Area & Activities

Rated one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa offers one championship 18-hole course, perfect for all skill levels, which are surrounded by the deserts and mountains of Rancho Mirage. During your vacation at our hotel, explore the surrounding Californian landscape at nearby Palm Desert, swim and play at Wet 'n' Wild waterpark or take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. In the evenings, hotel guests can court Lady Luck at nearby Agua Caliente Casino or wander the Shops on El Paseo and the Cabazon Outlets.

Family and Children's Activities

5.2 miles

Escape Games at The River

Phone: +1 760-668-9041

The clock is ticking, you have 60 minutes to locate hidden objects, figure out clues, and solve a series of puzzles in order to escape.

2.3 miles

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a special place where children and families can experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. Exhibits and programs inspire curiosity and creativity through hands-on exploration.

The River
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BNP Indian Wells Tennis Tournament

Held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, this annual tournament is hosted over 20 tennis courts with a 16,100 set main stadium.


Located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Coachella is a three-day festival held over two weekends in April. Join us and experience beautiful California weather and talented musicians.


An annual outdoor music festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Music artists range from folk, country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country.  

Water Park

Grab the family and head out to Wet N Wild Palm Springs. It's a Palm Springs tourist attraction that's not to be missed for those who enjoy water parks. Set on 52 acres, the Wet N Wild Palm Springs offers a day of rip-roaring water fun for all ages.

Shops on El Paseo

Often referred to as the ‘Rodeo Drive of the desert', El Paseo features over 250 designer boutiques, custom jewelers and upscale art galleries. Stop by The Gardens on El Paseo, a two level, open-air shopping and dining center with luxurious landscaping, dynamic water features and breathtaking desert views.

Cabazon Outlets & Desert Hills Premium Outlets

One of largest outlet malls in Southern California, The Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets provide every high-end brand name imaginable - at outlet prices.


Spend a day at Agua Caliente Casino and try your hand at Lady Luck. Enjoy all the latest slots and card games. Take in a live performance at 'The Show' - a concert theatre with 12 VIP boxes and more than 2,000 seats. Located less than two miles from our resort in nearby Rancho Mirage, this Palm Springs attraction is run by the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians and boasts one of the tallest buildings in our region.

Palm Springs Art Museum

As a beloved Palm Springs attraction and one of the premier mid-sized art museums in the country, the Palm Springs Art Museum collects and displays art from a broad range of time periods and genres.

Palm Springs Air Museum

Located just off the main runway of Palm Springs International Airport, The Palm Springs Air Museum features over 56,000 square feet of aviation history and education, along with one of the largest collections of flying WWII aircraft.


Sunnylands was the celebrated estate of Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg; visitors included Presidents, British Royalty, political figures, and icons. This historic home, education center, desert garden, and solar farm feature exhibitions, programs, films and tours.

McCallum Theater

The McCallum Theatre entertains the public with a wide variety of performing arts programs, including Broadway style shows and a diverse group of musical talent.

Palm Springs Village Fest

Wander the beautiful streets of Palm Springs while enjoying a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, flowers, jewelry and international cuisine. Held every Thursday on Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.

Local Attractions

Shields' Date Gardens

80225 CA-111

Indian Canyons

38500 South Palm Canyon Drive

Moorten Botanical Garden

S Palm Canyon Dr


37977 Bob Hope Dr

Desert Adventures

74794 Lennon Pl ste b

Palm Springs Celebrity Tours

555 E Palm Canyon Dr

Adventure Hummer Tours

105 E Twin Palms Dr

Big Wheel Tours

41625 Eclectic St suite o-1

Balloons Above

Rancho Mirage

Desert Rose Playhouse

69620 CA-111

Coachella Valley Repertory

68510 E Palm Canyon Dr

Butler-Abrams Trail

Joe Butler Trail

Escape Games at The River

71800 CA-111 suite a-210

Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

71560 San Jacinto Dr

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage

The River at Rancho Mirage

Highway 111, Rancho mirage

Fitness Nearby

3 miles

Planet Fitness

  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Free weights
  • Special guest privileges: 50% off drinks, Wide Travel Deals, 50% Off Reebok

Spa Nearby

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit in our serene and inviting spa. We use traditional Chinese body wellness techniques and the positive power of touch to help you and your body heal itself.

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Massages

Area Sightseeing

Adventure Hummer Tours


Adventure Hummer Tours

Phone: +1 877-655-2453

Balloons Above


Balloons Above

Phone: +1 760-374-0410

Big Wheel Tours


Big Wheel Tours

Phone: +1 760-779-1837

Desert Adventures


Desert Adventures

Phone: +1 760-324-5337

Fantasy Balloon Flights


Fantasy Balloon Flights

Phone: +1 760-568-0997

Palm Springs Celebrity Tours

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Celebrity Tours

Phone: +1 760-895-8005

Family and Children's Activities

Westin Family: Kids Club Discovery Room

Phone: "+1 760 3285955; ext= 2181"

Offering children ages 3-12 the opportunity to play and learn, while parents explore the resort. Activities include movies, music, Apple computers, games, storytelling and more! Open daily with morning, afternoon and all-day sessions. Call for fees.

Oasis Den & The Hideaway

Relax in our lounges with arcade games, air hockey, foosball, a pool table, reptile terrarium and more! Located across from the Lobby. Open daily.

More Activities

Hiking (8.5 miles) Horseback riding (15 miles) Mountain biking, trail (18 miles) Snow skiing (95 miles) Hunting (80 miles) Nature preserve, trail (8.5 miles) Rock climbing (42.5 miles)
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