4 days in palm springs

See what makes Palm Springs, California a bucket list destination for those who love the outdoors, mid-century design, endless sunshine, or a day spent by a resort pool.  Are you looking to explore the amazing vacation spot of Palm Springs but have only 4 days in Palm Springs and are wondering where to go first? I have you covered! Even if you only have a few days to visit, you can still explore the must-see spots of this desert oasis. 

Because there is so much to see and do, you may need a bit of guidance on what exactly you can fit into your Palm Springs trip. Read on for my itinerary for the perfect 4 days in Palm Springs.

4 Days in Palm Springs Itinerary 

4 days in Palm Springs

Table of Contents

Day 1 | Explore the Neighborhood on Bikes and Take the Aerial Tram 

Stop 1: Rent Bikes from your Hotel  

The best way to see Palm Springs is on a bike! It’s very common for hotels and AirBnb’s in Palm Springs to have complimentary bike rentals for their guests. Definitely take advantage of this perk! 

Start your morning cruising downtown on your bike to the best local coffee shop in town – Koffi. Pick up your favorite caffeinated drink and get ready to explore Palm Springs.

Kimpton Rowan bikes palm springs

Kimpton Rowan Complimentary Bikes

The city is very bike friendly. You can see the full map of bike routes here. I recommend the Downtown Tour for a quick and scenic ride! 

I had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful Kimpton Rowan in downtown Palm Springs! The Rowan had a set of stylish complimentary beach cruisers for guests to borrow. Their location was very bike friendly. I’ll be sharing more details on this fabulous Kimpton property later on in this guide. 

Stop 2: See the Colorful Doors of Palm Springs 

palm springs doors

Did you know that Palm Springs is famous for its doors? Yes, you read that right – doors! You can find bright cheery doors in every color of the rainbow in Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs is THE place to visit for lovers of mid-century architecture and modern design. Even if mid-century architecture isn’t your style, trust me when I say these homes are still a must see in Palm Springs. 

that pink door palm springs

door tour palm springs

You’ll want to explore the Indian Canyon neighborhood for the best colorful doors. Indian Canyon is a 10 – 15 minutes bike ride from downtown. If you’re going by bike, or by car, go in the morning, or an hour before sunset. The afternoon brings harsh lighting and higher temperatures! 

All of the addresses for my favorite doors in Palm Springs are pinned at the end of this guide. Please keep in mind that these are people’s homes and do not trespass on their property. Stick to the sidewalk! 

Stop 3: Vintage Shopping 

Vintage Shopping

Thanks to Palm Springs’ reputation as a Hollywood retreat for celebrities and mecca for mid-century modern design, you’ll find the best vintage shopping in the US here! Even the local thrift shops are top notch – compared to what you might find back home. 

North Canyon Drive has an impressive selection of vintage shopping including The Frippery (clothing) and a La MOD (furniture). For thrifting the best spot is Antiques Galleries of Palm Springs. This two-story store has one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, furniture, decor, and jewelry – just waiting for you to discover!

For a full list of unique vintage shopping you can visit this link here

Stop 4: Take the Aerial Tram 

Looking for a fun way to cool down that isn’t a pool? Hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for a 30-40 degree temperature drop and the spectacular views of the Coachella Valley. 

Aerial Tram

Aerial Tram

Taking the Aerial Tram is one of the most popular things to do in Palm Springs! I was a bit skeptical at first, but after my visit, I can agree it’s absolutely worth carving time out in your day to enjoy. Below are helpful tips for the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. 

Aerial Tram Tips 
  • Bring layers! You’ll experience a 30-40 degree temperature swing from the base to the mountain top. From December – March it’s even normal to have snow at the top! 
  • To see the weather at the Mountain Top in advance you can go to this link here.
  • You can bring strollers, backpacks, or food on the tram. At the top, they have plenty of picnic benches with gorgeous views and dining options. You can view all their dining options here
  • Don’t stress about getting the best viewing spot on the tram. The tram car floor slowly rotates to give everyone a 360 view of the surroundings! 
  • Parking is $12 and Tram Tickets can be purchased on site, or online in advance here

Stop 5: See an Iconic Visitor Center 

Visitor Center Palm Springs

Palm Springs Visitor Center was previously a gas station from 1965!

