Palm Springs

Palm Springs Attractions

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 125 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It’s a breathtaking 8-minute journey to the peak of Mount San Jacinto aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Along the way, you’ll travel through 5 vegetation zones, from arid desert to alps.  ...  Read more

Mt San Jacinto Wilderness State Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Mount San Jacinto Wilderness State Park is dominated by 10,834-foot (3,250-meter) Mount San Jacinto, Southern California’s second-highest mountain. In summer, miles of hiking tracks wind ...  Read more

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Palm Springs’ Living Desert Zoo & Gardens presents animals and botanical gardens in the Sonoran Desert. Focusing on flora and fauna from desert landscapes around the world, the living desert ...  Read more

Mission Creek Preserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Protected by the Wildlands Conservancy, Mission Creek Preserve spans more than 4,700 acres between the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. Endemic flora and fauna of both deserts can be found in the ...  Read more

Coachella Valley Preserve

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The endangered fringe-toed lizard is given room to roam at the Coachella Valley Preserve, which was specifically designed to protect these desert creatures. Guided hikes through the preserves’ ...  Read more

Colorado Desert

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sprawling from the Mexico border in the south to the Mohave Desert in the north, the Colorado Desert encompasses 7 million acres of land. The two most well-known destinations within the area are ...  Read more

Mojave Desert

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Much cooler and higher than the neighboring Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south, the Mojave Desert is considered a rain shadow area, which occurs when an area of land ...  Read more

Oasis Date Gardens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Driving from Palm Springs through the nearby small desert towns with cacti and scrub brush on both sides and the heat of summer pressing down on you, a cold treat awaits: the famous date shake at ...  Read more

Anza-Borrego Desert

California’s largest state park protects the arid mountain wilderness of the Anza-Borrego Desert. Made up of 12 wilderness areas, the park is home to bighorn sheep, wildflowers, palms, cacti, ...  Read more

Indian Canyons

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Some of the best hiking near Palm Springs—and in the deserts of California—can be found at Indian Canyons, which is located at the western edge of Palm Springs. The land is owned and protected by ...  Read more

Joshua Tree National Park

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From the top of Ryan Mountain—the 5,461 ft. highest point in California’s Joshua Tree National Park—the true emptiness of this high-desert expanse is evident in the craggy rock formations and ...  Read more

Palm Springs Air Museum

One of the world’s largest collections of vintage airplanes from World War II fill the hangars at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Wartime memorabilia, combat photography, murals, uniforms and ...  Read more

Tahquitz Canyon

You don’t need to go far for idyllic desert roaming on foot or horseback, with the desert wilderness of Tahquitz Canyon reservation right on the edge of Palm Springs. Guided hikes reveal ...  Read more

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