Continuing from Palm Springs Part One post, my friends and I had so many places we wanted to visit and had to squeeze it all in three days. We were very careful in what we chose to do, because three out of four of us had never been to Palm Springs. Even though we did enjoy some relaxing time at the pool, we wanted to see what else this desert city had to offer. Here we go:
#ThatPinkDoor– This popular pink door was made famous by social media in recent years and I knew I had to get my hands on a photo. There isn’t really anything to it, except for the perfect shade of bubble gum pink color that just makes you smile. I need this pink door on my house, ASAP!
Mirage– Part of the contemporary outdoor installation Desert X, artist Doug Aitken takes a ranch house and covers it with mirrors to create a reflection of the Coachella Vally in every angle. The view is breathtakingly beautiful. Free admissions. Open until October 2017.
Joshua Tree National Park– I used think Joshua tree was only one tree, because of the U2 album from the 80’s. I learned later it’s just the name of the tree. LOL! I made an effort with my friends to drive out an hour from the city to look at these spiky trees. You can spend most of your day there to check out rocks, plants and connect with nature. Perfect place for photo ops too! Best highlight in this desert city!
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway– Best way to see the city is to ride on this 10 minute rotating tram car. The views are impeccable and breath taking of canyons, valleys and desert trees. Once you reach the top, there are restaurants, shops and over 50 hiking trails.
Cabazon Dinosaurs– Who doesn’t like to see giant roadside dinosaurs! Featured in the movies such as Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and Wizard, these lifelike dinosaurs are as surreal as it gets. Mr. Rex is here to stay!
Windmill Tours– On our drive to the Joshua Tree National Park, we saw a continuous view of these tall white powerful windmills. An awesome way to learn all about renewable energy in the Coachella Valley. I’m all about green energy here my friends!
Palm Springs Sound Bath– Wyatt Smith a sound healer believes in meditation and stress relieve through sounds. Using bongs, clangs and chimes, the sound waves create a center of peace to your mind and body. Sounds out of this world, huh? If you have 45 minutes to spare, this would probably be the best $20 you’ll spend. Namaste.
I would love for you to comment below if you have places you liked visiting in Palm Springs. My readers would thank you!
All about this outfit. I had this gorgeous yellow printed maxi dress for a few years now and worn it during the fall with layers on this post. For Palm Springs with hot desert weather, I wore it without a bra and it felt liberating! You know ladies, when it’s hot out, the last thing you want to have is something uncomfortable strapped across your chest. The dress is made of silk and cut in a full skirt, so it was light and easy to move around in. It has these large oversize fun pockets too!
Sunglasses just doesn’t cut it when you’re in the desert with the beaming sun shining on you all day. I recommend a straw hat, because of the light weight and breathable material to provide more shade. Don’t forget these two important accessories!
I picked up these pearl embellished sandals last minute and loved how it contrasts yellow dress. These dressed up my casual outfit perfectly and they’re flats! So comfortable walking around them sight seeing all day. Best yet it was only $27. Such a good find!
Photos by Sarah Berends