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Things To Do In Palm Springs

FUN ACTIVITIES & CAN'T-MISS EVENTS IN THE PALM SPRINGS AREA

Allow us to assist you in filling out your "to do" list with some sights and sounds that truly make Palm Springs a remarkable and memorable destination.

DESERT ADVENTURE - RED JEEP TOURS
DESERT ADVENTURE - RED JEEP TOURS
Desert Adventures offers a vast array of tour and activity choices. Whether you seek rugged adventure, camaraderie and team building, history and culture, nature, geology, flora and fauna, spectacular desert events, or panoramic vistas and amazing scenery, Desert Adventures has a tour, activity, or event for you!
DINING IN PALM SPRINGS
DINING IN PALM SPRINGS
Fabulous restaurants and street cafe’s are the highlight of many visitors to Palm Springs. We take pride in offering recommendations to our guests to meet the selection of their choice. Don’t hesitate to contact our front desk to book your reservation in advance.
HIKING / ROCK CLIMBING
HIKING / ROCK CLIMBING
There are many mountain and canyon hiking trails to explore in and around Palm Springs. Joshua Tree National Park is a serene sanctuary and about an hour drive from the hotel. It is pristine and a favorite of hikers, rock climbers and photographers alike. It offers something for anyone who wishes to experience the desert as it was thousands of years ago. Near the hotel also is Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyon. Take a ranger tour.. you will be amazed at what you see and learn.
MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
Over 60 years ago the Moorten family began gathering, growing and displaying what today is one of the world’s most diverse collection of desert plants. Walk through the “World’s First Cactarium”, see specimen cacti that defy imagination and speak with one of this areas most knowledable experts on the desert and its amazing vegetation. And the best part? You can ride one of our cruiser bikes over there.It’s 3 blocks away.
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAM
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAM
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
Just a short drive from the hotel is one of the largest collections of World War ll aircraft. The many indoor and outdoor exhibitions and photography galleries come alive via the personal experiences and tales of its docents. The air museum even offers rides in some of these old air crafts!
PALM SPRINGS ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
PALM SPRINGS ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
Experience Palm Springs' world-famous collection of midcentury modern architecture on Tripadvisor's top-rated architecture tour. Join Trevor O'Donnell, one of California's most knowledgeable and accommodating architectural tour professionals, for a fascinating and entertaining exploration of the city's unique collection of modernist homes and buildings. Learn about a remarkable group of architects, builders and celebrity clients, and listen to the back stories that add life, humor, intrigue and awe to Palm Springs' extraordinary modernist legacy.
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Conceived and constructed in the 1970’s, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a modern museum with on-going special exhibition of western art and culture. It is also home to one of the more important art glass exhibitions. Free Admissions Thursday 4 – 8 p.m.
PALM SPRINGS CELEBRITY TOUR
PALM SPRINGS CELEBRITY TOUR
Hop on their 36 Passenger Luxury Charter Bus and have a ball with their guides as you visit famous neighborhoods, legendary secret spots, and wondrous homes claimed by legendary stars like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore Estate, and dozens more.
PALM SPRINGS GOLF AND TENNIS
PALM SPRINGS GOLF AND TENNIS
Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley is home to some of this countries most beautiful and most challenging courses. For over half a century the valley has been host to hundreds of top PGA and celebrity golf events. We can arrange tee times at nearly 100 courses that will match your level of play as well as your budget.
PALM SPRINGS SHOPPING
PALM SPRINGS SHOPPING
Very few places in America can seriously point to their shopping options as attractions. We do. Only one mile away, our downtown Palm Springs awaits with its small shops, personal service and eclectic mix of goodies. A few miles east lies the internationally famos Rodeo Drive of the Desert…. El Paseo in Palm Desert. And travelling west from our hotel will take you to the Cabazon Outlet Shopping Center. Over one hundred of America’s top name-brand retailers are here. And don’t miss the two huge dinosaurs… they’re worth a snapshot or two.
PALM SPRINGS SPA – Studio M Salon & Spa
PALM SPRINGS SPA – Studio M Salon & Spa
Studio M Salon & Spa just 1.3 miles from the hotel who master’s the art of personal beauty and wellness. Who will also come to us. Call for an appointment 760-327-9000. Our guests receive 15% off!
PALM SPRINGS WALK OF STARS
PALM SPRINGS WALK OF STARS
You can find out which Hollywood celebrities lived and played in Palm Springs by searching for their “stars” embedded in the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive. Discover the stars of Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, Liberace, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Harpo Marx, Connie Stevens, Michael Dante, Kaye Ballard, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rooney, Dinah Shore, Howard Keele, Sonny Bono, Leslie Nielsen, Sandler and Young , Merv Griffin, Keely Smith, Jerry Vale, Elvis Presley, President Gerald Ford, Buddy Hackett and many many more. Actor, Dane Andrew also known for owning Rascal, “The World’s Ugliest Dog” received the 284th star on 5-5-07 at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive under the Back Stage sign of “former” CopyKatz Theatre.
