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.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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.
Location: 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (888) 515-8726
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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 more than 50 years.
Location: 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-5694
Cabazon Outlets

Cabazon Outlets

Conveniently located between Palm Springs and Los Angeles, Cabazon Outlets offers a unique desert shopping experience nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Gorgonio mountain ranges. This quaint 65,000 square ft. retail shopping center features 19 specialty retailers in a relaxed, open-air environment. Cabazon is a name that has become synonymous with quality outlet shopping and is a destination for over 15 million shoppers every year. Shop the best name brands like adidas, Columbia, PUMA and more at up to 70% off retail every day.
Location: 48750 Seminole Dr #100, Cabazon, CA 92230
Phone: (951) 922-3000
The Gardens on El Paseo

The Gardens on El Paseo

Welcome to an exquisite, outdoor and lifestyle shopping experience featuring beautiful desert landscaping, scenic views and shopping at its finest.
Location: 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 862-1990
Palm Springs VillageFest

Palm Springs VillageFest

The Palm Springs VillageFest is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, on Palm Canyon Drive. Our Street Fair occupies roughly three blocks of town every Thursday night offering a wide variety of entertainment, art, food and shopping. To top it off, many of our stores on Palm Canyon Drive keep their doors open late that night, allowing our Palm Springs locals and Coachella Valley visitors to get their fill of whatever may entice their fancy.
Location: The heart of downtown Palm Springs, on Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: (760) 320-3781
Desert Adventures Jeep Tours

Desert Adventures Jeep Tours

Climb aboard one of our signature open-air Jeeps for an unforgettable journey to the San Andreas Fault, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, or the majestic Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area. We also offer climate-controlled tours in an SUV or van to nearby Joshua Tree National Park. For groups, we offer a variety of Jeep, hiking and sightseeing tours by bus as well as weddings and corporate events at our Metate Ranch Event Venues. Come see for yourself why Desert Adventures is #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor!
Location: 74794 Lennon Pl ste b, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 324-5337
The Show

The Show

The Show is the premier concert theater in Southern California featuring headliners like Steven Tyler, Duran Duran, Sting, Alan Jackson and more. It`s a vast concert venue at a casino, with stadium seats & a changing lineup of national & regional acts. It`s a must see while visiting Palm Springs!
Location: 32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone: (888) 999-1995
Eat at Lulu California Bistro

Eat at Lulu California Bistro

Welcome to palm springs hippest restaurant, Lulu California Bistro. Where talent, expertise and a passion for great food are combined to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Our menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. At our exciting bar area, we feature the desert`s best Happy Hour, all-day, all-night, 12-hours long! A true Palm Springs dining experience!
Location: 200 S Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 327-5858
Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum has a wide-reaching and growing permanent collection of over 12,000 objects rooted in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design that has developed from of our unique history, culture, and place. The museum`s collection, exhibition, and education programs connect the public with art and ideas that serve and adapt with the dynamic and growing community that calls Palm Springs home -as well as new generations of visitors who continue to make the area a destination for rejuvenation, entertainment, and cultural excursion.
Location: 101 N Museum Dr. Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 322-4800
Pappy & Harriet`s

Pappy & Harriet`s

"If you`re in a rush, you`re in the wrong place!" All of our organic meats + fish are cooked on our amazing outdoor grill with Mesquite Wood. Everything is cooked to order. We only have one grill with only so much space, so food can take longer than usual on nights with high volume. For some reason we are usually hit with very large groups which can slow us down and make the wait for tables longer than normal. You are very important to us and we want nothing more than to accommodate you and have the best time possible. Outdoor seating is available during the spring, summer and part of fall. There are MANY Places to sit at Pappy`s, but only certain areas to dine. Stroll around Pioneertown, sit out in our beer garden, or hang out and listen to music. Some of the shows are free some have a cover charge. We have Live Music every night we are open. All different genres. Check our events page and plan ahead. Remember..It`s only Rock~n~Roll..relax and enjoy!
Location: 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
Phone: (760) 365-5956