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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles

By Empire Vacations


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  • Breathtaking views from near the top of San Jacinto Peak

  • Immersive exhibits & natural displays at Living Desert Zoo

  • Chance to see sprawling estates once home to celebrities

  • Leisure time to explore the Desert Hills Premium Outlets

  • Experienced local guide shares intriguing info about sights

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Palm Springs

  • What's included

    Admission to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Living Desert Zoo

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from Los Angeles

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in language booked

  • What's excluded

    Food and beverages

  • What's excluded

    Admission to attractions not listed as Inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Pickup begins at 6:30 AM and is available from either Starbucks at the Farmers Market, on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and 3rd St., or at Four Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Travel protocol during Covid 19 epidemy:

  • Our dispatch staff will perform onsite temperature checks of each traveler before they board
  • Will provide mask for every passenger at our meeting point
  • Vehicles will be disinfected after each and every trip
  • Hand sanitizers will be available at all times
  • Due to social distancing rule will operate smaller groups that will occupy only 1/2 of the vehicle’s space ( max 23 passengers on the bus with 56 seats, or 7 passengers on a Sprinter with 14 seats)

From soaring peaks to bustling shops, explore the best of Palm Springs and spend the afternoon browsing the incredible deals at Desert Hills Premium Outlets on this fun-filled excursion. Along the way, make a stop at an intriguing zoo and keep your eyes peeled for the homes of famous celebrities.

Enjoy convenient pickup from your Palm Springs hotel and drive past the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon to reach an aerial tram ready to whisk you over 6,000 feet (1,829 m) to an incredible vista just shy of San Jacinto Peak. At the top, stroll around in the cool mountain air, snap a few photos, and let your guide point out distant sights visible from your lofty perch before you head back down.

Make your way to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens to spend some leisure time getting up-close looks at desert-dwelling creatures and finding out how seemingly barren environments can sustain an abundant array of plants and animals.

Grab lunch in the El Paseo Shopping District to refuel before you embark on a sightseeing adventure past the former mansions of entertainment greats like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe.

Wrap up your day with the chance to meander around the myriad of shops, boutiques, and stores that make up the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Browse hard-to-find deals and big-name brands including Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giorgio Armani before you hop back in your comfortable transportation and return to your hotel.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Palm Springs

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Four Points Sheraton Culver City Hotel
    • 5990 Green Valley Circle
    • Culver CIty CA 90230
    • Starbucks Coffee Shop at Farmers Market
    • 6333 West 3rd Street Corner of Fairfax Blvd
    • Los Angeles CA 90036

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