7 Things to Do in Palm Springs, California
Have you always wanted to visit Palm Springs? Plan your vacation for this November so that you can attend the Soul2Soul Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat. It takes place the first weekend of November, 5th – 7th 2021, at the luxury all-suite hotel Hyatt Palm Springs.
This event is limited to 10 couples, so if you want to work on your relationship with award-winning relationship psychologist, Dr Gregory Canillas, who has over 20 years of experience, BOOK NOW!
When you find yourself in Palm Springs be sure to visit some, if not all, of its interesting attractions and activities.
#7 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Shop ‘til you drop in Greater Palm Springs
Recently revamped the downtown area of Palm Springs, now called Greater Palm Springs, is a stylish hub of entertainment, dining and shopping. This is the place to spend a few hours people watching, enjoying a cocktail, shopping and more. Throughout Downtown Palm Springs there are a plethora of boutiques, perfect for finding unique gifts, souvenirs and items of clothing.
It is also a great place to eat. When hunger strikes you can eat whatever your heart or rather stomach, desires as almost every type of cuisine is available. What will you choose: French, American, Mexican, or something else entirely?
#6 Things to do in Palm Spring: Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum is a collection of three locations, which provide visitors with a glimpse into the colorful world and imagination of local artists and nature. You can choose between:
Palm Springs Art Museum, closed Monday-Wednesday, which exhibits a variety of art for example watercolor landscapes, contemporary native art and American modernist art.
Architecture and Design Centre, which will be opening again September 2021.
Art Museum in Palm Desert, on Highway 111, is home to the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden home to a mapped-out route, which guides you through 60 desert plants and past 14 sculptures.
#5 Things to do in Palm Springs: Tahquitz Canyon
Tahquitz Canyon is located in the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians Reservation, just 2 miles south of Palm Springs. The scenery there offers another take of Californian nature.
After stretching your legs on a hike and a few photo stops you will be lead to the magnificent 60-foot waterfall, Tahquitz Canyon. You can also learn about the local rock art and ancient irrigation systems at the Visitor Center.
Don’t leave until to hear about the legend of Tahquitz and the creator Mukat.
#4 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
Since 1938, the Moorten Botanical Garden has been a charming residential estate open to the public to share ‘the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants.’
It probably won’t surprise you that this is a magical wonderland of every type of cacti you can imagine, tall, small, fat and thin. But what makes this place extra special are the animals that live amongst the spikey jungle. As you explore, keep your eyes open for lizards and tortoises. There is also an aviary of doves, which you can casually walkthrough.
#3 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Ride the Aerial Tramway
Visiting Palm Springs is your opportunity to ride “the world’s largest rotating tram car.” The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will provide you with 360° scenic of the valley and surrounding mountains. In addition, once you reach the Mountain Station you can visit the natural history museum, watch local documentaries or enjoy a hike.
#2 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Joshua Tree National Park
For a fantastic day trip from Palm Springs, travel 40 miles (64 km) to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park. Each year approximately 3 million people visit the park and it’s not surprising why. There are many activities you can do including:
Hiking – Arch Rock Trail, Barker Dam Trail, Mastodon Peak and Last Palms Oasis
Rock climbing – granite rocks and boulders
Camping – there are 4 campgrounds
A park-rangers guided tour
If you can hang around until night fall, do it! Joshua Tree National Park is an excellent place to stargaze. For tips on stargazing and night photography, check out ‘stargazing’ on the official Joshua Tree National Park website.
#1 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Palm Springs Pride
Our Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! event coincides with the 35th anniversary of Palm Springs Pride. The celebrations start on November 1st, with the Festival itself takes place November 6th to the early hours of the 8th, and the Parade is due to happen on the 7th.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couple Retreat.