39585 Washington St.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Phone: (760) 360-3337
Fax: (760) 360-5496
Southwest Community Church is a large and very active church. The church is associated with the Evangelical Free Church of America and there are services both for adults and children. Not only can you attend church services on both Saturdays and Sundays, but there are also classes and community events. Everyone is friendly and there are classes you can take to become an official member.
Sunnylands was originally the winter escape of power couple Walter and Lenore Annenberg. Sprawling over 200 acres (80 hectares), this landscape features the residential quarters, a private golf course and gardens replete with roses, cacti and exotic flora. It was designed by A. Quincy Jones and opened to the public in 2009. This museum showcases a collection of art and memorabilia that give visitors an insight into the Ambassador’s life. It organizes guided tours, interactive displays and the annual international summit. Stop by the Cafe at Sunnylands later for a quick bite.
Wolfson Park is a Victorian-style landscape in Rancho Mirage. This natural oasis is replete with lush greenery, fountains, light fixtures and benches to unwind on. Enjoy a stroll along the tree-lined labyrinth or take respite on the manicured lawns. The pillar at the entrance has a button on top, if pressed, it plays tunes by Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, and the likes. This park is a popular recreational spot among locals and tourists alike.
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.
Deserts provide great conditions for preserving planes, and this huge collection of historic planes is a Palm Springs landmark. Enjoy getting an up-close view of aerial history in huge, air-conditioned hangars, and then watch a movie in the Buddy Rogers Theater. There is a gift shop filled with airplane-themed souvenirs. Special events include air shows largely featuring aircraft from the World War II era as well as children's activities and lectures that are often presented by the men and women who originally flew the planes.
Located inside the Palm Springs Regional Airport, this center provides numerous business and travel services. It handles currency exchanges for over one hundred different currencies with competitive exchange rates. Customers may also wire money, purchase foreign or US travelers' checks, buy travel insurance, use an overnight mail service or get cash advances. Need to officially verify business papers? There is also a convenient certified public notary on staff to validate papers and signatures.
This state-of-the-art convention center is adjacent to the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel and offers 105,000 square feet of exhibition and event space. Facilities include the Springs Theater, suitable for dramatic presentations, and the Oasis Exhibit Hall, a popular spot for trade shows. There is also the West Lawn outdoor function area, and additional facilities are available separately at the hotel. Complete audio-visual support services are available and the staff will assist with event planning.
The McCallum name is well known in the Coachella Valley, especially for its association with the renowned McCallum Theatre. The family history began in this small adobe home, built from the clay-rich soil of the Palm Springs area. The adobe now contains the Palm Springs Historical Society artifacts, and also displays some objects owned and used by Pearl McCallum McManus. Admission: USD2 per person, children under 12 free; includes a visit to adjacent Miss Cornelia White's House, built out of railroad ties.
Cornelia White House is a historic wooden residential structure located at Palm Springs, California. The house was built in 1893 and the highlight of its construction is that it is built of recycled railroad ties taken from under the Palmdale Railroad's tracks. The house is named after the original owner Cornelia B. White, who was an early pioneer of the Palm Springs area.
Hollywood had it first, but Palm Springs happily pays homage to the original Walk of Stars. Of course, Palm Springs does put its own spin on things. In addition to actors, actresses, directors and other film-related personalities, the city has immortalized a few Palm Springs pioneers, frontier doctors and other inhabitants from the early days. The big, Hollywood-style brass and mosaic stars run for blocks along both sides of Palm Canyon Drive. Local legends are interspersed alongside major ones like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope.
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.
The Keys Desert Queen Ranch is reminiscent of the Joshua Tree National Park area in early times. This ranch is an ode to the caretaker of the Desert Queen mine, Bill Keys, who mobilized his resources in the toughest of conditions to make a living in the desert through ranching and mining operations. Today, this site features the Joshua Tree Elementary School set up by Bill Keys, in addition to his workshop, mills and dams. Though there is no room for accommodation, the park rangers provide guided walking tours of the ranch from October till May. Camping sites can also be booked in advance.