Greater Palm Springs Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Whether you’re visiting Greater Palm Springs for the first time or already planning your return trip, this Southern California oasis of vibrant arts, culture, healing and adventure offers unique experiences for all ages and interests. It’s both world-known and off-the-beaten-path. Thrill-seeking and soul-searching. Truly historic and totally modern.

We’ve curated ideas and inspiration for Greater Palm Springs itineraries to help guide you during your stay. Day trips. Artsy outings. Outdoor adventures. You’ll find it all.

  • Arts & Culture: Explore three stories of paintings, photography, and sculpture at the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown Palm Springs. Shop the high-end galleries along El Paseo. Take our virtual mural tour and get a taste of the art scene that Greater Palm Springs has to offer. Then embark on a self-guided tour of hundreds of public art pieces throughout the valley. 
  • Health & Wellness: Greet the sun during an outdoor yoga class with a local instructor. Refuel with a fresh-pressed juice or vegan breakfast bowl at these favorite healthy hot spots. Then soak away your troubles in natural hot mineral springs or find your balance with a restorative crystal quartz sound bath at Two Bunch Palms.
  • Food & Drink: Eat your heart out at one of several Greater Palm Springs restaurants known for serving fresh, farm-to-table fare. Head east on a guided agricultural tour to see the region’s rich bounty of locally grown crops. Experience dining with a view and don’t forget to grab a chilled date shake at The Café at Shields for dessert afterwards.
  • Outdoor Adventure: Journey to the San Andreas Fault and see natural palm oases on an excursion with Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events. Wind down with a sunset hike on a beautiful mountain backcountry trail. Then look up at the dark night skies while camping in Joshua Tree National Park and stargaze like never before.

Highlights. Greater Palm Springs