Palm Springs, California is the perfect vacation spot; designed for all seasons. Often described as hip, hot, soothing, and haute; it is the city of leisure for activities such as day and nighttime shows, exotic restaurants, captivating aerial adventures, must see museums, and relaxing walking tours. If a family vacation is on your mind, then Palm Springs will hit the spot. Whether soaring on a giant aerial tram, horseback riding along mountain vistas, or feeding giraffes, Knights Inn is close to it all. We are located along world the famous Palm Canyon Drive, a few minutes from top-rated tourist attractions such as the Palm Springs Art Museum, Indian Canyons, and Moorten Botanical Gardens, and a short drive from the Palm Springs International Airport.
Palm Canyon Drive
Beautiful, tree-lined Palm Canyon Drive is the hub of Palm Springs, California. During the day, peruse the art galleries, restaurants, cafés, and shops, along the boulevard. Don't miss the Palm Springs Walk of Fame, where Hollywood celebrities such as Rudolf Valentino, Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, and Frank Sinatra are honored with sidewalk stars. You'll find them embedded in the sidewalks of Palm Canyon Drive, Tahquitz Canyon Way, and Museum Drive.
Palm Springs Village Fest
Every Thursday evening throughout the year, join hundreds of Palm Springs residents at the VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs for a street fair featuring artists, craftspeople, entertainers, musicians, and food vendors. For more information, please visit www.palmspringsvillagefest.com.
Located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Annenberg Theater is a state-of-the-art theater crafted with precision acoustics that hosts performances of jazz, dance, and classical and pop groups, as well comedy and chamber music ensembles. For more information, please go to www.pennpresents.org.
A series of stunning palm-lined canyons, oases, streams, and dramatic rock formations fill the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs, CA. Stroll hiking trails, take in beautiful desert vistas, enjoy spas and casinos on the Agua Caliente reservation, play golf, and visit the Trading Post for maps, snacks, art and artifacts, and historical information. For details, go to www.indian-canyons.com.
Joshua Tree National Park
Spreading out over nearly 800,000 acres, Joshua Tree National Park is a unique desert geologic area that is home to a vast array of yucca varieties known as Joshua Trees. The park also offers amazing examples of unusual desert plants and wildflowers, reptiles, and its boulder formations attract rock climbers from around the world. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/jotr.
The Living Desert
Palm Springs' 1,200-acre zoo and botanical gardens features mountain lions, wolves, golden eagles, cheetahs, zebras, leopards and many other species amid natural habitats at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Highlights of the Living Desert include Gecko Gulch, Eagle Canyon, the Wildlife Wonders Show, and Village WaTuTu. For more information, go to www.livingdesert.org.
Moorten Botanical Gardens & Cactarium
A legendary Palm Springs attraction, the gardens were founded in 1938 by Patricia and Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten. Today, Moorten Botanical Gardens contain 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants, including Agaves, Bombax, Boojum trees, and a two-story Pachypodium. Walking paths take visitors past cactus gardens, crystal formations, colorful rocks, fossils, pioneer relics and even gold-mine ruins. For more information, please visit www.moortengarden.com.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Soar 6,000 feet and 2.5 miles above the desert floor in the world's largest rotating tramcar. At the top, enjoy hiking trails, horseback riding, and amazing views as you explore the wildlife landscapes of Mount San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness. For more information, go to www.pstramway.com.
Palm Springs Art Museum
The focal center of the vibrant Palm Springs art community, the museum's permanent collections include international modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Anthony Gormley, as well as Native American art, Mesoamerican artifacts, miniatures, and two sculpture gardens. For more information, go to www.psmuseum.org.
Empire Polo Club
Empire Polo Club is just a 45-minute drive away from Palm Springs and has twelve polo grounds, which make it one of the largest polo clubs on the West coast of the United States. For more information, go to www.empirepolo.com