Palm Springs was once an exclusive getaway spot for Hollywood celebrities. Marilyn Monroe was discovered poolside at a Palm Springs hotel, and members of the Rat Pack like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were regularly spotted at their Palm Springs hideaways. With palm trees and sunshine as far as the eye can see, it’s no wonder celebrities have turned to the desert for decades when in need of a little rest and relaxation.
While Palm Springs is still a celebrity favorite, the city has transformed into an oasis with a little bit of something for everyone. Art aficionados enjoy the city’s art museums and galleries, while history buffs have ample opportunity to learn about the desert’s roots. There are plenty of hiking trails and outdoor adventures for visitors and locals to enjoy the natural beauty of the desert, too. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains with access to some of the best views of the Coachella Valley, and Knott’s Soak City is a local favorite for staying cool in the desert. If you’re looking for the best the desert has to offer, here are 10 Palm Springs attractions you won’t want to miss on your next desert getaway.