Palm Springs is a popular vacation spot due to all of its amazing ongoing events and exciting attractions.
Palm Springs Events
The Palm Springs calendar is the best way to stay up-to-date on all the local events, outdoor activities, concert tours, and artists passing through Palm Springs, since new ones are always being added.
Whether you’re seeking a large outdoor festival with food, beer, wine and crafts, a single night performance of song and dance, want to run in a charity race or learn about the history of Coachella Valley, the Palm Springs calendar of events will steer you in the right direction so you can make the most of your visit to Caliente Tropics!
Festivals and Charity Events
There are several festivals and outdoor activities on the Palm Springs calendar of events what bring people together by focusing on various aspects of Palm Springs culture, including food, music, holiday festivities, performance art, and charity. For active guests of Palm Springs, or for those who simply enjoy halping a good cause, there are several charity runs and races that take place in the area at all times of the year.
Palm Springs is a city known for being open and accepting of an array of lifestyles, cultures, interests, and celebrations. From the art and film festivals, music and theater appreciation and charity races, to wine tasting and food appreciation, minorities rise in popularity in this area of meshed cultures.
Palm Springs Area Attractions
The area offers guests the ultimate leisure excitement, from song and dance performances to incredible nature adventures in the midst of the desder. Whether you’re seeking a hiking trip, balloon air ride, jeep tour, live concernt, or a history lesson on your Palm Springs vacation, we have something for everyone.
Experience Palm Springs History & Culture
The Palm Springs calendar also features many history-based events and activities. Attractions and activities for learning about the rich cultural history of Palm Springs vary from outdoor excursions and tours to concerts and exhibitions. History buffs will enjoy a tour of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum where guests can view exhibits and artifacts from the 1800’s when pioneers first discovered the land surrounding modern day Palm Springs, then worked hard to turn the natural land into a home as it is today. See how people over the years have turned nature into the amazing Palm Springs attractions, hotels, adventures, and more.
Palm Springs Historical Walking Tours
The Palm Springs Historical Society is a rich source for the study of Palm Springs history. The museum’s collection of artifacts provides a wealth of information perfect for research and intrigue. Join the Palm Springs Historical Society on a remarkable trip through Palm Springs’ past with a professional tour guide.
Tour Cost: $20 per person
- Historical Palm Springs highlights
- Mid-century and Spanish architecture
- Celebrity glamorous tales of days gone by
Reservations required – Interested in private or group tours? Call to arrange – 760-323-8297
Five Star Adventure Tours
On the the original “It’s All About Palm Springs” and “Legends and Icons” tours you learn the inside stories of all the movie stars who made Palm Springs their “getaway” from Hollywood. You will see over 50 famous celebrity homes such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Suzanne Sommers.
This fun and exciting Modernism Tour of Palm Springs takes you places where a double-decker bus can’t possibly go. Your air-conditioned coach will keep you comfortable as you take an in-depth look into the architects visual expression that made Palm Springs world famous.
Palm Springs Museums
The Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum
The Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum represents the culture and history of the Cahuilla Indian tribe and is a non-profit organization. Admission is free. Hours: September through May 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday (closed Monday & Tuesday). June through August 10 am to 5 pm Friday through Sunday (closed Monday through Thursday).
Village Green Heritage Center, 219 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-323-0151 – www.accmuseum.org
Walk back throug history in the three sparkling air-conditioned hangars. Take a trip back in time – talk to war veterans and check out any of the 27 WWII planes, including a Spitfire, B25, P47, and a B17. Twenty vintage automobiles (including a 1948 Tucker, and a copper-trimmed 1928 Rickenbacker) gleam next to the Combat Photography, Flying Tigers, and Women in WWII displays.
A diorama showing Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 is positioned next to a $1,000,000 exhibit of five handcrafted metal models of navy vessels. Watch a free video in the Buddy Rogers Theater and then test your flying skills on the combat computer flight simulators.
Palm Springs Air Museum, 750 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-778-6262 – www.palmspringsairmuseum.org
The Palm Springs Art Museum is a nationally accredited art and natural science facility, featuring fine permanent collections and top touring exhibitions, galleries, sculpture gardens, Annenberg Theater, and Cafe. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 5 pm year around except for major holidays. Free admission on Thursdays 4 pm – 8 pm and 2nd Sunday of each month. Closed during August.
