Being surrounded by natural beauty is one of the greatest joys of visiting Palm Springs. Exploring the Desert and learning more about conservation issues can deepen your appreciation, and one nonprofit is happy to help. Find out more about Friends of the Desert Mountains and their fun and enriching activities like festivals, parties, hikes, and more.
Over 30 years ago, a group of local citizens formed a nonprofit dedicated to land conservation in the Coachella Valley. They've protected over 50,000 acres of conservation land through education, research, and other programs in partnership with local and national organizations.
Plan a visit to Palm Springs this December to enjoy some holiday magic in the bright Southern California sunshine. The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has been held in downtown Palm Springs on the first Saturday in December since the 1990s. The Parade was rated one of America's top 10 holiday parades in an AOL Survey, and is a can't miss event for residents and visitors of all ages. According to Mary Jo Gunther, director of the Palm Springs Bureau for Tourism, "there's no other special event in the Coachella Valley quite like it!" Here's what you need to know to make the most of the parade on Saturday, December 1st.
Palm Springs is the perfect place to start off the holiday season. The endless sunshine, world-class shopping, and quality entertainment will inevitably help to create a festive mood. Upscale restaurants around the area have created mouth-watering Thanksgiving dinner menus that will entice the taste buds. Check out our choices for the top five Palm Springs Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner being served on Thursday, November 22, 2018.