Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is different. Clear blue skies. Star-filled nights. Sweet desert air. A mountainside close enough to touch – certainly to hike. So much to see, do, explore…or not…your choice. Sunshine – it makes a difference. And you’ll feel it with the people – friendly, happy, joyful, carefree. Palm Springs. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. A place to make memories. A place in which to hold a memorable meeting. Palm Springs, Like no place elseTM.
Palm Springs. A meeting destination where you can literally fly in, check in, and get to your meeting in a half-hour. The Convention Center is less than 2 miles from Palm Springs International Airport and offers over 1,600 hotel rooms within walking distance. The heart of our unique village, with its urban sensibility,
showcases a variety of restaurants, shops, spas, attractions, including a world-class casino. Palm Springs. Where every Thursday night is held VillageFest – a vibrant pedestrian street fair – stroll, see and be seen, find a hand-crafted souvenir, enjoy a beverage or bite, listen to music – a favorite among locals and visitors alike. You’ll discover a spectacular desert setting. Breathtaking. Glorious sunrises. Gorgeous mountains. Palm Springs. Where the outside of your meeting is every bit as inspiring as the inside. We invite you to come experience a place where the city becomes your own. Come and see why we believe it is Like no place elseTM.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the World’s largest rotating tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the ten-minute ride at the Valley Station, elevation 2,643 feet, and end at the Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all.
- The Living Desert
A unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world. Giraffes, mountain lions, zebras, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take you from Africa to North America. The botanical gardens include geographic replicas of areas as diverse as Baja California’s Viscaino Desert and the exotic deserts of Madagascar. The park boasts a list of over 150 species of free-flying birds and is the best place in the world to view roadrunners. Get closer to nature at The Living Desert.
- Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
Individuals and families can enjoy open-air Jeep Tours to the San Andreas Fault, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, or the majestic Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area. We also offer climate-controlled tours to Joshua Tree National Park. Award-winning, customized team-building programs and group activities including Jeep and walking rallies, scavenger hunts, and GPS rallies at Desert Adventure’s Metate Ranch. Life is an Adventure… Make it a Desert Adventure! TCP #0026543-S
- Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft and from Korea and Vietnam; and unlike many other museums, our air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with our exhibits. In addition to our aircraft, exhibits and activities allow visitors of all ages to gain a fresh perspective of World War II — the unparalleled event that shaped the world we live in. Children of all ages are entranced by the big planes and entertained with related activities, from our kid-sized control tower to flying our simulators.
- Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum has two locations: Both locations offer compelling temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year and are supplemented by the museum’s vast permanent collection that includes works from Chagall, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Moore, Frankenthaller, Kapoor, Judd, Morris, Adams, and Rauschenberg. Both locations are open free every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Palm Springs location is free every second Sunday of each month.
- BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club
Get behind the wheel for plenty of seat time in one of 1- or 2-day Teen Schools, Car Control Schools, or High Performance M Schools. Push a BMW to its limits and become a better driver with hands-on learning at this exciting facility. Now hosting custom corporate group events and multiple BMW experiences daily, including Performance Center Drives, M Track Drives and the Ultimate BMW Mixer. Call to make your reservation today.
- Smoke Tree Stables
Experience a few quiet hours of “getting away from it all” on over 150 miles of convenient riding trails that provide both solitude and breathtaking beauty. Located in Palm Springs near the Indian Canyons, Smoke Tree Stables offers guided rides by the hour or for the entire day! or your convention’s “leisure time”, Smoke Tree Stables can provide your group with a picturesque horseback ride through the historic Agua Caliente Indian Canyons that offer year-round streams and beautiful palm oasis. Custom-designed group packages are available that can include, team building sessions, picnic lunches or western cookout and entertainment.
- Big Wheel Tours / Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Adventure
This Jeep tour takes you to one of the nation’s most outstanding wilderness treasures, Joshua Tree National Park. A rugged back-country trail is used through the Little San Bernardino Mountains to take you from the Colorado Desert to over 4,000 feet elevation in the Mojave Desert. Clients will be treated to magnificent unspoiled desert vistas, spectacular rock formations, unique plant and animal life, and outstanding geology.
- Five Star Adventures Tours / It’s All About Palm Springs Tour
This is the icing on the cake of all tours in Palm Springs. This fun tour will provide the most comprehensive and accurate narrated tour of Palm Springs that only the award winning guides of Five Star Adventures Tours can give. You’ll see the playground of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and more. Experience the historic architectural background that made Palm Springs famous.
