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Things to Do in Palm Springs

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Palm Springs and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Palm Springs activities? We have 17 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 135.00


This awe-inspiring journey from Palm Springs takes you deep into the heart of California's world-famous San Andreas Fault. On this open-air Jeep eco-tour, experience the forces of nature that have created amazing, steep-walled canyons and the most twisted and tormented landscapes on Earth!

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Small-Group Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 150.00


Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour from Palm Springs. Explore a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and learn about the desert's plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes in an open-air Jeep. Watch the... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Indian Canyons by Jeep plus Hiking Tour from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 135.00


Explore the lush palm oases of the Indian Canyons on this morning or afternoon 3-hour eco-tour from Palm Springs. Learn about the rich history and culture of the Cahuilla Indians as you ride a jeep their ancestral homelands with your knowledgeable guide. Take an easy 1-mile guided walk up Andreas... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Joshua Tree National Park SUV or Van Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 5-6 hours, approximately
Priced From: USD 200.00


The Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour travels from the desert floor straight over the San Andreas Fault and up steep Canyons climbing over 4,000 feet off road to Joshua Tree National Park. On this climate controlled adventure in an SUV or van, you will enjoy scenic vistas and wildlife around every bend. You will have the opportunity to hop out and hike to Hidden Valley, so don't forget your walking shoes!

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Small-Group Sunset Adventure to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 135.00


Take a four-wheel-drive desert adventure to the San Andreas Fault without doors or windows to restrict your view! On this sunset tour from Palm Springs, you'll ride in an open-air Jeep to explore the canyons along the San Andreas Fault and watch as the desert sunset creates amazing shadows... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure from Palm Desert

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 169.00


Take a wild ride through the California desert in a comfortable open-air Hummer. This 4-hour tour journeys through fabled Joshua Tree National Park. Take the back roads to the park and see the natural beauty of the area while learning about its ecosystem and history from a National Park–approved guide. Gawk at the third largest oasis in the world as well as at some of the oldest canyons on the planet, located right on... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Joshua Tree Backroads Hummer H2 Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 199.00


Head out on his is a small group tour into Joshua Tree National Park conducted on an exciting luxury H2 Hummer. Your 5.5 hour tour leaves at either 8:00am or 2:00pm daily. Enjoy complimentary pick-up from any hotel in the greater Palm Springs area. Your air-conditioned Hummer will protect you from the intense summer heat or even the cold winters experienced in the high desert. Entering through the famous West Entrance of the... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

San Andreas Fault Hummer Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 149.00


Hop in a Hummer and prepare to be dazzled by this 3-hour desert tour. First stop, the infamous San Andreas Fault. Learn from your expert local guide about the history and geology of the fault, as you make your way there in the comfortable open-air Hummer. Then walk over the fault on a bridge and take in the splendid scenery of some of the planet's oldest ravines and canyons. You'll also visit Thousand Palms Oasis, the... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 169.00


Small group jeep tours of the San Andreas Fault zone.  Colorful canyons and tortured landscape make this tour a memorable once in a lifetime adventure. Also enjoy the area's agriculture, views of the Salton Sea, and a date milkshake at a working date farm.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 169.00


Explore a remote national park less than an hour's drive from the lush resorts of greater Palm Springs. Wonder at the otherworldly plants and rock formations in a unique, and wild desert setting.

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Attraction Tickets

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 25.95


On a hot summer's day, one of the best things to do in Palm Springs is to take a ride from the dry desert floor with the Aerial Tramway, 5,873 feet up into the cool climate of the San Jacinto Mountains. Come and ascend into a pristine wilderness aboard the world's largest rotating tramcars! Truly one of the greatest experiences in Southern California!

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Dinner Packages

Palm Springs Celebrity Impersonation Dinner Show

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 84.95


CARNIVAL CABARET IS PALM SPINGS ENTERTAINMENT. ' Carnival Cabaret is Palm Springs longest running show since the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies', says Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun...'83 year-old emcee James 'GYPSY' Haake is a national comedy treasure! '<br /><br />You never know who might appear...from Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline, P!nk, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, to Liza Minnelli, Judy... Read More

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Eco Tours

Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 149.00


Enjoy a true Palm Springs eco tour! This 4-hour tour takes you by vehicle to rivers, marshes, trout ponds and shady, tree-lined paths in the desert. Visit three incredibly diverse nature preserves from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert and back. Experience the towering majesty of Mt. San Jacinto, learn about the huge aqueduct system in Southern California and see evidence of the mighty San Andreas fault that makes... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.00


Just north of Palm Springs lies one of nature's majestic creations, Joshua Tree National Park. In the comfort of an enclosed, climate-controlled vehicle your guide will take you on an extensive tour through the stunning rock formations and otherworldly landscape of the Mojave Desert.

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Shopping Passes & Offers

Shop and Play Cabazon Outlets

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 20.00


Shop your heart out with this 'Shop and Play' shopping package for Cabazon Outlets, located west of Palm Springs. You'll get great deals on designer outlet shopping with everyday savings and receive a free gift, tote bag, snack, and more. Stop by and see where the world shops!

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Shopping Tours

Private Art Gallery Tour with Luxury Shopping Excursion from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 131.95


See the best of the Greater Palm Springs region on this private shopping and gallery tour for up to nine people, with optional lunch. This elite tour will grant you special access to the area's best galleries and shops. Visit exclusive galleries and top-notch boutiques as you enjoy the... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Temecula Wine Tasting by Hummer from Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 229.00


Taste your way through the Temecula wine country on this 7-hour tour from Palm Springs. Gather your closest friends and family and hop in an H1 Hummer for an unforgettable wine tasting excursion to some of Southern California's best wineries. Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will share information on this beautiful and alluring wine region as you sip pinot noirs, sauvignon blancs, cabs and more. Don't miss this wonderful... Read More

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