For a relaxing change of pace, visit the Desert Hot Springs where bubbly
h2o is king. Just down south of California, located off the Palm Desert
Drive/Desert Hot Springs exit lies a vast underground reserves of fresh, hot
mineral water. There are more than 40 hotels and spas that now offer more
than just the mineral baths. From hot tubs and saunas to mud baths and
mineral baths, health nuts can find all sorts of spots to soak and sun, as
well as enjoy exotic massages and body treatments.
The Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel offers eight large mineral pools and saunas for only $3 to $12 dollars a day! For more information on hotels and spa services call 619-329-6403 or stop by the office of the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at 11711 West Drive.
Another bonus is the wide variety of restaurants offered. You can find everything form fast food to international cuisine. A great place to visit, which is rather new, is the Mineral Springs Park. This park features beautiful rock formations, indigenous plants, and twin tiled fountains with natural hot and cold mineral water. This town is also ideal for hiking. Pack a lunch and hike up the sandy, level wash to a hidden canyon. Here you will find the remains of Chuckawalla Bill's rock cabin, built more than 60 years ago. Or explore the 4,500 acre Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This trail follows a lovely stream and offers more than 235 species of birds, and other desert creatures.
A wide range of other activities are also available to the Desert Hot Springs visitor. Hiking, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, sunning, shopping, sightseeing, bicycle riding, ballooning and horseback riding are all within easy reach of the Desert Hot Springs community. Museums, theatre, concerts and other cultural events are also available in the area.
Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum This 35- room adobe was built entirely by one man, Cabot Yerxa. Cabot Yerxa is considered to be the first homesteader in the area. L.W. Coffee, in 1932, was coaxed by Cabot Yerxa to move in to develop and sell land. July 12, 1941, L.W. Coffee claimed to be the originator, founder, and developer of Desert Hot Springs. Open Sat. 10: 00 am - 4:00 pm + Sun. Noon - 4:00 pm