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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Palm Springs Windmill Tours
  • Palm Springs Windmill Tours
  • Palm Springs Windmill Tours

The only windmill farm tour that is endorsed by the Desert Wind Energy Association. The tour goes inside the fences onto the private property where no other tour can go making stops at the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Opened in March 2012, this distinctive campus offers ongoing and temporary exhibitions of sculpture, painting, photography and new media. Featuring several gallery areas and is home to…

  • 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…