Fun Things to Do in Palm Springs

Are you headed to Palm Springs this weekend? Why not add a few days to your trip to ensure you get a chance to do all of these top 10 fun things in Palm Springs? Check out our list and the area’s best attractions to create an unforgettable long weekend getaway.

Soar With Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

There is nothing quite like seeing the views of the Chino Canyon from high above in a rotating tram car. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you 2.5 miles up the mountain to reach the peak Mountain Station. You can beat the desert heat at the top and enjoy hiking trails, observation decks, and even eating at the restaurant.

Tour One of the First Wind Farms

Clean energy is the wave of the future, so why not learn all about it in this self-guided wind farm tour? You will need a reservation to take the tour, and there is a fee to enter the space. Have fun while you learn about renewable energy, and remember to take a windbreaker!

Sing Karaoke at RetroRoom Lounge 

Ready for a fun night out in Palm Springs? Stop by the RetroRoom Lounge located in downtown Palm Springs for a night of karaoke, it’s one of the fun things to do in Palm Springs. Ask the bartender for the best drinks in town as well, and you’ll be singing all night at this retro bar in downtown Palm Springs!

Take a Hike at Indian Canyons

Need to burn off some of those drinks from last night? Try hitting the trail at the Andreas Canyon hike at Indian Canyons. This trail includes waterfalls and an impressive amount of large California Fan Palms. Trails open at 8 am, and tickets are required to access this beautiful land.

Stroll Down Palm Canyon Drive

Take in the beauty and towering palm trees as you stroll down palm canyon drive. This iconic road features a line of palm trees along with beautiful mountain views and some of the most stylish shops around. Pop into a mid-century furniture store or grab a bite while you enjoy the area.

Fly at Palm Springs Air Museum

Is the hot sun too much? Consider heading indoors to the Palm Springs Air Museum for a unique look at some historical planes and even take a flight! The museum is open 7 days a week and helps educate visitors about all things that fly. Purchase tickets to get yourself a seat on a flight as well! 

Find Your Muse at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Check out the artists and exhibitionists at the Palm Springs Art Museum this weekend. This medium-sized museum is the perfect place to beat the heat and also find some culture. Stop by Thursday through Sunday for a chance to appreciate the art!

Pose With the Cabazon Dinosaurs

It is not every trip that you get to find the perfect Insta-worthy pic of you and a dinosaur! Check out the T. Rex and Brontosaurus sculptures that were a roadside attraction for any motorist coming into Palm Springs. These 100-ton sculptures can be found in Cabazon, about a 20-minute drive from town.

Ride on a Jeep Tour

Check out the infamous San Andreas Fault Zone as you tour the area in an open-air jeep. You’ll learn all about the desert and check out the plants and animals that call the San Andreas Fault Zone home. 

There are plenty of fun things to do in Palm Springs! From belting out karaoke at the downtown bar RetroRoom Lounge to taking a hike or touring a museum, there is always something to do. Check out some (or all) of these fun things to do in Palm Springs while you’re here!

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