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3 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Palm Springs!!!

dog in Palm SpringsPalm Springs, California’s desert playground, is a great place to warm up in the middle of winter. In fact, the average high temperature during February is a toasty 72 degrees.

Many hotels and attractions in Palm Springs and nearby Palm Desert are dog friendly, so why not pack up your swimsuit, leash up your furry friend and spend a leisurely weekend there together?

When you both get bored with lounging by the pool, you can check out these dog-friendly local attractions.

1. Moorten Botanical Garden – 1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs (map), 760-327-6555

Your well-behaved, leashed dog is welcome to join you for a stroll around this 1-acre “Living Museum of Desert Lore” with more than 3,000 desert plants, plus petrified trees and dinosaur fossils. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays. Admission: $4 for adults; $2 for children 15 and younger; children under 5 free.

2. Palm Springs Museum Trail – 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs (map)

If you and your pooch are seasoned hikers, climb this steep, 1 ½ mile trail and enjoy pawmazing views of the Coachella Valley along the way. There are picnic tables at the end of the trail so you can rest and enjoy an outdoor meal with your dog. Be sure to keep your dog on leash, bring plenty of water for both of you and read our 5 Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Hike with Your Dog before you go.

3. El Paseo Shopping District – El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert (map)

Known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert, El Paseo Drive is about a 20-minute car trip from Palm Springs. Many of the more than 250 upscale shops, galleries and boutiques in this shopping district are dog friendly. You can stop for a posh nosh with your pooch at one of several sidewalk cafes along the street.

Posted by on February 10, 2012

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