Attractions & Activities

Attractions, Activities & Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

There’s something for everyone to do in Greater Palm Springs. Area activities and attractions range from the free and family-friendly to thrilling outdoor adventures—and just about everything in-between.

A trip to Greater Palm Springs isn’t complete without exploring the natural beauty of the oasis, whether at a national park, natural preserve or even a zoo. Another uniquely Greater Palm Springs experience is a visit to a date farm—especially when paired with a date shake, a local favorite. The many museums of Greater Palm Springs offer a look at everything from historic airplanes to contemporary art. Active travelers can enjoy recreation options including ice skating, baseball and swimming.

Discover the attractions and activities that await in Greater Palm Springs below.

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  • The Living Desert
  • The Living Desert
  • The Living Desert
  • The Living Desert
  • The Living Desert

A unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world. Giraffes, mountain lions, zebras, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take you from…

  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
  • BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club

Get behind the wheel for plenty of seat time in one of 1- or 2-day Teen Schools, Car Control Schools, or High Performance M Schools. Push a BMW to its limits and become a better driver with…

  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum has two locations: the flagship property is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs with 150,000 square feet of climate-controlled galleries featuring a wide…

  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours
  • Adventure Hummer Tours

When you come to Palm Springs, you can't miss the bright yellow signature Hummers at your hotel. Adventure Hummer Tours is the original outdoor adventure company in California and have taken…

  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events

Since 1987, Desert Adventures has provided unique and memorable tours in the Greater Palm Springs area. Ride the big red Jeeps to see astonishing sites in the beautiful desert. Explore the…

  • PS Underground
  • PS Underground
  • PS Underground
  • PS Underground

PS UNDERGROUND is a wandering supper club. Sometimes the events are held at a permanent secret location and sometimes they venture out to warehouses, galleries, shuttered restaurants, private…

  • Laser Oasis
  • Laser Oasis
  • Laser Oasis
  • Laser Oasis
  • Laser Oasis

Laser Oasis is the premier family entertainment center in the Coachella Valley, offering fun for the entire family. The only indoor venue of its kind in the valley, Laser Oasis features fun…

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the World’s largest rotating tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the ten-minute ride at…

  • Indian Canyons

Indian Canyons in Palm Springs consists of Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon. Palm Canyon offers hikers a moderately graded foot path that leads down to a stream perfect for…

  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company
  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company
  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company
  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company
  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company
  • Coachella Valley Brewing Company

Locally crafted beer with an emphasis on farm-to-table brewing using the vast diversity of the Coachella Valley as inspiration. The luxury of the Palm Springs west valley with the…

  • Eldorado Polo Club

Since 1957, Eldorado Polo Club has been blending the allure of the 1,000 year old game of polo with the glamour of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and mixing in a lot of cowboy for good…

  • Moorten Botanical Garden
  • Moorten Botanical Garden

Moorten Botanical Garden is located in beautiful Palm Springs, California on Palm Canyon Drive and features desert plant life native to the Palm Springs area. Guided tours are available for…

  • Desert Cinema

Enjoy a large screen experience of newly released movies on a 70-foot-wide by 52-foot-high movie screen. Representing the desert's ultimate movie-going experience, with exceptional…

  • Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

A Hopi inspired Pueblo that is a unique treasure to the Coachella Valley, located in the heart of Desert Hot Springs. The Museum is close to Joshua Tree, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Palm…

  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Located one hour north of the Coachella Valley in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park covers 794,000 acres of two diverse desert ecosystems: the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Take an…

  • Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
  • Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
  • Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

Where children and parents can learn and discover hands-on activities together, including traveling exhibits, Build Your Own Race Car, Lie Detector, Vet Pet Station, Toddler Town, weekend…