PALM WINDMILL TOUR
PALM WINDMILL TOUR
Our attraction tour takes approximately 2 hours and will take you behind the fences onto our private grounds where no other tour will go. The tour starts at our tour headquarters where you will be given an overview of renewable wind energy, a history of our windmills since the inception in 1982 to today
SPA RESORT CASINO & AQUA CALIENTE RESORT AND CASINO
SPA RESORT CASINO & AQUA CALIENTE RESORT AND CASINO
Just a short drive from Desert Riviera, Palm Springs offers two of the most modern and fun gaming facilities. Aqua Caliente located in near by Rancho Mirage offers spa services and fine dining.
SUNNYLANDS
SUNNYLANDS
The historic house and grounds were completed in 1966. The house was designed by A. Quincy Jones, a pioneer of midcentury modern architecture. The estate contains thousands of trees, 11 man-made lakes, a tennis court, and a nine-hole golf course designed by Dick Wilson The Annenbergs left the historic residence – where they entertained seven U.S. presidents, British royalty, celebrities, and international leaders – in a public trust to be forever operated as a high-level retreat center devoted to international understanding and the public good. Since their passing, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands has hosted meetings that address serious issues facing the nation and the world.
THE AQUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM
THE AQUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM
The new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is under construction and set to open in 2020. The new museum, designed by JCJ Architecture, will be located at the corner of E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and S. Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. The new museum is intended as a home to celebrate the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Inspiration for the museum’s design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found among the natural desert landscape. The design reflects the Tribe’s values and ongoing commitment to the Agua Caliente people. In addition, the project site is the home of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring.
THE LIVING DESERT PALM SPRINGS
THE LIVING DESERT PALM SPRINGS
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top attraction in the Palm Springs area for nearly 50 years.
VILLAGE FEST
VILLAGE FEST
This is a Thursday night MUST… Downtown Palm Springs gets transformed into a fun filled night with food, live performances, lots of shopping, or simply people watching. October-May 6:00pm-10:00pm June-September 7:00pm-10:00pm * except Thanksgiving
There are no attractions to show.
DESERT ADVENTURE - RED JEEP TOURS
DESERT ADVENTURE - RED JEEP TOURS
Desert Adventures offers a vast array of tour and activity choices. Whether you seek rugged adventure, camaraderie and team building, history and culture, nature, geology, flora and fauna, spectacular desert events, or panoramic vistas and amazing scenery, Desert Adventures has a tour, activity, or event for you!
DINING IN PALM SPRINGS
DINING IN PALM SPRINGS
Fabulous restaurants and street cafe’s are the highlight of many visitors to Palm Springs. We take pride in offering recommendations to our guests to meet the selection of their choice. Don’t hesitate to contact our front desk to book your reservation in advance.
HIKING / ROCK CLIMBING
HIKING / ROCK CLIMBING
There are many mountain and canyon hiking trails to explore in and around Palm Springs. Joshua Tree National Park is a serene sanctuary and about an hour drive from the hotel. It is pristine and a favorite of hikers, rock climbers and photographers alike. It offers something for anyone who wishes to experience the desert as it was thousands of years ago. Near the hotel also is Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyon. Take a ranger tour.. you will be amazed at what you see and learn.
MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
Over 60 years ago the Moorten family began gathering, growing and displaying what today is one of the world’s most diverse collection of desert plants. Walk through the “World’s First Cactarium”, see specimen cacti that defy imagination and speak with one of this areas most knowledable experts on the desert and its amazing vegetation. And the best part? You can ride one of our cruiser bikes over there.It’s 3 blocks away.
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAM
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAM
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
Arts & Culture
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
Just a short drive from the hotel is one of the largest collections of World War ll aircraft. The many indoor and outdoor exhibitions and photography galleries come alive via the personal experiences and tales of its docents. The air museum even offers rides in some of these old air crafts!
PALM SPRINGS ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
PALM SPRINGS ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
Experience Palm Springs' world-famous collection of midcentury modern architecture on Tripadvisor's top-rated architecture tour. Join Trevor O'Donnell, one of California's most knowledgeable and accommodating architectural tour professionals, for a fascinating and entertaining exploration of the city's unique collection of modernist homes and buildings. Learn about a remarkable group of architects, builders and celebrity clients, and listen to the back stories that add life, humor, intrigue and awe to Palm Springs' extraordinary modernist legacy.