- ATV Experience
Escape the Madness……Experience the Wilderness. Team Building never gets old, it gets the job done. A guided ATV tour experience is a full service outdoor adventure waiting for you. Drive your own or go as a passenger with an adult and explore the desert trails, box canyons, rolling hills and great scenery. Safety is number one and smiles are guaranteed. ATV Experience is now offering Side by Side – UTV tours. “We Drive, You Experience!” Tours offer a Jeep-like experience, but way more exciting and comfortable with off road suspension and ATV feel. Brand new Yamaha Viking six seater. Perfect for families and those that don’t want to drive. The guides will drive you through the desert trails in style and comfort on your way to awesome destinations like Lost Arches, Hotel California and Dry Falls.
- Celebrity Tours®
Palm Springs’ most popular Celebrity Tour has been taking guests through the city of Palm Springs, once known as “Hollywood’s Playground,” for more than 54 years. Celebrity Tours continues setting standards for entertainment, enlightenment, enjoyment, education, and enthusiasm. Their award-winning tour guides will take you on an experience you will never forget. Board a 36 Passenger Luxury Charter Bus and visit famous neighborhoods, legendary secret spots, and wondrous homes claimed by legendary stars.
- Desert Tasty Tours
Desert Tasty Tours is a three-hour, guided culinary and cultural stroll that combines enticing food tastings with historical, architectural and unique insights from a local guide. Tours are offered along Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs and Palm Desert’s El Paseo, Tuesdays – Saturdays, September through May, starting at 11 a.m. The tour accommodates up to 14 people and includes tastings at six or seven different restaurants/specialty shops. The walking food tour covers approximately 1 mile, is suitable for all fitness levels and is most appropriate for ages 13 and up.
- MidMod Design Tour
See Palm Springs history in context, up-close-and-personal. Beyond what you can see from the high-floor commercial passenger van, vintage properties are presented with digital tablets providing historical and contemporary photos and graphics exploring significant design influences, and construction technology; along with some fascinating details of designers’ and owners’ lives.
- Palm Springs Mod Squad
In just 90 minutes, discover what makes Palm Springs the mecca for midcentury modern architecture. With a maximum of five individuals per tour, Mod Squad tours are intimate, personalized experiences.
- Palm Springs Windmill Tours
The only windmill farm tour that is endorsed by the Desert Wind Energy Association. The tour goes inside the fences onto the private property where no other tour can go making stops at the windmills to give you an up close view. You will see several forms of sustainable energy; Wind, Solar and a Natural Gas Peaking plant.
- Palm Canyon Drive – Downtown/Uptown Palm Springs
Palm Canyon Drive is the very heart of the city of Palm Springs. Here is where you’ll find all the shops, galleries, restaurants and attractions that make Palm Canyon Drive a wonderful and memorable experience. Tall, light-covered palm trees, gently shade the street as you stroll beneath majestic Mount San Jacinto. The atmosphere is friendly and fun. Stop by Palm Canyon Drive on Thursday nights for our very popular weekly event, Villagefest. Locals and tourists alike come downtown to enjoy produce and flowers from the Farmer’s Market and hear the wonderful music weaving throughout the downtown corridor. There are over 100 arts, crafts, and food vendors weekly.
- El Paseo Shopping District
Known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert”, El Paseo is the desert’s premier luxury shopping and dining destination. Experience a dynamic collection of over 250 delightful discoveries including enchanting shops and boutiques featuring fashion, jewelry, art, home, spas, dining and more. If fashion is your passion, The Shops offer a global array of options – cutting-edge Italian designs at Gucci and Bottega Veneta, the All- American style of Ralph Lauren and St. John, contemporary relaxed comfort at Chico’s, and iconic British accents at Burberry.
- The River at Rancho Mirage
The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley offering guests the perfect combination of luxury and recreation all within a short distance of Rancho Mirage’s world-class resorts and golf courses. There is an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, clothing and accessory stores, and is home to Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, MAC, and Optica. The River is home to Century Theatres, with over ten screens, all-stadium seating and self-service ticketing kiosks. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day in the Desert. Enjoy an extraordinary lineup of award-winning restaurants ranging from authentic Italian bistros to your favorite familiar restaurants. Restaurants include Babe’s, Baja Fresh, Ben & Jerry’s, Five Guys, Fleming’s, Gioia, PF Chang’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, and Yard House.