We’re all still sheltering in place here in The Coachella Valley. Our hopes of dining in a great restaurant, and attending the variety of festivals that we are famous for, seem dim right now. However, we are extremely fortunate that we have great weather and an abundance of outdoor activities that we can still participate in. There is still plenty of things to do in the desert!
Of course as a Realtor, I would recommend taking care of your home's exterior first
Get Your Home’s Exterior in Shape
The weather is pretty good right now, and it’s a great time to clean up your home’s exterior. Start with power washing your windows, then maybe add a fresh coat of paint. Plant some desert wildflowers, trees and shrubs to beatify your home’s curb appeal. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, this will prove to help your home’s value as well.
Local trails offer both beginning and experienced hikers a wonderful outdoor experience with awesome views. Along the way you may see wildlife, find an oasis or rest near waterfalls.
Here are a few places and trails in the Coachella Valley to check out:
Bump and Grind Trail
Coachella Valley Preserve
Mecca Hills Wilderness
Murray Canyon Trail
San Jacinto Peak
South Lykken Trail
Tahquitz Canyon Trail
Private Biking Tours
During the lockdown, bike tours such as Modern & More Bike Tours Palm Springs
are still available - but they’re PRIVATE; allowing only the people in your immediate circle on the tour. They sanitize the equipment and wear masks as required by the state. Another option is the Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Tour. This tour takes you through a protected wilderness zone running along the San Andreas Fault. Along the way, you can take photos of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the eastern Coachella Valley. The 20-mile paved route is mostly downhill with no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic, making this a really fun and scenic tour.
Jeep / Walking Tour
Check out the Indian Canyons Walking Tour by Jeep from Palm Desert
You can learn about the history and culture of the Cahuilla Indians as you ride a jeep their ancestral homelands with one an experienced guide. You can take an easy 1-mile guided walk up Andreas Canyon for unbelievable views, and see a stunning palm oasis from the rim of Palm Canyon.
There are other tours that are also available. I recommend going to