Best sights in Palm Springs Desert

Check out the top sights in Palm Springs Desert, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Joshua Tree National Park
1. Joshua Tree National Park
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427 local reviews
Joshua Tree National Park
+1 760-367-5500
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Shiloh
Pretty obvious one. But I have to insist, try to dig a little deeper to avoid the strictly touristy areas of…
Robin
Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing place to hike, climb, camp, etc. There are fun trails to explore with…
Brant
Work renowned desert park well worth the drive, with a multitude of hikes and sights to see.
1. Joshua Tree National Park
1. Joshua Tree National Park
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427 local reviews
Joshua Tree National Park
+1 760-367-5500
Shiloh
Shiloh
Pretty obvious one. But I have to insist, try to dig a little deeper to avoid the strictly touristy areas of the park. Follow the climbers…
Robin
Robin
Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing place to hike, climb, camp, etc. There are fun trails to explore with all sorts of unique sights…
Brant
Brant
Work renowned desert park well worth the drive, with a multitude of hikes and sights to see.
2. Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
2. Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
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10 local reviews
Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, Twentynine Palms
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Tony
The 49 Palms Oasis Trail offers a three-mile round-trip hike to a fan palm oasis. It requires two to three…
2. Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
2. Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
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10 local reviews
Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, Twentynine Palms
Tony
Tony
The 49 Palms Oasis Trail offers a three-mile round-trip hike to a fan palm oasis. It requires two to three hours and is rated moderately-str…
3. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
3. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
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147 local reviews
6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-366-1855
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Ali
Only a 12 to 15-minute drive from Pioneertown, this desert park is nearly 800,000 acres of rugged mountains…
Gail And Bruno
Amazing sights and hikes. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. There is usually no cell phone service in the…
Laura
Great Sight Seeing, Hiking, Climbing and Camping
3. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
3. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
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147 local reviews
6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-366-1855
Ali
Ali
Only a 12 to 15-minute drive from Pioneertown, this desert park is nearly 800,000 acres of rugged mountains and rich landscape filled with…
Gail And Bruno
Gail And Bruno
Amazing sights and hikes. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. There is usually no cell phone service in the park. Let people know where you…
Laura
Laura
Great Sight Seeing, Hiking, Climbing and Camping
4. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
4. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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229 local reviews
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
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Chris
Most incredible views in the valley. The Tram is about 45 minutes drive from our house, ideal for daytime…
Vanessa & David
Beautiful sights and there is a great restaurant at the top!
Tori
Amazing sights ... within 5 miles
4. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
4. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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229 local reviews
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 888-515-8726
Chris
Chris
Most incredible views in the valley. The Tram is about 45 minutes drive from our house, ideal for daytime sight seeing, or early evening…
Vanessa & David
Vanessa & David
Beautiful sights and there is a great restaurant at the top!
Tori
Tori
Amazing sights ... within 5 miles
5. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
5. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
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39 local reviews
6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-366-1855
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Tyler
Chances are, you're visiting because of the unique landscape and plant-life that only exist in the Mojave…
5. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
5. Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center
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39 local reviews
6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-366-1855
Tyler
Tyler
Chances are, you're visiting because of the unique landscape and plant-life that only exist in the Mojave Desert. JTNP is a great place to…
6. Indian Canyons
6. Indian Canyons
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113 local reviews
38520 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-323-6018
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Sandra
Beautiful Oasis where the Native Americans would live in the winter months before heading to the mountains for…
Matthew
Great place to see the sights and have a nice hike.
6. Indian Canyons
6. Indian Canyons
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113 local reviews
38520 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 760-323-6018
Sandra
Sandra
Beautiful Oasis where the Native Americans would live in the winter months before heading to the mountains for the summer. Great hiking,…
Matthew
Matthew
Great place to see the sights and have a nice hike.
7. El Paseo
7. El Paseo
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112 local reviews
El Paseo, Palm Desert
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Paul
El Paseo, also known as the "Rodeo Drive of the desert". Boutiques, eateries, art, sight seeing. Keep your…
Nancy
Great shops, and dining. Nice street to stroll and sight see.
7. El Paseo
7. El Paseo
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112 local reviews
El Paseo, Palm Desert
Paul
Paul
El Paseo, also known as the "Rodeo Drive of the desert". Boutiques, eateries, art, sight seeing. Keep your eyes open; you'll likely spot a…
Nancy
Nancy
Great shops, and dining. Nice street to stroll and sight see.
8. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
8. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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250 local reviews
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 760-346-5694
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Rui
Local flora and fauna. Mini zoo. Big horn sheep say hi from above one of those boulders. Spiders and snakes…
Kim
Great trails in addition to animal sights and educational exhibits.
8. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
8. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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250 local reviews
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 760-346-5694
Rui
Rui
Local flora and fauna. Mini zoo. Big horn sheep say hi from above one of those boulders. Spiders and snakes also on sight.
Kim
Kim
Great trails in addition to animal sights and educational exhibits.
9. San Jacinto Mountains
9. San Jacinto Mountains
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6 local reviews
San Jacinto Mountains
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Hometch
Check out the sights and sounds at the San Jacinto mountains! Great place to come with friends or family and…
9. San Jacinto Mountains
9. San Jacinto Mountains
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6 local reviews
San Jacinto Mountains
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Hometch
Check out the sights and sounds at the San Jacinto mountains! Great place to come with friends or family and enjoy life out in the open.