Local Area Guide: Palm Springs Area Visitors Guide

Explore the infinite options for activities in Palm Springs, and the surrounding desert resort cities. The hardest part of planning your trip is figuring out what to do, what to see and where to go. We're here to help. Let's explore the best things to do while on vacation in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs enjoys 300+ days of sunshine and pool weather each year with an abundance of things to do and see for travelers. Come discover the Coachella Valley and make your family vacation truly unforgettable with a trip to some of the Palm Springs area's best family attractions.

 

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Art. Culture. History. Style. Greater Palm Springs has an abundance of it all. Discover local Palm Springs area art galleries, museums, theaters, tours and soak up some history and culture during your stay in Greater Palm Springs.
Golf

Golf

If you want to experience top-level golf courses, then a visit to Palm Springs is a must. The greater Palm Springs area is home to five of the top thirty courses in California as rated by Golf.com. Here you will discover Coachella Valley Golf Courses in and around the city of Palm Springs. Palm Springs and the surrounding Desert Resort cities are well-known as some of the most famous golf holiday locations in the USA. In fact, the Coachella Valley is frequently referred to as the "golf capital of the world."
Entertainment & Nightlife

Entertainment & Nightlife

Palm Springs is the best kind of vacation town, always evolving and never resting, there is truly something for everyone. Trendy and conveniently located, the cool crowd heads to the desert cities with poolside DJs, funky cocktails, plenty of live entertainment, and an energetic night life.
Local Events & Festivals

Local Events & Festivals

Looking for something to do in Palm Springs? Whether you`re a local, new in town or just cruising through, we`ve got events for you! See what`s happening in around Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley.
Casinos

Casinos

Are you ready to go all in for excitement and fun? The Coachella Valley is home to the latest and greatest Casino entertainment venues. Each casino offers something a little different, a luxurious spa, bowling alley, line dancing, live boxing matches, televised UFC action, free outdoor concerts. Be sure to check back for upcoming live entertainment, as each offer the best in world class shows and concerts.
Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide

The food you choose to eat on vacation can speak volumes to the town you`re visiting. Palm Springs has what it takes to be a foodie`s hot spot and has something for every taste bud. Discover the best restaurants in Greater Palm Springs and take the guesswork out of your next meal.
Shopping

Shopping

The Coachella Valley shopping scene suits all tastes and budgets. Downtown shopping is a must, where you can find unique treasures while you mix and mingle with locals and stumble across your new favorite restaurant. Some of our favorite walk-able neighborhoods for outdoor shopping including Downtown Palm Springs, El Paseo Palm Desert, or Cabazon Outlets.
Family Favorites

Family Favorites

Traveling to Palm Springs with kids? Palm Springs is a world class vacation destination with plenty to-do and see with the entire family. Explore the best family-friendly activities and area top attractions, start planning your next vacation to Palm Springs.
Guest Favorties - Palm Springs Area Things To do

Guest Favorties - Palm Springs Area Things To do

You`re sure to be inspired by this top 10 things-to-do in Palm Springs list, put together by guest reviews. We couldn`t agree with them more! This is a must-see list for first-time travelers, or locals who want to re-explore their hometown and live like a tourist in their own backyard.
Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Looking for a great trail in and near Palm Springs, California? There is no shortage of ways to explore the diverse natural beauty that is Greater Palm Springs. Some adventure by jeep, others by hot air balloon, and there are those who prefer horseback or bicycle. Some prefer hiking! Greater Palm Springs offers more than 100 trails to choose from. Step by step using your own two feet, hiking allows you to mix fitness with up-close discoveries of the most beautiful areas of the oasis. Find some of our scenic hikes to experience while you`re vacationing with Poolside Vacation Rentals.
Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Palm Springs, California is world-renowned for its picture-perfect sunny weather. This alone makes nature and outdoor activities a slam-dunk when planning for your vacation. Outdoor adventures in Greater Palm Springs are waiting! Explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more.
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Greater Palm Springs has pet friendly attractions that both you and your four-legged kids can experience together. Don`t leave your pet behind - share the sights, activities, and fun together with the entire family. Many Palm Springs area restaurants and shops welcome pets. There are even off leash dog parks to explore.