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Palm Springs Extended Stay
Palm Springs Golf Course
Courtesy of Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau - Double Tree by Hilton
Palm Springs Aerial Tram
Joshua Tree National Park
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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Discover how the rich and famous transformed Palm Springs, the playground of the stars. Arrive in California’s inviting desert oasis and check-in just one for a seven-night stay at a centrally located hotel. Relax on a tour of the Palm Springs area with a local guide, visit Joshua Tree National Park, and traverse the scenic Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. View the spectacular San Jacinto Mountains valley from an aerial tram, explore modern art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, go on a safari adventure at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, and more. There is plenty of time set aside for individual pursuits or simply relaxing at our hotel.
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Day 1 : Fly to California
We arrive in California’s inviting desert oasis to enjoy seven nights in a centrally located hotel.
Day 2 : Palm Springs Sights
Begin each day with an included breakfast.
Today, we explore the greater Palm Springs area with a local guide. During our tour, we’re introduced to native geology, desert wildlife and the role of wind energy. Discover how indigenous peoples and early settlers thrived on this desert floor, how the rich and famous transformed Palm Springs into a playground for the stars and how this area became a home for aficionados of modern architecture.
Day 3 : Joshua Tree National Park
This unique park preserves nearly a thousand square miles of gnarled Joshua Trees which have adapted to the harsh desert climate. Watch for wildlife and migrant birds. Keys View lookout provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. On a clear day, you may be able to see beyond the Salton Sea to Signal Mountain in Mexico.
We'll also tour Gubler Orchids, a nursery featuring orchids, carnivorous plants, and exotic flowers.
Day 4 : Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Today we discover diverse ecosystems including snow-peaked mountains, conifer forests and desert palms as we travel the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. Traversing this picturesque byroad, we make stops at the Idyllwild Nature Center and travel through the expansive Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
The afternoon is at your leisure to relax poolside or do some shopping.
This evening, enjoy an authentic, old West experience as we travel by mule-drawn covered wagon through the Coachella Valley Preserve. Our included dinner is a tasty barbecue with western entertainment.
Day 5 : Villagefest
After breakfast we enjoy spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and valley from a spectacular aerial tram.
The Palm Springs Art Museum houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. Discover celebrated pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams and explore the sculpture garden.
This evening we visit Villagefest, a festive international bazaar with live entertainment.
Day 6 : The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Today we encounter representations of ten major desert regions at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Our safari adventure features incredible animals from North America and Africa including giraffes, mountain lions, leopards, zebras, cheetahs, and many more.
Lunch is included at the Shields Date Garden & Café. This historic date orchard has been in operation since 1924. There is time to explore their magnificent gardens and shop for delicious dates.
We have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7 : College of the Desert Street Fair
This morning visit the Street Fair at the College of the Desert, or an optional visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum.
We reminisce with new friends at our Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.
Day 8 : Fly Home
We return home relaxed and refreshed from our beautiful Palm Springs vacation.
February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
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Final Payment Date: 12/25/2019
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