A significant stop for aviation lovers, the Palm Springs Air Museum houses the largest collection of flyable World War II planes, as well as a theater, flight simulator, and a children's activity center. CNN Travel named it “One of the 14 best Air Museum’s in the world.”
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert is a family-centered museum where children engage in interactive exhibits and programs that encourage them to explore and learn about the world around them. The Museum is a resource to the community through the development of special programs and collaborations with other organizations.
A large collection of art encompassing a variety of media in 28 galleries, a theater, two sculpture gardens, a cafe, and educational programs provide enjoyment for everyone. Its mission is to promote enjoyment, education, and involvement with visual art by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art.
Learn about Palms Springs' first inhabitants, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla American Indians, through on- and off-site exhibits, lectures, and other activities. Find extensive collections of archaeological material, objects of material culture, art, crafts, documents, publications, photographs, and audiovisual media.
The work of notable architects of the mid-century modernist movement can be seen in all kinds of buildings in the Palm Springs area. Pick up a map of locations from the visitors center or take a guided tour: Palm Springs Modern Tours +1 760 318 6118 www.palmspringsmoderntours.com The Modern Tour +1 760 904 0904 www.themoderntour.com
Hit the links at any one of these beautiful Palms Springs golf courses: Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort 1885 Golf Club Drive +1 760 328 1005 www.tahquitzgolfresort.com Escena Golf Club 1100 Clubhouse View +1 760 778 2737 www.escenagolf.com Indian Canyons 1097 East Murray Canyon Drive +1 760 833 8700 www.indiancanyonsgolf.com
More than just bread–albeit delicious, fresh-baked bread–Aspen Mills also bakes up pies, cookies, and other desserts, and serves lunch. They are the winner of the prestigious "2011 Best of Valley" for best bakery and best sandwich as awarded by The Desert Sun. Additional locations in Rancho Mirage at 34175 Monterey Avenue and 71-100 Highway 111.
Palm Canyon Drive is not only home to the 26-foot tall Marilyn Monroe statue which is an icon of Palm Springs, but it is also home to several art galleries and shops. Find antiques, clothing, and accessories for men and women, furniture, jewelry, houseware, and other specialty items.
Desert Hills Premium Outlets has over 130 outlet stores selling name brands at low prices. Names featured include Armani, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Loro Piana, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod's, Versace, and Saint Laurent Paris.
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is a commercial airport which has flights to several major U.S. cities, such as Chicago, Minneapolis and New York, and Canadian cities, such as Vancouver and Winnipeg. Airlines that serve the Palm Springs International Airport are U.S. Airways, American, Delta, United, and Virgin. Transportation to and from the airport is mainly restricted to private shuttle companies and taxis.