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Top Rated Attractions in Palm Springs

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Indian Canyons

Spread alongside the zigzagging South Palm Canyon Drive, the Indian Canyons have been the ancestral homes of the Cahuilla Indians' Agua Caliente Band for nearly a millennium. Revered by local Native Americans, these beautiful canyons are treasured by scientists and paleontologists for its vivid rock artwork and petroglyphs that offer insight into tribal life. A much-needed getaway from the sometimes glitzy atmosphere of Palm Springs, the sparkling streams, and the untamed arid wilderness allows its visitors to be one with nature. A phenomenon named the 'Witch of Tahquitz Canyon' can be occasionally spotted here, which is essentially an eerie shadow cast on the slopes of the canyon.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

A thrilling cable car ride shuttles visitors from the desert floor to the heights of Mt. San Jacinto—you might experience a 40-degree temperature drop in just a few minutes. While many visitors just hop up for the view, it can be a starting point for many outdoor activities like hiking and mule rides. At the top, you’ll also find a cocktail bar and restaurant with stunning views.

Palm Springs Windmill Tours

Palm Springs Windmill Tours is known for its enlightening tours, around the breath taking windmills, few of the highest in the state. The tour takes you around the sight in comfortable buses, with deeply briefed guides, giving you an in depth knowledge on how things work. You also get to visit the solar energy plants, for a more enriching experience. Apart from this, you get to have a look at machines that failed to perform and the reason behind why they failed, making the tour even more intriguing. This day trip, is one of the most interesting tours, in the city, making it one of the 'Must dos'.

Palm Springs Biplanes

Palm Springs Biplanes is a tour service offering Biplane rides. The rides are a one of kind experience, to be shared with special friends. Those who love the thrill of adventure and heights, are in for an enthralling experience. When you are in the city, make sure you take this tour, you surely won't regret it.

Tahquitz Canyon

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.

Wet 'n Wild

Formerly Soak City, Wet 'n Wild is a water park in Palm Springs. They offer a variety of water slides like the massive Sea Snake, as well as a wave pool and raft rides. You can buy a one day ticket, or a pass for the whole season. The park's hour's vary by season, so check their website before coming.

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