Even if you don’t need any information, the Palm Springs Visitor Center is worth a stop to admire its one-of-a-kind retro facade! This mid-century modern building was previously a gas station from 1965. Fortunately, the building was saved from demolition and repurposed as the Palm Springs Visitor Center. 

The Visitor Center is located near the Aerial Tram right as you enter Palm Spring. I couldn’t think of a more perfect mid-century modern building to welcome you as you enter the city of Palm Springs!  

Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Day 2 | Hop on an Unforgettable Jeep Tour and Discover the Art Scene  

Stop 1: Explore the California Desert on a San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

red jeep tours palm springs

See why this jeep tour is rated the top outdoor activity in Palm Springs! A Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tour was the perfect mix of adventure, history, and geology. If you only do one thing from this guide, make it a Red Jeep Tour. 

A naturalist guide will be your driver in your open – air jeep as you explore the beauty of the desert landscape. We booked the 3-hour San Andreas Fault Bones of the Earth 4×4 Jeep Tour and loved our guide Bill. 

Red Jeep Tour

Red Jeep Tour

What’s so special about the San Andreas Fault?! The San Andreas Fault is the place where two tectonic plates touch, the North American and Pacific Plates. It’s the most famous fault in the world – thanks to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Your guide will share more interesting facts about the area ….and who knows you might feel a shake or two! 

The San Andreas Fault Bones of the Earth tour takes you to a gorgeous natural Palm Oasis and villages of the Cahuilla people. The tour can be modified if your group prefers more/less hiking. Water and cold towels are also provided. 

Stop 2: Happy Hour at a Local Hot Spot 

Ever wonder where the locals go for a drink in a place as popular as Palm Springs? Just ask any Palm Springs local, and they’ll tell you the best happy hour is at Blue Coyote – and they are so right!

Monday – Thursday you can pull up a chair at the bar from 3:00-5:00 for half – off margaritas, beer, wine, and bar food. Don’t miss their famous Wild Coyote Margaritas. 

Popover Tip: Stop by Blue Coyote for happy hour on Thursday and then go to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The Art Museum is free on Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and then you can head to VillageFest later that evening.   

Stop 3: Discover the Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Spring Art Museum

To fully appreciate the art and culture scene of Palm Springs, a visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum is a must do! Their museum has three floors of modern and contemporary art. It’s the largest cultural institution in the Coachella valley with over 12,000 pieces! 

We covered the museum’s three floors of painting, photography, and sculpture in under an hour. Depending on your interests, you might want to allocate more time. 

Palm Spring Art Museum

The museum is in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. General Admission is $14, but I recommend coming on Thursday’s evenings when the museum is free. No reservations are required for the free entrance on Thursday between 5:00-7:00. 

You can view their opening hours and upcoming evenings online here

Stop 4: Checkout Village Fest (Thursday’s Only!) 

In Palm Springs, Thursday is the new Friday! Make sure one of your 4 days in Palm Springs is on a Thursday! Every Thursday the streets of downtown Palm Springs are closed for vehicles and transformed into VillageFest. Over 200 local vendors’ stalls line the streets selling handmade jewelry, pottery, painting, fresh produce, sweets, and so much more! 

VillageFest has been a Palm Springs tradition for over 30 years! This market draws a mix of visitors and locals who are looking for a fun evening out. We loved walking around the different stalls, enjoying the live music, and all the people watching!

village fest palm springs

From October through May, Palm Springs VillageFest is held every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. In the summer months, between June and September, VillageFest starts at 7 p.m and ends at 10 p.m. 

Day 3 | See the Windmill Up Close and Watch Sunset at an Magical Location 

Stop 1: Drive your Car through a Working Wind Farm

Palm Springs Windmill Tours

The wind turbines are one of the first landmarks that welcome you to the Coachella Valley! Palm Springs Windmill Tours is the only tour company that allows you unique access to these windmills that you won’t find anywhere else! 

The most popular tour at Palm Springs Windmill Tours is the self-driving tour you take from the comfort of your own car. We loved how easy it was to navigate the tour in our car. While you’re on the tour, you can always hop out to take pictures of the windmills. 

Palm Springs Windmill Tours

The tour is guided via an app that you download on your phone. You’ll stop along 10 different areas to learn interesting facts about wind energy and the evolution of wind turbines. It takes around 1 hour to complete. 

