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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs

Palm Spring’s only water adventure park is 16 acres of water rides and attractions. Themed to 1950's Southern California beaches, guests can catch a wave in the 800,000-gallon Rip Tide Reef…

  • Shields Date Garden
  • Shields Date Garden

Since 1924. Famous for date shakes, date ice cream, and citrus. See the free movie "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date." Reservations at The Café are taken for parties of six or more.…

  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert

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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…