Miguel Cornelio

Seattle & Palm SPrings wedding photographer

Miguel Cornelio

4 Things to do in Palm Springs

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Pam Springs? Do you imagine the Golf courses, vintage cars, hot springs, or the famous Coachella festival? Yes, there’s a lot to do in Palm Springs. Whether you’re visiting with a partner or the entire family, Palm Springs guarantees fun and adventure here is a list of things to do in Palm Springs.

The city is in the Sonoran Desert of southern California. It is known for its luxurious homes, hotels, and mid-century architecture.

People come from Seattle, Utah, and other parts of the country to vacation in Palm Springs.

But where do you begin if you want to explore Palm Springs? Below is a guide on things to do in Palm Springs.

1.    Ride the Palm Springs aerial tramway

The aerial tramway should be at the top of your list for things to do in Palm Springs. You will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the world’s largest rotating tramcar. You’ll travel above the spectacular cliffs of Chino Canyon on your way to Mt. San Jacinto Park. The ride takes ten minutes, allowing you to take stunning pictures 8,000 feet above the ground.

In fact, you might need to hire a Palm Spring photographer for professional pictures, as the tramway gives you a 360-degree backdrop. You can opt to ride back immediately or explore the mountain station. It features observation decks, museums, gift shops, and so much more.

You’ll need to pay between $16 and $80, depending on your age group. But you can also get a $160 annual pass.

2.    Visit Old Las Palmas

Old Las Palmas is one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the heart of Palm Springs. Las Palmas is a serene area with elegant homes and roads lined with endless palm trees. You can go for walks in this neighborhood as you take in the beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Paul and Haley were lucky enough to take breath-taking pictures in Las Palmas. Photographed by Miguel from Miguel Cornelio Photography, the couple can attest to the beauty of the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

3.    Explore the Palm Springs Air Museum

When looking for things to do in Palm Springs, don’t forget to explore the Palm Springs Air Museum. Here, you will learn about Air Power’s role in protecting American citizens during World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam wars. You have the opportunity to explore and take amazing pictures with over 30 planes displayed across three warehouses. Apart from airplanes, you can also go through artifacts from the war.

If you want, you can even take a flight aboard some of the planes. But you will have to pay a small fee for admission and the flight. Children under five and active military ID holders (and their families) receive complimentary access.

4.    Pose with the Cabazon dinosaurs

Before you hesitate; no, the dinosaurs aren’t real. These sculptures are a tourist attraction at one of the best dino-themed museums in the country. If you’re on your way to Palm Springs, it is hard to miss this significant landmark. Right at the entrance, you will receive a warm welcome from Mr. Rex, a famous dinosaur at the gate.

You can take beautiful pictures with these 100-ton dinosaurs and learn interesting dinosaur facts.

You can also go on hikes along Mt. San Jacinto, visit Sunnylands estate, or go for a day trip in Joshua tree; the options are endless. So, I hope this information helps the next time you visit Palm Springs. More than anything, remember to contact Miguel for all your photography