Palm Springs- California!

GotoBus has just released 16 new sightseeing tours departing from Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs is a major tourist destination for travelers who crave warm weather, mountain views and desert excursions. With temperate winter climes averaging approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit it is no wonder that northerners and locals alike choose to sightsee during these months.

Our Top Picks for Palm Springs Tours including:

1. Palm Springs Grand Tour: Visit the cities of Cathedral City (The re-born city), Racho Mirage (The Playground of the Presidents), Indian Wells (The wealthiest city in the nation), Palm Desert (Home of El Paseo Drive). While on this leg you will see the estates of Frank Sinatra, Walter Annenberg, the church that Dolly Sinatra re-furbished, walk through a nature garden and more. Next our tour will take a short break to experience the natural Dates of the valley. After the break you will head into the heart of the Old Movie Colony of Palm Springs and the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. You will get up close and personal with the stars on the second leg of the tour. See the homes of stars like Bob Hope, Dina Shore, Alan Ladd, Elvis, Liberace, Celine Dion, Arnold Schwartzenagger, Ronald Regan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more.

2. Desert Sampler 2 hours Excursion: An introduction to our local deserts, including a fascinating look at the destructive forces of the San Andreas Fault. BONUS: A quick history of our famous wind farms and facts about where we get our water. Perfect tour for those on a budget or just short on time.

3. Joshua Tree Adventure: This remote location takes you to an elevation of 5,518 feet…the 360 degree view is spectacular! Joshua Trees – This spectacular plant has become the symbol of the Mojave Desert. Mormon pioneers named the species for the biblical figure Joshua, because the trees uplifted limbs reminded them of Joshua praying and pointing to the heavens. Today its large size and unusual characteristics make it an appealing and attractive component of the desert

***SPLURGE OF THE MONTH***
Paleontologist For A Day:
Depart Palm Springs Airport via helicopter to a remote area of the Mojave Desert. There your luxury Hummer waits. Travel a short distance to an ancient marine fossil bed where your paleontogical adventure begins. Your “dig” will uncover 570 million year old fossils affectionately known as trilobites. All equipment and gourmet lunch provided.

Seriously, how cool is this? Treat yourself or give an unforgettable experience to a loved one!

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Fall Back to Summer

Fall is near. More often than not you notice yourself grabbing sweaters rather than the usual tank top and flip-flop combination that carried you throughout the summer. Don’t fret. Now is the perfect time to use up your left over vacation days before they expire. Pack up the kids for a trip to Florida! Columbus Day (October 13th) is right around the corner and this is a great opportunity to plan an extended weekend getaway.

GotoBus has many touring options in Orlando and Miami. Go for a couple days or plan an entire week away.

If theme parks are your thing (or your kids). We’ve got that covered!

Parks Available:
Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT Center and Animal Kingdom
Universal Studios: Universal’s Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld Orlando
Wet ‘N Wild
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

If you want to enjoy Florida’s natural beauty and schedule in some beach time you may want to consider an Everglades Safari or a trip to Marcos Island.

Whatever you choose, your friends will be jealous of your deep tan lasting well into November. They don’t call Florida the sunshine state for nothing!

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