Best time to visit Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA

11 THINGS TO DO IN PALM SPRINGS, CA (MARCH 16 - MARCH 25)

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!

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

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures

October–April • activity

A very Californian desert attraction

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

Chino Hills State Park Wildflowers

Chino Hills State Park Wildflowers

March–May (best in late March) • nature

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

BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

March 6-17, 2024 • event

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

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

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

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

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

11 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Coachella

Coachella

out of rangeApril 12-21, 2024 • event

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

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

out of rangeDecember 2, 2023 • event

A signature holiday event of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley

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

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Joshua Tree Music Festival

out of rangeMay 18–21, 2023 | October 5–8, 2023 • event

Great lineup in the middle of Mojave desert

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

out of rangeMay 17–19, 2024 • event

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

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

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

out of rangeFebruary 16-25, 2024 • event

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

Christmas Lights and Events in Palm Springs

Christmas Lights and Events in Palm Springs

out of rangelate November–December • event

Winter holidays in the desert can be fun!

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

out of rangeJanuary 04 - January 15 • event

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

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

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

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