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Coachella 2015

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If you like exploring your natural surroundings, then you'll love Coachella Valley and Palm Springs for their natural tours, wildlife centers, and tramway views. If you prefer being pampered to putting on your hiking boots, then one of Palm Springs' many resort spas can cater to your needs. Or, if you're a design buff, you'll find pleasure in Palm Springs' architecture.

But what this area is largely known for is its golf courses. We didn't list them all here for the sheer multitude of them in proximity to Coachella, but if you're interested in a round of golf during your stay, check out our Pro's Guide to Golfing Coachella Valley for the best member-only and public courses in the area.




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  • Palm Springs Yacht Club (at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel)

    At the playful Palm Springs Yacht Club, they want to remind you that "you are only young once…but you can be immature forever." Located inside the Parker hotel, the old country club atmosphere features court games, British cocktails, and luxurious spa treatments. Relax at the indoor pool, lounge in the hammocks, and roast marshmallows at the outdoor fire pits on a cool desert evening. The elegant and personal spa even allows you to choose your own music for your treatment, and complimentary shots are provided for an extra boost of relaxation.

  • PS Modern Architecture Tours

    Design enthusiasts will enjoy taking part in Robert Imber's three-hour excursion of Palm Springs' iconic structures. With this quirky and informative architectural guru, take in the captivating Richard Neutra-designed Kaufmann Desert House or Albert Frey's well-known Tramway Gas Station. Imber's extensive knowledge opens your eyes to the most fabulous and influential buildings in Palm Springs for a tour you won't forget.

  • The Living Desert

    Bet you didn't know you could find a zoo in the desert! Visit The Living Desert zoo and take part in engaging exhibits, gain an awareness of desert animals and plants threatened with extinction, and develop an appreciation for magnificent wild species. See everything from elusive night creatures up close to animals that roam the deserts of the world. Walking around the zoo is beautiful as well; it's set up more like a nature reserve than a traditional zoo and organizers really allow you to get up close with the animals - you can even feed giraffes!