What’s included in the official NACE Guest Program ($400)?

Tuesday, April 16th- Welcome Breakfast for Guest Program registrants only

Wednesday, April 17th-  NACE Conference-wide social event- Outdoor BBQ and Dancing at the Convention Center

Thursday, April 18th- NACE President’s Reception and Annual Banquet

Optional activity (Please choose this option during guest registration): Palm Springs Aerial Tram Technical Tour (Please make sure to look up what the tram tour entails- it is also included in the registration page). Ascend two-and-one-half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar. The cost for this activity is $75.


Ala Carte Tickets (for people NOT attending the Guest Program)
Individual Conference-wide social event ticket: $150
Individual President’s Reception and Annual Banquet: $150
A registered delegate must add individual tickets to their registration ONLY if guest does not want to attend the official Guest Program.


California (CEAC) hospitality suite in ADDITION to NACE Guest Program


The County Engineers of California (CEAC) welcomes all NACE guests & others who accompany delegates to Palm Spring this April 16th to 18th whether you choose to enroll the NACE guest program or not – the California Hospitality Suite - Renaissance Hotel  will be available for guests to gather during “free time” to serve as a daytime gathering place to provide games, crafts and/or a launching point for smaller groups of guests to plan their own excursions into the Palm Spring Area themselves.  Please feel free to consider the attractions below for “on your own free time.”

Palm Springs NACE Outings

Spa Locations with Natural Mineral Springs

Two Bunch Palms: https://www.twobunchpalms.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=wix_google_business_profile&utm_campaign=16501379275465724319

Desert Hot Springs Spa: https://www.dhsspa.com/

Sites to see and Hiking locales

Pioneertown -- Movie Set and Home to Roy Rogers Red Dog Saloon - https://visitpioneertown.com/

Hiking in the area too.

Joshua Tree National Park -- Hiking and Photography: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

(recommend Barker Dam Hike -- easy 2 mile loop)

BMW Race Track - Thermal, CA: https://bmwperformancecenter.com/

Hike Indian Canyons: https://www.indian-canyons.com/

Whitewater Preserve (Fish Hatchery): https://wildlandsconservancy.org/preserves/whitewater

Coachella Valley Firebirds Hockey Team: https://cvfirebirds.com/


Things to Do: Coachella Valley and Beyond

Living Desert Reserve: https://www.livingdesert.org/

Palm Canyon Drive and Galleries - Main Street of Palm Springs - shops, attractions, galleries...

Shields Date Garden (see film in gift shop and Jesus in garden) https://shieldsdategarden.com/

Palm Springs Art Museum: https://www.psmuseum.org/

El Paseo shops and restaurants – HWY 111 Palm Desert

Casinos - Agua Caliente, Spotlight 29, etc.

Pioneertown - Pappy and Harriet’s for live music; Red Dog Saloon for drinks and delicious bar snacks

Moorten Botanical Garden: http://www.moortenbotanicalgarden.com/

Sunnylands Garden: https://sunnylands.org/

Thousand Palms Oasis (hike): https://www.cnlm.org/portfolio_page/thousand-palms-oasis-preserve-coachella-valley-preserve/

Indian Wells Tennis Garden: https://indianwellstennisgarden.com/

Salton Sea: http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=639


Going into the desert:

Cabazon outlets: https://www.cabazonoutlets.com/

Hadley Fruit Orchards: https://hadleyfruitorchards.com/ (Dinosaurs ? ? on left side)

 Food in the valley:

Bill’s Pizza (on Indian Avenue, recommend Charlie Sheen Pizza) https://www.billspizzapalmsprings.com/

El Ranchito Taco Shop: https://www.elranchitopalmdesert.com/

Wilma and Frieda’s (brunch, featured on Food Network) wilmafrieda.com

Don and Sweet Sue’s (breakfast) https://donandsweetsues.com/

Townie Bagels: https://www.towniebagels.com/

Aspen Mills Bakery (amazing bread, , sandwiches and brownies) https://www.aspenmillsbakery.com/


Amazing thrift store finds! – Along South Palm Canyon Drive

The River, interesting water feature, chain restaurants: https://www.theriveratranchomirage.com/