Shields Date Garden
California is known for its dried dates, and some of the best come from Shields Date Garden in nearby Indio. In addition to learning about the sex lives of dates by watching a documentary that plays in the indoor theater, you can buy various kinds of dried dates (and other dried fruit) and sample one of their famous date milkshakes. These local sweet treats are creamy and delicious, with bits of caramalized date giving the vanilla ice cream sweet bursts of candy flavor. This is a fun excursion for the whole family, and certainly worth the short drive from Palm Springs.