Free Things To Do in Palm Springs - Visit Palm Springs tag-img

Free Things To Do in Palm Springs

Take a hike  – See Southern California’s most breathtaking scenery and tallest mountain ranges.   Hiking GuideRide your bike – Palm Springs has miles of well-marked and maintained routes throughout the historical neighborhoods and downtown. Hike and Bike

Bike Palm Springs

Have a picnic –  Sunrise ParkRuth Hardy Park, and DeMuth Park offer pleasant, shady spots to picnic, complete with tables, barbecues, and playground equipment.

Village gallery walk – Spend the afternoon gallery hopping and enjoying fine art, sculptures, and unique boutiques on Palm Canyon Drive.

Hit the tennis courts – Free court time is available at some of the city’s best locations: DeMuth Park, Palm Springs High School, and Ruth Hardy Park.

Listen to music – There are continually changing special events, musicians, and jam sessions at Las Casuelas TerrazaMelvyn’s Restaurant, The Village Palm Springs, and poolside at Kings Highway, just to name a few.

las casuals palm springs

Follow the stars – Palm Springs has its own “Walk of Stars,” on the sidewalks of downtown Palm Canyon Drive. Also, walk outside after dark and lookup at millions of stars you’ll never see in the big city.

walk of stars

Check out the Palm Springs Public LibraryOur award winning Palm Springs Public Library has free wireless internet access as well as computers that can be used with a library card. Extensive audio book, international reference services, video conferencing services, assorted free adult and children’s programming, and more can be found in the library.

Stroll the Palm Springs Art Museum on Thursday – Entry is free from 4 – 7 pm. Enjoy changing contemporary art, Western art, Cahuilla basketry collections, a sculpture garden, gift shop, and restaurant.

palm springs art museum

Backstreet Art DistrictStroll through a dozen artist owned galleries and studios.

Drive yourself on a mid-century self-guided architecture tour – Palm Springs is home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture.

Take your dog to the park – Palm Springs Dog Park is a one and a half acre dog oasis with enclosed area for small dogs. Located at 222 Civic Dr. North (behind City Hall).

Go to open houses – View the architecture and design of Palm Springs from the inside. Real estate is a big deal in Palm Springs.

More From Things To Do

View All Posts

Live LGBTQ Entertainment in Palm Springs

Enjoy a Meal and a Show.  By Kevin Perry Everyone wants to be wanted. That’s…

Read More
Father and sons playing underwater in resort pool. Family is playing underwater superheroes.

Father’s Day in Palm Springs

A Guide to Celebrating with Dad Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what…

Read More

Your Fun in the Sun Summer Guide to Palm Springs

Palm Springs is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy the great…

Read More