Whether you’re a thrill seeker or a chill chaser, Greater Palm Springs attractions offer something for everyone. Our oasis is home to world-class museums displaying everything from Western art to airplanes; sophisticated, upscale shopping and vintage boutiques; and awe-inspiring outdoor adventures.

Chill Things to Do in Palm Springs

Love heights? Hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and ascend more than 8,000 feet in a rotating tram car — expect chilly temps at least 20 to 30 degrees cooler than on the ground — or take flight at the Palm Springs Air Museum, rated one of the top 14 air museums in the world by CNN Travel. Feeling inspired by the natural beauty of the oasis? Stroll through the Moorten Botanical Garden, home to the world’s first “cactarium” and an on-site plant nursery blooming with cute cacti and spiny succulents for sale. And El Paseo Shopping District is a must; you’ll find everything from Anthropologie and Apple to Louis Vuitton and Lululemon, plus some of the best restaurants in Palm Desert.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions in Palm Springs

For the curious traveler, several under-the-radar gems are waiting to be discovered, like the Cabazon Dinosaurs, a fun roadside attraction made famous by appearances in film and music videos, and the International Banana Museum, where you can marvel at more than 20,000 banana-themed items and cool off with a banana soda ice cream float.

Discover more chill attractions and things to do in Greater Palm Springs below.



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