Family Attractions

Big Wheel Tours

Big Wheel Tours features bike, Jeep and hiking tours, bike rentals and getaways. The Earthquake Canyon Bike Tour: this 20 mile tour descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. The Earthquake Canyon Jeep Tour: Our expert guides will show you some of the area’s most scenic backcountry sights. We have new, top of the line Wrangler Rubicon Jeeps and the most experienced guides. Joshua Tree Adventure Jeep Tour: Follow a rugged backcountry trail through the San Bernadino Mountains from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert. View magnificent desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, and unique plant and animal life.

Palm Springs Desert Museum

Open Tuesday – Sunday, year round except major holidays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors 62+ $6.50, children 6-17, student and military with ID $3.50. Community Day first Friday of the month with free admission to all.
101 Museum Dr. 760-325-7186, Recorded info 760-325-0189

Docent Tours

2 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday October – June; Friday – Sunday July September

Indian Canyons Andreas, Murray and Palm Canyons

Trading post, picnic grounds, hiking and horse trails.
Open year-round, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Entry fee: adults $6; seniors, military and students $3; children $1.
S. Palm Canyon Dr., five miles from the center of Palm Springs. 760-325-3400

Tahquitz Canyon

Now open for two-hour guided tours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., first tour at 8 a.m. last at 2 p.m. Adults $12.50, children $6.

Palm Springs VillageFest

Presented by the City of Palm Springs every Thursday evening (except holidays) on North Palm Canyon Drive, from Baristo Road to Alejo Road featuring a variety of vendors displaying quality arts and crafts, great food, live entertainment and a Certified Farmers Market.
Held from 6 – 10 p.m. October – May and from 7 – 10 June – September

Knotts Soak City

Open daily at 11 a.m mid-March thru Labor Day, weekends through October 28. 1500 S. Adults $21.50, children 3-11 $14.95. Parking $5, preferred $7, buses $10
1500 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs (760) 327-0499

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Overnight camping rentals with permit.
Tramway Dr – Chino Canyon off Hwy. 111 (North) 325-1449.
Open year-round 10 a.m weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends and holidays. Cars depart at least every half hours. Last car down 9:45 p.m.
Adults $20.80, seniors 55+ $18.80, under 2 free; 10% discount for AAA & military. Restaurant open 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Ride n’ Dine package available after 2:30 p.m., adults $27.80, children $18.80.
Recorded info: 325-1391

Palm Springs Air Museum

Open daily year-round. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Summer hours; 8 a.m..- 3 p.m. through September 30. Adults $8, seniors & military $6.50, children $3.50, group tours.
745 North Gene Autry Trail, 760-778-6262.

Uprising Outdoor Adventure Center

10 a.m..- 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends. Summer hours Tuesday – Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Call for admission fee.
1500 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, Next to Knott’s Oasis Waterpark, 760-320-6630.

McCallum Adobe

Open Wednesday noon – 3 p.m., Tuesday – Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$2 admission
Closed end of May to Mid October.

Miss Cornelia White’s House

Built in 1893 from railroad ties.
Open Wednesday noon – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$2 admission
Closed end of May to Mid October.

Ruddy’s General Store Museum

Open Thursdays – Sunday October – June, Saturday & Sunday July – September.
Admission 95 cents

Children’s Discovery Museum

Tours and museum store.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m.
Admission $5,
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage

Joshua Tree National Park

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Admission $10 per car.
Take route 62 through Morongo and Yucca Valley to Park Blvd. in Joshua Tree. 760-367-5500

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

December Downtown Palm Springs
A favorite of desert locals and visitors, held every year the first weekend of December.

Living Desert Wildlights

December Palm Desert, 760-346-5694

Indio International Tamale Festival

December, City of Indio, 760-342-600