Activities

Annually, the greater Palm Springs area has more than 350 days of sunshine and less than 5 inches of rain. Winter temperatures average in the 70s during the day. Coupled with the 10,831 foot Mt. San Jacinto & the Indian Canyons Palm Tree Oasis, our climate provides unique outdoor experiences. A water park, aerial tram, desert-themed zoo & botanical garden, windmill farm, museums, world-class sport facilities & much more await visitors.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a tennis facility in Indian Wells. It is the home of the BNP Paribas Open, a joint event of the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour which constitutes the fifth largest tennis tournament in the world. The complex offers several classifications of membership, including: Monthly, Seasonal, and Summer Memberships. The Tennis Garden features 29 Concrete Courts with PlexiPave surface, 23 Lighted Courts, Locker Rooms, Fitness Center, Pro Shop and Lounge. Stadium 1 is the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world.[
Location: 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Phone: 760-200-8400
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Living Desert is a remarkable zoo and botanical garden representing the desert environments of North America and Africa. With over 1200 protected acres, 450 wild animals, live animal shows, kids’ play park, tranquil gardens, model train exhibit, hiking trails, tram rides and more, visitors experience an oasis of family fun.
Location: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-346-5694
Palm Springs Windmill Tours

Palm Springs Windmill Tours

Palm Springs Windmill Tours is the only windmill farm tour that is endorsed by the Desert Wind Energy Association. Their bus tour goes inside the fences onto the private property where no other tour can go, making stops at the windmills to give guests an up close view. You will see several forms of sustainable energy; Wind, Solar and a Natural Gas Peaking plant. You will learn about all types of windmills throughout the area from the early Vestas to the newest 380 foot marvel producing kilowatts of power for the Coachella Valley. But, wind is not all there is to the tour. You will visit the newest technology in our area: solar. Learn why this relatively solar energy project is revolutionizing solar in windy areas and what that means to the area and beyond.
Location: 62950 20th Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Toll Free: 800-531-5834
Palm Springs Architecture Tours

Palm Springs Architecture Tours

Palm Springs has one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the world, but knowing where to look and understanding the homes and buildings in context can be a challenge. PS Architecture Tours was created to make Palm Springs` extraordinary modern architectural treasures more accessible to Palm Springs visitors. They offer: scheduled tours, group tours, private tours and presentations.
Phone: 323-578-6025
Indian Canyons

Indian Canyons

Long before people planted thousands of palm trees in the California desert, there was the Indian Canyons; the Indian Canyons is the catch all name for a number of canyons in Palm Springs where underground water has created oasis filled with the only indigenous palm trees in California, California Fan Palms. The largest of the canyons, Palm Canyon, is fifteen miles long. It is one of the areas of great beauty in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which include the California Fan Palm as well as numerous cactus species, are breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond. The canyons are a one of a kind place that is great for picnicking near a stream, meditating, exploring, hiking or horseback riding.
Location: 38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: 760-323-6018
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Imagine being able to go from a dry warm desert climate to a moist cool alpine climate in just ten minutes...From an elevation of 2,643 ft. to an elevation of 8,516 ft, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway does this while providing amazing scenery, a guided tour, mountain-top dining and miles of exhilarating hiking trails.
Location: One Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA. 92262
Phone: 760-325-1449
Wet N Wild Palm Springs

Wet N Wild Palm Springs

Wet N Wild Palm Springs is a water park featuring water slides, a wave pool, raft rides, a lazy river, private cabanas and more.
Location: 1500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: 760-327-0499
Moorten Botanical Garden

Moorten Botanical Garden

This South Palm Springs botanical garden and shop was established in 1938 by Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten and his wife, Patricia Moorten. It is now owned and operated by their son, Clark Moorten. With over 3,000 examples of cacti and other desert plants grouped by geographic regions, there is a little something for every desert lover. Attractions include cactus garden tours, Learning about different plants and species of animals, holding private events (including weddings) and purchasing your favorite cactus.
Location: 1701 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92264
Phone: 760-327-6555
Museum Of Pinball

Museum Of Pinball

Located only 20 minutes from Palm Springs in the city of Banning is the Museum of Pinball. This 18 acre one of a kind attraction features over 800 vintage and modern pinball machines and video games. The museum allows young people to experience the excitement of an electronic game that doesn’t just appear on a screen, and allows those who grew up playing pinball to rediscover their passion. In addition, the Museum of Pinball brings competitive pinball tournaments into the spotlight and preserves the amazing history of the game. The Museum is only open to the public for special events held periodically throughout the year.
Location: 700 South Hathaway, Banning, CA 92220
Hiking In Palm Springs

Hiking In Palm Springs

The Hiking In Palm Springs Website is a great resource for learning about hiking trails in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Joshua Tree, Idylwild and other Coachella Valley areas. The website features maps, directions, pictures and information about various trails.
Location: Everywhere
Adventure Hummer Tours

Adventure Hummer Tours

The California desert features some unique outdoor experiences such as The San Andreas fault, Joshua Tree National Park and the Salton Sea. Adventure Hummer Tours takes you there in the comfort of a Hummer H1. This larger vehicle allows them to go where smaller Jeeps can`t. In addition, their guides are experts trained by the National Park`s Desert Institute. Daily tours, corporate events and private parties are all welcome.
Phone: 760-285-0876
BMW Performance Center West

BMW Performance Center West

This is a true luxury lifestyle experience: the BMW Performance Center West is the Palm Springs area experience that`s serious about seat time. Learn true performance driving from their pros in adreniline-fueled 1 and 2 day M Schools. You can see first hand what BMW M series cars can do as you ride with a pro on an exhilarating lap. Located in Thermal, East of La Quinta, BMW built an exclusive paddock and track area for the BMW performance driving area. The facility spans over 30 acres, including a 1.6 mile road course with increasing and decreasing radius turns, elevation changes and straightaways. As of 2015, there were only two BMW Performance Centers in the United States. So this is truly an experience that you can`t really have any place else. Please keep in mind that this facility is about 36 miles South East of downtown Palm Springs.
Location: 86030 62nd Ave., Thermal, CA. 92274
Toll Free: 888-345-4269