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Joshua Tree National Park: Where Diverse Deserts Meet

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Program #17909RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Low Colorado Desert of JTNP below 3,000 ft, while High Mojave Desert varies 2,000-6,000 ft.

Itinerary for Mar 17 — Mar 22, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from Palm Spring International Airport (PSP) which is about one mile away

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pspch-courtyard-palm-springs/

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed internet Coffee/tea in-room Mini fridge Hair dryer

Facility amenities: Fitness Center Outdoor heated pool Whirlpool On-site breakfast and dinner service at The Bistro

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
Please call hotel directly and tell them you are in the Road Scholar program

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 17 - Independent Arrivals/Orientation/Introductions
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into Courtyard Palm Springs after 3:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel. Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Lodging: Courtyard Palm Springs

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Like the slow-growing Joshua trees in the nearby National Park, the 29 Palms Inn at the Oasis of Mara in the Morongo Basin of the Mojave Desert has grown gradually and organically from the late 1920’s. Surrounded by a natural preserve of 70 acres filled with fan palms, palo verde and mesquite and teeming with year-round and migratory species of birds and other wild life which flock to the artesian-fed pond, the Inn offers nature-oriented solitude and serene panoramic views of the desert to the north and the mountains to the west. The 29 Palms Inn consists of a friendly, idiosyncratic and comfortable collection of adobe-walled bungalows, historic wood-framed cottages, and small desert houses of diverse vintages. You’ll find some rooms have fireplaces to keep guests warm on chilly winter nights and others have private patios with marvelous desert views. All rooms are adorned with works by accomplished local artists. You’ll enjoy the Inn’s outstanding restaurant noted for its homemade breads and fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Inn’s garden, and thrill to the brilliant, unimpeded display of the Milky Way galaxy in the vastness of the night-time desert sky. After a day of hiking and exploring, you'll find relaxation in the Inn’s outdoor pool and hot tub. A massage may be scheduled in the comfort of your room by making an appointment in advance. The Inn has a library which is full of maps and guides for your use. The Inn’s rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas.

Contact info:
73950 Inn Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA
phone: 760-367-3505
web: www.29palmsinn.com/

Room amenities: All rooms have cooling and heating. For rooms with a fireplace, a bag of firewood is provided in the colder months. All rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas. There are no telephones in the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The 29 Palms Inn consists of an old-fashioned collection of adobe bungalows and framed cottages centered around a lush spring-fed pond on the Oasis of Mara and widely spaced around the 70 acre property for maximum privacy and quiet. Birds and wildlife are drawn to the pond, lending peace and interest to the environment. Walking paths of hard-packed desert sand connect the numerous bungalows and cottages and lead to the main house, restaurant, and outdoor pool with full-service bar. The Inn’s fine restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a well-rounded selection of delicious foods. A year-round vegetable garden produces much of the delicious fare offered at the Inn. Complimentary sweet breads, muffins, coffee and juice are served on the patio by the pool in the mornings. The 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery, located down the road from the Inn, offers art classes and exhibits of works by local artists. To preserve a tranquil atmosphere, there are no telephones in the rooms. Cable television is available but most TV sets are small and black and white, in keeping with the Inn’s orientation towards nature, serenity and outdoor activities. However, you will find wireless networking (WIFI) around the pool. The Inn is ideally situated within walking distance of both the town and the Oasis Visitor Center, the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bungalows and rooms have a bathroom with a shower. Several have bathrooms with a claw foot bathtub/shower combination.

Additional nights after: Varies depending on occupancy
Based upon room availability

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Two: Monday, March 18 - Group travels via chartered bus to 29 Palms
Breakfast: Breakfast at Palm Springs hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: After breakfast, the group will depart Palm Springs on a chartered bus. On the way to 29 Palms, the group will stop at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, a riparian area with a year-round stream, in Morongo Valley.

