Blog: Adventures

Cacti at the Cacterium

This month we’re telling you about one of our favorite desert gardens named Moorten Botanical, just a short bicycle ride away from Santiago.  Started more than 70 years ago, some of the cactus plants there have grown to be enormous! One of the most...

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TEN GREAT SPOTS TO WALK TO FROM SANTIAGO

Many guests ask where can we walk to for food, shopping, etc that are close to the hotel. We though making a list of our 10 favorite places that are all less than a mile from Santiago seemed like a cool list to create. Where to eat….....

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HIKING INDIAN CANYONS

One of the most beautiful attractions, not only in Palm Springs but all of Western North America, Indian Canyons, is a must see for any visitor, especially those who love to hike. Unlike other area desert trails, many of the Indian Canyon trails follow...

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Visiting the San Andreas Fault

It’s one of the best known, and most menacing geological features in North America.  The San Andreas Fault is the oft-blamed continental rift responsible for plenty of earthquakes in California.  While the science of this tear in the earth’s crust...

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ART IN THE HIGH DESERT

Art is often viewed in isolated settings:  museums or the walls of our homes and offices. But if viewed within the context of the creative process, there is potential for a deeper understanding.  This is precisely what the yearly, self-guided Hwy 62...

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

It’s the world’s largest, takes 10 minutes to ride and gives a whole new meaning to being on top.  This is our favorite summer escape in Palm Springs – hop on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and travel up Chino Canyon to a very cool elevation of...

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Desert Hikes

Winter sunshine months are the perfect time to explore the rugged desert landscape surrounding Palm Springs.  From easy walking trails to difficult terrain, outdoor enthusiasts will experience spectacular mountain vistas, waterfalls, natural streams,...

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Sunnylands

One of Palm Springs’ premier tourist destinations, Sunnylands is now open for public tours.  This grand estate with its famous art collection and mind-blowing vistas is one of our favorite destinations. The remarkable property has hosted some legendary...

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BEFORE THERE WAS MID-CENTURY MODERN, THERE WAS THIS

Alexander, Cody, Wexler and all the others weren’t the first ones to build cool stuff in the desert. For a completely new architectural experience, check out Pioneertown, a unique destination that’s just what the architect ordered. Built as a movie...

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