Abundant sunshine almost every day of the year, low humidity, natural beauty and blue skies encourage the sporting life - world-class golf, tennis, cycling, mountain hiking, nature walks. For the less athletically inclined, there's always lounging by the pool or the spa. Culture mavens will appreciate the museums, desert botanical gardens, vineyards, Native American arts and crafts, art galleries and mid-century architecture. Shopping possibilities are endless with boutiques to equal Rodeo Drive and a street fair in Palm Springs every other Thursday night that combines shopping, gourmet dining, art and entertainment. Some attractions in Coachella Valley close or limit their hours during the hot summer months.