The self-driving tour is $49 per car. Reservations can be made on their website here

Stop 2: Sip on a Date Shake!  

Known as the “Date Capital of the World,” the Coachella Valley supplies about 95 percent of the country’s dates. When dates were first introduced to the Coachella Valley, everyone was a bit skeptical. To help market dates to the American audience, they added them to milk shakes! 

Best Date Shake in Palm Springs

Cool off with a Date Shake at the Windmill Market

The title of the “Best Date Shake in Palm Springs” is always up for debate. However, if you take the Palm Springs Windmill Tour, pop into the Windmill Market to try their date shake. Made with in-house pureed dates and real ice cream, during one of your 4 days in Palm Springs make sure you try a date shake! 

Stop 3: Celebrity Mid-Century Homes 

Palm Springs has been a retreat for Hollywood celebrities dating back to the 1920’s! Even modern day celebrities like the Kardashians and  Leonardo DiCaprio have homes in Palm Springs. 

Popover Tip: Did you know part of the reason that Palm Springs grew as a Hollywood celebrity retreat destination was because of the studios “two-hour rule”? Actors under contract had to be available within two hours from the studio – just in case last-minute filming had to occur. 

Below are a few of the celebrity homes we stumbled across in Palm Springs. All of these are located close to downtown. It’s fun to drive by  these homes to imagine their original owners like Frank Sinatra, or Ronald Reagan pulling into their driveway. 

All locations with addresses are linked in the map at the bottom of the guide!

Stop 4: Visit Joshua Tree for Sunset 

Joshua tree sunset

Known for its boulders and whimsical trees, Joshua Tree is the most popular National Park in Southern California! It’s under an hour drive from Palm Springs, and worth the trip to see this one-of-a-kind desert landscape. 

Popover Tip: From June – August temperatures exceed well over 100°F (38°C). If you’re visiting during summer, visit Joshua Tree later in the afternoon for sunset. 

All locations in Joshua Tree are pinned at the bottom of this post. Once you’re in Joshua Tree National Park there is no cell service. Plan your hikes and where you want to see in advance! 

The best sunset in Joshua Tree is at Keys View. At the top of Keys View you’ll have a panoramic lookout of Joshua Tree and the Coachella Valley. Parking is available at the viewpoint, and you’re a short walk to a paved path leading up to the viewpoint. 

Keys View Joshua Tree

Best Joshua Tree Hikes for First Time Visitors 
Cholla Cactus Gardens  

Cholla Cactus Gardens  

The Cholla Cactus Gardens (pronounced choy-uh) is one of the most unique desert plants in Joshua Tree. The trail is a simple loop around the cholla cactus. As beautiful as these cacti look, do not approach them! They’re nicknamed “jumping cactus” because if you get too close, a segment will break off and latch onto your body!  

Danger aside, the Cholla Cactus gardens is a beautiful place to visit during sunset. During sunset, the lighting will create a stunning golden color around the cacti that will make your photos pop. 

Arch Rock 

Arch Rock Joshua Tree

Tucked away in a large boulder field is Arch Rock! It’s an easy .05 loop, but be sure to start the loop counter clockwise.

 From the trail you won’t be able to see the arch, but scramble over a few boulders, and you won’t miss it! If you want to climb to the base of the arch  – the views are gorgeous!

Hidden Valley 

This one-mile loop is perfect for highlighting all of the natural features that Joshua Tree National Park is known for, like Joshua Trees, boulders, and yucca.  This is a great hike if you want to see hundreds of Joshua Trees and massive boulders! The trail is ideal for a beginner hiker and clearly labeled. 

Unlike most Joshua Tree trails, Hidden Valley has some shade to protect you from the sun! A great option especially if you’re visiting during summer as we did.

Day 4 | Hike in an Desert Oasis and Pool Time 

Stop 1: See the Untouched Beauty of Indian Canyons 

Indian Canyon

See firsthand how “Palm Springs” got its name! At Indian Canyons you can visit the streams that feed into a gorgeous palm oasis. Most people don’t actually realize how lush and beautiful Palm Springs is before seeing Indian Canyons! 

