California · United States

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (ride a slowly rotating tram car & enjoy a drink at the top with spectacular views)

Palm Springs, California has the world’s largest rotating tramway car.  It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel the 2 1/2 miles over the cliffs of Chino Canyon.  You will arrive in Mt. San Jacinto State Park.  There are over 50 miles of hiking trails!

Mt. San Jacinto
From Pinterest

The tram will leave you at Mountain Station.  Up here you will find a natural history museum, observation decks, two documentary theaters, and even a gift shop.  Fortunately, there are 2 restaurants ….Peaks Restaurant with excellent views of the Coachella Valley….

Peaks Restaurant
Peaks Restaurant.  Pinterest.

or the more casual, cafeteria – style, Pines Cafe ….

Pines cafe
Pines Cafe.  Trip Advisor pic

The Palm Springs Aerial Tram offers a Ride ‘n’ Dinner combination ticket that is sold from 4:00 p.m. daily.   And if you get to the top and just want a cocktail and an appetizer, just head to the Lookout Lounge which is on the same level as the restaurants for the same great views.

Visit the website:

Palm Springs map
Located in Southern California.  Pinterest.


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