Things to Do in El Paseo and Palm Desert
El Paseo and the Palm Desert Area
Activities & Attractions
Looking for things to do in El Paseo and Palm Desert? Look no further! From high-end shopping to outdoor adventures, this region in California’s desert has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ve rounded up the top things to do, so you can make the most of your visit. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, get ready to discover the best of El Paseo and Palm Desert.
El Paseo Shopping District: Stroll along the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert” and explore high-end shops and art galleries.
The Shops on El Paseo: Shop for designer clothes, accessories, and more.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens: See desert animals up close and explore the beautiful botanical gardens.
Palm Desert Aquatic Center: Cool off and have some fun in the sun at this water park.
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert: Check out the exhibitions and programs at this contemporary art museum.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Take a ride up to the top of Mt. San Jacinto for stunning views of the valley.
McCallum Theatre: Catch a performance at this renowned performing arts venue.
Sunnylands Center and Gardens: Visit the historic estate and enjoy the beautiful gardens.
Palm Desert Civic Center Park: Enjoy the outdoors with hiking trails, a skate park, and more.
COD Street Fair: Browse handmade crafts, artisanal food, and more at this weekly market.
Desert Willow Golf Resort: Play a round of golf on this beautiful course.
Shields Date Garden: Learn about date palms and sample delicious date shakes.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden: Watch a tennis match or attend a concert at this outdoor venue.
El Paseo Art Walk: Explore art galleries and live music on the first Friday of every month.
Desert Holocaust Memorial: Pay your respects and learn about the Holocaust at this moving memorial.
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours: Experience the desert landscape and wildlife on a guided tour.
Palm Springs Air Museum: See vintage aircraft and learn about aviation history.
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum: Explore a unique and fascinating piece of California history.
Coda Gallery: View contemporary art from local and international artists.
Palm Springs International Film Festival: Attend screenings and events at this annual film festival.
The Art Place Gallery: Browse fine art and jewelry from local and regional artists.
Coachella Valley Preserve: Hike through scenic trails and see rare wildlife and plants.
Desert X: Check out this biennial contemporary art exhibition featuring site-specific installations across the desert landscape.
Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival: Sample gourmet cuisine and fine wines from the region’s top chefs and winemakers.
Make sure that your visit to Palm Desert includes a stop at Kitchen 86 + Bar. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or a late-night meal, you’re sure to please your palette at Kitchen 86 + Bar.