Easily recognized as a premier meeting destination, Palm Springs is nestled in a spectacular desert setting, with breathtaking views and glorious sunrises.
At the very core of the city you will find a unique village with urban sensibility, showcasing a variety of restaurants, boutique shops, spas and attractions, including a world-class casino.
Every Thursday night the city comes alive during VillageFest – a vibrant pedestrian street fair – where visitors can find one-of-a-kind handcrafted souvenirs, local bites, and enjoy the sounds of global music – a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Come experience Palm Springs as the resort destination it truly is. Shake off the dust from your resort attire and be prepared to have an evening full of relaxation and fun. Kick back, unwind, and mingle with friends while enjoying poolside and mountain views, unique entertainment, music, and delicious cuisine. Rich in history and blessed with gorgeous weather, Palm Springs is a preferred destination of travelers from all over the world, and you have the chance to experience it all. Nestled at the base of the Mount San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs is known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, palm tree-lined streets, and starry nights. With an experience like this, you may never want to leave. Resort attire suggested.
Palm Springs – Things to do:
Grind BRGR Bar: Enjoy all natural, 100 percent grass fed healthy beef burgers from Tasmania, Australia ground fresh in house daily. Grind also features free range turkey burgers, lump crab cake burgers, and a land and sea combination. Kid’s menus are available including entree, fries, and a soda. Enjoy watching the game with friends, sharing great food and fun. Price: $$
262 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Rio Azul Mexican Bar and Grill: Authentic Mexican food handcrafted with the best ingredients and served fresh and flavorful. The unique menu is certain to have something for every palate and includes an amazing tableside guacamole appetizer. The cuisine is a magical combination of delicious fresh ingredients, and a philosophy of slow food preparation where everything is made to order and freshly prepared. Price: $$
350 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Johannes: Experience award-winning, inventive Austrian Cuisine with a global twist from creative Chef Johannes Bacher, known as the Eclectic Chef. Johannes has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. Many years of experience traveling the world have contributed to the vision of the restaurant. Delight in eclectic and delicious menu selections, a fantastic wine list and impeccable service. If you don’t see your favorite item on the menu, ask and it can be created. Chef Johannes is featured in Mimi Sheraton’s book “1,000 Foods to Eat Before you Die” for his Weiner Schnitzel. Price: $$$
196 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Balisage Bistro: Specializing in unique Mediterranean cuisine, fresh-baked breads and pastries. Balisage Bistro uses quality ingredients that provide for quality food. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Originally out of Hollywood, set up as a catering company for special events and production food service, the wind has blown Chef Daniel east and now he is set up right next to Atlantic Aviation on the private sector of the airport serving fresh gourmet fare. The restaurant showcases high ceilings and surroundings of the Mediterranean including an herb garden and lemon trees right in front with an exciting view of private planes taking off daily. You are invited to visit and partake. Price: $$
145 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Purple Room: In the early 60s, Palm Springs “Purple Room” at Club Trinidad became a sweet spot of the swinging supper club scene, where the Rat Pack hung out. Like its big brother restaurant Trio, it’s a local favorite, a place you can come in and feel at home. Open six nights a week. Price: $$
1900 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Ristretto: Calling all coffee lovers, it’s time for a change. Experience custom coffees, tasty treats and healthy bites in the comfort and style of Ristretto. Located within the Five Hundred in Palm Springs, Ristretto is perfect for the early morning kick start with espressos, fresh baked scones, bagels and muffins along with steel cut oatmeal, yogurt, and breakfast burritos, or the afternoon pick-me-up with fresh baked cookies, salads, wraps and delicious Italian sodas and smoothies. Price: $
500 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro: Wood-fired pizzas paired with creative salads, appetizers, and innovative entrees from snapper to New York Strip. With great views and in a great location, Matchbox is a place to see and be seen. Price: $$
155 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Great Shakes: Gourmet malts and shakes, artisan treats and retro candy. Family owned and operated. Price $
160 S Palm Canyon Drive Suite A, Palm Springs, CA 92262
La Perlita: An unassuming joint tucked into a shopping center with bare bones décor and plain, white plates overflowing with Mexican standbys surrounded by traditional beans and rice. Standards like stuffed burrito supreme, smothered enchilada and Baja style soft corn tacos share equal billing and great prices with more exotic offerings like the lengua dinner platter. Price: $$
901 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Three Sixty North Lounge + Restaurant: Located on the strip in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Drenched in dark woods, linen, granite, and stacked stone, the atmosphere is comfortable, stylish and relaxed. The lounge is a great place to hang with friends or just shoot the breeze with the friendly bartenders. The restaurant is similar to the famous supper clubs of the 50s and 60s. Live entertainment and dancing every night in the dining room. Enjoy great steaks, chops, seafood, pasta and pizza, along with great specialties from the famous Little Italy menu. Price: $$
360 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Workshop Kitchen + Bar: The kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although “Americana” may best describe the style of food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill and custom sous-vide station. The bar looks mostly to American classics and focuses on researched ingredients and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market’s availability and tend to rock. Price $$$
800 N Palm Canyon Drive Suite G, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Educational and Cultural Activities
Palm Springs Air Museum: Home to one of the World’s largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft and the air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with the exhibits. The extensive library and crew of trained volunteers can provide you details on the aircraft and a sense of the experience of flying them.
