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SEE Palm Springs: 35 Things to Do In Palm Springs

35 Things To Do In Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a magical city. Aside from the fact that it really shouldn't exist (all those golf courses in the middle of the desert?!), it's a lovely place for a weekend getaway for Angelenos, San Diegans (ha!) and Inland Empire residents alike. It has everything needed for a weekend getaway: sun, pools, drinks, and tasty food.

Stay, eat, and explore the city with these 35 things to do in Palm Springs.

SEE Palm Springs: 35 Things to do in Palm Springs


  1. The Parker Palm Springs
  2. Ace Hotel
  3. The Saguaro Palm Springs
    The Saguaro Palm Springs (19)
  4. AirBnB!
  5. Eat

  6. Cheeky's
  7. Great Shakes
  8. Norma's (at the Parker)
  9. Wilma & Frieda's
  10. El Jefe
  11. Sherman's Deli
  12. Bootlegger Tiki
  13. Amigo Room
  14. Ernest Coffee
  15. Workshop Kitchen & Bar
  16. Lulu California Bistro
  17. Trio
  18. Explore

  19. Palm Springs Aerial TramwayPalm Springs Tram
  20. The Living Desert
  21. Hike around Mt. San Jacinto
  22. Shop on El Paseo
  23. Palm Springs Walk of Fame
  24. Golf!
  25. Desert Adventures – San Andreas Fault Adventure
  26. Palm Springs Air Museum
  27. The Pink Door
  28. Architecture & Design Center
  29. Palm Springs Modern Tours
  30. Rent a beach desert cruiser
  31. Lounge by the poolPalm Springs
  32. Moorten's Botanical Gardens
  33. Buzz Shuttle – totally free!
  34. Hacienda Beach Club
  35. Tour the wind farms
  36. Haunted Carriage Tour
  37. Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway

Have you been to Palm Springs? Should anything else be added to this list?

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35 Things To Do In Palm Springs
Original photo via Chris Goldberg.

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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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  • Ashley

    Palm Springs sounds like such such a fun place to visit, and I loved seeing all your snaps when y’all were there recently! I could definitely go for some lounging by the pool right now!

  • I’ve wanted to visit Palm Springs for so long! It looks absolutely amazing! The pink door and dinosaur are pretty much top of my list haha!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • We were there recently and this would have been handy. The food at Workshop was amazing!

  • Palm Springs is definitely worth visiting. Awesome place, great food and nice people.

  • Wish I had seen this list before I went to PS. Oh, well… there’s always next time!

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