Palm Springs Attractions & Great Adventures

Plan an excursion or daytrip during your Palm Springs vacation with us. At the Renaissance Hotel & Spa, our Palm Springs vacation guide unveils the area’s best attractions for golfers, hikers, shoppers, and more. See the variety tourist attractions around the Palm Springs area – we guarantee that there’s one just for you!

Palm Springs Golf Vacations

What wine means to Napa is what golf means to Palm Springs. Renaissance is surrounded by the area’s best courses for your best Palm Springs golf vacation.

Local Theatres

See the long-legged lovelies at the fabulous Palm Springs Follies, or experience the live drama, comedy, and music at the Annenberg and Palm Canyon Theatres. Discover why Palm Springs is a theatre lover’s paradise!

Palm Springs Parks & Outdoor Adventure

Discover an outdoor playground surrounded by majestic mountains and scenic canyons in Palm Springs, CA. Explore miles and miles of hiking trails, ride on the largest rotating tramcar, or venture to Joshua Tree National Park for a day of sightseeing and exploration.

Local Museums

From airplane museums to Indian museums, Palm Springs boasts plenty of educational attractions for you and your family. Visit one of the many museums in Palm Springs, CA.

Downtown Palm Springs

Palm Canyon Drive is the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Just 3 blocks away from the Renaissance, it’s where you’ll find all the shops, galleries, restaurants, and attractions that make Palm Springs a wonderful place to visit.

Tall palm trees shade Palm Canyon Drive as you stroll along the friendly atmosphere of our downtown area.

Outlet Shopping Near Palm Springs

Your Palm Springs trip is not complete without a shopping excursion to the Cabazon and Desert Hill Premium Outlet Malls. With over 150 name-brand designer outlets, you’ll enjoy great savings of 25% to 80% off retail prices! Our Shopping Package will help even more with your spree at the Cabazon and Desert Hills Premium Outlets, just a 20-minute drive from the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

The Living Desert – Zoo & Gardens

The Living Desert is the only American zoo and botanical garden combination dedicated solely to the deserts of the world. This 1,200-acre facility specializes in the plants and animals found throughout the deserts of the world.

Many exotic and endangered species can be seen in their natural surroundings, such as bighorn sheep, oryx, cheetahs, wolves, striped hyenas, thick-billed parrots, leopards and golden eagles. Visit their state-of-the-art wildlife hospital, where visitors can interact with the staff while procedures are being performed on animals.

This Palm Springs Zoo offers plenty of family fun with unique experiences, such as camel rides and feeding giraffes. It’s just 15 miles east of Palm Springs.

More Palm Springs Adventures:

  • AAA Five Star Adventures – Air-Conditioned Jeep tours
  • Balloon Above the Desert
  • Camel Safari
  • Canyon Bicycles
  • Covered Wagon Tours of Coachella Valley
  • Desert Adventures – Award-winning Jeep Eco-Tours
  • Dream Flights LLC – Fabulous Sunrise / Sunset Balloon Adventures
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Rainbow Riders – Gay Horseback Rides
  • Sky Watcher – Star Gazing Tours with Telescopes and Binoculars
  • Windmill Tours – Guided Tours of Giant Windmills
  • Architectural Tours – Celebrity Tours of Palm Springs
  • Hiking The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation Canyons