Palm Springs Guide

What else is there to do in Palm Springs?

1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
It is an internationally famous living museum with over 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants. This garden has been there since 1939. 

2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hidden masterpieces, hear the stories about who lived where, and learn about the talented architects, designers and builders who contributed to the city's modernist legacy. It's a fun, fascinating, full-immersion tour – perfect for anyone with an interest in art, design, history, architecture or the way sun-loving Southern Californians lived and played in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. 

Sunnylands Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Sunnylands was the estate of Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg who entertained Presidents, royalty, political figures, and cultural icons in this mid-century modern home. Tour the Sunnylands Visitor Center & Gardens, including the 20-minute film on Sunnylands. Sunnylands is a high-level retreat center, historic house, education center, and art gardens with tours and information on art, architecture, history, philanthropy, landscape, and sustainability. Open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Palm Springs Art Museum 
101 North Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659 (open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm)
Founded in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum is one of the city’s top-ranked attractions and contains a stunning collection of art, including works by Picasso and Matisse. The museum has 28 galleries, five art storage vaults, two outdoor sculpture gardens and the 433-seat Annenberg Theater which hosts regular music, dance and theatre performances. The museum’s permanent collection of more than 55,000 objects features art of the Americas and 20th-century California.  

The new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, opened in downtown Palm Springs in November 2014. The glass-and-steel building was originally designed as a bank by noted architect E Stewart Williams in the 1960s. It is now a new campus for the Palm Springs Art Museum, showcasing the best of desert architecture and celebrating some of the most important architects of Desert Modern style.  

Located between Cherokee Way and South Palm Canyon Drive 
Discover the Backstreet Art District, one of the coolest and hippest art destination’s in the desert. Stroll through a dozen artist-owned galleries and working studios featuring exciting collections of original, contemporary art by nationally and internationally recognized artists. 


Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, the Workshop’s chic interior and modern menu gives the space a contemporary edge. The menu is based around seasonal products from local farms and is overseen by Chef Michael Beckman who apprenticed at Lameloise, a three-Michelin star restaurant in France.  

1900 East Palm Canyon Drive
The Purple Room dates back to 1960 and it was a once-legendary hangout for Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. After extensive remodeling and a swanky new d├ęcor, The Purple Room now has state-of-the-art sound for live DJs and singers six nights a week. The owners - Tony Marchese and Mark Van Laanen - helped catapult the rebirth of the Uptown Design District when they took over an historic mid-century building and opened their uber-popular Trio Restaurant in 2009. They’ve now worked their magic on The Purple Room at the Club Trinidad Resort. 

Melvyn’s Restaurant at Ingleside Inn: Piano Bar & Dancing Nightly (8pm – 2am) 
200 W Ramon Rd.  
The Rat Pack use to hang out here.  Sinatra had his wedding dinner at Melyvn’s. 

Casual, And Outdoor Dining In Beautiful Downtown Palm Springs and known for their bottomless champagne at $3.95 

Opened in 2011, the Lulu California Bistro features a varied menu prepared by a team of award-winning chefs. The bar offers an all-day, all-night Happy Hour lasting 12 hours long. 

Located on the historic Palm Canyon Drive, Las Casuelas Mexican Restaurant is the third in a series of privately-owned family restaurants stretching across the Coachella Valley. It was recently named one of America’s 50 best Hispanic restaurants by Hispanic Magazine.

Tyler’s Burgers (small burger place with outdoor seating – Cash Only – open for lunch) 
149 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 

Shanghai Reds Restaurant (behind Fisherman’s Grill) / small bar & restaurant w/ live blue band on Friday & Saturday night
235 South Indian Canyon Drive

Matchbox  Bistro (great pizza and second level seating looking over Palm Canyon) 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, CA 92262