Endless sunny days and warm winter nights make Palm Springs a go-to vacation destination all year long. Visitors can enjoy an amazing art and culture scene, endless outdoor activities, shopping and dining, and blissful serenity at several spas that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Check out some of our favorite things to do in the desert:
Art and Culture
Buzzing with unique and vibrant experiences, visitors to the desert can enjoy world-famous concerts and festivals, unique architecture tours, modern museums and public art installations.
Insider Tip: Check out the events calendar for current happenings & download the artsGPS app.
Hit a hole in one or serve up an ace at numerous golf and tennis courses, hike the trails in Desert Hot Springs, explore the desert on a sightseeing tour, go horseback riding, take a hot air balloon ride, discover and learn at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, take a ride on the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, or splish splash the day away at your private pool in your gorgeous vacation rental property.
Relax and Recharge
Find bliss at these amazing desert spas. Several mineral spring spas offer day passes so you can soak in the natural waters for a few hours of tranquil serenity. Prefer your own private oasis? Many of our vacation rentals have their own private pool and spa as well as access to resort amenities.
Dining and Shopping
There are too many great shopping and dining options to choose from, but we would like to highlight Palm Canyon Drive. This pedestrian hot spot is perfect for strolling, shopping, eating and drinking.
Insider Tip: No trip to the desert is complete without trying a delicious date shake. This decadent treat is usually made with creamy vanilla ice cream and freshly chopped dates – although each shake spot has their own secret recipe. While on Palm Canyon Drive, head to Great Shakes to try one!
Book Your Dream Desert Getaway with Us!
Fairway Vacation Rentals by Meredith offers a lovely collection of vacation rentals in the beautiful resort communities of Palm Desert, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. Come discover everything the desert has to offer today!