solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse Viewings Set in Greater Palm Springs

The last total solar eclipse was 40 years ago, and this one will be mainly visible in the U.S. on Aug. 21.

Site Staff Attractions

Greater Palm Springs will host viewing parties during what is being called the Great American Eclipse Aug. 21. The total solar eclipse, the first in nearly 40 years, will cross the United States beginning around 9 a.m. in Madras, Oregon, and finish around 4 p.m. in Columbia, South Carolina. Locally, the solar eclipse can be viewed at three viewing events:

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Desert Fun at Dusk in Greater Palm Springs

Summer activity options abound once the sun goes down.

JUDD SPICER Attractions

Sure, the desert’s summer sizzle can deter daytime activity levels for many. But recreation options arise (and even abound) across the valley as the sun begins to set. Explore the bounty of the desert at dusk during summer months with these options. String up after sunset with an evening match under the lights at a host of public tennis facilities,

desert rocks

Cool Climbing Haven

When the temps rise, Desert Rocks offers climbers a cool place to learn the ropes or hone their climbing skills.

Julie Pendray Attractions

The rush can be addictive: The adrenaline of uncertainty. The triumph of success. Will you reach the next handhold? Can you make it to the top? It’s a long way down. The sun is blazing. Your hands are sweating. The fear, excitement, and total-body workout challenge every bit of trust in yourself, your gear, and your partner. Scaling to success

Kids painting at Children's Discovery Museum

Kids’ Stuff

With the season officially over, but almost everything still open and begging for patronage, this is the ideal time to let the kids have their way throughout the valley.

Site Staff Day Trips

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