- Our list of the best things to do in Palm Desert, California, features the top 148 nearby activities — including 65 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Palm Desert, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Museums & Galleries, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Palm Desert, CA , followed by 121 popular activities in nearby cities, including Palm Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Idyllwild, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Huntington Beach, Julian and Coachella
Desert Distilling 34300 Gateway Drive, Ste 100, Palm Desert, CA MoreLess Info
Distillery manufactures small-batch alcohols, including award-winning vodka, gin, and rum
97% 884 votes
74-794 Lennon Place, Palm Desert, CA 92260 MoreLess Info
Tour Palm Desert without harming its ecosystem by booking your trip at Desert Adventures Eco-Tours. The company's seasoned guides make it a fascinating and enjoyable experience, not a dry history lesson. Reservations are required.
97% 498 votes
73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA MoreLess Info
A hub of Palm Desert's cultural and artistic life, the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts a full schedule of thrilling presentations for adults and families. Patrons may view the current schedule online and reserve tickets by phone, in person or through the website.
90% 3422 votes
47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 MoreLess Info
An oasis in the desert climate of Palm Springs, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens protect and preserve diverse species of desert denizens. One of its most popular features is 'Desert After Dark,' which emphasizes the role of nocturnal predators in the desert ecosystem.
At three hours long, Desert Tasty Tours leads visitors to the major culinary destinations of the area to sample food from a range of cuisines. Some of these foods include chocolate, olive oil, pizza, pasta, and other treats.
92% 93 votes
730751 Magnesia Falls Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 MoreLess Info
At the 8-acre Palm Desert Aquatic Center, people find a variety of activities including swimming lessons, swimming team competitions, water polo games, lap swims, and water aerobics. The facility also has programs for special needs populations.
93% 81 votes
74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260 MoreLess Info
A newly re-designed spa with a vast expanse of naturally lit spaces for both men and women. It features a Wet Room with Hammam, VIP suite, workout facility with yoga studio, Spa Bistro, full-service salon, co-ed relaxation area, women and men's separate relaxation areas and a retail store
The sophisticated El Paseo Shopping District is located in the heart of Palm Desert, California. The District includes designer clothing boutiques, fine jewelry vendors, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and other luxury retailers.
91% 370 votes
9002 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211 MoreLess Info
Nestled in the Palm Desert, Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club is more than a simple course or driving range. It is a multi-sensoty experience that delights and challenges all players. The Club also features an award-winning restaurant, a pro shop and an extensive roster of professional golf instructors.