Play a game and name all the Free Things To Do In Palm Springs, CA
Well if you do, it’s going to take a while because there are lots. Lots and lots. And this post will only scratch the surface of what we have available.
The 7 best Free Things To Do In Palm Springs, CA is a matter of one’s own opinion based on your likes & dislikes. OK, so this will be my list of favorites that I hope gives you some ideas for the kind of fun you can have when you live or visit here.
So with that in mind….. here we go with my 7 favorites!
- Hiking– we have this covered with lots of great hiking trails. Or tour the famous neighborhoods on foot. Hike up to vistas that are unbelievably gorgeous. Pack a lunch and lots to water. You can find more information about Palm Springs hiking trails here. And do not forget the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. You can head up there, pack a lunch or not, and hike around some beautiful trails and see the spectacular sights.
- Biking- Man-O-man do we have biking. Palm Springs now has over 45 miles of bike lanes many of which are on quiet secondary streets and roads. You can view the neighborhoods or the mountains and take in some of the great architecture that makes our city so popular. And the Coachella Valley is busy building a 50 mile multi-model trail called CV Link that will begin construction later this year.
- Village Fest– Every Thursday like clockwork, Palm Canyon Boulevard shuts down and within no time, Village Fest appears. Crafts, art, fun stuff, food and music all pulled together for a festive night of pure fun. You can find more details about Palm Springs’ Thursday night Village Fest and other desert shopping areas here. And remember on Thursday from 4 until 8 the Palm Springs Art Museum is open and its FREE! See some the of finest works anywhere from all around and from our local artists too. For more Palm Springs Art Museum information, click here.
- Tennis anyone? We have it available right in our public parks as well as many homeowner associations will offer tennis courts as part of their amenities. Try your serve at Ruth Hardy Park, Demuth Park, and Palm Springs HIgh School. More info can be found here.
- Palm Canyon Drive– Uptown and Downtown. The shopping is stellar and fun. We have custom jewelry shops, art galleries, restaurants galore, cards and gift shops, clothing, sandals and shoes, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and much more. And Free Parking everywhere!
- Stars and more stars. Depending on how you define stars, you can either stargaze at night and see a beautiful display of what the Universe has to offer or take a one of the self-guided movie star tours around and see why Palm Springs was playground to the Hollywood set in the 40’s and 50’s and learn about who comes to town in the modern-day.
- Self Guided Celebrity and Architectural Tours – Palm Springs has more celebrity homes than one can imagine. So why not take a simple self-guided tour! The Palm Springs Visitor’s Center is a great resource for maps to the stars homes. See why Las Palmas, Historic Tennis Club, and The Movie Colony are must see neighborhoods. Find a self guided tour map here
Don’t forget Palm Springs has a great network of public parks. Even a pretty famous skate park for the kids. Our park system provides for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, pickle ball and so much more. We also have a pretty nice aquatic center open to the public located at the Palm Springs Pavilion on barista Rd just east of Sunrise Way.
See more info on Palm Springs Parks
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