10 Things to Do in Cathedral City That You Shouldn't Miss

March 19, 2018 Osvaldo Hartline

Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. Colloquially known as Cat City, the population was 51,200 at the 2010 census. Located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, it is one of the nine cities of the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area) in Southern California. Cathedral City has the second largest population in the Coachella Valley, after Indio.
Restaurants in Cathedral City

1. Sunnylands

37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-2008 +1 760-202-2222
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 577 reviews

Sunnylands

Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours with purchase of a ticket. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens, open free to the public, features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is closed June 5 through September 13, 2017. Reopens September 14, 2017.

Reviewed By TTSGarden - Cerrillos, New Mexico

My husband and I were vacationing here for just one weekend. There were no tickets available for the home tour but we decided to show up to do the garden tour. It is well worth it. Our tour guide Grace was fabulous and informative.

2. Fountain of Life

68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, In front of City Hall, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-1208 +1 760-770-0340
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Fountain of Life

Reviewed By Maureen S - London, Canada

What a lovely municipal water fountain and climbing sculpture, which is user friendly, inviting kids to enjoy all aspects of the water feature. Located to the left of Mary Pickford theater just off 111.

3. Children's Discovery Museum

71701 Gerald Ford Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-1934 +1 760-321-0602
Excellent
72%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Children's Discovery Museum

An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and learn.

Reviewed By Martha A - Rancho Mirage, California

OMG!! This museum makes for a marvelous family outing. We visited (5 adults and one 5 year old) and would have stayed longer except we were getting hungry, and it was time for grandparents and child to head back to LA area. The museum is very interactive, has many levels of enjoyment and educational focus. Adults with youthful energy and balance can engage in many of the activities along with the children. There are thought provoking scientific exhibits. Children of all ages, as well as adults of all ages will be fascinated by the variety of the exhibits. I strongly recommend this wonderful venue in Rancho Mirage. It was so much fun, we nearly all forgot about engaging with our cell phones the entire time we were at the museum. At the time we left, I asked if adults were allowed to return without children. That's how much fun the adults had along with my 5-year old grand nephew.

4. Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N Gene Autry Trl, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5464 +1 760-778-6262
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Palm Springs Air Museum

Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility Gives visitors an up-close look at the legendary fighters and bombers of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Reviewed By Kyle G - Calgary, Canada

If you’re looking for something to do for an afternoon, I would recommend the air museum. They have lots of planes and many exhibits. The view of the mountains when you go outside is breathtaking. I’ve been here twice and I will go again when I’m back in PS. I would highly recommend this place.

5. Araby Trail

East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234 +1 760-770-0340
Excellent
48%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Araby Trail

Reviewed By Kim G - Calgary, Canada

This hike is accessible from Highway 111 with parking but no washroom facilities. Many switchbacks keep it from being too strenuous but hikers will ultimately see close-ups of several famous homes as well as as views of the valley and Palm Springs. Once at the top there are several directions one can venture off to or just have a seat on a rocky edge to rest and take in the wide open spaces.

6. The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library

71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4123 +1 760-341-7323
Excellent
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5 based on 61 reviews

The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library

Reviewed By Glenn H - Thousand Oaks

This library has everything one would want or should expect. Great selection of videos, magazines as well as the expected offerings in a libraries' main attraction - books. Also, Rancho Mirage's library offers wonderful programs featuring speakers and musicians. This is definitely a unique oasis of information, enjoyment and enlightenedment in the desert.

7. Indian Canyons

38500 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9332 +1 760-323-6018
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Indian Canyons

Reviewed By Thomas K - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

After all the glitz of Palm Spring and Palm Desert here is a magical oasis. Peaceful, beautiful, unexpected, etc are appropriate adjectives. Walking along the canyon is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Palm Springs and Palm Desert are certainly wonderful places to go to for vacation. Visiting the Indian Canyons is a way to experience the real nature of this place.

8. Frank Sinatra Gravesite

Desert Memorial Park, Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-3277 +1 760-328-3316
Excellent
37%
Good
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4 based on 42 reviews

Frank Sinatra Gravesite

Reviewed By doclexus - Hinckley, Ohio

Considering the man was an unbelievable talent, and led a life that most of us only dream of, his burial site is, quite frankly, ordinary. Visited during a trip to Palm Springs and was expecting to see an ornate mausoleum, but instead was struck by the plainness and simplicity of Frank's marker. I still have vivid memories of the man -- watching him perform live in concert, listening to and dancing to his music, and following his escapades with the Rat Pack. Actually, a mausoleum wouldn't have changed my memories of the man, so what need is there for fancy gravestones or markers. Maybe the inscription on the marker says it all: "The best is yet to come".

9. Big League Dreams

33700 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-4731 +1 760-324-5600
Excellent
26%
Good
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4 based on 23 reviews

Big League Dreams

Reviewed By SusieRussell - Las Vegas, Nevada

This Big League Dreams was OK, but not nearly as nice as the one we have in Las Vegas, NV. Looked a little run down : ( Looked older. Average snack bar. Parking was very tight, but it was very busy. If you got there late, you'll have to walk a ways. Didn't see any awnings over the benches....wow...it gets hot there in the summer.

10. Bump and Grind Trail

Painters Path, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
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4.5 based on 258 reviews

Bump and Grind Trail

Reviewed By Oskarduck - Bend, Oregon

The trailhead for the Bump and Grind Trail is just behind a shopping area that includes Aldi;s and FedEx Office. It is a 3-mile loop that winds through the barren landscape. As such, there is essentially no shade and little vegetation. There are a couple of spots where the trail is quite narrow along some steep drop-offs, which adds some intrigue. A couple of guys wee riding their bikes on the trail, and I thought they were nuts. Making a mistake or missing one of the hairpin turns could result in a really fast trip down a steep slope. The views of the valley are beautiful. At the trailhead, i would recommend going to the left part of the loop in order to go through the steepest and narrowest areas during ascent. The trail the right part of the loop is wider and less steep.

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