Things to do in Palm Springs in March
March is a beautiful time of year to visit the Palm Springs area. March sees average highs of 80 degrees, making it the perfect time of year to explore some of the fun outdoor activities the area offers.
Palm Springs is known for beautiful hiking trails, most famously in the Indian Canyons, the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. But there’s an even more unique way to experience these stunning canyons and vistas; by horse. Located near the adjacent to the Indian Canyons, Smoke Tree Stables offers guided rides by the hour or for the entire day. Book a private tour or join a group and experience 150 miles of riding trails through the canyons with an expert guide.
Moorten Botanical Gardens
For an instagrammable moment, stop at Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cactarium. This privately owned privately-owned arboretum was created to share the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants with everyone who visits. The featured desert trees, plants, and cacti come from around the world and range in size from miniature to giants!
Palm Springs Art Museum
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Palm Springs Art Museum has 28 galleries and two sculpture gardens. Showing now through May 2023 is renowned light artist Philip K Smith who hails from the desert area. Inspired by the daily light phenomena of the desert, many of his works slowly shift from hue to hue, creating atmospheric effects.
BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament
One of the major tennis tournaments of the world takes place in Indian Wells from March 6 – March 19, just a 20-minute drive east of Palm Springs. The BNP Paribas offers at Indian Wells provide an unparalleled atmosphere with world-class dining, daily live entertainment and top-shelf retail stores.
Palm Springs Nightlife
After a busy day of experiencing all the desert has to offer, enjoy an evening in downtown Palm Springs where you will find numerous dining and bar experiences. Top off the night with karaoke at RetroRoom Lounge, a favorite retro bar in downtown Palm Springs. Friendly bartenders will mix retro cocktails as you sip and sing the night away at this fun Palm Springs bar. Palm Springs has deep musical roots with famous artists such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Sonny Bono owning homes in the area, so why not kick back with some retro tunes and karaoke the night away at RetroRoom Lounge in Palm Springs.