The Greater Palm Springs Area is a summer paradise in the middle of winter. Many Southern Californians escape the cold chills of the winter seas here. There are a number of great recreational activities, dining options, and natural exhibits to appreciate all year long.
Lake Cahuilla is a 113 acre lake located in La Quinta. It has fishing, RV parking, pick nicking, horseback riding, and camping. Lake Cahuilla is a pristine lake in the desert overlooking palm trees; there are also gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa Mountain there. It’s a tranquil retreat from the busy streets of the Greater Palm Springs area. Those who have a California fishing license can fish here for trout; the lake is stocked twice a month.
The Indian Oven is located in Cathedral City. They have mouth watering lunch plates on stainless steel dishes; Lunch plates are only $5.95 per person. The food is terrific and you can eat for vegetarians or meat lovers. Decorated in a traditional Indian decor this intimate restaurant is a great place for a nutritious lunch or dinner. The Indian Oven also has carry out service within the surrounding areas.
The Living Desert
The Living Desert is a beautiful botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary located within Palm Desert. There main goal is to preserve parts of the Colorado Desert; here you can take in beautiful deserts from all over North America. Some of the deserts featured there, are the following:
- · Columnar Cactus Garden
- · Barrel Cactus Garden
- · Cahuilla Ethno-botanical Garden
- · Mojave Garden
- · The Sonoran Garden
For a limited time see the Birds of the Australian Outback over 300 birds featuring Cockatiels, Canaries and other birds. They fly free inside of an aviary where you can feed them with food sticks provided. This event is over by April 30, 2014.
Shuttle Bus Tours
If your lazy or you need a rest -from walking- I suggest you take the tram tours. It does cost extra but once you buy a ticket it lasts you all day long. It gives you a good view of the entire area. The shuttle bus also functions as a taxi that helps you get from one exhibit to another -in no time at all.
The Wild Life Sanctuary
There are many wild animals at the The Living Desert. Some of the animals here are actually endangered species. These critters very survival may hinge on living in wildlife sanctuaries like this one. The Mexican Wolves are one of the endangered species there; you can see them living in a rocky terrain -as they would live in nature. You can become a member of The Living Desert to help support the preservation of endangered species at the Living Desert.
The following are some of the types of general animals living there:
- · Wolves
- · Jaguars
- · Mountain Lions
- · Hawks
- · Owls
The Living Desert also includes many other species of exotic animals.