Optional Activities at the 2017 Conference
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a major gateway to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument traversing the southerly side of the Coachella Valley - officially designated a treasured natural and cultural resource. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - the world's largest rotating tram car - travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station - elevation 8,516 feet - enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop, and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Beware that it can be as much as 40 degrees cooler at the top so bring a jacket.
Palm Canyon Drive Village Fest
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Palm Canyon Drive is hopping every Thursday night in Palm Springs as we close the street to traffic and transform the downtown into California's most engaging street fair. You'll find a diverse array of artists, entertainers, and purveyors of all types. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, jewelry, skin care, snacks, candies, and you can even have your palm read. As for food at Village Fest, you can treat yourself to many of Palm Springs' most notorious restaurants. Whether you're looking for steak, fish, or tacos, you can find all of that and more on Palm Canyon Drive.