Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs
Fun ways to get outdoors during your vacation
Miramonte Resort & Spa is a special place where you can ‘Dolce Vita" - live the good life. Enjoy our pools and spas, travel to mountaintops iced with winter snow or relax in a hammock under an olive tree. If you are seeking adventure your possibilities are endless and our concierge service will help with the details.
Hot Air Ballooning
See the desert by hot air balloon; you can embark on a breakfast flight, or a sunset trip toasted with champagne. A variety of operators offer personalized trips and a chance to float among breathtaking views.
Wet ‘N Wild water park, located just minutes away in Palm Springs, features 21 acres of water rides with Southern California surfer charm. Ride the wave pool or fly down a water slide!
The thunder of galloping horses at area polo clubs is an unforgettable experience. Options include the Empire Polo Club and Eldorado Polo Club, world-class clubs that have hosted the renowned U.S. Open Polo Championship.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Imagine panoramic views of the Coachella Valley from the world's largest rotating tram cars as you ascend Mt. San Jacinto. The 15-minute ride ascends to an 8,516-foot Mountain Station where an Adventure Center offers summer hiking and winter sports.
Greater Palm Springs has some of the best hiking in the world. From backcountry trails to easily accessible routes, all of them have something uniquely beautiful to offer. Our Convention and Visitor bureau offers a video and maps for four of the best family friendly hikes in the area, all of which are easy treks and are four miles or less.
Explore the rugged beauty of the desert valley with a hiking or rock climbing excursion. For a spectacular treat, drive to Joshua Tree National Park known for its stunning desert rock formations.
Whether it's a tour of the San Andres fault, venturing into Indian Canyons or back-country trips with outstanding views, off-road tours are the ideal way to see the back country. The desert's secrets unfold, from lush palm groves to flowing waterfalls.