Top things to do in Greater Palm Springs

Top Choice Music in Greater Palm Springs

Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Held at Indio’s Empire Polo Club over two weekends in April, this is one of the hottest indie-music festivals of its kind featuring major headliners and the stars of tomorrow. Get tickets early or forget about it.
Top Choice Historic Building in Greater Palm Springs


One of America’s ‘first families’ of the 20th century, industrialist/diplomat/philanthropist couple Walter (1908-2002) and Leonore (1918-2009) Annenberg entertained seven US presidents, royalty, Hollywood celebritie…
Top Choice Cable Car in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This rotating cable car climbs nearly 6000 vertical feet and covers five different vegetation zones, from the Sonoran desert floor to pine-scented Mt San Jacinto State Park, in 10 minutes during its 2.5-mile journey…
Top Choice Zoo in Greater Palm Springs

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

This amazing animal park showcases desert plants and animals alongside exhibits on regional geology and Native American culture. Highlights include a walk-through wildlife hospital and an African-themed village with…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum

Art fans should not miss this museum which presents changing exhibitions drawn from its stellar collection of international modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and glass art. The permanent colle…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Greater Palm Springs

Counter Reformation

If you worship at the altar of Bacchus (the Roman god of wine), you'll be singing his praises in this dimly lit clandestine boite at the Parker Palm Springs resort. The handpicked menu features just 17 reds, whites …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Greater Palm Springs

Bootlegger Tiki

Crimson light bathes even pasty-faced hipsters into a healthy glow, as do the killer crafted cocktails at this teensy speakeasy with blowfish lamps and rattan walls. The entrance is via the Ernest coffee shop.
Top Choice American in Greater Palm Springs

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Hidden away in the back of the ornate 1920s El Paseo building, a large patio with olive trees leads to this starkly beautiful space centered on a lofty concrete tunnel flanked by mood-lit booths. The kitchen crafts …
Top Choice French in Greater Palm Springs


At the heart of downtown Palm Springs yet secluded from hubbub this delightful bistro sits in a country-style courtyard. All the better to enjoy classic French dishes like crepes, lovely salads, omelets, croque mada…
Top Choice Sushi in Greater Palm Springs


Sushi in the desert may not make intuitive sense, but this modern, Scandinavian-designed sushi and whisky bar defies expectations. Starter cocktails might contain one of the 60 whiskies in stock while the menu offer…