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9 Most Instagrammable places in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one of the trendiest destinations to travel. Why? This desert city’s mid-century modern charm has been brought to life with thoughtful hotel concepts, photo-worthy shops and restaurants, epic pool parties and desert modernism style. It is a desert escape for the modern millennial who wants to get away for the weekend in style. Here’s some Instagrammable places in Palm Springs to share on your social media.

The Colors of Palm Springs

orange door

Everyone loves the colored doors of Palm Springs.

Old Tramway Gas Station

Now the Palm Springs Visitor Center, it’s the first building to greet you as you approach from the West on Highway 111 from Los Angeles. The building dates back to 1965 and was designed by famous Swiss-born architect Albert Frey and Robson Chambers. Its dramatic backdrop is the San Jacinto Mountains make the building even more dramatic.  The Visitor Center also is on the corner of Tram Road which is the entryway to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Palm Springs Welcome Sign

Entrance to visitors in Palm Springs California USA

Instagrammers love to take selfies in front of the Palm Springs welcome sign, just steps away from the Palm Springs Visitor Center.  This is a signature image that “proves” you were in Palm Springs and most visitors know its location.  The never-ending blue sky and striking mountains make this scene like no place else.


Long known as the most bustling corner of the Downtown strip, the intersection of Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Rd is home to some of the most popular restaurants in Palm Springs. Throughout the day and night, tourists and locals, both young and old stop dead in their tracks with the need for a photo. This piece by Curry Mendes brings the colors of the desert together with one of Palm Springs most iconic visitors.

The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

The Saguaro Hotel is known as the “rainbow hotel,” and you can see why. The interior and exterior both display bright colors that make for a picture-perfect Instagram.  It simply begs to be photographed and changes colors and hues as the sun’s reflection changes.  The Saguaro is home to Splash House, one of Palm Spring’s highly Instagrammed signature summer events.

The Indian Canyons

The sacred Indian Canyons, which is the Indian Reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, are nestled on the edge of the desert floor. Murray and Andreas Canyons offer a literal oasis of hiking opportunities. Sights like waterfalls and huge fan palm oasis will make your gram pop.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The Ace found a neglected treasure in Palm Springs — a mid-century desert modern former Westward Ho with a Denny’s — dusted it off, gave it some love and made it into Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This has become a very popular destination all year.  Their custom sign greeting you at the entrance is one of Palm Springs most Instagrammed backdrops.

Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs has a storied history dating back to the late 1950s , but it was its reincarnation in 2004 as the Jonathan Adler-designed boutique property that has helped lead to in now being a Leading Hotel of The World.  This elegant resort hidden behind this highly Instagrammed iconic wall, has become synonymous with celebrity visits and high profile buy-outs.

Moorton Botanical Garden

Long established in beautiful Palm Springs since 1938, this arboretum was created to share with everyone the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants from around the world.  Featuring desert trees and cacti from miniatures to giants, it offers a collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a natural trail.  The highly Instagrammed  exhibition of quite rare plants is the world’s first “Cactarium”.


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