Top 17 Things to do in Palm Springs, California

A dry heat, bounty of palm trees, and kitschy art scene might describe a lot of cities. But only one place can also boast being the favorite vacation spot of Hollywood elite and the permanent home of the likes of Frank Sinatra: Palm Springs. If you want to live like Ol’ Blue Eyes for a short while, make your way to the California city and stay in one of its fine resorts. From getting a mud mask treatment to enjoying elaborate drag runway shows, things to do in Palm Springs certainly span the gamut of interests.

Aerial Tramway Ride & Mt. San Jacinto State Park
Ride up and over Mt. San Jacinto State Park in the world's largest rotating tramcars, and take in the spectacular 360-degree views. Starting from the valley floor, the tram, 2. 5-mile (4-km) route ascends 5,873 feet (1,790 m) up into... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$25
per person

Desert Canyons & Red Rocks SUV Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Hop into a spacious SUV for a 4x4 journey through the rugged terrain just east of sun-soaked Palm Springs. Explore dramatic canyons where WWII soldiers trained, snap photos of the colorful striations in rock formations, and keep your eyes peeled... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$169
per person

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
Harley-Davidson® is the quintessential American motorcycle. Take the opportunity to climb aboard this iconic vehicle and experience your vacation destination from an entirely new perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172
per person

Earthquake Canyon Bicycle Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Find the ultimate geological adventure in the rugged desert areas around Palm Springs. Take to your bike and conquer the trail that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone all the way to the lush wine country... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$105
per person

Joshua Tree Adventure by Adventure Hummer Tours
Explore the San Andreas Fault and the world's 3rd-largest oasis on a back-road adventure into Joshua Tree National Park. View the unique vegetation and animals in the area where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts meet on this morning adventure. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$149
per person

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Explore the unique ecology, geology, and geography of Joshua Tree National Park in style with a ride in a luxury jeep. See the majestic rock formations, native wildlife, and stunning scenery of back-country California on this thrilling sightseeing tour. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per person

Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Stroll past intriguing rock formations and boulder-strewn valleys, get up-close looks at the habitats of fascinating animals, and hear how this spectacular park is about more than just a tree. Spend a day uncovering the ecology and history of Joshua... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$119
per person

Painted Fault Canyon Jeep Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Get ready for an exhilarating jeep tour that takes you through the deserts and diverse landscapes around Palm Springs. Admire spectacular views as you drive along the colorful San Andreas Fault, where you can find fascinating geology as well as... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per person

Palm Springs Day Trip with Outlet Shopping
From soaring peaks to bustling shops, explore the best of Palm Springs and spend the afternoon browsing the incredible deals at Desert Hills Premium Outlets on this fun-filled excursion. Along the way, make a stop at an intriguing zoo and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per person

Premium Outlet Shopping Package by Shop America Alliance
Desert Hills Premium Outlets is one of the premier places to shop in Palm Springs for designer and luxury merchandise. You're sure to find the perfect item whether you're shopping for yourself or picking up a souvenir for someone back... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$40
per person

Private Canyon & Desert Terrain Mountain Biking Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Listen to echoes as you roll into rocky canyons, cruise over scrubby expanses of rugged desert terrain, and climb up gentle slopes to get stunning views of distant mountains. Grab the handlebars of a sturdy mountain bike and explore the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$185
per person

Private City Highlights Excursion by Adventure Hummer Tours
Uncover the the sunny streets and rugged landscapes in and around Palm Springs. Learn all the city's unlikely founding, it's affluence-attracting culture, and dramatic geology, all from the comfort of an all-terrain and air-conditioned Hummer. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$189
per person

Private Salton Sea & San Andreas Fault Tour by Adventure Hummer Tours
Experience an adrenaline rush as you ride a Hummer through California's rugged landscapes. Along the way, check out the barren Salton Sea, the scattered ruins of Bombay Beach, and the famed San Andreas Fault before finishing your experience with a... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$249
per person

Private Temecula Valley Winetasting Tour by Adventure Hummer Tours
On this private full-day excursion, visit the Temecula Valley, one of America's most popular and successful wine regions. Travel through rolling hillsides in a spacious Hummer, visit renowned wineries, enjoy lunch in a picture-perfect setting, and get a chance to... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$798
Group ( 2 Travelers )

San Andreas Fault Hummer Adventure by Adventure Hummer Tours
Embark on an adventure with a knowledgeable geology guide and explore the mystical canyons of the San Andreas Fault at sunset. Venture farther than other tours in a military Hummer and enjoy the view as you watch the rocks turn... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$139
per person

Shop & Play at Cabazon Outlets
Just 20 minutes west of Palm Springs, the Outlet Shops of Cabazon Outlets is a unique deert landscape shopping center featuring great deals on big brands like Puma, Reebok, Columbia, and Rip Curl. Shop 'til you drop with special discounts... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$20
per person

Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour by Big Wheel Tours
Embark on on exciting excursion past oasis-dotted deserts, rugged mountainsides, and expansive swaths of sand as you uncover the dynamic nature preserves around Palm Springs. With an experienced local to guide you, step out onto the trails that weave through... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$119
per person

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