Desert Botanicals you must see this Summer!

Trying to find summertime activities in Palm Springs can sometimes be difficult. When you book with McLean Company, we’re here to help make the most out of your vacation. Our fantastic Palm Springs vacation rentals are ideal for indoor and outdoor activities. If you want to get more out of your stay, head to one of the local desert botanical gardens this summer.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Many people enjoy adventuring out into the wilderness for some hiking, but with the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, there is a whole new world of opportunities for families, couples, and friends to experience. Located in Palm Desert, CA, a short drive from Palm Springs, you’ll find an amazing oasis in the Colorado Desert. At the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, you’ll get to meet 450 wild animals from desert environments of North America and Africa. Plus, 1400 desert plant species, plus add on a total of 1200 acres of protected land to the mix and we’re sure you’ll love every minute spent here. You can relax in the tranquil gardens, hike the many different trails, or enjoy the tram rides. Visitors here will see first hand the preservation of desert conservation, education through excellent programs, and appreciation of these plant and animal ecosystems.

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

When traveling through Palm Springs, you might find it is a popular destination for celebrities and famous icons. You’re in for a treat when you head towards Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium.  The Moorten family, known for helping create Walt Disney’s western themed amusement park, Frontierland, which later became Disneyland. By 1938 they made their own amazing family operated Arboretum which was built to showcase desert plants, cacti, and succulents from all over. Today you’ll find over 3,000 plants and succulents, each grouped by specific region. You’ll also want to walk through the Cactarium which is a greenhouse-like building, home to many succulents and smaller cacti. The legacy of the Moorten family has surrounded their beautiful, Palm Springs Arboretum, which is a treat for everyone and anyone to enjoy.   

Featured Palm Springs Vacation Rentals

If you’re looking for the perfect Palm Springs Vacation Rentals, you’ve come to the right place. We highly recommend looking into Spencer Palms, a sweet mid-century home with a beautiful, modern interior. A short 10-minute drive from the Airport will land you right at this fabulous three bedroom and two bathroom rental. Perfect for a small family, group of close friends, or a couple looking for a spacious home, Spencer Palms is fitting for anyone wanting to explore the region. As it’s close to the heart of Palm Springs, where shopping, spas, and nightlife are just minutes away.  You won’t regret choosing this architectural beauty, or enjoy browsing our other fantastic accommodations.

However, you plan to spend your days in Palm Springs, CA, make sure you venture out and explore more than just the spa life. With unusual desert plants and beautiful wide open valleys, you’ll want to see just what makes these communities so unique. Experience the sights and lush colors that make our retreating to our Palm Springs vacation rentals one to remember. Stay with us, at McLean Company, and we’ll get you ready for an unforgettable desert oasis trip of a lifetime.  

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