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

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. Travel to a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place
  • Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place
  • Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place

Representing the desert's ultimate movie-going experience, with exceptional facilities, films and amenities plus spacious auditorium seating for meetings and special events.

  • Fantasy Balloon Flights

Experience the best view of the Coachella Valley. Celebrating a perfect safety record since 1981, your comfort is assured by seasoned pilot/guides. Sunrise and sunset adventures are available…

  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo
  • The Gardens on El Paseo

The Gardens on El Paseo and El Paseo Village are the premier shopping and dining destinations in the Southern California Desert region. Located in the center of El Paseo, the shopping centers…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Boomers! Palm Springs
  • Boomers! Palm Springs
  • Boomers! Palm Springs
  • Boomers! Palm Springs
  • Boomers! Palm Springs
  • Boomers! Palm Springs

When it comes to fun, Boomers has it all. Race to victory on the go-kart tracks. Everyone needs a little wind-in-their-hair excitement. Become a golf legend on any one of the three 18 hole…

  • 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…

  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair
  • COD Alumni Street Fair

The Street Fair is located on the College of the Desert campus and is a great place to find holiday, birthday and anniversary gifts. With almost 300 vendors present each weekend, the Street…