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Dr, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-325-7186 – Recorded Information: 760-325-0189 – www.psmuseum.org
Palm Springs Hiking and Nature Tours
Adventure-seeking guests should be sure to check out the Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon excursions to learn hands-on about the desert surrounding Palm Springs. Guests can visit Indian Canyons which includes Palm Canyon, a 15 mile long natural masterpiece, as well as the Andreas Canyon which ouses over 150 species of indigenous plants and fan palms. Hiking and climbing trails from here lead to Murray Canyon, where guests can enjoy picnicking and sight-seeing.
Palm Canyon is 15 miles long and is among the most beautiful places in the West. It contains natural flora and fauna which are indigenous to the gorges and desert lands of this area. The Andreas Canyon contains over 150 species of plants, and fan palms are also abundant. There is also Murray Canyon, which can be hiked to from Andreas Canyon. There are recreation areas within palm tree groves at the end of many of the trails.
Indian Canyons, S Palm Canyon Drive, 5 miles from the center of Palm Springs – Phone: 760-325-3400 – www.indian-canyons.com
Located inside the Aqua Caliente Reservation, Tahquitz Canyon is a strikingly beautiful and culturally diverse area. Some of the spectales the canyon has to offer are a breathtaking 60 foot waterfall, ancient water systems, and array of different plants and wildlife, and rock art.
Tahquitz Canyon, 500 W Mesquite, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-416-7044 – www.tahquitzcanyon.com
Explore Palm Springs by Air
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers magnificent revolving tram cars. Mountain Station which is at 8,516 feet in elevation has a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, and a gift shop. You’ll also find 54 miles of great hiking trails in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, as well as ski rental equipment. A permit is required for overnight campling. The park is open all year. Hours: Opens weekdays at 10 am. Opens weekends and holidays at 8 am. Tram cars run every half hour. The last one down the mountain departs Mountain Station at 9:45 pm.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-325-1449 – www.pstramway.com
Enjoy the best part of the day with a spectacular sunrise balloon flight or bid the sun farewell in the afternoon. Get spectacular views of the Coachella valley! Ballooning provides great photo opportunities, so bring plenty of film or memory chips! As you fly peacefully with the wind, your skilled FAA certified commercial pilot will give you a great tour of the area. In-flight we will shre the history of the area and celebrate with a 200 year old traditional champagne toast. Following your adventure you will be presented with commemorative aeronaut flight certificates and in-flight photos. Ballooning is space-available and weather-permitting so always schedule for your first available day.
Palm Springs Golf
For those guests who enjoy a softer side of the outdoors there are golf courses throughout Palm Springs, with gorgeous views minus the strenuous hiking. One of two golf courses in the area is Cimarron Golf Resort, featuring two layouts with European style blended with traditional desert golf. The other is Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, with two 18-hole courses and beautiful views of Palm Springs. Tahquitz Creek also features the challenge of severe back to front slopes on each of the courses designed by renowed Ted Robinson in 1995.
Cimarron Golf Resort
Cimarron Golf Resort features two world-class layouts designed by John Fought. Cimarron, named after the vibrant purple flower, also means “wild and untamed”. Enhancing the start beauty of the native desert, Cimarron uses European-style features such as bunker walls made out of sod and filled with white crushed marble against the creative contouring of the emerald fairways. Cimarron is quite unique because it combines traditional desert golf with European-style links similar to those in old Scotland.
Cimarron Golf Resort, 67603 30th Ave, Cathedral City – Phone: 760-770-6060 or 807-966-6233 – email@example.com – www.cimarrongolf.com
Tahquitz Creek Golf Course
This course is made up of two outstanding 18-hold courses, both offering incredible views of Palm Springs. Tahquitz Creek was recently voted “one of the best places to play” by Golf Digest. A Palm Springs favorite since its opening in 1995 as The Legend, Tahquitz Creek is a traditional-styled course and has recently been renovated. What was once 6600 yards of fairways lined with trees now has 40 additional bunkers. Beware! There is a severe back to front slope on the greens. The course opened in 1995 and was designed by the famous architect Ted Robinson. The course features stratgically placed bunkers, rolling terrain, spectactular waterscapes, and incredible views of the mountains.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, 1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs – Phone: 760-328-2375 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.tahquitzgolfresort.com
Caliente Tropics Resort Hotel in Palm Springs is in a great location near all of the most exciting events in the area.
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