You can start your unique vacation in Palm Springs by staying at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel, which is a 3.5-star resort with world-class championship golf and tennis just moments from the resort. It is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and within driving distance of Phoenix and Las Vegas.
There you will feel the elegance and the bygone history and alluring tradition of a private retreat in the mountains that was created in 1957 by Hollywood’s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz! Enjoy the luxury accommodations, outstanding amenities and recreation opportunities, year-round events, and spectacular views.
Examples of some of the additional amenities are free self and valet parking, 155 spacious smoke-free rooms with private patios, a special package for families, a complimentary continental breakfast, a restaurant and lounge, a poolside bar, a fitness center and spa, an outdoor pool, a gift shop, free wifi internet, a meeting room, a computer station, impeccable service, and much more.
While you are in the area, you and your family can explore a variety of attractions including the following:
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
This is the world’s largest rotating tramcar. It travels over two-and-a-half miles and up 8,500 feet to the San Jacinto Peak of the rugged Chino Canyon. At the top, you can visit a museum, an observation deck, and a restaurant. It was opened in September 1963 as an alternative to having to hike up for a number of hours.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Only 4.4 miles from the golf resort, this 1,200-acre zoo and botanical garden showcases wildlife and more than 2,000 unique flora and fauna species of desert plants from around the world. Hiking trails and extensive tram lines cross ecosystems from the Americas, Africa, and the Australian Outback. See how 450 animals adapt to life in the earth’s most arid places. Also enjoy animal feedings, live shows, and activities that are family-friendly and are aimed at conservation and education.