Second stop will be at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant between Palm Springs and 29 Palms

Afternoon: Group check-in upon arrival at 29 Palms Inn

PRESENTATION: An Introduction to the 29 Palms Inn

Introductory talk and walk around the 29 Palms Inn property. The 29 Palms Inn was built in 1928 on a beautiful California fan palm oasis at Twentynine Palms in the Southern California high desert. It is an old fashioned collection of adobe bungalows and framed cottages. Many of them are located around the Faultline pond which serves as home to many species of wildlife.

Dinner: Dinner prepared by 29 Palms Inn restaurant and served in adjacent dining area. Dinners typically include an entree with side dishes featuring seasonal fresh vegetables from the garden (as available), freshly baked Sourdough bread, a beverage and dessert. Relax here in the Oasis of Mara in a picturesque setting with fan palms, palo verde, mesquite, and an oasis lagoon.

Lodging: The 29 Palms Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Like the slow-growing Joshua trees in the nearby National Park, the 29 Palms Inn at the Oasis of Mara in the Morongo Basin of the Mojave Desert has grown gradually and organically from the late 1920’s. Surrounded by a natural preserve of 70 acres filled with fan palms, palo verde and mesquite and teeming with year-round and migratory species of birds and other wild life which flock to the artesian-fed pond, the Inn offers nature-oriented solitude and serene panoramic views of the desert to the north and the mountains to the west. The 29 Palms Inn consists of a friendly, idiosyncratic and comfortable collection of adobe-walled bungalows, historic wood-framed cottages, and small desert houses of diverse vintages. You’ll find some rooms have fireplaces to keep guests warm on chilly winter nights and others have private patios with marvelous desert views. All rooms are adorned with works by accomplished local artists. You’ll enjoy the Inn’s outstanding restaurant noted for its homemade breads and fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Inn’s garden, and thrill to the brilliant, unimpeded display of the Milky Way galaxy in the vastness of the night-time desert sky. After a day of hiking and exploring, you'll find relaxation in the Inn’s outdoor pool and hot tub. A massage may be scheduled in the comfort of your room by making an appointment in advance. The Inn has a library which is full of maps and guides for your use. The Inn’s rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas.

Contact info:
73950 Inn Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA
phone: 760-367-3505
web: www.29palmsinn.com/

Room amenities: All rooms have cooling and heating. For rooms with a fireplace, a bag of firewood is provided in the colder months. All rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas. There are no telephones in the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The 29 Palms Inn consists of an old-fashioned collection of adobe bungalows and framed cottages centered around a lush spring-fed pond on the Oasis of Mara and widely spaced around the 70 acre property for maximum privacy and quiet. Birds and wildlife are drawn to the pond, lending peace and interest to the environment. Walking paths of hard-packed desert sand connect the numerous bungalows and cottages and lead to the main house, restaurant, and outdoor pool with full-service bar. The Inn’s fine restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a well-rounded selection of delicious foods. A year-round vegetable garden produces much of the delicious fare offered at the Inn. Complimentary sweet breads, muffins, coffee and juice are served on the patio by the pool in the mornings. The 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery, located down the road from the Inn, offers art classes and exhibits of works by local artists. To preserve a tranquil atmosphere, there are no telephones in the rooms. Cable television is available but most TV sets are small and black and white, in keeping with the Inn’s orientation towards nature, serenity and outdoor activities. However, you will find wireless networking (WIFI) around the pool. The Inn is ideally situated within walking distance of both the town and the Oasis Visitor Center, the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bungalows and rooms have a bathroom with a shower. Several have bathrooms with a claw foot bathtub/shower combination.

Additional nights after: Varies depending on occupancy
Based upon room availability

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Three: Tuesday, March 19 - Introduction to Joshua Tree National Park & Geolo...
Introduction to Joshua Tree National Park & Geology Lectures/Bus Trip into Joshua Tree National Park with Geology Related Hike

Breakfast: Breakfast at 29 Palms Inn

Morning: After breakfast, walk less than 0.5 miles on the trail from the 29 Palms Inn to the Oasis Visitor Center.

