With its year-round warm climate, Palm Springs is the ideal holiday destination. Tourists, locals, vacationers, and retirees alike take interest in this resort city— it’s the perfect place for outdoor fun!
Aside from the pool parties and the museums, there are many things to do in Palm Springs that you can enjoy any time of the year. Here are some of our favorites.
A day trip at Joshua Tree National Park
When in the area, visiting the famous Joshua Tree National Park should be at the top of your list. This place offers a lot of opportunities for different outdoor activities that will keep you busy all day.
A 45-minute drive east of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park offers scenic views, large rock formations, and Jeep tours you can join to explore the area. Hidden Valley is great for boulder climbing and hiking. Cap the day off by joining a night sky program and stargaze under the clear desert skies.
Off-roading and horseback riding
Tired of touring the area by car? Go off-roading and horseback riding. These two activities are unique and exciting ways of exploring the wonders of Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley.
Join Jeep and bicycle off-road tours that take you around the San Andreas fault, where you can marvel at the spectacular canyons, rugged landscape, and desert wildlife. How about horseback riding through the desert? You can join guided tours along the Indian Canyon Trails, Lizard Rock, Coyote Creek, and Quail Canyon.
Golf courses with great views
A laidback game of golf is best enjoyed amid tranquil greenery with pristine views. Located in nearby La Quinta is PGA West Golf Club, which features Pete Dye’s Stadium Course. It’s considered among the top 100 golf courses in the country according to Golf Magazine.
Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert is also a favorite among golfers with its beautiful desert flowers and trees, complemented by amazing water features, sand beds, and breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
A unique experience with the Cabazon Dinosaurs
The Cabazon Dinosaurs is easily one of the most iconic roadside attractions near Palm Springs.
Known as the biggest dinosaur museum in the world, the Cabazon Dinosaurs have been featured in many Hollywood movies, including Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and The Wizard. There are two gigantic dinosaurs that you can climb, plus walking trails, a dinosaur-themed ice cream truck, a museum, a gift shop, and the Dino Dig, where you can play as a paleontologist digging through the sand for a prize.
Your next home is in Palm Springs
These are only a few of the exciting Palm Springs activities you need to experience when you visit or even move to Coachella Valley.
If you’re looking for a Palm Springs property, work with an experienced local real estate agent who will guide you throughout your home buying journey. Contact Kathleen O’Keefe Galigher at 760.567.7822 or send an email to okeefe(dotted)kathleen(at)gmail(dotted)com for expert advice on the Palm Springs real estate market and surrounding communities.