Many desert dwellers gravitate to Cathedral City for its assortment of independent shops and restaurants. The city's other attractions include the IMAX Theatre, Mark Pickford Theatre and Big League Dreams Sports Park - where the playing fields resemble scaled-down famous ballparks such as Boston's Fenway Park, New York's Yankee Stadium and Chicago's Wrigley Field.
And don't forget Boomers, a recreation complex with miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, a rock wall and a game room. Soon to join this plethora of available activitiesis Desert Ice Castle, a massive, full service skating facility. Until then, enjoy the distinctive shapes and colors - and play in the water - at the Fountain the Fountain of Life in the Town Square across from the Civic Center or mountain bike along the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south of the city.
*Desert Publications Inc. (Desert Guide September 2011 Annual Edition)