Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Even in the summer, you'll want to bring a jacket when you're taking a ride aboard the world's largest rotating gondolas. The 2.5-mile, 10-minute trip up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon into Mt. San Jacinto State Park affords views of the Coachella Valley and the briny desert lake known as the Salton Sea. Once you arrive at Mountain Station (8,516 feet), there are restaurants, a museum, and more than 50 miles of hiking trails to explore. This tram ride truly offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of Palm Springs and the surrounding area.