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Best time to visit Palm Springs, CA

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10 THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS, CA (MARCH 17 - MARCH 26)

Super Bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert

Super Bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert

late February–April (best in mid-March) • nature

This unusual phenomenon proves that even dry and harsh places like deserts are actually alive!

Chino Hills State Park Wildflowers

Chino Hills State Park Wildflowers

March–May (best in March) • nature

Photographers spend days here trying to capture all of that fragrant tenderness with their cameras

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

mid-February–early September (best in May–July) • nature

This wee zippy bird moves so fast that you'll have to try hard to take a nice picture

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

September–May (all year round) • nature

One of a few waterfalls thriving in the hot and dry climate of the Thousand Oaks area

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (but the best time is mid-March through mid-October) • nature

Visit the best sky-watching spots in southern California

Salton Sea

Salton Sea

October–May • nature

Visit the largest lake in California located in the desert. The Salton Sea was created due to extreme natural forces and has been changing from year to year, and may disappear in the nearest future

Skiing and Snowboarding near LA

Skiing and Snowboarding near LA

December–March • activity

It is possible to go skiing and surfing in Los Angeles on the same day

Pioneertown

Pioneertown

October–June • activity

An elaborate film set​ built in the 1940s in the desert as a Wild West facade for several Western films

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

October–April • activity

A very Californian desert attraction

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing

mid-October–early May • activity

This favourite place for rock climber training offers over 8,000 routes

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

out of rangeJune 3–5, 2022 • event

This three-day event can be the most romantic escape filled with the taste of good wine, spectacular flights, and pleasant time

Coachella

Coachella

out of rangeApril 15–24, 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) • event

One of the biggest and most popular music festivals is a chance to meet all stars in one place

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

out of rangelate July–late August (best in mid-August) • nature

Stars begin to fall in the middle of summer—get ready to make some wishes

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

out of rangeDecember 3, 2022 • event

A signature holiday event of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

out of rangecanceled in 2022 (instead: Thrillville at the Riverside County Fairgrounds on February 18–27, 2022) • event

From monster trucks to camel races and stunning music performances to remarkable food, there's so much more to do at the fairground

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Joshua Tree Music Festival

out of rangeOctober 6–9, 2022 • event

Great lineup in the middle of Mojave desert

Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

out of rangeMay–September • activity

From Mexico to Canada or reverse, a crest of mountains follows along the western states of the USA, washed by the Pacific waters—it's one of the world's most scenic natural corridors

Cactus Blooming

Cactus Blooming

out of rangeApril–May • nature

Having visited Joshua Tree National Park, you will understand how beautiful and colourful the desert can be

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

unconfirmedJanuary 2023 • event

Meet some A-list stars and attend exciting presentations and special events followed by glamourous night parties

BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

out of rangeMarch 7–20, 2022 • event

If you are a tennis fan, this is your chance to see favorite players up close

Christmas Lights and Events in Palm Springs

Christmas Lights and Events in Palm Springs

out of rangelate November–late December  • event

Winter holidays in the desert can be fun!

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Every other hotel, restaurant, and resort within the Palm Springs area has its special NYE offer

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