Indian Canyons is a short 15 minute drive from downtown Palm Springs. General admission is $12 for adults. Hours vary depending on the season and can be found here. Two hikes I recommend are the Andreas Canyon Trail and Palm Canyon Trail. 

Andreas Canyon Trail
Andreas Canyon Trail

Gorgeous Palms at Andreas Canyon Trail

The Andreas Canyon Trail is a beautiful hike where you’ll wander through groves of California fan palms. You’ll feel like you’re in a jungle instead of a desert! 

Popover Tip: There are two ways to approach this hike. You can start on the high trail around the canyon rim, or head down into the groves. I recommend starting on the trail that leads down into the valley. 

You’ll get the best views of the palm oasis first when you head down into the valley. The second half will be less shade, but all downhill. On your way down, you’ll be walking towards the palm oasis for better views compared to the oasis being behind you if you start around the canyon rim.  The loop is just under two miles. 

Palm Canyon Trail
Palm Canyon Trail

Find this twisty palm on the Palm Canyon Trail

 After entering the Indian Canyons, continue on the main road for about 2.5 miles to the Trading Post. Park in the spaces provided and follow the signs down the canyon to the trailhead. 

Make your way down the trail to find groves of beautiful palm trees! 

Stop 2: Explore a Gorgeous Botanical Garden 

Visit the arboretum where the founders designed landscape for the stars! The Moorten Botanical Gardens is a 1-acre arboretum that has over 3,000 different varieties of desert plants! The founders of Moorten Botanical Gardens provided landscaping for stars like Walt Disney and Frank Sinatra at their desert homes!

Moorten Botanical Gardens

The Cactarium at Moorten Botanical Gardens

Don’t miss the Cactarium! A Cactarium is a word that was coined by that founders, that’s a greenhouse filled with rare cacti and succulents. The Cactarium is one of the most popular photo spots in Palm Springs that captures the desert aesthetics of Palm Springs perfectly. 

The Moorten Botanical Garden is $5 to enter. They’re closed during July and August. You can view the current hours on their website here.

Stop 3: Have a Pool Day

After 4 days in Palm Springs, spend an afternoon unwinding by the pool. With an average of 350 days of sunshine a year, Palm Springs is a year round pool destination!

Kimpton Rowan Pool

The gorgeous pool at the Kimpton Rowan in Downtown Palm Springs

The Kimpton Rowan is the only rooftop pool in Palm Springs. The San Jacinto mountain views and desert landscape from this rooftop pool are stunning. Retreat to their trendy rooftop terrace and sip on a cold cocktail poolside or snack on the ceviche of the day from the High Bar. 

More information on day passes and cabana rentals at The Kimpton Rowan can be found here.

The Perfect Hotel in Palm Springs

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

For a luxury experience with unparalleled hospitality, the Kimpton Rowan is the perfect place to call home for 4 days in Palm Springs.  With a location in the heart of downtown, luxury amenities, and gorgeous rooms it’s no surprise that The Rowan is one of Palm Springs best hotels. 

Sleeping at The Rowan 

The rooms are chic and spacious in a palate of white and blue, with nods to Palm Springs’ mid-century design. The luxurious marble bathroom is a showstopper with a spa-style shower, complete with Atelier Bloem bath products.

The Rowan

The balcony views from your room of the San Jacinto mountain range look straight out of a postcard. Order a bottle of champagne and watch the sun dip below the mountains casting a golden glow on the city.

The Rowan

No detail is left behind at The Kimpton Rowan. All rooms include a bathrobe, slippers, and yoga mat. You’ll love the convenient USB plugs and outlets at each of the bedside tables.

Take a look in your closet for something fun! It’s called a “closet smile item”. All Kimpton properties incorporate a quirky local touch into its closets that will make guests smile when they see it. The green camel at the Rowan is a tribute to an old  city law that prohibited anyone to ride a camel down Palm Canyon Drive  between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Needless to say, it made  me smile – but sadly no camels were spotted on the roads this trip! 

Amenities at The Rowan

An evening social hour with complimentary wine and local beer is held in the lobby everyday from 4-5 p.m. Complimentary coffee is also served in the mornings. As a side note, the lobby at The Rowan is gorgeous! It has high ceilings and plenty of locally inspired decor. The perfect place to sit down and enjoy a glass of California wine. 

