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  • Writer's pictureKathy Condon

Visit Palm Springs and Our Institutions

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

While much of the world believe it is very expensive to live in Palm Springs, locals know their budgets are smaller once you get your housing situation figured out. We have a plethora of activities, many of which are admission free.

Here is a list of newsletters you might want to sign up for in advance of your arrival.

Palm Springs Art Museum

The museum has free admission from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m on Thursday nights. When you sign up for its newsletter, you will be able to review a list of lectures and other events. The newsletter is a wealth of information for art aficionados.

Palm Springs Library

This library is a source of a number of interesting activities. For example, the library is a participant in the development of Palm Springs Speaks: A series where national figures share their opinions and expertise.

Rancho Mirage Library

This newsletter is an eclectic source of lectures and activities. Their lectures include authors from various genres, movie series, concerts and educational programs in conjunction with the Observatory.

Sunnylands Behind the Pink Wall

Activities on this 200-acre estate given to the City of Rancho Mirage abound. With a mandate by the Annenbergs to provide educational opportunities, the Board stays true to the mission.

There are far too many regular events to mention. Thus, when you sign up for the newsletter, you will see events and activities ranging from yoga to movies on the great lawn in the evening to specialized tours of the grounds and the house.

University of California Riverside Palm Desert Campus

We are fortunate to have this campus in Coachella Valley. Lectures are frequent during the academic year. Authors and scientists present in an intimate venue, where one can easily ask questions.

These presentations are becoming more and more popular; thus, you will want to make reservations in advance if you want to attend.

The resources above provide you, the visitor, a wealth of information to enhance your visit. If you are visiting our community, more than a couple of days, you can learn while meeting many local people who are engaging and willing to share more information with you.

Kathy Condon is a freelance travel writer and blogger. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guide Her book It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News


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