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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Big League Dreams Sports Park
  • Big League Dreams Sports Park
  • Big League Dreams Sports Park

Every amateur athlete's dream. Replicas of Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, and Fenway Park. Indoor and outdoor soccer, sand volleyball, batting cages, horseshoe pits, restaurant, bar, and…

  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Air Museum

Home to one of the World's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft plus Korea and Vietnam era aircraft. The air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with the…

  • Pinot’s Palette
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • Pinot’s Palette

The upscale Paint, Drink, Have Fun destination where everyone can find their inner Picasso. No art experience required. Enjoy a fun night out of painting, music and friends. In two or three…

  • 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…

  • El Paseo Shopping District
  • El Paseo Shopping District
  • El Paseo Shopping District

Over 250 delightful discoveries including enchanting shops and boutiques featuring fashion, jewelry, art, home, spas, dining and more. On El Paseo, you will find treasures every step of the…

  • Fantasy Lanes at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  • Fantasy Lanes at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Bring your family and friends and bowl on one of 24 state-of-the-art lanes featuring bumpers for the little bowlers. This Palm Springs bowling center features late-night laser bowling and is…

  • Coyote Ridge Stable

Just 20 minutes from Palm Springs. Horseback ride through the scenic foothills of Morongo Valley with breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Mountains and Mount San Jacinto.

  • The River at Rancho Mirage
  • The River at Rancho Mirage
  • The River at Rancho Mirage

The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley offering guests the perfect combination of luxury and…