A Palm Springs Point of View

Written By: Jacqueline Dax

Summer’s approach always seems to have an effect on the fast-paced lives we all possess. Daydreaming about the escape from your hectic life becomes more of an addiction rather than a bad habit. Maybe it’s the sunlight or that sweet summer breeze that makes everyone catch vacation fever. In short, summertime taunts us to take an adventure. Now that summer has finally begun, everyone is ready to sprint away from reality, kick off their shoes and enjoy some time out of the office absorbing the beauty that nature has to offer. What better place to do so than Palm Springs? Take a step back from your stress-filled life and check out these beautiful locations with jaw-dropping views that will make you understand the true meaning of panorama.

Escena Golf Club
1100 Clubhouse View Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.2737
www.escenagolf.com

If you’re looking for a golf course that is not only well-groomed but also includes a remarkable view, then look no further. The Escena Golf Club does a wonderful job of combining championship golf with the classic Palm Springs desert setting we all know and love. Though golf is the main attraction, this will not be your ordinary game of golf. You will be surrounded by an overwhelming amount of artistry provided by Mother Nature herself. The prodigious San Jacinto Mountains are nearly impossible to ignore, and a cooling blue is painted across the desert sky for miles over an endless amount of palm trees and desolate native landscaping after every hole. Don’t neglect the striking waterscapes, which add to the sensory overload as you putt your way through this ravishing oasis. After spending hours on the green, enjoy an exquisite meal cooked to absolute perfection by the Escena Golf Club. With the perfectly kept grass field, to the mountains in the desert background, this golf course will make you believe it was truly heaven-sent.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.1449
www.pstramway.com

After going on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, you’ll be kissing those ground viewing locations goodbye. The Aerial Tramway takes a step above the rest (literally) and will carry you and your of loved ones in a gondola to look down upon all of Palm Springs. As you travel up the rugged Chino Canyon to the peak of Mount San Jacinto, a view of the vast, open terrain stretching over seemingly never-ending desert greets you. Your journey doesn’t end there. Once your gondola meets the end of its 8, 500-foot journey, Mount San Jacinto encourages you to bask in its beauty by hiking, grabbing a bite to eat, or just taking in the views around you. This trip will satisfy the appetite of the most avid outdoor enthusiast. Climb aboard and experience an eye-captivating view that is unforgettable.

Indian Canyons Trails
38500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.323.6018
www.indian-canyons.com

Take a step back in time and explore the history of Palm Springs through the three Indian Canyons trails that are offered to hike at your pleasure. A little fun fact: the Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) natives settled in the Palm Springs area, and many of the structures they built still stand today. While exploring the trails, these ancient buildings can be observed. Surrounded by an orange wall made of stone, cacti, and notorious palm trees, hiking won’t feel like a workout but rather walking through an ancient wonderland.

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El Mirasol at Los Arboles
266 E Vía Altamira
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.459.3136
www.elmirasolrestaurants.com

If you are a Mexican food connoisseur (guilty), then this is the perfect place for you. Known for their margaritas, their view is just as popular as their delicious food and fresh drinks. El Mirasol thrives on crisp, homemade cuisine, such as their Chicharron en Salsa, their rich, aromatic Mole Sauce and hand made Corn Tortillas made fresh daily. The fabulous interior design and outdoor ambiance also add to the overall atmosphere of this location — but the view ties it all together. With the area not being tainted by much construction, it is effortless to savor the infinite sky fill from bright blue to midnight black with diamond speckled stars dispersed across its limitless bounds while sitting outside. So, grab a margarita, a taco and soak in this picture-perfect atmosphere.

About The Author

Jacqueline Dax

Jacqueline Dax is a native to the Orange County area and is currently attending California State University Fullerton as a student. Starting out as an 18-year-old with an inspiring interest in writing, she is taking steps to making her dream come true at LOCALE Magazine. She possesses an adventurous soul, loves to try new things and is most definitely a sucker for a good burrito.

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