CLASS: Introduction to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park encompasses parts of both the Mojave Desert and the Colorado, which is a subdivision of the larger Sonoran Desert. The division between the two is not a fine line, but rather a broad transition zone. The Mojave Desert, lying above 3,000 feet in elevation, occupies a slightly cooler climate filled with strange rock formations and thousands of Joshua trees. The Sonoran Desert is characterized by lower elevations, hotter temperatures, less rainfall, wide-open spaces and fascinating plants such as cholla, ocotillo and smoke trees.

At the Oasis Visitor Center, visit the natural and human history exhibits in the museum and the labeled plants in the desert gardens.

CLASS: Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape

Learn about the powerful forces that sculpted Joshua Tree over millions of years, creating one of the most surreal landscapes in North America.

Lunch: We'll have bag lunches prepared by the Inn at the Oasis Visitor Center

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Bus trip into Joshua Tree National Park with an on-board guide from the Desert Institute.

On the field trip, identify geological concepts introduced in the morning class as you travel through the Park and visit prime locations such as Keys View, one of the highest points in the park with panoramic views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, Split Rock, and Jumbo Rocks. View evidence of weathering on the granite outcrops as you hike Arch Rock trail, a 0.3 mile long loop trail.

Current conditions will determine each day's destinations and hikes. Round-trip transportation is provided.



Dinner: Dinner at 29 Palms Inn. Menus change daily and feature fresh ingredients. Recall highlights of the day as you enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow hikers in this beautiful setting.

Evening: CLASS: Each evening, a guest speaker will discuss a topic of local significance. It might be the life cycle of the desert tortoise, rock climbing, astronomy, or a variety of other fascinating subjects

Lodging: The 29 Palms Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Like the slow-growing Joshua trees in the nearby National Park, the 29 Palms Inn at the Oasis of Mara in the Morongo Basin of the Mojave Desert has grown gradually and organically from the late 1920’s. Surrounded by a natural preserve of 70 acres filled with fan palms, palo verde and mesquite and teeming with year-round and migratory species of birds and other wild life which flock to the artesian-fed pond, the Inn offers nature-oriented solitude and serene panoramic views of the desert to the north and the mountains to the west. The 29 Palms Inn consists of a friendly, idiosyncratic and comfortable collection of adobe-walled bungalows, historic wood-framed cottages, and small desert houses of diverse vintages. You’ll find some rooms have fireplaces to keep guests warm on chilly winter nights and others have private patios with marvelous desert views. All rooms are adorned with works by accomplished local artists. You’ll enjoy the Inn’s outstanding restaurant noted for its homemade breads and fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Inn’s garden, and thrill to the brilliant, unimpeded display of the Milky Way galaxy in the vastness of the night-time desert sky. After a day of hiking and exploring, you'll find relaxation in the Inn’s outdoor pool and hot tub. A massage may be scheduled in the comfort of your room by making an appointment in advance. The Inn has a library which is full of maps and guides for your use. The Inn’s rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas.

Contact info:
73950 Inn Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA
phone: 760-367-3505
web: www.29palmsinn.com/

Room amenities: All rooms have cooling and heating. For rooms with a fireplace, a bag of firewood is provided in the colder months. All rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas. There are no telephones in the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The 29 Palms Inn consists of an old-fashioned collection of adobe bungalows and framed cottages centered around a lush spring-fed pond on the Oasis of Mara and widely spaced around the 70 acre property for maximum privacy and quiet. Birds and wildlife are drawn to the pond, lending peace and interest to the environment. Walking paths of hard-packed desert sand connect the numerous bungalows and cottages and lead to the main house, restaurant, and outdoor pool with full-service bar. The Inn’s fine restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a well-rounded selection of delicious foods. A year-round vegetable garden produces much of the delicious fare offered at the Inn. Complimentary sweet breads, muffins, coffee and juice are served on the patio by the pool in the mornings. The 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery, located down the road from the Inn, offers art classes and exhibits of works by local artists. To preserve a tranquil atmosphere, there are no telephones in the rooms. Cable television is available but most TV sets are small and black and white, in keeping with the Inn’s orientation towards nature, serenity and outdoor activities. However, you will find wireless networking (WIFI) around the pool. The Inn is ideally situated within walking distance of both the town and the Oasis Visitor Center, the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bungalows and rooms have a bathroom with a shower. Several have bathrooms with a claw foot bathtub/shower combination.

