While we fully endorse happy hours, wine tastings and late-night bar hopping, there’s more to Greater Palm Springs’ nightlife than a refreshing cocktail after the sun sets.
Leave your ID at home, skip the bars and casinos for a night and join some stimulating sobering and romantic adventures in the desert when dawn sets in. From mineral springs to stargazing, plenty of alcohol-free escapades in the oasis ensure memorable nights out after dark.
Soak at Two Bunch Palms | Desert Hot Springs
The intimate Two Bunch Palms is a haven for lovers thanks to its lush landscaping, a scenic lake and romantic ambience. Most visitors submerge in the grotto that features two natural mineral pools for therapeutic properties that are open to the wee hours of morning. There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in the grotto and staring off into the sky at midnight.
Live Entertainment: The McCallum Theater | Palm Desert; Coachella Valley Repertory | Cathedral City
These two venues host a variety of live performances, from well-known musicals like Hairspray, popular ballets like the Nutcracker to acrobats and comedians. This is a great way to spend the night out with a special someone, a group of friends, family night, you name it. Make sure to check their scheduled shows to plan for your next night out!
Fun Games at Shots in the Night | Indian Wells
Shots in the Night is like nothing you've experienced before. Think golf, but with a spin! The Indian Wells Golf Resort teamed up with a tech company, NextLinks, to create a new concept of glow-in-the-dark golf. From mini-golf games like H.O.R.S.E., 21 and more, to putting green games and a driving range with glow-in-the-dark targets, there is something for everyone -– kids to golfing pros. The atmosphere is all about the fun, with music, lasers, even a food truck. It's a night you won't want to miss!
Views on Palm Springs Aerial Tram | Palm Springs
While the aerial views of Palm Springs are spectacular in the day, the night vistas are just as commanding. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ascends 2.5 miles high to an elevation of 8,513 feet, so sprawling views are no less than breathtaking. Hop on board the last ride at 8 p.m. for a starry night sky and glimmering oasis below.
Golf at Indio Municipal Golf Course | Indio
Golfers who hate to peel away from the resort pool during the day (we don’t blame you) can rejoice knowing they can hit the tees at night. Indio Municipal Golf Course (IMGC) is the Coachella Valley’s only course that is lit up once the sun goes down. Tee times normally run until 8 p.m. though, during special events, can extend as late as midnight. Play the lights at IMGC and never leave the resort pool during the day again!
Stargaze Under the Night Sky | Joshua Tree
The night sky that you experience in Joshua Tree is something special, something that attracts visitors world-wide. The feeling of looking up and seeing thousands of stars is unbeatable; you are guaranteed to get lost in the sky, in the best way possible! Enjoy a glass of wine or float in a pool while you search for constellations and wish upon that shooting star (make it a good one)!