Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!
Tahquitz was the first shaman created by Mukat, the creator of all things. Tahquitz used his great power in the beginning for the good of all people. He became the guardian spirit of all shamans and gave them power to do good. But over time, Tahquitz began to use his power for selfish reasons, and also to harm the Cahuilla People. The people became angry and they banished Tahquitz to this canyon that now bears his name. He made his home high in the San Jacinto Mountains in a secret cave below the towering rock known today as Tahquitz Peak. They say his spirit still lives in this canyon, and can sometimes be seen as a large green fireball streaking across the night sky. The strange rumblings heard deep within the San Jacinto Mountains, the shaking of the ground, and the crashing of boulders are attributed to Tahquitz as he stomps about the canyon.
Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs is the best way to cool off in the heat of the summer. Filled with 13 intense water rides and attractions on a 16-acre oasis, Knott’s Soak City offers families and friends hours of fun.
Ask about discounted tickets available at the front desk for our guests at A Place in the Sun.
PALM SPRINGS TRAMWAY
* Ask about our discounted Advanced Tickets Available through our hotel!
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (www.pstramway.com), constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs , did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. It was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where it’s nice and cool”. Crocker’s dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning, California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped peak of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. At that moment, “Crocker’s Folly,” as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born – a tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.
Experience the world’s largest rotating Tramcars at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
The Tram’s 80-passenger cars rise over 2 1/2 miles to a scenic wonderland.
FAMOUS PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES
“Thousand Year Old Chorus Line Discovered in Palm Springs”!
Everyone should see this inspirational show at least once! Venerated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join Riff Markowitz and the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Follies Gentlemen, all ranging in age from 58 to 82.
The Follies has proven, beyond a doubt, that famous quote “Age doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese.” Our pledge is to remain true to the spirit of early Palm Springs while promising a world-class entertainment experience at every performance!