The Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) is perfectly situated in a setting that offers exceptional meeting experiences, making it easy for planners to incorporate some off-agenda fun into their events. Because Palm Springs offers plenty of group activities ranging from mild to wild, attendees don’t have to look far for unique experiences, tours and outdoor adventures when they meet in our desert destination.
Downtown has always been the central hub of the city, and it continues to expand and offer many activities that are even more entertaining and fun — such as the Agua Caliente Casino located just one block away from PSCC that offers conventioneers an action-packed, 24-hour casino with slots, table games, high-limit gaming and a gorgeous live music lounge in a setting that is stylish, yet comfortable. Right off the casino floor are a variety of downtown experiences. The Block offers shopping, dining, public art installations and more, making it a great choice for attendees to experience everything there is to do and see in Palm Springs.
Explore the Desert on a Group Hiking Excursion
From easy walking trails to difficult terrain, the outdoor enthusiasts of your group can experience hiking excursions amidst the clean desert air mixed with giant palm trees and an alpine wilderness, creating the ultimate desert setting.
Undisturbed natural beauty is combined with remarkably easy access – the Indian Canyons are located just minutes from the Palm Springs Convention Center and offer groups an otherworldly experience for hiking and sightseeing.
Reach new heights with your team during a hike on Mount San Jacinto, the second-highest mountain range in Southern California. Mount San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 13,000-acre pristine wilderness, one of the last in California.
And getting to your desired hiking trail is all a part of the adventure.
Groups can begin their journey by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mount San Jacinto. This Tram is the world’s largest rotating tram car and travels over 2.5 miles. During the 10-minute ride, tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular valley views. Ascend to the summit that towers gently overhead and look down on all of the amazing activities you enjoyed over the course of the day.
Rent a traditional bicycle or whiz through the streets of Palm Springs with ease on an electric bike! Groups will find many resorts also offer complimentary bikes along with a map of all the Palm Springs bike routes available for free.
Tours to Bop Around Local Businesses
Attendees can also cycle around Palm Springs with tours offered by Sunny Cycle, a safe and entertaining service that partners with local businesses to provide memorable experiences, or Social Cycle, a unique, 16-passenger touring bicycle ideal for groups. Tours are ideal for simply cruising around the city, bar hopping, corporate events, team building and more.
Off-Roading Tours on the Desert Terrain
Nothing says team building quite like an off-roading, adrenaline-rushing experience with Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Event, rated the #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor. The tours and events provide an authentic and unique destination experience that captures the true essence of the Palm Springs desert.
Palm Springs Windmill Tours offer an exciting self-driving tour that is fun, educational and interactive. They’re so great that TripAdvisor awarded them a Badge of Excellence! The tours now also offer a “step-on” tour guide to hop on your group’s or event’s charter bus and personalize the experience.
Tours for Your Group’s Taste Buds
Give your meeting attendees a taste of the desert with Desert Tasty Tours. Groups will visit six to seven tasting stops along a three-hour, narrated walking tour and get to enjoy a smorgasbord of samples, while learning about each location, what makes them unique, and how they fit into the culinary tapestry and vibe of downtown Palm Springs.
See more of the types of tours offered for groups around the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Play a Round on One of the Many Golf Courses
Surrounded by the grandeur of the San Jacinto Mountains and sky-high palm trees, the golf courses in Palm Springs offer an unrivaled golf experience for groups to play a round. Choose from pristine nearby courses including Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, Escena Golf Club, Mesquite Golf and Country Club and Indian Canyons Golf Resort.
Must-See Museums & Iconic Attractions
There are no bad hair days here in Downtown Palm Springs, especially for the stunning, life-like Forever Marilyn statue standing as tall as the mountains behind her on Museum Way. Meet up with Ms. Monroe for an iconic group photo with this must-see new attraction.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is fully committed to its military heritage, welcoming active service members and their immediate families into the sprawling establishment, free of charge. Now celebrating its 25th year of operation, the collection has been a labor of love for all involved, and in November 2021, the Nighthawk Rises in the new Houston Pavilion will add to the museum’s already impressive grandeur. Experience this must-see attraction that also doubles as a great off-site event space.
The Palm Springs Art Museum offers art classes and workshops for adults and a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities.
See more museums and attractions around the Palm Springs Convention Center.
PS We ♡ Experiential Meetings!
Whatever you do, Palm Springs is ready to ensure the outside of your meeting is every bit as inspiring as the inside. Immerse your group in our iconic desert destination with connectivity to experience it all. The event services team at the Palm Springs Convention Center will work closely with you to achieve success during your next meeting, event or convention.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning the Palm Springs Convention Center today!
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