Warm sunny days and refreshing nights — Spring is in full swing in Greater Palm Springs. Now and as the gorgeous summer season approaches, there are so many reasons to venture outdoors in this Oasis, which offers an extraordinary array of activities for adventure lovers. Below are a few favorites:
Adding to its exciting fast track options, the BMW Performance Center West in Thermal is now offering a mini motoring school featuring the John Cooper Works Hardtop 2 Door model. The fun involves revving up on a road course in a sport suspension vehicle with low-profile tires. Mini Motoring School classes are exclusively featured at the Thermal Center; yet another reason to visit Greater Palm Springs.
Get your fitness on and enjoy the sensational scenery cycling along canyon washes and mountain ridges via Big Wheel Tours’ half-day customized mountain biking tour. Expert guides tailor the group biking adventure for all skill levels. Great perk: hotel drop-off and pickup from many area resorts.
Put on a helmet, fasten your seatbelts and experience the road trip of a lifetime when you book EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours’ Palm Springs Slingshot Tour. During this self-drive tour in the open-air, three-wheel Polaris® Slingshot® (two-person capacity), you’ll drive an incredibly panoramic loop beginning at EagleRider’s facility near downtown Palm Springs up through the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway and into the artsy, mile-high town of Idyllwild. The one-day tour covers approximately 107 miles (171.2 km).
Is it golf or is it soccer? FootGolf is actually a hybrid of the two — it’s great fun and growing in popularity. A phenomenal sports and team-building activity, participants use regulation soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. Greater Palm Springs is home to five FootGolf courses, the American FootGolf League, and the second annual U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2017. Open to the public, the championship is scheduled to take place November 10-12 at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert.
Outdoor adventure options don’t stop here! In addition to the above, Greater Palm Springs has more than 155 hiking trails in the destination (www.hikingingps.com), nearby Joshua Tree National Park and other national monuments, state parks, a desert zoo, and pristine conservation areas to explore. Plus golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, jeep and Hummer sightseeing tours, ATV experiences, hot air balloon excursions and much, much more.
About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort, special event and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play–anytime of the year.
Tap into the destination’s history as a place of healing, and treat yourself to the ultimate relaxing getaway, by staying at a hot mineral water spa hotel. Thanks to natural hot and cold aquifers flowing beneath the ground, Desert Hot Springs is home to several boutique properties, such as Miracle Springs Resort & Spa and the famed Two Bunch Palms, where guests can soak their troubles away.
If you prefer a lavish resort sprinkled with lush fairways and swimming pools, a charming boutique inn within walking distance of great shopping and dining or a historic midcentury modern estate, we have those, too. Many pet-friendly properties in Greater Palm Springs even welcome four-legged travel companions (freshly baked treats included!). Plus, you can find amazing deals on some of the best hotels and on-site experiences, allowing you to see more and play more while you’re here.
For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.