Are you a RVer planning to go camping in Palm Spring? Let’s spice up your Palm Spring experience. Need some exciting activities or inspiration that’ll make your next California trip worthwhile sound? Good? Read on.
Palm Springs is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its magnificent scenes and precious treasures. RVers, for instance, can enjoy various RV campgrounds. You’ll also get a chance to explore the superb Santa Rosa, and the Coachella Valley Preserve. And you might even get a strategic place to park your RV and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding.
10 Activities to Spice up your Palm Spring RV Experience
You’ll want to consider the following activities on your next trip:
1) Coachella Valley
The Coachella Valley is much more than just the barren desert it resembles. The over 20,000 acres’ preserve is the home to the magnificent Thousand Palms Oasis preserve – boasting over 25 miles hiking paths.
As you enjoy your hiking, you also marvel at the view of beautiful wildlife, desert Wetlands, and woodland oases, which also blossom with wildflower.
At Coachella Valley, the fun never ends. As you head out, be sure to stop at the visitors’ center – there’s always something special.
Though free, it won’t hurt to give a little donation to keep the preserve operational, right? Though it opens daily, the operation times are subject to constant changes. Their website has information concerning this, and much more.
2) Have a Moment with The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ Giraffes
This magnificent zoo has a striking resemblance to the Sonoran Desert. Located just a few miles outside Palm spring, this zoo is the home of giraffes, wild cats, and camels.
Be sure to make a stop and feed the giraffes. Trust me; it’s therapeutic. You also get to enjoy camel rides at a small fee, usually $7 or less. The camps, exciting speaker series, and youth programs are the other exciting part of this zoo.
This zoo sits a few miles outside Palm Springs in locality inhabited by African and North American locales, so you get to enjoy the diversity of people and culture.
3) Enjoy The Sunset View at The Joshua Tree National Park
Located just a few hours from LA, Joshua Tree National Park is the home of LA and San Diego’s must-see. This rich park is frequented in October through May. You’ll want to go early during these times – lest you miss a parking space.
Similarly, if you’ll need a campground during peak season, arrive early, preferably before noon.
Jtree, as it’s popularly known, is the home of incredible scenery to quench your thirst for ambiance. At the Keys view, for instance, you get to have a magical view of the sunset – a perfect point to enjoy some lone moment with your loved one.
Are you passionate about rock climbing? Jtree is the perfect playground for you. Put in your best hiking skills, and let’s see what you got.
4) A Pose Next to The Cabazon Dinosaurs Won’t Hurt.
The Cabazon Dinosaurs are yet another plentiful roadside attractions of South California. The two massive sculptures – Mr Rex and Mr Rex Dinny are 65feet and 150 feet, respectively. They are perfect point for motorists to stop and take pictures.
The two dinosaurs mark the entrance to a dinosaur-themed museum and gift shop with dinosaur collection and exciting facts. You also get a chance to climb Mr Rex up to his mouth. Amazing, right?
5) A Hike the Tahquitz Canyon’s Waterfall Oasis
How about some flowing water in the middle of a desert? Well, there’s one tucked into the Tahquitz Canyon.
On the Tahquitz Canyon sits a spectacular 60-foot waterfall – one of the biggest tourist attractions on this site. The site is also the home of;
- Native wildlife
- Native plants
- Magnificent rock art
- Ancient irrigation system
You’ll also enjoy cultural and educational exhibits from the visitor centre at the entrance of the Canyon. The artifacts display and observation deck are some things you can’t afford to miss. There’s also a theatre room – so you get to view The Legend of Tahquitz Canyon.
6) Explore the Sunnylands Estate
The massive estates sit on a 200-acre space of an irrigated desert – Rancho Mirage. Twelve acres of this space hosts a couple of public gardens and a visitor center. A nine-hole golf course also occupies a more substantial part of the land.
The visitor center also houses magnificent Annenberg collection artworks. If you quench beauty and good feeling, a tour in this mansion will suffice. Be sure to book in advance.
7) Window Shopping at Art Galleries and Furniture Shops
Palm Canyon Drive is overwhelmed with incredible antiques, galleries, and furniture showrooms. If you have a thing for art, then this is the place for you.
Many galleries in Palm Spring are from SHAG – the retro-inspired artist. The area is also the home to many furniture shops made for jet setting aesthetics. A walk or drive in this area will surely blow your mind.
8) Visit the Palm Spring Art Museum
This famous museum is the home to adorable paintings, sculptures, and art glass by legendary artists like Robert Motherwell, Henry Moore, and Helen Frankenthaler. Other contemporary artists with pieces in this museum include;
- Mark di Suvero
- Sam Francis
- Edward Ruscha
A visit here gives you the chance to learn about the desert’s culture and themes – Native Americans, American West, and Modernism. You’ll also enjoy the satellite location in Palm desert and a design center.
9) Shopping at the Rodeo Drive
Palm Springs isn’t exactly close to LA, but you have the option to visit a bustling city and upscale shopping experience when in Southern California. This shopping strip is a 1 hour drive to the West of Palm Springs. Here, you’ll enjoy shopping at classy boutiques, prestigious salons, incredible art galleries, jewelers and restaurants. Your favorite designers – Ralph Lauren Louis Vuitton are all here.
10) Cycling at The San Andreas Fault
If you’re a fan of cycling, then you’ll enjoy the 20-mile cycling adventure in a section of the San Andreas Fault. The zero crossroads turn, and minimum traffic makes cycling fun around this area extra spicy.
As you cycle, you’ll also enjoy the magical view of the Salton Sea. You’ll also pass by the historic US troop training center for the Second World War The smell and sight of the nearby grape country is also something to look forward to.
Are You Ready for an Epic Palm Spring RV Experience?
Need a little break from the city? Palm spring will serve you just right. The magnificent scenery here will leave you craving for more. The above activities will spruce up your Palm spring experience. Be sure to try them out.