Girls’ Trip to Palm Springs: Activities for a Fun Getaway

Planning a girls’ trip to Palm Springs, California?

Palm Springs is the ultimate destination for a girls’ getaway, so get ready to escape to a sun-drenched paradise with your best friends! Picture palm-lined streets, a vibrant art scene, exciting nightlife, and desert landscapes that will take your breath away.

Here are a few of our favorite activities for a girl’s trip to Palm Springs!

Take a Hike

Located on the edge of the Coachella Valley at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs offers a wealth of trails to explore. Lace up your hiking boots and take a trek through the stunning desert landscapes. Some of our favorite areas include Andreas Canyon, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, and Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve. The trails in the Palm Springs area come in a wide variety of distances and difficulty, so pick out one that will suit your group best! For even more hiking options, take a day trip to nearby Joshua Tree National Park!

If hiking isn’t quite your thing but you still want to get outside, don’t worry! There are plenty of other ways to explore the great outdoors in Palm Springs. You can take a Jeep tour, ride in a hot air balloon, or do some stargazing at one of two nearby International Dark Sky Parks – Joshua Tree National Park and Borrego Springs.

Throw a Pool Party with the Cabana Boys

It’s no secret that Palm Springs brings the heat! During your girls’ getaway, you can beat the desert sun and make a splash by throwing a private pool party. Imagine lounging by the pool, sipping refreshing cocktails, and enjoying the company of your closest friends.

We’ll let you in on the secret ingredient that will take your party to the next level: the Cabana Boys. These charming gentlemen are expert party hosts, bartenders, drink servers, game organizers, Spotify DJs, and more. With the Cabana Boys, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy being pampered. Learn more about these party-hosting rockstars and get ready for a pool party like no other!

In addition to pool parties, the Cabana Boys will also host game nights or brunch!

Explore the Art and Architecture

Did you know … Palm Springs is home to one of the largest concentrations of preserved mid-century modern architecture in the world! The city may be famous for its sunshine and desert vistas, but there is so much art to discover too! To explore the city’s creative scene, start with the Palm Springs Art Museum. This renowned museum displays contemporary art in a striking mid-century modern building. You can also take a stroll through the city’s fine art galleries, such as Heather James Fine Art and Melissa Morgan Fine Art.

But the art experience doesn’t end there! Palm Springs is a living canvas, with an impressive public art collection. From whimsical sculptures to captivating murals, art can be found everywhere you turn, including hotels, restaurants, shops, and even benches. Keep your eyes open and let the city itself become your art gallery. Check out the city’s Art Lover’s Guide for even more ways to discover the Palm Springs art scene!

Go Shopping

A girl’s getaway is the perfect time for a shopping spree! Palm Springs offers a variety of shopping options from vintage shops and farmers markets to chic boutiques and outlet malls. During your shopping day, make sure to stop at the El Paseo Shopping District. Often referred to as the “Rodeo Drive of the desert,” this iconic district encompasses two areas: The Shops on El Paseo and The Gardens on El Paseo. Together, these two destinations create a mile-long shopping experience that is a must-see when visiting Palm Springs. You can browse local boutiques, high-end shops, and upscale international brands to find the perfect treasures to bring home and remember your trip by.

Experience Nightlife

Palm Springs sure knows how to party! Get your groove on at the legendary Copa or raise a toast to friendship at The Village. For a taste of the tropics, head to Bootlegger Tiki where the tropical vibes will transport you to an island paradise. Whether you want to dance the night away or relax with a drink in hand, Palm Springs has it all. Let the drinks flow and the good times roll as you and your friends experience the vibrant nightlife of Palm Springs.


No girls’ getaway is complete without brunch! Luckily, Palm Springs is home to lots of delicious brunch spots. Cheeky’s has a bit of a cult following in the city, and this hot spot is famous for its inventive meals and creative breakfast items. Farm is another fantastic brunch option that serves crepes, brioche french toast, croque madame sandwiches, and other specialties in a chic French-inspired atmosphere. Those two favorites are just the start. Check out this city’s directory for even more brunch options.

If you don’t feel like going out to brunch, no problem! The Cabana Boys will bring brunch to you! The boys will set up breakfast, get your day started with food and drinks, turn on some tunes, host a party game or two, and clean everything up when you’re done. Handsome hunks serving you brunch … need we say more? Learn more about the Brunch Boys.

Ride the Aerial Tramway

A ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway simply must be on your girls’ trip itinerary! Board the largest rotating tram car in the world and embark on a 2.5-mile journey through the stunning Chino Canyon. As you ascend, the tram car slowly rotates so you can take in the gorgeous views in all directions. Once you reach the mountain’s summit, you can hike San Jacinto Peak, grab a meal at the on-site restaurant, browse 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.

Pedal on a Bar Cruise

Get ready to hop aboard a pedal party cruiser and enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure in the city. Our top recommendation is Sunny Cycle, a local business that knows how to show you a good time in Palm Springs. Pedal through the city streets, soak in the sights and sounds, and grab a drink at a local bar. Whether you’re looking to join a group ride or prefer a private party with your entire squad, Sunny Cycle offers a great experience!

Girls’ Trip to Palm Springs

From poolside lounging to thrilling outdoor adventures, Palm Springs offers a unique blend of relaxation and excitement. It’s time to leave your worries behind, pack your shades, and set off on an unforgettable girls’ trip to the enchanting desert city of Palm Springs. As you’re making your packing list, check out the Cabana Boys shop to pick out some new apparel for your trip. We have cute shirts, hoodies, towels, hats, drinkware, and more!

Plus, Palm Springs is more than just a birthday destination! It’s also an ideal city for bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations. Check out our Palm Springs Bachelorette Party Guide and start planning your trip!