Greater Palm Springs is full of Instagram-worthy spots, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to visit for the perfect photo op!
Above: Airstream guest room at Hotel Paseo, 45400 Larkspur Lane, Palm Desert
The new Hotel Paseo in Palm Desert features a unique guest room experience inside of a 1950s Airstream trailer that is located poolside and will make for a perfect spot to snap some fun pics.
Art Pop Gallery, 1566 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
The Art Pop gallery in Uptown Palm Springs is home to a new constellation-inspired mural by artist Alex Pesante (aka Ease One).
Block Shop mural at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Each year during Coachella, Ace Hotel & Swim Club unveils a new artist mural as part of its Desert Gold event, with the most recent mural created by Hopie and Lily Stockman, the sister duo behind Block Shop textiles.
Mural by Sofia Enriquez at Taqueria Arandas, 51541 Harrison Street, Coachella
The Cactarium at Moorten Botanical Garden, 1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Moorten Botanical Garden, originally established in 1939, is home to over 3,000 specimens of cacti and other desert plants, as well as a “cactarium” (a greenhouse filled with rare cactus specimens).
Sunnylands, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
Sunnylands, the former desert home of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, includes a plethora of pink walls (dating back to the 1960s), plus perfectly landscaped grounds (including a labyrinth, rose garden, cacti, olive groves), and both a visitor’s center and the original estate. Tours of the historic estate must be booked in advance and no interior photography is allowed, but you can photograph the exterior and the grounds.
Amanda Giacomini in front of her 10,000 Buddhas mural at the La Quinta Resort & Club, 49499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta
Yoga instructor, author and artist Amanda Giacomini set out to paint 10,000 Buddhas around the world, with one of her recent Buddha murals located at the yoga studio inside of La Quinta Resort & Club (accessible to resort guests only).
Palm Springs sign, near the Palm Springs Visitors Center, which is located at 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
The Palm Springs sign on Highway 111 greets you on your way into town, providing a great backdrop for photos with beautiful mountain vistas and palm trees behind the midcentury modern-inspired letters.
The Parker Palm Springs, 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
The breezeblock wall and orange doors at the Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs hotel are another extremely popular Palm Springs photo destination – so much so that you often have to wait your turn in a queue of photo-takers.
Mural adjacent to Palm Greens Café, 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
A narrow space next to Palm Greens Café in Palm Springs is home to colorful murals and mountain views.
Flamingos at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, 74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert is home to these pink-feathered Chilean beauties! You can find them at “Flamingo Island,” located by the front entrance to the resort.
Mural by Alex Pasante aka Ease One at the Palm Springs Fan Club at ARRIVE, 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Adjacent to ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs is their new event space, the Palm Springs Fan Club, which features art by Alex Pasante aka Ease One both inside and outside of the building.
The #pspinkwall at The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five, 1345 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five houses multiple retail stores and art galleries under one midcentury modern roof, with the front exterior of the E. Stewart Williams-designed building now painted pink.
Murals by Vyal Reyes and Lapiztola, 1604 6th Street, Coachella
The city of Coachella is home to numerous murals at local businesses and municipal buildings, as part of its Coachella Walls project with artists including Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez (aka The Date Farmers), as well as many others who contributed to standalone murals and the 1,400-foot-long community art wall on Shady Lane. A walking tour map is available here.
Shady Lane Mural, east side of Shady Lane in Coachella, across from Dateland Park
The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
The Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs just begs to be photographed, with tons of bright, multi-colored spots around the property.
Orange Twist by Delos Van Earl, 1492 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
A small midcentury commercial building designed by William Krisel is adorned by artist Delos Van Earl’s “Orange Twist” sculpture.
Salvation Mountain, Beal Road in Niland
If you’re up for an excursion deeper into the desert, Salvation Mountain is a photographer’s dream, with tons of photo ops on and around artist Leonard Knight’s manmade “mountain.”
Mural at The End vintage store, 55872 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley
The high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers and other neighboring cities are full of tons of photo ops, ranging from murals, to natural landscapes, to the old western movie sets in Pioneertown, as well as quirky experiences like the Integratron.
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