Many hotels and resorts have bicycles available for guest use.

Big Wheel Tours. Rent cruisers, performance road bikes, and mountain bikes from this agency that also offers road tours to La Quinta Loop, Joshua Tree National Park, and the San Andreas fault. Off-road tours are available, too. The company has no retail outlet but will pick up and deliver bikes to your hotel and supply you with area maps. Palm Springs, CA, 92261. 760/779–1837.

Palm Springs Recreation Division. This organization can provide you with maps of city bike trails. Printable versions of several routes are available on the website. 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/323–8272. Weekdays 7:30–6.

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Bureau. Palm Springs hosts more than 100 golf tournaments annually; the bureau's website posts listings.

Affordable Palm Springs TeeTimes. This service matches golfers with courses and arranges tee times. If you know which course you want to play, you can book online up to 60 days in advance via telephone or email. CA. 760/324–5012.

Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Operated by the Aqua Caliente tribe, this spot at the base of the mountains includes two 18-hole courses designed by Casey O'Callaghan, Amy Alcott, and William P. Bell. The North Course is adjacent to property once owned by Walt Disney and contains several mid-century modern houses. In the 1960s it was the go-to golf course for celebrities visiting the desert, including presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. 1097 E. Murray Canyon Dr., at Kings Rd. E, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/833–8700. North Course: 18 holes. 6,943 yds. Par 72. Slope 118–127. Greens Fee: $40–$115. South Course: 18 holes. 6,582 yds. Par 72. Slope 108–118. Greens Fee: $40–$115. Facilities: Driving range, club rentals, lessons, two restaurants, bar.

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. Conveniently located in Palm Springs near Cathedral City, Tahquitz Golf Resort has two popular courses. Golfers have been walking the Legend course for more than 50 years. The newer Resort course, designed by Ted Robinson, offers sweeping mountain views and scenic waterscapes. 1885 Golf Club Dr., at 34th Ave., Palm Springs, CA, 92264. 760/328–1005. Legend Course: 18 holes. 4 configurations. 6,815 yds. Par 71. Slope 117–123. Greens Fee: $20–$100. Resort Course: 18 holes. 3 configurations. 6,705 yds. Par 72. Slope 123–139. Greens Fee $20–$100. Facilities: Driving range, putting greens, golf carts, lessons, restaurant, bar.

Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Country Club. This small executive course is a good choice if you want to walk. Although it's only 9 holes, you can configure your route to 18 or more. 1001 S. El Cielo Rd., at E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA, 92264. 760/322–6062. 9 holes. 1,675 yds. Par 32. Slope 92. Greens Fee: $15–$30.

Taking the waters at this resort is an indulgent pleasure. You can spend a full day enjoying a five-step, wet-and-dry treatment that includes a mineral bath with water from the original spring, steam, sauna, and eucalyptus inhalation. The program allows you to take fitness classes and use the gym and, for an extra charge, add massage or body treatments. Bring a swimsuit for sunbathing and swimming in the pool.

This spa earns top honors each year for the indoor/outdoor experience it offers with a touch of Old Hollywood ambience. You can enjoy your massage in one of four outdoor treatment canopies in a garden, experience a Vichy shower massage, get a facial or pedicure fireside, or receive a full-body treatment with lemon crystals in the spa's Ice Haus. Whatever the treatment, you can use the spa's private pool, take a break for lunch, and order a drink from the hotel's bar.

Despite its funkiness, this 21st-century hippie hangout takes its services very seriously. The estheticians use local clay, mud, and sea algae, and you can make your own scrub from organic botanicals such as lotions and essential oils. There are a variety of settings where you can get a rubdown, but the most relaxing is poolside.

It's all about fun at the Palm Springs Yacht Club in the Parker Palm Springs hotel. Guests receive a complimentary shot of whiskey, vodka, or the Commodore Special while lounging in a poolside tent. Before your treatments, you can play video games, use an iPod Touch, or select a book from the spa's library. When you're ready to crash, wander over to the outdoor café for a burger and Pimm's.

Demuth Park. Tennis players can come here to use the four lighted courts until 10 p.m. 4365 E. Mesquite Ave., at Vella Rd., Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/323–8272.

Plaza Racquet Club. Improve your backhand at this tennis center, which has nine lighted courts and offers lessons and clinics. 1300 E. Baristo Rd., east of S. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/323–8997.

Ruth Hardy Park. Come here to play tennis on the eight lighted courts. E. Tamarisk Rd. and N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. No phone.