Activities and Attractions:
The Coachella Valley has a myriad of activities from which to choose including golf, tennis, hiking, restaurants, shopping, ballooning, theater, casinos and music. There is the Living Desert Wildlife Park, the Desert Museum, the Children's Discovery Museum, the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons Park (fabulous giant Palm Tree forest with stream running through (should not be missed!) and last, but by no means least, The great Joshua Tree National Park--it is not just a bunch of scrawny trees)--massive rock formations, abandoned mines and ranches from the turn of the century, fascinating desert flora and fauna and views of the entire Coachella Valley.
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Property is located adjacent to The La Quinta Resort & Spa off Eisenhower Drive. Take Washington South to Eisenhower. Take Eisenhower West to Coachella Drive. Make right on Coachella Drive and enter at private 24-hour guard gate.
In addition to 5 golf courses, 41 pools, 52 hot spas, and Spa La Quinta, La Quinta Resort & Club offers a wide variety of unique and exciting activities to entertain everyone in the family. Our concierge staff has the creativity and resources to plan activities for the whole family.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is one of the most thrilling and unique activities in Southern California. The large cable car gondola elevates from the desert floor to the top of Mt. San Jacinto, rising over 8,516 feet in just 15 minutes! Dine at the peak of San Jacinto with breathtaking views of the valley. The mountain station at the top has a restaurant, cocktail lounge, gift shop, picnic area and movie theater.
Jeep Tours. The beauty of the California desert landscape is often missed by the casual observer. One way to fully discover this natural wonder is on a guided Jeep Tour. By exploring the path less traveled, the Jeep Tour takes each passenger to the heart of the desert, and creates a truly memorable experience.
Horseback Riding. One of the best ways to truly connect with the desert environment is to ride the trails on horseback. Riding through the scenic foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the guide will point out unusual rock formations left by the ancient Salton Sea. And all riders are warmly greeted along the way by the local desert denizens, including rabbits, coyotes, and roadrunners.
Polo Grounds. Polo Grounds We offer the ambience of lush green polo fields, white picket fences and stables of thoroughbred polo ponies set against the tall palm trees and majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
The Indio Desert Circuit is a world renowned show jumping event that attracts the top international horses and riders who journey to Indio, California to compete under the watchful eye of some of the country's foremost hunter, jumper and equitation judges. This spectacular seven-week hunter/jumper show first began in Indio in 1992 and 2003 looks to be the Circuit's biggest and best ever!
Bicycle Adventure. "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back," as you bicycle over challenging desert trails designed to revitalize the soul and body.
The Living Desert. Billed as the desert's natural attraction, a guide at this wildlife and botanical park will introduce you to mountain lions, bobcats, Mexican wolves and golden eagles of the Colorado Desert.
Art Galleries. Visit The Studios Art Gallery in the La Quinta Resort Plaza. 760.564.7664 Take a short trip to nearby galleries, where you can surround yourself with contemporary art, jewelry, sculpture, furniture, and objets d'art. Whether you're a serious collector or a novice buyer, you'll enjoy browsing works by both emerging and established artists.
You can also visit the Palm Springs Desert Museum, located at the base of majestic Mt. San Jacinto, featuring exhibition galleries, outdoor sculpture courts, and a 450-seat theater.
Shopping. This "journey into elegance" is a world-class shopping experience. El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of the desert.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies present music and memories in the historic Plaza Theatre, with an exciting cast of singers, dancers, showgirls, and comedy acts. All performers are 50 to 84 years young! You can meet the cast after the performance, and enjoy a free visit of the historic Plaza Theatre's star-studded Hollywood Museum. Show length is 2 1/2 hours.
Rock Climbing offers the ultimate in exercise and adventure. Now you can experience the rush of adrenaline your very first day at Uprising Rock Climbing Center in Palm Springs. People of all ages and abilities can learn the ropes at America's most unique rock climbing facility. Friendly and professional staff will make your experience an adventure to remember.