Summer hours begin Memorial Day Weekend at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

PALM SPRINGS — Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the summer season at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which means longer days to enjoy cooler temperatures. Extended summer hours begin May 26 and end Sept. 3.

Every Friday and Saturday, the last tram up will be at 9 a.m. and the last tram down will be at 10:30 p.m. In addition, Peaks Restaurant will extend the last seating to 8:30 p.m. and Pines Café will remain open until 9:30 p.m.

Also, holiday hours will be observed on Sunday, May 28 with the last tram going up at 9 p.m. and the last tram down at 10:30 p.m. On Monday, May 29, the first tram going up will be at 8 a.m., one hour earlier than usual.

“Our extended summer schedule provides guests the opportunity to spend more time outside in cooler weather during the hot summer months,” Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols said in a statement. “Visiting the Tramway after dark is a truly unique experience when guests can have dinner and enjoy seeing the city lights across the Coachella Valley from 8,516 feet.”

About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. For more information, please call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or visit

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