Free fun and entertainment in Palm Springs
Situated in Southern California's sweeping desert is a surprisingly vibrant metropolis: Palm Springs. It's brimming with gorgeous contemporary architecture, warm, shimmering pool and several cultural and historical museums to keep you entertained during your stay. However, as a resort city it can be an expensive one to travel to. That's precisely why Thrifty Car Rental offers plenty of Palm Springs deals to save you money on reliable Palm Springs rental cars. Thrifty also recommends these free yet fantastically fun sites to visit during your budget-friendly vacation:
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
For a deep look into the native people of the city - the Cahuilla Indians Agua Caliente band - drive your Palm Springs car rental along South Palm Canyon Drive until you reach this renowned institution. Admission is always free to the public. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum showcases artifacts that point back to indigenous tribal life of 3,000 years ago through modern day. For instance, one exhibit highlights the successes of political leader Flora Patencio, who helped shape the culture of the Cahuilla Indians. Depending on when you come, you may also be able to take part in special activities - the museum hosts bird-singing festivals, traditional dance events and nature explorations on occasion.
You can't drive your Palm Springs car rental along Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado roads on Thursday nights, because that's when the street becomes a pedestrian-only street fair. VillageFest kicks off at 7 and ends at 10 p.m., welcoming residents and visitors to take part in the weekly festivities. You can peruse the booths of various local artists, artisans and other producers who sell items such as jewelry, paintings, homemade snacks and fresh vegetables. Meanwhile, area entertainers, including musicians and theatrical artists, perform for patrons in the streets.