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Palm Springs Art Museum has two locations: the flagship property is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs with 150,000 square feet of climate-controlled galleries featuring a wide variety of modern, contemporary, glass, Western art, and photography art. The museum also has a location in Palm Desert on Highway 111 at El Paseo. Both locations offer compelling temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year and are supplemented by the museum’s vast permanent collection that includes works from Chagall, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Moore, Frankenthaller, Kapoor, Judd, Morris, Adams, and Rauschenberg. Both locations are open free every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Palm Springs location is free every second Sunday of each month. Art workshops are available year round, and every summer the Palm Springs location offers free film screenings on Thursday nights.
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum: A Hopi inspired Pueblo that is a unique treasure to the Coachella Valley, located in the heart of Desert Hot Springs. The Museum is close to Joshua Tree, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Palm Springs. This Southern California landmark is within 10 minutes of the exit from the 10 Freeway. Built by Cabot Yerxa (b. 1883) on property he homesteaded in 1913, he worked on the property until his death in 1965. The Pueblo is four-stories, 5,000 square feet and includes 35 rooms, 150 windows and 65 doors. Visitors will notice many unique features: including windows and doors collected and reassembled from abandoned homesteads, old telephone poles, buck board wagon parts, and many other materials used creatively.
67616 E Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Backstreet Art District: Stroll through a dozen artist-owned galleries and working studios featuring exciting collections. Original contemporary art. Nationally and internationally recognized artists. Backstreet Art District includes paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and performing arts. Experience the thrill of interacting with working artists.
2600 S Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The Living Desert is a unique zoo and botanical garden, featuring a number of dynamic attractions, including an art gallery. “California Landscape Painting: The Stephen B. Chase Collection” is part of a permanent art collection, representing forty-nine paintings by twenty-two artists, some among California’s greatest.
47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Joshua Tree National Park: Located one hour north of the Coachella Valley in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park covers 794,000 acres of two diverse desert ecosystems: the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Take an easy drive for an afternoon or spend several days walking, hiking and camping in one of the greater Palm Springs area’s coolest attractions. Tour the Keys Ranch and hear the colorful story of the 60 years Bill and Frances Keys spent raising their five children in this isolate location. Stop at the Joshua Tree, Cottonwood or Oasis Visitor Centers for more information.
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the World’s largest rotating tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the ten minute ride at the Valley Station, elevation 2,643 feet, and end at the Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all.
One Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Coachella Valley Brewing Company: Locally crafted beer with an emphasis on farm-to-table brewing using the vast diversity of the Coachella Valley as inspiration. The luxury of the Palm Springs west valley with the agricultural excellence of the east valley is combined to produce truly unique and flavorful beer. Using local citrus, herbs, honey, and spices, local farms and flavors are supported. Sustainability, creativity, and passion are the key ingredients in the best craft beer. Get some at local eateries, bars, pubs or pick some up from the local Walmart.
30640 Gunther Street, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Magical Adventure Balloon Rides: Enjoy a hot air balloon ride with Magical Adventure Balloon Rides. Best price guarantee. Perfect safety record. There are four unique flight zones including the majestic mountain desert landscape of Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the wildlife filled orchards and vineyards of Temecula near Los Angeles, the panoramic ocean views of Del Mar near San Diego and the mystic red rock views near Sedona. Ride in a spacious basket with doors, no climbing in required. Packages include champagne or juice toast, commemorative flight certificate, free pictures and many extras.
