties.
Palm Springs Walking Tours allows visitors to explore the hidden history of the area through a curated walking tour that showcases the highlights of local architecture and historical landmarks. Patti Hanley, the operator of Palm Springs Walking Tours, combines her professional research experience with a detailed knowledge of the area to fully illuminate the complex history of Palm Springs development from boom town to busted to back on top. Tours run Wednesday to Saturday from October through May and feature the Architecture of Palm Springs, Palm Springs History, and the Ghosts and Legends tours.
This state-of-the-art convention center is adjacent to the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel and offers 105,000 square feet of exhibition and event space. Facilities include the Springs Theater, suitable for dramatic presentations, and the Oasis Exhibit Hall, a popular spot for trade shows. There is also the West Lawn outdoor function area, and additional facilities are available separately at the hotel. Complete audio-visual support services are available and the staff will assist with event planning.