Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Established in 2001 by Leonore and Walter Annenberg, Sunnylands is a place of beauty and wonder. Its purpose is to provide a meeting center where people can hold solution-driven community meetings to solve our most pressing problems. 

Mom and Dad swinging girl in their arms at park

The center provides a way for people to learn about the historical significance of Sunnylands through guided tours, perfect for romantic getaways and family trips. After a day trip to Sunnylands Center & Gardens, grab dinner at any of these great area restaurants.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens Tours

Historic House Tour

The only tour that takes visitors to the historic estate. Each tour consists of very small groups, so the tour is personal and relaxing.

The Bird Tour

Birders will love being guided through the historic estate grounds by an experienced birder who can help them find and identify the songs of native birds.

The Open Air Experience

The Open Air Experience is an extremely flexible tour, where visitors will get to help pick what parts of the estate they will view.

Area Activities and Amenities

Planning a trip to Palm Desert? We have a great guide to all the other local activities and things to do in town. Don’t forget to reserve your accommodations at Shadow Mountain Resort, so you can get access to all our amenities.