Planning a trip around California and looking for the best places to visit in one of the most beautiful states in the country? If you happen to be in southern California, then there is really no better way to get a great view of the city than from the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Just a couple hours drive outside of Los Angeles or San Diego and you’ll happen upon a great inexpensive away to truly see Palm Springs.
Since 1963 more than 12 million people have taken the tram ride that overlooks the Coachella Valley, making its way up the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. This National Monument is a must-see for any travel enthusiasts and really anyone wanting a great way to see a truly beautiful part of the country. Once you are there, be sure to check out the gift shop for plenty of tram souvenirs.
Once you make it to the top, there are plenty of things to do in the area, depending on the season. In the winter you’ll find lots of skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. While the summer brings plenty of camping, hiking and wilderness walks.
Make sure to bring your appetite too, as there are two fantastic restaurants at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. There the Pines Cafe, which is a cafeteria-style restaurant with delicious food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Or you can check out Peaks Restaurant for a more fine dining experience with the most amazing views of the valley below.
Of course, you’ll want to make the drive out to the tramway in your C350 Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This coupe is the perfect addition to your weekend trip, as you’ll ride in comfort and have plenty of room to bring back all the souvenirs you are sure to find.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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