Alternative renewable energy sources are needed more than ever, and windmills in Palm Springs are addressing that need.
The San Gorgonio wind farm, an ideal location due to the windy conditions in the San Gorgonio Pass, built its first windmills in the 1980s. Today it hosts over 4,000 wind turbines, which supply enough electricity for all of Coachella Valley and Palm Springs.
Seeing these wind turbines in person is an awesome experience - standing at a height of up to 150-feet tall with blades the length of half a football field, these slim, light-looking turbines actually weigh up to 45,000 pounds.
There is so much to do in the city of Palm Springs, it might be easy to forget that the Coachella Valley Desert is right nearby. Be sure to plan at least a day to explore the wilder side of the Coachella Valley Desert. Where do you go to see the wildlife in the desert, and what will you see?
Coachella Valley Preserve
The Coachella Valley Preserve-Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve affords visitors myriad hiking trails with the chance to view lots of wildlife. You can picnic, walk, and visit the rustic visitor's center, called "The Palm House".
There are many guided hikes you can take while at Coachella Valley Preserve, and any of them are sure to inspire you to see nature in a way you never have before. From guided bird walks to exploring the ecology of a fault line, there is a lot to see.
National Philanthropy Day is November 8, but there are many more opportunities to participate in philanthropic events throughout the year in the Coachella Valley.
On April 1, visit The Living Desert Zoo and Garden from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to take part in the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo, where you can savor some of the best local craft beer tastings along with premium wines and non-alcoholic drinks. Pair your favorites with culinary and dessert selections from top Valley chefs. Stroll the grounds to enjoy live entertainment on three stages as well as the sights and sounds of the new African section of the zoo.
Dreaming of escaping to Palm Springs for a three-day vacation? We’ve devised a step-by-step plan on how you can maximize your limited time and enjoy all the splendors the desert offers.
If you're planning a road trip three days will go by quickly so you’ll want to seize every special opportunity. Start the weekend off by driving to Doug Aitken’s mirrored sculpture, ‘ Mirage,’ at the top of West Racquet Club Road in Palm Springs. This strange and unusual alfresco art sculpture is a part of Desert X— temporary site-specific art structures leading into the Coachella Valley. Unique and compelling photo opportunities guaranteed!
When you visit Palm Springs, CA, you will find that there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Along with swimming, hiking, and tennis, you can also enjoy a round of golf when visiting the city. In the Palm Springs area, there are over 100 golf clubs to choose from, making it a popular destination for this sport.
To help you make the best decision here is some information about some of the most popular golf courses in Palm Springs.