Palm Springs Itineraries

Don’t count the days. Make the days count.
Muhammad Ali


When it comes time for you to unfurl your sail for fun and adventure, few destinations offer a range of choices like the Coachella Valley. In fact, there are so many things to do in Palm Springs that many people find themselves coming back again and again.

Each visit to Palm Springs is a new opportunity for exploration and adventure. Parker Palm Springs, a perennial favorite of  Condé Nast Readers, has put together a few themed itineraries to help make your days count.

Our itineraries are designed to help you discover the best places to go in Palm Springs. Follow our suggestions to a tee, create your own custom itinerary, or simply explore as the wind guides you, the choice is yours when you are sailing in the desert.

Outdoor Activities

The desert around Palm Springs offers some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in America. The unique topography, beautiful vistas, and flora and fauna have been drawing people to the region for thousands of years.

Hiking & Horseback Riding are two of the most popular activities, both offering access to some very special places, including the Tahquitz and Indian Canyons. Stewarded by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the canyons hide incredible natural desert oases.

Swimming Pools are one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Palm Springs and the pools of Parker Palm Springs are the perfect place to experience the pleasures of sun, water, and refreshment. Book yourself a Poolside Cabana and you have everything you need for a perfect Palm Springs afternoon.

Learn more about Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs.

Arts & Culture

Palm Springs has been a magnet for painters, designers, writers, architects, and photographers seeking inspiration. Attracted by the beautiful scenery and unique hue of the light in the sky, Coachella Valley is a hub of art and culture in our country.

Palm Springs Art Museum is one of the most influential art institutions in the country, boasting an incredible collection of mid-century modern painting, design, sculpture, as well as architecture through the adjacent Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center. Palm Springs is also home to perhaps the most significant collection of mid-century modern homes anywhere and tours are available.

Agua Caliente Cultural Center is the new stunning gallery and educational museum of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who have called the area home for thousands of years. Their history, culture, and stewardship of the land continues to influence modern day Palm Springs.

Parker Palm Springs, your perfect home base to explore Coachella Valley, is also an art gallery in its own right. Inspired by the mid-century modern movement, famed American designer Jonathan Adler has created a property full of chic, irreverent whimsy in its design, original art, and sculpture. Hotel Art Tours are available.

Learn more about Arts & Culture in Palm Springs.


About Us

Parker Palm Springs receives regular accolades as the best boutique hotel in Palm Springs. We offer only 144 rooms on thirteen acres of exclusive, private property. To help plan your next vacation, weekend escape, special event, or wedding, please Contact us.

Call 760-321-4606 or email us with questions

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