Attractions & Activities

Palm Springs Attractions - Activities and Things to Do

If you’re looking to do more than relaxing by one of the Oasis’ famed pools, there’s plenty to do during your stay. Area activities and attractions are plentiful and include museums, casinos, tours, family-friendly activities, outdoor recreation and much more.

Enjoy the beautiful desert landscape as you ride to the summit of Mount San Jacinto from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or soak up some culture with a trip to an art museum or tour of midcentury modern homes. Learn about the history of flight at the Palm Springs Air Museum or enjoy a desert adventure in the iconic Joshua Tree National Park.

For more insider suggestions on what do in the Oasis, browse the list of attractions, activities and area resources 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

The Living Desert is 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. The River is home to Century Theatres, with over ten…

  • 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…

  • Fantasy Lanes / Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  • Fantasy Lanes / 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.

  • Palm Springs VillageFest

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs there is a diverse array of artists, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget…

  • Sunny Cycle Palm Springs

Experience Palm Springs in style on the electric limousine cycle. Book an individual seat or private group for any occasion.

  • Empire Polo Club & Event Facility
  • Empire Polo Club & Event Facility
  • Empire Polo Club & Event Facility

Enjoy the thrill of watching world-class polo games at one of the most beautiful polo clubs in the world. General admission is free and games are open to the public, year-round. Empire Polo…

  • 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…

  • 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 Cafe are taken for parties of six or more.…

  • 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…