Things to do in Palm Springs

things to do in palm springs

You’ll discover plenty of things to do in Greater Palm Springs. Thanks to the abundance of sunny days and warm winter weather, Greater Palm Springs is a year-round playground for those who enjoy being active—and those who don’t.

From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, you'll find plenty of things to do during your stay.

If you prefer rest and relaxation, you can simply chill out in one of our many sparkling pools. Lounge poolside or in one of the area’s VIP cabanas while sipping a designer, chef-crafted cocktail

Or you can tee off at one of the more than 110 local golf courses, swing a tennis racquet on the same tennis courts where legends have played, find your bliss at an area spa, explore the desert on a sightseeing tour, wow the kids with a trip to The Living Desert zoo and garden, or visit museums and boutique shops in Palm Springs.

Or check out our world-class film, music and art festivals – our annual events calendar includes many internationally renowned events. You can even try your luck at one of several local casinos around Greater Palm Springs.

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Known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, palm tree lined streets and starry nights, the City of Palm Springs comes alive during the annual Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration. Rainbow flags and glitter will fill the streets as the ever-present Mount San Jacinto Mountains star in the most scenic pride parade and festival in the world. The downtown parade steps off at 10 a.m. Sunday and travels along historic Palm Canyon Drive. The two-day festival is FREE and open to everyone.

Visit the website for complete event details.

Greater Palm Springs LGBT Pride

The 55th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade and Festival is back and better than ever!

Be on the lookout for new entertainment, the addition of the Pooch Pawrade with a major animal adoption component, a hoppin' beer and bloody mary garden, a Jerry Martin’s Cruise Night classic car show, food trucks, KidsZone, specialized seating and over 100 decorated golf cart floats to make up the perfect Sunday in October.

If any of this sounds appealing to you - golf, classic cars, good drinks, community involvement, animals, delicious new foods, great shopping along El Paseo, people watching or interesting businesses and vendors - the Golf Cart Parade is the perfect event for you!

Presented By: City of Palm Desert