Best Instagram-Worthy Photo Spots in the Coachella Valley

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share life with your friends through a series of pictures. The Coachella Valley has plenty of great Instagram-worthy spots. We like these.

1. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs

You can see for miles and miles from the top of the mountain. Always a favorite for photos and a perfect location for Instagram!

2. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festivals, Indio

There are so many great  possibilites at these events that your friends will enjoy. From the dozens of entertainers to the exhibits and of course the thousands upon thousands of festival goers.

3. The Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon

These iconic creatures were built in the 1960s and have been featured in films and television programs. You can’t miss them when you drive past them on the 10 freeway. You might also remember them from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure!

4. Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs

This estate turned-botanical garden is a Palm Springs landmark. Cacti from around the world are featured and the photos that you can capture are really awesome.

5. The Windmills, Near Palm Springs

Wind farms are a source of clean energy and also beautiful to view. Just off the interstate 10, they are very picturesque with the mountains nearby. Sunset is a great time for photos.

6. The Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs

This 1946 Richard Neutra is a defining piece of desert architecture in mid-century design. Design geeks love it! You’ll find it located at 470 Vista Chino.

7. Pioneer Town, Yucca Valley

Originally built as a movie set for Western films in the 1940s, there is plenty to see here. A tip at 2:30 every Saturday, April through October, re-enactors hold a free Wild West show on Mane Street!

8. Welcome Sign, Palm Springs

Nothing says welcome like the “Welcome to Palm Springs” sign. The sign is located on Indian Canyon Drive on the way into town and has been featured on post cards for decades.

9. Salvation Mountain, Niland

Salvation Mountain was created by Leonard Knight as a tribute to God’s gift to the world. A 50-foot-high, 150 foot long piece of folk art made of local adobe clay and donated paint.

10. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert and Indian Wells

There is so much to photograph at The Living Desert from the animals that love there to their fantastic train display. You’ll also be able to see wonderful mountain and desert scenery. You might be interested in their spectacular Wildlights display during the Holidays!

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