8 Things To Do In Palm Springs During Coachella 2022 And Beyond

From lounging poolside to hikes in the scenic mountainside, Palm Springs has tons to offer.

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Whether you’re popping in for Coachella festivities this weekend or seeking some much needed R&R the rest of the year, Palm Springs is the perfect destination for active and idle vacationers alike. Here are a few must-see activities to add your desert itinerary.

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Take A Hike

If your morning in Palm Springs calls for a quick hike, the area has dozens of scenic trails to choose. The 4.3-mile North Lykken Trail is an excellent pick, parking you at the Palm Springs Art Museum when you’re finished.

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Get Cultured At The Palm Springs Art Museum

With its extensive permanent collection and rotating exhibitions throughout the year, the Palm Springs Art Museum features pieces from top modern and contemporary artists, but shines brightest with its regional western and glass-blown works.

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Grab Lunch at La Quinta

For fans of Bachelor Nation, La Quinta Resort & Club may look familiar from Claire Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ seasons of the Bachelorette. Whether booking one of their villas for your next trip to Palm Springs or merely stopping by for lunch at the Adobe Grill, the property’s gorgeous grounds are worth the trip.

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Lounge Poolside With A Resort Day Pass

Palm Springs is famous for its resort day passes, which allow you to lounge on some of the city’s most iconic pool decks. The Ace Hotel is a crowd favorite, with two pools to choose from depending on your mood. Day pass prices vary by weekday or weekend, but typically cost between $20-30.

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Feed Giraffes At The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

For animal lovers, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is a treat, featuring daily opportunities to hang one-on-one with the animal kingdom’s tallest resident.

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Marvel At Mid-Century Hideaways In The Tennis Club Neighborhood

Known for its iconic mid-century modern allure, Palm Springs’ Tennis Club neighborhood features classic homes and classic cars. Any architecture fanatic should carve out time for a long walk through this scenic district.

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Hitch A Ride On The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

For those looking for sweeping views without the hike, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway captures a breathtaking vantage point of Chino Canyon.

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Catch Sunset At The Desert Hot Springs

Tucked away just north of Palm Springs proper is a hidden gem known as Monarch Hot Springs. Housed on a private wildlife reserve aimed at repopulating the area’s monarch butterflies, this destination — reservation permitting — offers a unique and quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Palm Springs life.

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