Birthday Activities in Palm Springs, California

There’s no shortage of sun, fun, and birthday activities in Palm Springs, California! In this desert city, you can celebrate your birthday in style and create memories that will last a lifetime. From thrilling outdoor adventures and scenic hikes to poolside cocktails and vibrant nightlife options, Palm Springs is the ultimate destination for a birthday bash.

Here are just a few of the best birthday activities in Palm Springs!

Get Outside

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love Palm Springs. Located on the edge of the Coachella Valley at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the city is surrounded by breathtaking desert views on all sides. And all these beautiful landscapes make for great outdoor adventures like hiking, rock climbing, and off-roading! You can strap on your walking shoes and take a hike through the Andreas Canyon, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve, or any of the many scenic trails in the area. You can even take a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park to marvel at the iconic trees that are only found in a few places throughout the world.

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, hop aboard a thrilling Jeep tour and venture deep into the desert. You can also take a hot air balloon ride, go horseback riding, or spend an evening stargazing at one of two nearby International Dark Sky Parks – Joshua Tree National Park and Borrego Springs.

Throw a Party with the Cabana Boys

We know you want to party during your birthday getaway! Imagine throwing a private pool party, brunch, or game night in Palm Springs with your closest friends. Here’s the secret to making your party unique and unforgettable: the Cabana Boys. These handsome hunks will transform any regular party into one you’ll talk about for years to come. They’re your personal bartenders, party hosts, game organizers, Spotify DJs, servers, and overall hype men. They bring the vibes, and you get to sit back and relax. While the Cabana Boys don’t provide adult entertainment, they are expert party hosts!  Learn more about the Cabana Boys.

See Some Art and Architecture

From fine art to fun public sculptures, Palm Springs has all kinds of creative spaces to explore. The Palm Springs Art Museum is a must for art lovers. This world-renowned institution showcases contemporary work in a notable mid-century modern building. You can also wander through the city’s fine art galleries including the collections at Heather James Fine Art and Melissa Morgan Fine Art. The museums and galleries of Palm Springs are worth a visit, but you don’t have to go inside to see some amazing art. The city also boasts a sizeable public art collection. Keep an eye out for art all over town, including hotels, restaurants, shops, and benches. Check out the city’s Art Lover’s Guide to learn more!

Plus, Palm Springs has one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the world. During your trip, spend some time admiring this iconic architecture and snapping a few photos too! 

Ride the Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is one of the most iconic activities in the city! The tram car itself is the largest in the world, and the 2.5-mile ride takes you through the beautiful Chino Canyon up to Mt. San Jacinto State Park. As you ride through the desert, the car slowly rotates to allow you to see views in every direction. Once you reach the top, the adventure is just starting. You can hike to the top of San Jacinto Peak, grab a meal at the on-site restaurant, browse for souvenirs at the gift shop, or learn about the tram’s history at the Mountain Station Gallery. Check the tram’s website for hours, tickets, and pricing.

Take a Cruise (a Bar Cruise that is!)

A Bar Cruise is a fun and unique way to explore the city! Hop on a pedal party cruiser and get ready to discover the sights of Palm Springs. We recommend Sunny Cycle, a local business that will show you a good time in the city. You’ll pedal through Palm Springs, take in the sights, and stop at two different bars where you can get a drink. Book individual seats on a group ride, or reserve the whole bike for a private party.

Experience the Nightlife

Palm Springs is the perfect place to party for your birthday! Step into the legendary Copa and let the rhythm guide your moves on the dance floor, toast to another trip around the sun at The Village, or soak up the tropical vibes at Bootlegger Tiki. With so many fantastic options, Palm Springs offers a nightlife scene to match any party vibe.

Birthday Activities in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable birthday celebration. From thrilling outdoor adventures and stunning desert landscapes to exciting nightlife and relaxing pool parties, there are countless activities to make your birthday the best one yet. So raise a glass and cheers to a birthday celebration like no other in the desert oasis of Palm Springs!

But Palm Springs isn’t just a birthday destination! It’s also an ideal city for bachelorette parties. Check out this Palm Springs Bachelorette Party Guide and start planning your trip!