Palm Springs, California Things to Do
Beyond the dramatic backdrop of the desert landscape, Palm Springs, CA, offers a long list of interesting attractions, activities, and fun things to do. Take a desert sightseeing tour, enjoy an afternoon of shopping along the famous Palm Canyon Drive, ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, or spend the day hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. Palm Springs is also home to world-class golf courses, family attractions, and 24-hour casino gaming - all located near Doral Desert Princess Resort.
Palm Canyon Drive Shopping.
Palm Canyon Drive is the shopping, dining and entertainment epicenter of Palm Springs. You'll find everything here from high-fashion boutiques and souvenir shops, home furnishings and décor, jewelry and accessories, family restaurants, bistros with outdoor seating, and chic lounges. Palm Canyon Drive also plays host to the weekly Villagefest market featuring more than 200 booths selling art work, crafts, fresh produce and gourmet products. Visit www.palmcanyondrive.org.
Palm Springs, California Air Museum.
View one of the country's largest collections of World War II aircraft and memorabilia at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The museum also features an impressive library with 6,300 volumes pertaining to American military and aviation history. The museum's Buddy Rogers Theater plays documentaries with a special interest to World War II military aviation. The Palm Springs Air Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visit www.air-museum.org.
Palm Springs, California Art Museum.
The Palm Springs Art Museum, established in 1938, features an extensive permanent collection of international contemporary and modern sculptures and paintings, a majority of which celebrate desert landscapes and Native American culture. Sam Francis, Barbara Hepworth, Duane Hanson, and Henry Moore are among the featured artists. The museum also hosts a series of visiting exhibits each year. A unique branch of the Palm Springs Art Museum is the Annenberg Theater for performing arts. The Annenberg Theater is located at the museum. Visit www.psmuseum.org.
The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden in Palm Desert.
Learn how animals and plants thrive in extreme desert habitats, particularly that of the Colorado Desert of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The Living Desert zoo and botanical garden in Palm Desert features fascinating animal and plant exhibits, conservation programs, a veterinary hospital, group tours, hiking trails, and many other interesting things to see and do. In addition to local animals and plants, The Living Desert also features desert wildlife and plants from around the world. Visit www.livingdesert.org.
Palm Springs Shopping at Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
Find the best deals on your favorite designer labels at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets shopping center. Among the 130 Desert Hills outlets stores are such national brands as Coach, Gap Outlet, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, and MaxMara. The Desert Hills Premium Outlets shopping center is located 25 miles from Palm Springs in Cabazon. Visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=6.
Palm Desert IMAX Theatre.
See the latest Hollywood blockbuster on the biggest movie screen in the desert at the Desert IMAX Theatre. The giant IMAX screen measures 70 feet wide and 52 feet high, offering an unparalleled viewing experience. Desert IMAX Theatre is located in Coachella Valley, just six miles from Palm Springs. Visit www.desertimax.org.
Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa.
Try your hand at Lady Luck's own game at Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in nearby Rancho Mirage. The casino offers 24-hour gaming to include slots for nearly every denomination from pennies to dollars, video poker, and table games that include casino favorites such as blackjack, mini baccarat, and three card poker. Agua Caliente Casino also features a 24-hour Poker Room and high-limit gaming. Visit www.hotwatercasino.com.
Boomers Palm Springs.
Boomers Palm Springs is the ultimate family attraction in Palm Springs. Enjoy a fun-filled day of miniature golf, Go Kart racing, bumper boats, and arcade games. Boomers also features a 32-foot high climbing wall. Visit http://www.boomersparks.com/site/palmsprings/.
Palm Springs Desert Elite Land Tours.
Explore the dynamic attractions and points of interest throughout the Palm Springs region with Elite Land Tours. The tour company combines traditional tour operator services with luxurious amenities, such as Hummer transportation. Elite Land Tours offers dozens of guided tours including the Joshua Tree Adventure, Desert Sampler, Palm Springs City Tour, and Palm Springs Windmill Tour. Visit www.elitelandtours.com.
Palm Springs Cimarron Golf Club.
Cimarron Golf Club in Palm Springs offers two 18-hole golf courses designed by golf course architect John Fought. The golf club's Boulder Course is a designated championship golf course. Cimarron's Pebble Course is an executive golf course. Each golf course offers dramatic bunkers, rolling fairways, and a blend of top-rated features commonly found on links and desert-style golf courses. Cimarron Golf Club offers a pro shop, lessons, and practice facilities. Visit www.cimarrongolf.com.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a fun and funny held in the landmark Plaza Theatre, a former 1930s movie palace. The Follies performers are between the ages of 50 and 84-years-old and celebrate the music, dance, and comedy of the 40s, 50s, and 60s with a cast (as they say) old enough to have lived it!. Each season the line-up includes many famous performers who have retired to Palm Springs. The Follies run from early November to late May.