Main Content

7 Cool Things to do in Palm Springs

focused red flower

Are you eyeing Palm Springs real estate as your next investment? Before you forge ahead, you’ll likely want to know more about the area. Below are some of the cool things you can experience in Palm Springs.

Visit the zoo

This is the perfect activity for a day out with the kids. Make your way to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens to ride a camel or feed the giraffes. Catch shows featuring professional animal keepers and interesting wildlife. Book a private safari tour to see things up close and personal.

Check out the iconic Cabazon Dinosaurs

This roadside attraction features a 150-ton building named Dinny the Dinosaur, a larger-than-life Brontosaurus, and a 100-ton Tyrannosaurus rex named Mr. Rex. Have fun taking photos with these steel-and-concrete scene-stealers or, if you’re up for some physical activity, explore the dinosaur trail.

Go to where the waters flow

Coachella Valley may be in the middle of a desert, but it boasts many oases where you can beat the heat. Up for a little adventure? Hike down Tahquitz Canyon to marvel at the 50-foot seasonal waterfall. Or just go ahead and spend a relaxing day at any of the numerous luxurious resorts in the area with hot mineral spas and refreshing pools.

Wine and dine

Try out some of the restaurants and cafes in the valley. With selections from around the world, there’s bound to be a spot to satisfy your cravings for just about anything. While you’re at it, sample the best of California’s fine wines. Many of the establishments offer outdoor seating for your comfort and safety.

Feast your eyes

Seeking something more esoteric to feed your passions? Go see the contemporary artwork at the Palm Springs Art Museum or head on over to the Palm Springs Air Museum to check out the wartime aircraft on display.

Palm Canyon Drive has a number of quaint galleries you can explore. If architecture is your thing, mid-century modern homes can be found all around the community. You can also choose to pay a quick visit to the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, the iconic 60s home where Elvis and Priscilla lived for a time.

Take a tram ride

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Go for the most awesome bird’s eye views of Coachella Valley, then cap off your tram ride with a meal at one of two mountaintop restaurants. This attraction is currently closed because of the pandemic, so check the official website for updates.

Go on a hike

Check out the Moorten Botanical Garden’s scenic nature trails and fascinating collection of cacti and flowers. Hike the Indian Canyons to enjoy its panoramic vistas and 60ft waterfalls. The canyons are just a small section of the famous Joshua Tree National Park, which has all of 3000 kilometers of desert to explore.

Straddling the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert, the park features two different ecosystems dependent on elevation. Remember to stay hydrated, as it can be really hot out there.

Learn more about the perks of living in the area and explore your real estate options with expert realtor John Butler. Get in touch with him today by calling 760.989.2030 or send an email to AmazingDesertHomes(at)gmail(dotted)com.