Visit the Center & Gardens, Tour the House
With gorgeous weather and comfortable temperatures, spring is one of the best times to visit the beautiful Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. The sprawling 200-acre estate features lots of activities and special events to entertain guests both young and old.
However, Sunnylands serves an important purpose for the world as well. By welcoming world leaders to this peaceful setting, it offers a hospitable environment to “promote world peace and facilitate international agreement.” Founded in 2001 by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to address the most important issues facing the world, Sunnylands is seen as a sanctuary for both leaders and the general public.
Get Acquainted With Sunnylands
If you’re new to Sunnylands, take part in one of the free 30 minute tours of Sunnylands on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am. You’ll learn about the Center and all of its interpretive elements, making it the perfect introduction to this incredible estate.
Admire the Beauty of Sunnylands
Explore the expansive nine-acre property on a free one hour guided walk every Thursday at 11 am from November through April. Learn about more than 70 species of native and arid-adapted plants from North and South America, Africa and the Mediterranean that thrive at Sunnylands as a member of the education department leads you along the estate’s winding paths.
Get Active At Sunnylands
Yoga enthusiasts of all levels are welcome to participate in a free hour-long yoga class at Sunnylands on Fridays at noon. The classes occur weekly from November through April with instructors alternating bi-weekly. Or experience the wonders of tai chi on the Great Lawn on Saturdays at 10 a.m. The hour-long session is open to all ages and experience levels and takes place weekly from November through April.
Admire the Architecture of Sunnylands
If you’re wanting to get a closer look at the Annenberg’s house, check out the Historic House Tour. This 90-minute guided tour is the only way to get inside of the gorgeous mid-century home and learn about its architecture, history and items from the Sunnylands Collection. Tours are limited to just seven people at a time to ensure a personal experience. Tickets cost $48 and must be purchased in advance online.
Get Artsy at Sunnylands
Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chavez Morado wraps up its free art exhibit at Sunnylands on June 3, 2018. The artwork, a combination of paintings and sculptures with themes of the Mexican Revolution, is on display at the Sunnylands Center & Gardens and open for viewing Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Check it out before it’s too late!
Explore Beyond Sunnylands
Of course, there’s plenty of additional activities to do in Rancho Mirage once you’ve finished exploring Sunnylands. Learn more about all of the attractions in the area and start planning your next adventure!