Kimpton Rowan

The Complimentary “Social Hour” at the Rowan features California wine and local beers

Complimentary beach cruises are available for guests. Bikes are the most popular in the morning. They’re available on a first come first serve basis from sunrise to sunset.

Kimpton Rowan Bikes

Complimentary beach cruisers at the Kimpton Rowan

Did you leave something at home? A toothbrush or makeup remover? The Kimpton has you covered with their convenient and complementary essential travel items they keep on hand for guests. 

Pool at The Rowan 

The pool at The Rowan was the first rooftop pool in Palm Springs. You’ll enjoy the best 360 degree views of Palm Springs at their gorgeous and photogenic pool. 

Pool at the Kimpton Rowan

High Bar at the Rowan

The Rowan

Poolside cocktails at the Kimpton Rowan

What’s pool time without a cocktail? The High Bar has an impressive list of craft cocktails and small bites to enjoy. 

Guests are able to rent poolside cabanas which range in price and depends on the day and the season you’re visiting. More information about their cabana rentals can be found here.

Dining at the Rowan 

4  Saints 

Gorgeous rooftop restaurant. The dishes are created to be shared at your table, with a menu taking inspiration from countries all around the Mediterranean from Europe to Western Asia to North Africa. 4  Saints is open for dinner only.

Juniper Table

Serving Mediterranean-inspired snacks, sandwiches, and salads using organic and local ingredients. Juniper Table is open for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner (the restaurant closes at 9 p.m.).

Great Places to Eat with 4 Days in Palm Springs 

Where to Brunch


 A chic dog friendly restaurant with a spacious patio. Their brunch menu has your favorite brunch staples with a unique twist. Order the churro french toast or the poke avocado toast. For our four-legged friends, Boozehounds has a dog friendly menu with snacks, treats, and bowls. 

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe 

Grandma’s cooking with a sophisticated twist. Wilma and Frieda’s is a  family-run restaurant that’s a local Palm Springs favorite. Wilma and Frieda’s is open everyday from 8a-2p, and they do not take reservations. A must try are their homemade pop tarts filled with real fruit and drizzled with frosting and sprinkles.


Bacon Flight at Cheeky's

Cheeky’s Signature Bacon Flight

Two words… Bacon Flight. Cheeky’s brunch is beloved for their signature bacon flight. The smoked applewood bacon was my favorite, but you can try flavors as unique as eggnog (seasonal!), or coffee! It’s common to see a line at Cheeky’s at all times of the day. Don’t let the line scare you away – I promise it moves fast!

Where to Lunch

The Farm 

My favorite Palm Springs restaurant! Step through the fence gate and transport yourself to southern France with an authentic Provençal-inspired menu in a picturesque location. Everything at The Farm is made fresh. Order their watermelon lemonade and sweet or savory crêpes. Reservations are available for lunch, or dinner! 

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Sherman's Palm Springs

Beef n’ Latkes at Sherman’s

An authentic New York Deli in the heart of the desert. Famous for their fresh bagels, pastrami sandwiches, and homemade desserts.  Looking for something unique? Try their Beef n’ Latkes – pastrami made into a sandwich in between their  famous homemade potato latkes in place of bread. 

1501 Uptown Gastropub 

Two of Palm Springs most popular chefs, Willie Rhine and Chad Gardner, teamed up and opened this fabulous restaurant. There’s something for everyone on the menu at 1501 Uptown Gastropub! Don’t miss their mesquite tri tip sandwiched between two pieces of homemade focaccia. 

Dinner Spots 


Tac/Quila margarita flight

Margarita flight at Tac/Quila

Great ambiance with an incredible menu! Everything we tried at Tac/Quila was fantastic. A must try is their margarita flight with flavors like mint, guava, prickly pear, and avocado. Order the nachos topped with steak to share and choose a few of their flavorful street tacos. Save room for their churro ice cream sandwich.


If you have a floral print, or brightly colored outfit, the Tropicale is the place to wear it! The Tropicale is reminiscent of a Miami supper club that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to Havana. 

The menu has influences from all over the world. The cocktails here are large and strong, with happy hour all day Wednesday. Order the Thai grilled chicken satay, crispy chicken shrimp, or the Mediterranean hummus with tabbouleh and warm pita. 


