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Palm Desert Attractions

They say the best things come in small packages, and this alluring city is no exception. From amazing tourist attractions to thrilling excursions, there are loads of fun things to do in Palm Desert.

If you're ready to explore Palm Desert, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have an experienced guide show you some of the most popular tourist attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 46 fun activities in Palm Desert are also worth looking into.

Things to Do in Palm Desert with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Palm Desert. Here are a few family friendly experiences to try together that are sure to make your getaway unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Palm Desert

An escape to Palm Desert need not break the bank. You can leave your wallet at home if you check out:

Bump and Grind Trail - Appreciate the stark contrast between city life and nature's wild beauty at this stunning location.

Palma Village Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a relaxing walk around the beautiful plants.

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10 Best Music Festivals of 2020

See your favorite artists, discover new music, and immerse yourself in a community of fellow fans for a whole weekend during the best music festivals of 2020.

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Check out our video travel guide and see why Palm Springs is a winning destination for the many Angelenos that flock here each year.

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Feeling the love in these inclusive destinations

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Top 5 LGBT winter getaways

Getting some gay-friendly wintertime rest and relaxation

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Retro-glam in Palm Springs

Living the Hollywood heyday dream

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Palm Desert on a sunny day?

A Full Day Tour of Palm Springs and a The Legends & Icons Tour are two fun outdoor activities that are literally a breath of fresh air.

What to do in Palm Desert on a rainy day?

A Oscar's Cabaret is an awesome indoor activity to sign up for if the weather forecast isn't great.

What should I not miss in Palm Desert?

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is one sight you won't want to jump back on that plane without stopping by.

Are there cheap things to do in Palm Desert?

Sign up for a Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and put the dollars you save toward more amazing experiences.

What can you do in Palm Desert for free?

You'll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your bag with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • El Paseo Shopping District
  • Westfield Palm Desert Shopping Center
  • Hovley Soccer Park
  • The Gardens on El Paseo