60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Palm Springs is now on sale at The Living Desert! 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, www.livingdesert.org.
Haven’t been there yet? Here’s the description from the book:
You can spend a whole day here—there’s so much to see and do. Explore the animals and plants that thrive in the deserts of North America and Africa. See birds of prey (hawks, falcons, eagles, and vultures) and mammals (coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, and bobcats) housed in enclosures as close to natural environments as possible, as well as African animals such as the rare addax, hornbills, weaver finches, meerkats, rock hyrax, warthog, sand cat, fennec fox, giraffe and ostrich, cheetah, Cuvier’s gazelle, and the rare Grevy’s Zebra. Stroll through exotic desert gardens filled with butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Step into the Discovery Center for fun hands-on activities (and a dose of cool air conditioning). A special delight for kids and kids-at-heart is one of the largest outdoor train exhibits with more than 3,300 feet of track, covering 3/4 acre. There’s a petting zoo, merry-go-round, and a tram that travels around the grounds, so you can get on and off at exhibits.