Additional nights after: Varies depending on occupancy
Based upon room availability

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Four: Wednesday, March 20 - Cultural History Lectures/Bus Trip into Joshua Tr...
Cultural History Lectures/Bus Trip into Joshua Tree National Park/Visit Keys Ranch

Breakfast: Breakfast at 29 Palms Inn

Morning: After breakfast, walk less than 0.5 miles on the trail from the 29 Palms Inn to the Oasis Visitor Center.

CLASS: Cultural History of Joshua Tree National Park

For thousands of years, Joshua Tree was home to small bands of desert Indians. In the late 1800s gold miners and outlaws arrived followed by cattlemen and homesteaders. The land was federally protected in 1936, and by the end of the 20th century Joshua Tree was an internationally famous rock climbing destination. Hear the stories of Serrano and Cahuilla Indians, Willie Boy, Bill Keys and Minerva Hoyt.

Lunch: We'll have bag lunches prepared by the Inn at the Oasis Visitor Center

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Bus trip into Joshua Tree National Park

Join a National Park Service ranger on a guided, walking exploration of Keys Ranch, a National Historic Register Site.

The 90 minute tour includes the colorful story of the 60 years that Bill and Frances Keys spent working together to make a life and raise their five children in this isolated location. The ranch house, school, store and workshop still stand. The orchard has been replanted, and the grounds are full of the cars, trucks, mining equipment and spare parts that are a part of the Keys Ranch story.

Current conditions will determine each day's destinations and hikes. Round-trip transportation is provided.

Dinner: Dinner at 29 Palms Inn. Menus change daily and feature fresh ingredients. Recall highlights of the day as you enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow hikers in this beautiful setting.

Evening: CLASS: Each evening, a guest speaker will discuss a topic of local significance. It might be the life cycle of the desert tortoise, rock climbing, astronomy, or a variety of other fascinating subjects

Lodging: The 29 Palms Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Like the slow-growing Joshua trees in the nearby National Park, the 29 Palms Inn at the Oasis of Mara in the Morongo Basin of the Mojave Desert has grown gradually and organically from the late 1920’s. Surrounded by a natural preserve of 70 acres filled with fan palms, palo verde and mesquite and teeming with year-round and migratory species of birds and other wild life which flock to the artesian-fed pond, the Inn offers nature-oriented solitude and serene panoramic views of the desert to the north and the mountains to the west. The 29 Palms Inn consists of a friendly, idiosyncratic and comfortable collection of adobe-walled bungalows, historic wood-framed cottages, and small desert houses of diverse vintages. You’ll find some rooms have fireplaces to keep guests warm on chilly winter nights and others have private patios with marvelous desert views. All rooms are adorned with works by accomplished local artists. You’ll enjoy the Inn’s outstanding restaurant noted for its homemade breads and fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Inn’s garden, and thrill to the brilliant, unimpeded display of the Milky Way galaxy in the vastness of the night-time desert sky. After a day of hiking and exploring, you'll find relaxation in the Inn’s outdoor pool and hot tub. A massage may be scheduled in the comfort of your room by making an appointment in advance. The Inn has a library which is full of maps and guides for your use. The Inn’s rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas.

Contact info:
73950 Inn Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA
phone: 760-367-3505
web: www.29palmsinn.com/

