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Coachella Road Trip: 5 Best Places to Stop on the Way to the Fest

April 8, 2019

1. Date Shakes at Hadley’s

Whether you're a native to the "chocolate mountains" or the best known blue crush waves in SoCal; a Hadley Fruit Orchards' date shake should be a part of the commute either way. It has been said to be the best date shake in the world. Of course that could be because we only serve real California dates grown in real California sunshine! For more info click HERE

Can’t leave Palm Springs without a date shake.

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2. In N Out by Ontario Mills (halfway there!)

Our Double-Double® meal, perfect for fall.

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3. Desert X art installation

Desert X, one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. Free and open to the public, the recurring international contemporary art exhibition is curated by returning Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and 2019 Co-Curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, and will activate the desert landscape through nineteen site-specific installations. For more info click HERE

WESTERN FLAG ON VIEW THROUGH MARCH 29 Desert X visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the two remaining days to experience this poignant work. Desert X is grateful to the artist for his contribution to the 2019 edition and thanks Desert X Board members, benefactors and partners including Karen Swett Conway & Brian J Conway, Bridgitt & Bruce Evans, Mary Atwater James, Tristin Mannion, Richard J Massey Foundation, Steve Nichols, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, Sybil & Matthew Robson Orr, PS Resorts and PRG, for their support in realizing this notable installation for audiences around the world. Photo by @lance.gerber LOCATION: 2901 N. Palm, Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 33.859118, -116.559933 Park at Palm Springs Visitors Center @johngerrard.inst @simonleegallery #desertx #desertx2019 #dx19 #johngerrard #westernflag

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4. Cabazon Dinosaurs

The Cabazon Dinosaurs have long been regarded as one of the most iconic roadside attractions. Featured in cult classics such as Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and The Wizard, the dinosaurs have staked their place in pop culture. Dinny's gift shop features a wide array of unique dinosaur-themed merchandise and souvenirs. Mr. Rex’s Dinosaur Adventure includes a dinosaur exhibit featuring over 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth! For more info click HERE

The #wafflesaurustruck by @sweetosaur will be here at the dinosaurs today (Saturday the 6th) and tomorrow (Sunday the 7th) from 11am-7pm, don’t miss them! #cabazondinosaurs #sweetosaur

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5. Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon is one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular seasonal 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, and plants. Located at the entrance to the canyon, the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center offers educational and cultural exhibits. The Center offers a display of artifacts, an observation deck, and a theater room for viewing The Legend of Tahquitz Canyon. For more info click HERE.

Chasing Waterfalls in Palm Springs---- Excited to explore more of Tahquitz Canyon next month! . #TBT to my first time hiking in Palm Springs, May 2016. All I remember is this waterfall and how dang hot it was -- . . #palmsprings #tahquitzcanyon #waterfall

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