Romance comes easy in Palm Springs, where a palm-lined skyline surrounded by the majestic red hues of the San Jacinto Mountains creates an intimate desert oasis for romantic retreats, proposals and destination weddings. But if you’re looking to make your couple’s getaway extra special, you’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few romantic things to do in Palm Springs.
The best ways to whisk your significant other away in Palm Springs is to do so quite literally, with either a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or a hot air balloon ride over the Coachella Valley. The Palm Springs tram takes you 8,500 feet up the San Jacinto Mountains, offering a 360-degree view of the Coachella Valley below. At the top, you can dine with a view at Peaks Restaurant or pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon exploring San Jacinto State Park’s nature trails and pristine landscapes. Or take a romantic hot air balloon ride over the Coachella Valley, sharing a basket as you soar over the desert and see it like you never have before.
If losing yourself in nature is your idea of romance, you’ll be happy to find plenty of hiking trails and preserves throughout Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities. No matter how you want to spend your romantic weekend in Palm Springs, you’ll find plenty to do together throughout the desert.