Restaurant Week’s array of tastings, pairings, and specialty menus promises to tantalize the taste buds, but this 10-day festival (May 29- June 7) is so much more than a culinary haven; it also showcases attractions offering a taste of adventure.
Hop on a Jeep and explore the desert’s original settlements and spectacular scenery with Desert Adventures Eco-Tours and Events. Choose the Indian Canyons excursion to see unusual rock formations, fan palms, and dozens of native plants. This package includes lunch at Las Casuelas Terraza or Trio. For an enchanted evening, try the San Andreas Fault Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour, which closes with a dinner at one of three participating restaurants: Vicky’s of Santa Fe, Kaiser Grille, or Jackalope Ranch.
74794 Lennon Pl., Ste. B, Palm Desert.
Living Desert Zoo & Garden
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Eager for the sights and sounds of creatures and botanical wonders? Plan a day at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Satisfy your enthusiasm for animal encounters, educational exhibits, and truly excellent representations of North American and African desert landscapes, savannahs, and gardens.
47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Photo Courtesy Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Beat the heat and take a trip on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for a thrilling 2.5-mile ride up Chino Canyon. Once at the summit, prepare for breathtaking views of the valley below and hiking pristine trails. Picnic amid plants and wildlife indigenous to the region or savor sky-high culinary treats at the tram’s summit at Peaks Restaurant, a Restaurant Week participant.
One Tram Way, Palm Springs.