Blog: Adventures

Day Trip to the Salton Sea & Salvation Mountain

Up for a completely different, totally offbeat day trip? Spend a few hours taking in some of California’s weirdest landscapes and trippiest outsider art installations along the banks of the disappearing Salton Sea. Explore the dystopian ruins of Bombay...

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Favorite Desert Oasis Hikes

Forests of towering palm trees, shady streams surrounded by greenery, even an icy waterfall. Yes, you’re still in the desert. And no, it’s not a mirage. You’re exploring a tropical desert oasis, just minutes away from the lounge chairs at Santiago....

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The Wild Wild West

If you’re interested in taking a break from basking in the Palm Springs sun, then head west. The wild wild west that is. Forty-five minutes from Santiago Resort, you'll find yourself transported to the old western town known as Pioneertown. Founded...

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HORSING AROUND

For a real western adventure, and a truly inspiring experience, embrace your inner Cowboy and head out on a horseback ride.  The Palm Springs area has several stables offering guided tours heading up through the mountains, down along the streams of...

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DESERT HIKING @ LADDER CANYON

Spring months are a great time to explore the rugged desert landscape surrounding Palm Springs.  One of our favorite hikes, and one of the most unusual in southern California, is Ladder Canyon.  Beautiful scenery and lots of ladders.  You’ll feel...

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JOSHUA TREE

Winter sunshine months are the perfect time for exploring the rugged desert landscape surrounding Palm Springs.  One of our favorites is exploring some of the 80,000 preserved acres that make up Joshua Tree National Park.  Less than an hour away from...

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ROAD TRIP: IDYLLWILD

At over 5000 feet in elevation, “Mile High Idyllwild” is a favorite day trip for locals and travelers alike.  The 80-minute drive passes spectacular vista points as you climb from the desert floor and reach deep into the San Jacinto Mountains.  Once...

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MORNING BIKE RIDES

Before the sun heats up and the pool at Santiago becomes irresistible, one of our favorite morning activities is to grab the bikes and head out exploring some of the great neighborhoods of Palm Springs.   With wide flat streets and plenty of bike...

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DESERT STARGAZING

One of the most striking desert experiences is looking up at the night sky and seeing the abundant stars and heavenly bodies above you. With the restriction of street lamps, Palm Springs has preserved the natural beauty of the night sky nurturing this...

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Windmill Tours in Palm Springs

There are few welcoming parties more iconic than the sight of massive windmills leading you into Palm Springs along Interstate 10. Palm Springs Windmill Tours takes you behind the fences of their private grounds to get up close and personal with some...

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