Looking for places to take that special someone? Whether it's your first date or your hundredth, you’ll find plenty of date ideas in Greater Palm Springs, where happily-ever-afters are as endless as our blue skies and romance fills the sun-kissed air.

From breathtaking views to heart-thumping bike rides to adventures high above the clouds to cozy nights in the comfort of your home, this couples’ oasis will have you and your beau feeling more connected than ever. 

1. Dinner for Two

Couple dines on rooftop of the Kimpton Rowan next to the pool.

Dine under swaying palms or in an ambiance room with your significant other for the ultimate date night. From classic American dining to tasty cuisine from around the world, our culinary oasis has something for every appetite. Dig into delicious food while admiring the breathtaking mountain views of Greater Palm Springs. Take a look at this list of restaurants, perfect for your next date. If you are looking to enjoy a next level dining experience, read about our fine dining scene. 

You can also bring delicious dining to your home with these extraordinary take out and delivery options. 

2. Split a Date Shake

Enjoy a taste of nostalgia with a date shake at the famous Shields Date Garden in Indio—the perfect outing for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Not only is it a staple for locally grown dates but it’s also a romantic spot for strolling thanks to acres of towering palm trees and lush, garden landscape. You'll both feel like you found your own mini oasis while indulging in one of their iconic treats.  

3. Get Your Adrenaline Fix

Unique MeetingsAre you looking for a fun and unforgettable experience to have with that special someone? Well, look no further because BMW Performance Center is where you will find accelerating engines and exhilarating speeds that will get your heart racing, in the best ways possible. You even have the option to earn your professional race license. Just feeling it out, book a few hours to get driven through race courses, you may just fall in love on the track!

4. Let Love Fill the Air 

Nothing beats a date filled with live music and memories of seeing your favorite performer! Enjoy a classic acoustic performance at The Twelve, enjoy a show from a tribute band of your favorite artists at The Rock Yard, or head up to Pioneertown where you will find an eclectic variety of artists performing at Pappy & Harriet's, some performing under the night sky. Find more live music and performances when you explore here.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts FestivalIf you really want to make your date feel the love, take them to the world renowned Coachella Music Festival or Stagecoach Country Music Festival that happens right here in Greater Palm Springs. 

5. Go Wild at The Living Desert

The Living Desert Palm Desert

Love animals and spending time outdoors with your partner? The Living Desert is a perfect day date for couples who like to get up close and personal with wildlife! Wander hand in hand as you explore this 1,200-acre zoo, where you’ll encounter animals from deserts all over the world. Make it an even more unforgettable experience by feeding giraffes or walking among wallabies. 

6. Blaze a New Trail

Palm Springs Lykken Trail

Hike through canyons, up sun-drenched mountains and across wide-open terrain on some of these top hiking experiences in Greater Palm Springs. If you and your sweetheart are looking for more simple strolls, these nine scenic and simple hikes have you covered. In search of challenging treks? Don't miss these 10 trails in Greater Palm Springs that will get you into shape. (Please make sure to check the weather prior to heading out on the trails!)

7. Share a Smooch at These Romantic Spots

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Want to set the tone for a great first kiss? Drive up to Vista Point in Palm Desert, which overlooks the valley floor, and watch the sun set behind the mountains. Take your date to The Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage for a panoramic clifftop view that will surely impress. Or enjoy a romantic picnic by the pond at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park, where you can feed ducks and stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds. For more vistas, check out these five picks.

8. Capture the Memories 

Indio Art InstallationsGreater Palm Springs has no shortage of wonderful locations for casual visitors and art-connoisseurs alike to enjoy. Get your art action on with everything from incredible street murals in Coachella to astounding sculptures throughout our nine cities with the help of this public art guide. Find the most Instagramable places in Greater Palm Springs, grab your date and capture those countless memories together!

9. Toast to True Love with Libations 

Boutique Hotel in the heart of Palm Springs

Relax with that special someone and indulge in hand-crafted libations. Whether you have those first date jitters or are celebrating years together, you will be able to find an ambiance to fit the mood in Greater Palm Springs. Learn more about the hand-crafted drinks with CraftGPS or click here to explore more places!

10. Take a Thrilling Ride

Add some excitement to date night by joining Big Wheel Tours on one of their many bike excursions in Greater Palm Springs, guaranteed to create long-lasting memories. Whether you explore natural palm oases on a ride through the Indian Canyons or get your heart pumping with an adrenaline-inducing cycle through the mountains, you’re guaranteed to create long-lasting memories. 

Red jeep in desert surrounded by palm trees

If adventure is something you have in common with your sweetheart then a Red Jeep Tour is a must! This fun, comfortable and safe ride will take you both on a journey to discover hidden gems in Greater Palm Springs. Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours offers tours to Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Mecca Hills and the San Andreas fault, too. Make it a romantic date and ride off into the sunset together.

While you are sharing the love - take time to love local! Shop, dine and support local businesses in Greater Palm Springs during your next visit.