Area Recreation & Shopping
Palm Springs Destination Guide
- 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
- Palm Springs, California
- 92262 USA
Area Recreation & Shopping
Plan an excursion or daytrip during your Palm Springs vacation with us. At the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, our vacation guide unveils the area’s best attractions for golfers, hikers, shoppers, and more. See the variety of tourist attractions around the Palm Springs area – we guarantee that there’s one just for you!
Palm Springs Golf
Often referred to as the “golf capital of the world,” Palm Springs is famous as one of the most popular destinations for golf vacations in the United States. With over 125 pristine golf courses, sunny weather, and scenic desert beauty, there’s a reason why Palm Springs golf vacations are so popular.
Our hotel is surrounded by 5 of the top 30 courses in California, as rated by Golf.com. As a result, the competition between these courses benefits our golf guests in lower green fees and more amenities.
Get in the swing with a Palm Springs golf vacation at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel!
Local Golf Clubs
Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Dr.
Address: 2700 East Mesquite Ave.
Seven Lakes Country Club
Address: 4100 E 7 Lakes Dr.
Telephone: (760) 328-2695
Address: 1885 Golf Club Dr.
Telephone: (760) 328-1005
Palm Springs' Great Outdoors
Discover the picturesque parks, canyons, and mountains that create an outdoor playground in Palm Springs. Explore miles and miles of Palm Springs hiking, ride on the largest rotating tramcar, or venture to Joshua Tree National Park for a day of sightseeing and exploration.
Just an hour’s drive from the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, plan a daytrip to see Joshua Tree National Park where you have many opportunities to explore. Experience a fascinating variety of plants and animals in a park shaped by strong winds, unpredictable rain and climatic extremes.
There are 12 self-guiding nature trails for visitors, and from October through May, you can reserve a spot on the popular Keys Ranch Guided Walking Tour. Or, see the park from the seat of your mountain bike, offering an extensive network of dirt roads. Joshua Tree is also a popular rock-climbing area; and the ark is also home to approximately 250 bighorn sheep.
The San Jacinto Mountain range is a magical place for Palm Springs hiking. Here, you can enjoy the feeling of hiking in Switzerland while gazing down at the Sahara.
This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway makes it easy for hikers to enter Mount San Jacinto State Park, or you can begin at the mountain’s base. Enjoy cool breezes on the mountain that John Muir described as, “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!”
Downtown Palm Springs – A Shopping Delight
Celebrated Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs is home to over 525 shops, offering delightful Palm Spring shopping, strolling and dining by day or night. Located within walking distance of Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, you’ll find a remarkable variety of shops, including some of the best vintage shops of classic furnishings, clothing, accessories and artwork. Antique shops are also popular is this area, with a number focusing on mid-century modern furniture.
Downtown Palm Springs also includes extraordinary art galleries, antique stores of all eras, souvenir shops and chic boutiques. It’s a great place for outdoor dining, where you’ll find rows of palm trees and the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains as your backdrop. Plus, every Thursday evening, Villagefest transforms several blocks of downtown Palm Springs into an outdoor festival with over 200 booths showcasing artwork, handcrafted items and live entertainment. You can’t miss it!
Often called “the Rodeo Drive of the Desert”, El Paseo is truly a Palm Springs shopping paradise. Exquisite gardens, beautiful statues and palm trees surround this mile-long stretch of upscale shops. El Paseo offers over 300 shops and restaurants, including boutique and designer stores, jewelry stops, award-winning restaurants, antique shops, beauty salons, spas, art galleries and more. From Sak’s 5th Avenue to individually-owned boutiques, El Paseo boasts a wide spectrum of Palm Springs shopping.
World-class shopping awaits you at the El Paseo Shopping District, located in nearby Palm Desert. Treat yourself to some of the best shopping in southern California!
For a Palm Springs vacation during the winter months, strap on your snow shoes or hiking boots and experience the cool tranquility of the San Jacinto Mountains. After riding the Aerial Tramway to 8,500 feet, enjoy the fresh mountain snow as you snowshoe or hike through the mountain wilderness.
Celebrate the winter season at the San Jacinto Mountains, the place where snowball fights with family and friends are prone to occur! Snowshoes can be rented at the Aerial Tramway’s Adventure Center for only $18 per day. Please note, visitors who leave the Long Valley area on snowshoes must obtain a permit from the Long Valley Ranger Station
Hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and experience a breathtaking journey to 8,500 feet, where adventure seekers can hike and dine in the scenic beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains. Within the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area, there are 54 miles of hiking trails that range from a 5 1/2 mile trek to the peak of Mt. San Jacinto to the just over 1 mile nature walk.
For 20 minutes, ride the world’s largest rotating tramcar to the top of the mountain, full of great Palm Springs hiking! You’ll also find a restaurant, gift shop and snack bar for your convenience.
Your desert vacation is not complete without a Palm Springs shopping excursion to the Cabazon and Desert Hills Premium Outlet Malls. With over 150 designer outlets, enjoy huge savings of 25 to 80 percent off retail prices, just 20 minutes from Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.
Located just off the 10 freeway, Cabazon and Desert Hills, outlets offer valuable Palm Springs shopping, where you’ll find the best brands at discounted prices! Both outlet centers are located adjacent to each other and include trendy brands like Barney’s, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prada, Ferragamo, Tod’s, and many more!
Feel the warm desert breeze as your browse through our famous, outdoor shopping outlets, full of today’s latest fashions. It’s the perfect activity for Palm Springs girls’ getaways or a couples’ weekend.