We missed trying Birba this trip, but it’s at the top of my list for the next time we visit. The majority of their restaurant has patio seating shaded by trees and twinkling white lights. Come here for their homemade pasta and wood-fired pizza. Reservations are highly recommended! 

Helpful Tips for Planning your 4 Days in  Palm Springs 

How to get to Palm Springs 

Palm Springs has a gorgeous newly renovated airport Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). More airlines are expanding routes here by offering nonstop service directly into PSP from major airports across the U.S. The Palm Springs Airport is a favorite amongst travelers who want to get in and out in a quick stress-free experience. 

If you want time in the Los Angeles area before your trip to Palm Springs, it’s an easy drive from the LA area. Palm Springs is located just about 2 hours from everywhere in LA. Hop on the I-10 East, and even with an essential In-N-Out Burger stop, you’ll be there in 2 hours.

How to get around Palm Springs

You’ll need a car for Palm Springs. Most of the hotels have a required “resort fee” that includes parking. Unlike LA, you won’t need to pay extra to park your car at your hotel. The Kimpton has complimentary valet parking included as part of their resort fee, which is a perk we loved! Once you’re in Palm Springs, parking is free downtown and at most restaurants.

What’s the weather like in Palm Springs?

Endless sunshine! The sun shines in Palm Springs over 350 days a year.  I can almost guarantee you during one of your 4 days in Palm Springs, the sun will be shining. It’s a year round outdoor destination for hiking, golfing, and pool weather! The low desert humidity means you’ll experience cooler temperatures in the morning and evening. 

Peak season is from late December to April, when the snowbirds arrive from Canada and the colder parts of the US. The shoulder season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day as the temperatures start to climb upwards of 105°F (40°C) during the day. During, December – March the temperature hovers around a comfortable 70°F – 80°F (21°C – 26°C)

We visited in early June, and despite the increase in temperature, we loved visiting during this time of year . It was definitely warm during, but the secret is to plan your hikes and any outdoor activity during the morning. During the summer, the weekdays are quiet with minimal tourists, and it’s much easier to make restaurant reservations.

Map to Plan your 4 Days in Palm Springs 

Below you can find a customized map with pinned locations of everything you need to visit in Palm Springs. 

If you open up this post on your phone and click on the bracket in the upper right corner, it will open in the Google Maps app. This convenient map will save you so much time and help you efficiently plan your 4 days in Palm Springs. 

4 Days in Palm Spring Wrap Up 

Your itinerary is set for your 4 perfect days in Palm Springs! You can alter these recommendations for how many days you’re in Palm Springs. One thing is for sure, you’ll always leave wanting to come back! Palm Springs is growing now more than ever, and there is no better time to start planning your vacation. 


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  1. July 22, 2022 / 10:11

    What a great guide – it makes me want to spend more time in California! How would you rate the overall cost of visiting, compared to other major US destinations?

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:10

      I would say the best benefit you save with Palm Springs compared to other parts of LA is parking is usually always free. You can also get some great hotels deals here too!

  2. July 22, 2022 / 20:18

    What a fun destination. You certainly know how to pose for pics perfectly. And, I’ve never heard of a Cactarium before!

  3. July 22, 2022 / 20:25

    Hmmm — Palm Springs seems like wonderful place to hang for a few days!

    (Curiosity: Are there tourist maps or tours that show the celebrity homes?)

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:09

      Visit Palm Springs let us know about the houses, but you can also take tours of the homes too!

  4. Fiona Mai
    July 23, 2022 / 09:06

    So many things to do and see in Palm Springs! And best of all they all fit nicely into your well-planned 4-day itinerary, which I perhaps will copy for my next trip to Palm Springs. Love the mood of all your photos by the way!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:10

      Thank you so much! I hope you can visit soon!

  5. Jen Ambrose
    July 23, 2022 / 10:22

    Oh wow, I’d love to do that Jeep tour and the oasis hike – how cool! This post really make me miss southern CA 🙂

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:08

      Definitely two of our favorite things there!

  6. July 23, 2022 / 10:27

    I absolutely adored this post! Really love your style and now you’ve put this wonderful looking destination on my list. Everything looks gorgeous and I really want all that food now!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:08

      Aww thank you! The food in Palm Springs truly blew us away!

