Thursday, November 14, 2013
Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs, California boasts 138 trails with some of the best hiking in the entire state. Combine this with gorgeous weather for the better part of the year, and it's clear that this desert jewel is a perfect getaway for those who appreciate nature and outdoor activities. Whether you love to hike, bike, rock climb, or you just want to enjoy clean fresh air, breath-taking mountain views, and bright blue skies, you'll love Palm Springs!Looking for an exhilarating experience? Glide up to the top of Mt. San Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and get a bird's eye view of the entire valley. Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000 acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California. Hiking is popular throughout the summer, and in the winter there is fun in the snow. Visiting Mt. St. Jacinto State Park is always one of the most popular outdoor activities in Palm Springs.Centuries ago, the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians settled the Palm Springs area, and as early as 1890 this area has been described as a recreation oasis. Today it provides a unique hiking opportunity for those with an appreciation for the beauty of nature and outdoor activities - the Indian Canyons hiking trails. Unlike other trails in the area, most of the trails here follow running streams. This beautiful gem is comprised of the Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz, and Chino Canyons. Tahquitz Canyon, and three southern canyons are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and Palm Canyon, is considered one of the world's largest California Fan Palm oases.Without a doubt, the world-class golfing, dining, resorts, and spas, of Palm Springs have enchanted travelers from all over the world throughout these past several decades. Here in the Southern California area, there are 22 million people living within driving distance to Palm Springs, and a large number of them have enjoyed the convenience of being just a car trip away from paradise. Outdoor activities in this region are a big reason why. Many folks who come out to this little slice of heaven enjoy staying in hotels, but for added space and privacy they often make the choice to invest in their very own property and then rent it to others when they're not using the home. This is precisely what we did, and now after many years of vacationing in this beautiful part of California we are full time residents.One of the maybe less publicized outdoor activities which we personally enjoy is gazing up at the desert night sky. The lack of bright lights here provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy a crystal-clear view of the sparkling stars. Sometimes we even take out the telescope to get a better view of the brilliant light show in the sky.If you are one of the countless people that have fallen in love with Palm Springs and the surrounding cities, and are interested in taking advantage of the incredible deals that are currently available in this housing market, contact M&M and we'd be happy to introduce you to what could potentially be your own slice of paradise in the beautiful outdoor playground of Palm Springs. If you need anymore information on outdoor activities, we have links below.