Palm Springs is one of California's most popular vacation destinations. Visitors love the desert's warm, sunny weather. People also come for the natural hot springs, luxury resorts, unique restaurants, and much more. Check out this list of the top Palm Springs desert activities you can do on your next visit! 

Palm Springs Desert Activities 

Palm Springs desert is great whether you're traveling alone, with friends, or with family. The city is best known for its warm weather, pools, and golf courses. But that is just the beginning of what the area has to offer. You can do many things, no matter what kind of adventure you desire.

Here's a list of the top Palm Springs desert activities you can do on your next trip: 

Hike through Joshua Tree National Park

If you want to explore the outdoors, you can take a guided hiking tour through Joshua Tree National Park. Your tour guides will help you navigate the different terrains while sharing a bit of its history. They will take you through the Joshua trees, along the rocky mazes, and more. It's an exciting educational trip that everyone can enjoy!

Go sight-seeing through the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Take a ride on the world's largest rotating tram car, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The tram covers 2.5 miles through the beautiful Mt. Jacinto State Park and Chino Canyons.

It's a 10-minute ride with fantastic scenery along Chino Canyon and Mt. Jacinto State Park. The ride ends on a mountain top, where you can find a museum, observation deck, restaurants, theaters, and more! 

Explore unique art in different museums

People come from all over to the museums of Palm Springs. Check out Cabot's Pueblo Museum, the Palm Springs Air Museum, and the Palm Springs Art Museum, to name a few. 

If you don't want to spend time outdoors, this could be an activity you'd enjoy. It is suitable for learning more about different cultures and seeing art from different times and places.

Go on an off-road tour through the Indian Canyons

Off-road tours through the Indian Canyons are a crowd favorite in Palm Springs. Tour guides will take you through the rock formations, palm tree oases, and a hidden cave or two! You can ride a jeep or bike while you go through the canyons and learn about the culture of the Cahuilla people. 

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