Room amenities: All rooms have cooling and heating. For rooms with a fireplace, a bag of firewood is provided in the colder months. All rooms are 100% non-smoking, although smoking is permitted outside in designated areas. There are no telephones in the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The 29 Palms Inn consists of an old-fashioned collection of adobe bungalows and framed cottages centered around a lush spring-fed pond on the Oasis of Mara and widely spaced around the 70 acre property for maximum privacy and quiet. Birds and wildlife are drawn to the pond, lending peace and interest to the environment. Walking paths of hard-packed desert sand connect the numerous bungalows and cottages and lead to the main house, restaurant, and outdoor pool with full-service bar. The Inn’s fine restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a well-rounded selection of delicious foods. A year-round vegetable garden produces much of the delicious fare offered at the Inn. Complimentary sweet breads, muffins, coffee and juice are served on the patio by the pool in the mornings. The 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery, located down the road from the Inn, offers art classes and exhibits of works by local artists. To preserve a tranquil atmosphere, there are no telephones in the rooms. Cable television is available but most TV sets are small and black and white, in keeping with the Inn’s orientation towards nature, serenity and outdoor activities. However, you will find wireless networking (WIFI) around the pool. The Inn is ideally situated within walking distance of both the town and the Oasis Visitor Center, the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bungalows and rooms have a bathroom with a shower. Several have bathrooms with a claw foot bathtub/shower combination.

Additional nights after: Varies depending on occupancy
Based upon room availability

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Thursday, March 21 - Natural History Lectures/Bus Trip into Joshua Tre...
Natural History Lectures/Bus Trip into Joshua Tree National Park with Natural History Related Hike

Breakfast: Breakfast at 29 Palms Inn

Morning: After breakfast, walk less than 0.5 miles on the trail from the 29 Palms Inn to the Oasis Visitor Center.

CLASS: Faces and Forms of Life Within Joshua Tree National Park

Deserts are composed of plants and animals living together in what seems like an oppressive environment. Living and nonliving elements interact in a complex way, forming the desert ecosystem. Learn the secret of how plants and animals survive in the desert.

Lunch: We'll have bag lunches prepared by the Inn at the Oasis Visitor Center

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Bus trip into Joshua Tree National Park with on board guide from Desert Institute

Discover the remarkable adaptations of plants and animals that flourish in an environment of heat, wind and sand as you visit the Cholla Cactus Garden, a 0.3 mile nature trail. Walk through a garden of multi-colored cacti and an Ocotillo Patch, a model of adaptability to the hardships of desert life. While hiking the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, a 1 mile long loop trail in an area once used as a hideout by cattle rustlers in the 1800s, identify Joshua trees, yuccas, and other plants characteristic of the high desert.

Current conditions will determine each day's destinations and hikes. Round-trip transportation is provided.

Dinner: Dinner at 29 Palms Inn. Menus change daily and feature fresh ingredients. Recall highlights of the day as you enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow hikers in this beautiful setting. amid this beautiful setting.

Evening: WRAP-UP PROGRAM: This evening, we'll review what we've seen and learned and share personal high points of the experience.

Lodging: The 29 Palms Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, March 22 - Group travels via chartered bus back to Palm Spri...
Group travels via chartered bus back to Palm Springs for independent departures

Breakfast: Breakfast at 29 Palms Inn

Morning: HOTEL CHECK OUT

FIELD TRIP: After breakfast, the group will depart 29 Palms Inn on a charterd bus for Palm Springs.

We hope you have enjoyed our Joshua Tree National Park program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Twentynine Palms, CA
California Welcome CenterInformation on the Morongo Basin, which includes Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Joshua Tree may be obtained by contacting:

California Welcome Center

56711 Twentynine Palms Hwy

Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2942

Phone: (760) 365-5464

Email: info.yuccavalley@visitcwc.com
For additional information, visit: www.visitcwc.com/YuccaValley/

National Park Service WebsiteInformation about Joshua Tree National Park may be obtained from the National Park Service through their website. Your local library may have excellent natural history books and travel guide books.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm
Twentynine Palms Chamber of CommerceIf you would like tourism information on the Twentynine Palms area, contact:

Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

73484 Twentynine Palms Hwy

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Phone: (760) 367-3445

Fax: (760) 367-3366
For additional information, visit: www.visit29.org

Palm Springs
City of Palm SpringsFor information on the local community of Palm Springs, contact: City of Palm Springs

3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: (760) 323-8299
For additional information, visit: www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/

Tourism InformationFor complete travel and visitor information and a free Visitors Guide, contact: Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

277 N. Avenida

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: (760) 778-8415 or (800) 347-7746
For additional information, visit: www.visitpalmsprings.com/


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