The Spring – a Natural Hot Mineral Spring Resort & Spa: Rich, thermal, healing mineral spring water emerges from the earth at 170 degrees. Slip into healing waters in the three sparkling mineral water pools. Two outdoor and one enclosed pool are maintained at different temperatures and are available to guests 24-hours a day. Relax and restore under the magnificent views of Mount San Jacinto.
12699 Reposo Way, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Local: (760) 251-6700
The Shops on El Paseo: There are shops… and there are THE SHOPS. Located in Palm Desert, California, the heart of the vibrant Coachella Valley, The Shops on El Paseo is the desert’s premier luxury shopping and dining destination. Experience a dynamic collection of world-renown designer boutiques and inviting restaurants.
El Paseo between Highway 74 and Sage Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92260
The Mountain View course at Desert Willow Golf Resort was designed to be a transition between the more challenging and tournament quality Firecliff course and the traditional course of fence to fence turfgrass, flowers and flowing water. Mountain View was intended to have each of these characteristics, but with its own distinct personality. Price $$$
38995 Desert Willow Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PGA West / Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course: Challenge, beauty and drama permeate every Jack Nicklaus-designed course, and this masterful design is no exception. Around every corner you will find a new challenge, including the rare feature of two island greens. Nicknamed by Members as the Nick Tourney, it is both very forgiving off the tee and extremely demanding around the greens. Without a doubt, a “must play” for not only a great test of golf, but for its magnificent desert setting. Price $$$$
56150 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA 92253
The Golf Center at Palm Desert: Experience golf at one of the desert’s best kept secret courses. The Golf Center offers a nine-hole par three golf course, driving range, chipping and putting greens, lessons, clinics and more, conveniently accessible mid-valley. Play a short round, practice your drives, perfect for putting and get your golf fun on at The Golf Center. Price: $
74945 Sheryl Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort / Legend Course: Legend Course, formally Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course, was designed in 1957 originally with nine holes, and the back nine was added shortly later in 1959. Arnold Palmer Golf Management added 40 bunkers in 1996 to enhance the character and challenge of the traditional layout of just over 6,800 yards. Currently the Legend has four sets of tees for various handicaps and can play as short as 5,800 yards. Price $$
1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs is rated the number six public course in California by the PGA TOUR and features an 18 hole, par 72 Nicklaus design course and stunning San Jacinto Mountain views. With generous fairways, stunning views, a bold contemporary clubhouse and the ultra-cool environs of the Escena Lounge & Grill, Palms Springs’ Escena Golf Club has all the ingredients of a modern classic.
1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Trolley Service Check out The Buzz, the free trolley service in Palm Springs that provides transportation to several locations within the city.
Yellow Cab of the Desert: Consider Yellow Cab of the Desert for your transportation needs. Punctual and courteous service at affordable prices. SRA #09-1002
75150 St Charles Place, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Shuttle Me Five Star: Specializing in all aspects of transportation and striving to deliver the highest quality of service to customers. Five Star Adventures prides themselves as the most reliable and affordable shuttle service provider in the Palm Springs area for over 15 years. If you need shuttle service for your leisure or business trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Local: (760) 320-1500
Cardiff Limousine & Transportation: A premier transportation company in the Palm Springs area, in business since 1990. Cardiff has built its reputation on personalized convention and private transportation service. From Sedans, Vans, SUVs, Limousines, Mercedes Sprinter, Mini Coach and Euro-style Prevost Buses, Cardiff will beat your expectation of reliability.
75255 Sheryl Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Hertz Rent-a-Car / Palm Springs Airport: With 10 locations in the Coachella Valley, Hertz products such as #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost®, SIRIUS XM Radio, and unique vehicles in the Company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Providing pick-up and drop-off service for insurance replacement, business, and vacation needs.
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Local: (760) 778-5100
Enterprise Rent-a-Car / Palm Springs Airport: Award-winning customer service plus great rates. Enterprise provides the total transportation solution. Group rental discounts and meeting planner incentive program. On-site rental support available. Commercial trucks, 15-passenger vans, luxury and exotic car rentals including the newly added red Ferrari, VIP service, delivery available with one convenient point of contact.
4041 Airport Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262