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Things to Do

The Coachella Valley is a year-round hive of activity. Whether you’re coming in for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the CareerBuilder Challenge golf tournament, the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, or the Palm Springs International Film Festival, comfortable accommodations and an outstanding location make Miramonte Resort & Spa the ideal retreat at the end of the day.

Palm Springs is about more than just events, though. From hiking through the legendary Joshua Tree National Park to exquisite museums, shopping, and dining, Miramonte is the ideal home base for any adventure you can dream up.

Popular Attractions


Indian Wells has made its name on golf and tennis. Since its incorporation in 1967, Indian Wells has been famous for world-class golf resorts and tennis gardens. Enjoy the unrivaled Southern California golf experience year-round in Indian Wells, with multiple courses ranked in Golfweek Magazine’s Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play in California.”

Indian Wells Golf Resort


The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Open, is just 1.5 miles from Miramonte Indian Wells Spa & Resort, making us the ideal retreat for the tennis fan making the trip to Palm Springs.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Lawn Sports

You don’t even have to leave the resort for outdoor fun. With great views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and sunny weather year-round, Miramonte’s collection of outdoor games will keep you entertained, even when you don’t feel like wandering far.

  • Cornhole
  • Ladder ball
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant tic tac toe
  • Bocce ball

Popular Activities

Hot Air Ballooning

See the desert from the air. Embark on a breakfast flight or a sunset trip with champagne. A variety of operators offer personalized trips and breathtaking views.

Water Park

Wet ‘N Wild water park, located just minutes away in Palm Springs, features 21 acres of water slides, wave pools, and more with Southern California surfer charm.


The thunder of galloping horses at area polo clubs is an unforgettable experience. Both The Empire Polo Club and Eldorado Polo Club are world-class clubs that have hosted the renowned U.S. Open Polo Championship.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Take in 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-ft. Mountain Station where an Adventure Center offers summer hiking and winter sports.

Family-Friendly Hiking

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 maps for four of the best family-friendly hikes in the area.

Rock Climbing

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.

Jeep Tours

Whether it’s a tour of the San Andreas fault, venturing into Indian Canyons or Southern California 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.

Local Events

Palm Springs International Film Festival – January

Roll out the red carpet for this highly anticipated festival featuring more than 200 films from 70 countries. This star-studded occasion is a can’t-miss event for cinema lovers and casual moviegoers alike.

CareerBuilder Challenge Golf tournament – January

The CareerBuilder Challenge began as the Palm Springs Classic back in 1960 – with Arnold Palmer as the very first champion. Since then, it has grown into one of the standout events of the PGA Tour, and the only tournament on the circuit that features Pro-Am play along with tournament play for the first 54 holes.

Tour de Palm Springs Bicycle Ride – February

Enjoy the sunshine, live music, food, and fun with thousands of bike riders for a charitable cause.

La Quinta Arts Festival – March

The La Quinta Arts Festival is nationally recognized by artists as one of the highest-regarded art festivals in the nation – and is a favorite of visitors to the Coachella Valley.

BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament – March

Called the “fifth Grand Slam,” the BNP Paribas Open is the place to be for tennis players and enthusiasts. With two weeks of intense tennis, this annual competition pits the world’s best tennis players against one another.

Fashion Week El Paseo – March

El Paseo is Palm Desert’s premier shopping destination. Rub elbows with couture designers, renowned interior decorators, stylists and more. View exciting fashion shows, experience the latest trends in fine food, wine, and more.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – April

One of the nation’s most renowned music festivals, Coachella has expanded to two three-day weekends and features the biggest names in music every year. From hip-hop to rock to funk to jazz, nearly every genre is represented.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival – April

The biggest country music festival west of the Mississippi, Stagecoach is a three-day event featuring the biggest names in country music.

Palm Springs Resorts Restaurant Week – May/June

Savor the flavor of Palm Desert’s finest restaurants during Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, a 10-day celebration of local cuisine held in the beginning of June.

Fourth of July Celebration – July

Enjoy an evening of free music and fireworks at the City of Palm Desert’s annual Fourth of July celebration at the Civic Center Park. Festivities include live music, food, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display.

Indio International Tamale Festival – December

The International Tamale Festival in downtown Indio has been ranked by Food Network as one of the top 10 American food festivals.