  7. July 23, 2022 / 10:34

    Wow! So many amazing pictures. I didn’t know about all those funky doors, so funny! Your post is really inspiring. I’ll add Palm Springs to my list, especially because of those many amazing viewpoints!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:07

      The doors are so funny how they got so popular! It’s a great city!

  8. July 23, 2022 / 10:47

    I’ve heard so many awesome things about Palm Springs and your pictures really seal the deal! That aerial tram looks so amazing!

  9. Lasma
    July 23, 2022 / 10:52

    I couldn’t imagine Palm Springs was so much fun and nice! The Aerial Tram and the jeep tours would definitely be my favorite activities but not only! This is a great guide to plan 4 days in Palm Springs

  10. July 23, 2022 / 11:06

    It looks awesome! I’d love to take the aerial tram!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:11

      It’s really fun!

  11. July 23, 2022 / 11:38

    Great itinerary! There are so many fun things to do in Palm Springs. I’ve had a chance to do a few of these including the Ariel Tram – a unique experience for sure.

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:11

      I’m so glad you got to check it out! I love how it rotates!

  12. July 23, 2022 / 14:01

    This looks SO FUN! I never would have thought there was this much to do in Palm Springs.

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:07

      Yes! There were so many other things we didn’t get the chance to do either! Hoping to explore more the next time.

  13. July 23, 2022 / 15:31

    Palm Springs is sooo close to me in Phoenix, but I’ve still never been! I love all your photos. Palm Springs looks so colorful! Now I want to visit!

  14. Chantelle
    July 23, 2022 / 16:08

    Love this! Im so bummed that we didn’t have time to explore Palm Springs when we visited Joshua Tree. It looks like there are so many great things to do!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:06

      Yes! It’s a great city! Definitely add it to your list next time.

  15. July 23, 2022 / 17:06

    I never knew how much there is to do in Palm Springs. I’d love to see the doors and take the aerial tram. I knew movie stars live there – now I know why. I think this place is now on the cards for a visit.

  16. July 23, 2022 / 18:46

    I haven’t been to Palm Springs but it looks amazing. The hiking and national parks would be high on my list, especially Joshua Tree. Between the colorful doors, the unique foods and vintage clothing this seems like my kinda place. And I think one of those margarita flights has my name on it!

  17. July 23, 2022 / 19:33

    I’ve been to Palm Springs dozens of times and I totally agree with all of your recommendations! I haven’t stayed at Hotel Rowan yet, but hope to do so soon.

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:06

      It’s worth going back for! Such a great experience!

  18. July 23, 2022 / 20:41

    Gosh, I haven’t been to Palm Springs in forever! I TOTALLY forgot how gorgeous it is! This is an excellent 4-day guide. I want to do pretty much everything you have on here. I especially want to see San Andreas Fault.

  19. July 23, 2022 / 20:56

    I love the look of the aerial tram! Palm Springs looks like an incredible place to visit for a few days.

  20. July 24, 2022 / 02:32

    Wow! Palm Springs looks amazing. It’s not a destination I have ever thought of visiting but you’ve convinced me to go next time I’m in California. It all looks gorgeous so thanks for all the info. Really comprehensive!

  21. July 24, 2022 / 07:26

    I’ve only ever driven through Palm Springs but I’d love to spend time there and explore! I didn’t even know that there was an aerial tram there. And hiking the San Andrea fault would be so cool!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:05

      It was! You need to check it out next time!

  22. July 24, 2022 / 10:42

    I just had to say your outfits are so fab! Major outfit envy here. Also that food! Which was the best cocktail you had? The one with the sprinkles looks so cute!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:05

      Aww thank you! I usually buy clothes just around my travels! We really loved the drinks at Tropicale. Really big and so flavorful!

  23. July 24, 2022 / 21:42

    This post makes me want to revisit Palm Springs! I went on a girl’s trip a couple of years ago, and had a blast. I would love to do the jeep tour!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:00

      It’s a great girl’s trip place too!

  24. July 25, 2022 / 00:41

    Palm Springs looks so awesome. I’ll definitely be going there next time I’m in the States. Thanks so much for sharing all these epic ideas

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:00

      Of course! You’re going to love it!

