Leave San Diego at 9am arrive at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway at 11:15. Take the 10 minute 2.5 mile trip, passing through 5 unique life zones as the tram car rotates 360 degrees giving incredible views of the valley below. Exiting the tram car we take the path down to the 3/4 mile loop trail. A wide variety of plant's and animals are found in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Returning to our car we head to the quaint shopping district in downtown Palm Springs. After a little shopping it's time for lunch. Sitting out on the beautiful terrace facing the mountains we have a nice relaxing lunch.
When everyone is finished we start our tour of the Modern and Famous homes from a storied past. Most of them were built between 1940 and 1960. Elvis Presley's honeymoon house, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor, the Kaufmann Desert house and the Frey house 11.
Finally we cross over the freeway to get the best date shake in the valley. Lounging in the backyard of the iconic Windmill Store sipping on our shakes before we return to San Diego.