The Palm Springs Arial Tramway is a great way to escape the heat of the valley. The temperature is typically 30 degrees cooler than the valley floor. Going up over 10,000 feet in a rotating tram it is a good way to face your fear of heights as it sways back and forth up the mountain. You will have the best views of the valley with great hikes for everyone. There are over 54 miles of hiking trails. Be sure to grab a drink before you head down the mountain at the bar. http://pstramway.com/index.asp
College of the Desert Street Fair
This is one of the best street fairs with over 300 venders. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-noon it is a great way to beat the heat in the morning. Get coffee and breakfast in this open-air bazaar and shop the wide range of booths before retreating to your air conditioned oasis. http://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com:9004/attractions/cod-alumni-street-fair
Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the nation’s biggest World War II plane collections. Tour the extensive collection in beautifully clean and most importantly air conditioned hangers. You can even test your skills on computer flight simulators. www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org
Palm Springs Art Museum
From the owner: Located in downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling art exhibitions from national and international artists. The museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by modern and contemporary artists, western, contemporary and glass artists, and features 4-6 temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open free every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month. It also offers a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities. http://www.psmuseum.org/
With so many casinos in the Coachella valley there is always a show or booming nightlife to be found at your favorite one. Whether its shows or gambling, nightlife or the craps table you always know you will have a good time at any of the casinos nearby.
Pool and Spa
Most likely the reason you are looking for a vacation rental in the Coachella valley is to get out of the city and enjoy your own private pool and spa. So pick up some hot dogs and margarita mix and enjoy the day lounging by the pool. Spend the night sipping wine in your private spa. It doesn’t get better than this.