  25. Helena
    July 25, 2022 / 03:48

    That Jeep tour looks so much fun and I’ve always wanted to visit Palm Springs and see all the gorgeous architecture, hopefully I’ll be there soon and can use your guide!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:00

      You’re going to love it when you go!

  26. July 27, 2022 / 07:28

    I love that the first thing on your list is a local coffee shop, which is always my first stop wherever I go!

    • Linnea
      July 30, 2022 / 13:00

      Yes! It’s essential, and so nice to support local places!

  27. August 4, 2022 / 09:51

    Wow!!! This place looks amazing. I would love to go there for a getaway. So many things I would enjoy. The aerial tram, the architecture, the museum and the margarita flights!

  28. August 4, 2022 / 13:41

    Excellent guide! I would love to stay at The Rowan and see and explore Palm Springs again. When I stayed there, the hotel was not nearly as gorgeous as yours. Love that you included some fun facts! I didn’t know about the 2-hour rule!

  29. August 10, 2022 / 10:50

    My choice would be visiting the Joshua tree and the botanical garden. I am saving this post for future reference. Thank you!

    • Linnea
      August 11, 2022 / 06:42

      They have the most beautiful landscape!

  30. August 10, 2022 / 11:03

    Riding bikes around Palm Springs would be so much fun! And that arial tram…I had no idea there was one there! What a blast!

  31. August 10, 2022 / 11:25

    You’re absolutely right – this is the perfect itinerary for 4 days in Palm Springs! I had no idea it was famous for i’s doors. The shops and the art museum look like they are must sees too!

    • Linnea
      August 11, 2022 / 06:42

      Yes! Who would have thought about the doors – it’s too funny! I hope you can visit soon!

  32. August 10, 2022 / 18:36

    What a great way to spend 4 days in Palm Springs. We did the aerial tram when we were in the area and were glad we got the view from above. But we are sure sorry we missed exploring on a jeep tour. We would definitely want to make sure to plan enough time to visit Joshua Tree National Park for that great sunset view.

  33. August 17, 2022 / 16:59

    I’m so glad I found your guide to Palm Springs. I’ve been dying to go there. I love staying at Kimpton hotels. It sounds like this Kimpton has all the perks! I can’t wait to check your recommendations out in person. Thanks for the post!

    • Linnea
      August 20, 2022 / 09:05

      Yes! You’re going to love it! Let me know if you have any other questions. The Kimpton was amazing!

  34. August 17, 2022 / 18:01

    I was just in Palm Springs in January. It was a lot of fun. We did a walk around tour of Downtown. Need to go back to see all more of this place.

    • Linnea
      August 20, 2022 / 09:04

      January is a great time to be there! So much sunshine!

  35. Travel Heal Love
    August 17, 2022 / 20:48

    What a great post! So many useful tips for everybody. I looooove your pictures so funny and your outfits are so colorful and fun! I have never been to Palm Spring, but after reading this it goes straight on my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

    • Linnea
      August 20, 2022 / 09:04

      Thanks! You’re going to love it when you visit!

  36. August 17, 2022 / 22:49

    Palm Springs is where I think I want to have my bachelorette weekend when I get married! I saved this article for that. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • Linnea
      August 20, 2022 / 09:03

      It would be perfect for bachelorette weekends! Make sure you book your dining reservations in advance if you’re a larger group!

  37. August 18, 2022 / 09:56

    Your pictures are amazing!! And your outfits are so cute!! I didn’t know Palm Springs has famous doors, great information!

    • Linnea
      August 20, 2022 / 09:03

      Thank you! Yes, you need to visit!

  38. September 26, 2022 / 07:57

    Excellent post! I am excited to take the aerial tram after looking at the photograph. I can envision how beautiful the Coachella Valley looks from the tram. Palm Springs is perfect to unwind.

    • Linnea
      October 16, 2022 / 14:02

      Agreed! It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge!

  39. Michaela
    January 2, 2023 / 00:13

    My teen daughter and I are just finishing four nights in Palm Springs. Your guide was spot on! Thank you!

    • Linnea
      January 4, 2023 / 07:10

      Thank you so much, Michaela! Palm Springs is a great mother/daughter place!

  40. February 5, 2023 / 10:33

    Looks like a fantastic getaway, especially for cocktail flights 🙂

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