Southern California December 05, 2016
The One Park In Southern California That May Become Your New Favorite Destination
We all know and love Southern California for its pristine beaches, mild climate, and relaxing coastal cities. But there’s another side of SoCal that’s equally inviting but often underrated — its desert side.
To experience the unspoiled beauty of the SoCal desert, it’s hard to resist a day trip to this natural oasis where SoCal’s desert side comes to life in a big way.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a unique SoCal getaway that's definitely worth a day trip. It's located at 47900 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert.
Whether you're an animal lover, plant lover, or a hiking enthusiast, it's impossible not to be impressed by this wilderness preserve.
Dedicated solely to celebrating the desert gardens of the world, you'll spy all sorts of natural treasures inside this unique oasis.
For the hikers in the bunch, there are plenty of trails to keep you busy.
You might be surprised to find out there are three distinct hiking paths tucked inside 1100 acres of undisturbed Sonoran desert.
Once you've had some time out on the trail, take a break and experience the wildlife up close.
For a real adventure, you might consider a stop to feed the giraffes.
There's nothing more memorable than letting them graze right out of your hand.
Or you can just gaze at them from afar and imagine you are out on safari.
Giraffes aren't the only animals you'll see at The Living Desert. You might also run into a handsome cheetah lounging in the wild.
Or spot an ostrich off in the distance who's able to roam around the unspoiled desert.
No matter what you end up doing on your visit, you can't help but appreciate this desert preserve where plants, animals, and land all coexist peacefully.
There are several memorable events coming up at The Living Desert including
WildLights, Breakfast with the Animals, and Mildly Wild New Year’s Eve.
You might also consider this
stunning national park for another SoCal adventure.