The Indian Canyons - Minutes from downtown Palm Springs, Andreas, Murrey, and Palm canyons are perfect for hiking, picniking, or horseback riding. KNOTT'S SOAK CITY WATERPARK - The desert's deluxe water park, featuring an 800.000-gallon wave pool, 600-foot lazy river and 15 water slides. THE LIVING DESERT ZOO & GARDENS - Same planet, different World Explore the African Village Wa Tu Tu. Giraffes, zebras, mountain lions, gardens. Group rates, Gift shop, restaurants, Picnicking special events, and lectures. PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY - This is the best show on cable. One minute in the desert; 10 minutes later, in a lush forest-and got there via the world's largest rotating tram cars. At 8,516 feet, the Mountain Station offers a 30-plus-degree cooler, pine-scented world with hiking, camping, cross country skiing, and restaurants. Tram cars departs at least every half-hour. PALM SPRINGS VILLAGEFEST - Vendors, art and crafts, food, entertainment, and a certified farmers' market.