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Arts & Culture
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Conceived and constructed in the 1970’s, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a modern museum with on-going special exhibition of western art and culture. It is also home to one of the more important art glass exhibitions. Free Admissions Thursday 4 – 8 p.m.
PALM SPRINGS CELEBRITY TOUR
Arts & Culture
PALM SPRINGS CELEBRITY TOUR
Hop on their 36 Passenger Luxury Charter Bus and have a ball with their guides as you visit famous neighborhoods, legendary secret spots, and wondrous homes claimed by legendary stars like Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore Estate, and dozens more.
PALM SPRINGS GOLF AND TENNIS
PALM SPRINGS GOLF AND TENNIS
Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley is home to some of this countries most beautiful and most challenging courses. For over half a century the valley has been host to hundreds of top PGA and celebrity golf events. We can arrange tee times at nearly 100 courses that will match your level of play as well as your budget.
PALM SPRINGS SHOPPING
PALM SPRINGS SHOPPING
Very few places in America can seriously point to their shopping options as attractions. We do. Only one mile away, our downtown Palm Springs awaits with its small shops, personal service and eclectic mix of goodies. A few miles east lies the internationally famos Rodeo Drive of the Desert…. El Paseo in Palm Desert. And travelling west from our hotel will take you to the Cabazon Outlet Shopping Center. Over one hundred of America’s top name-brand retailers are here. And don’t miss the two huge dinosaurs… they’re worth a snapshot or two.
PALM SPRINGS SPA – Studio M Salon & Spa
PALM SPRINGS SPA – Studio M Salon & Spa
Studio M Salon & Spa just 1.3 miles from the hotel who master’s the art of personal beauty and wellness. Who will also come to us. Call for an appointment 760-327-9000. Our guests receive 15% off!
PALM SPRINGS WALK OF STARS
Arts & Culture
PALM SPRINGS WALK OF STARS
You can find out which Hollywood celebrities lived and played in Palm Springs by searching for their “stars” embedded in the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive. Discover the stars of Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, Liberace, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Harpo Marx, Connie Stevens, Michael Dante, Kaye Ballard, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rooney, Dinah Shore, Howard Keele, Sonny Bono, Leslie Nielsen, Sandler and Young , Merv Griffin, Keely Smith, Jerry Vale, Elvis Presley, President Gerald Ford, Buddy Hackett and many many more. Actor, Dane Andrew also known for owning Rascal, “The World’s Ugliest Dog” received the 284th star on 5-5-07 at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive under the Back Stage sign of “former” CopyKatz Theatre.
PALM WINDMILL TOUR
PALM WINDMILL TOUR
Our attraction tour takes approximately 2 hours and will take you behind the fences onto our private grounds where no other tour will go. The tour starts at our tour headquarters where you will be given an overview of renewable wind energy, a history of our windmills since the inception in 1982 to today
SPA RESORT CASINO & AQUA CALIENTE RESORT AND CASINO
SPA RESORT CASINO & AQUA CALIENTE RESORT AND CASINO
Just a short drive from Desert Riviera, Palm Springs offers two of the most modern and fun gaming facilities. Aqua Caliente located in near by Rancho Mirage offers spa services and fine dining.
SUNNYLANDS
SUNNYLANDS
The historic house and grounds were completed in 1966. The house was designed by A. Quincy Jones, a pioneer of midcentury modern architecture. The estate contains thousands of trees, 11 man-made lakes, a tennis court, and a nine-hole golf course designed by Dick Wilson The Annenbergs left the historic residence – where they entertained seven U.S. presidents, British royalty, celebrities, and international leaders – in a public trust to be forever operated as a high-level retreat center devoted to international understanding and the public good. Since their passing, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands has hosted meetings that address serious issues facing the nation and the world.
THE AQUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM
THE AQUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM
The new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is under construction and set to open in 2020. The new museum, designed by JCJ Architecture, will be located at the corner of E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and S. Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. The new museum is intended as a home to celebrate the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Inspiration for the museum’s design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found among the natural desert landscape. The design reflects the Tribe’s values and ongoing commitment to the Agua Caliente people. In addition, the project site is the home of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring.
THE LIVING DESERT PALM SPRINGS
THE LIVING DESERT PALM SPRINGS
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top attraction in the Palm Springs area for nearly 50 years.
VILLAGE FEST
VILLAGE FEST
This is a Thursday night MUST… Downtown Palm Springs gets transformed into a fun filled night with food, live performances, lots of shopping, or simply people watching. October-May 6:00pm-10:00pm June-September 7:00pm-10:00pm * except Thanksgiving
There are no attractions to show.
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