There is so much to see and do in Greater Palm Springs. Our desert oasis is also a great base from which to explore a variety of nearby picturesque sites and national parks. Find outdoor activities, desert adventures, hiking, biking, farmers markets, shopping, wine tasting and more with these great trip ideas. Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the Temecula Wine Country, the mile-high alpine artist colony of Idyllwild, historic Riverside and the “apple capital” of Oak Glen are only a few of the destinations located within close proximity to Palm Springs. See our Day Trips itineraries for help planning excursions.