Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Rose Morah
The following are the top fun things to do in palm springs at night.
1. Soak in Mineral Springs
Imagine cleansing your body, mind, and soul while staring into a clear sky full of stars after dark.
You get to enjoy this lifetime opportunity in Palm springs from its rejuvenating hot springs.
You can immerse yourself deep in the hot springs and healing waters and get to enjoy a relaxing night. This is what makes Palm Springs a feel-good destination for many travelers.
Hot spring water is known for its soothing and detoxifying properties.
Soaking in mineral springs is no doubt one of the best and most fun things to do when you visit Palm Springs.
|How the Hot Spring Waters Work.|
The water is first formed from snowmelt and rain.
It goes for 1.5 miles into a reservoir beneath the earth, where it is warmed for up to about160-180 degrees Fahrenheit.
After that, it is then pushed above the earth’s surface with tremendous pressure.
The water emerges at about 105 degrees.
This water is usually dense with potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfate.
Palm Springs has always been a haven of beautiful stars and astronomy wonders.
Here are some of the best places for stargazing in Palm Springs:
- Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Rancho Mirage Observatory is the best place to go for stargazing if:
- You’re trying for the first time.
- You want to do it as a family.
It is great for first-timers because they teach you unique things about the night sky.
|Distance from Palm Springs: 20 minutes|
Address: CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA
Google Maps link to Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory.
- Corn Spring Campsite
This is another perfect place to go sky-gazing if you want to avoid the large crowds. It is a very remote area within the Chuckwalla Mountains.
|Distance from Palm Springs: 100 minutes|
Address: Corn Springs Rd, California
Google Maps link to Corn Spring Campsite.
- Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the best places to stargaze for both locals and travelers.
However, I recommend that you plan an overnight stargazing trip because of the distance and time it will take you to get there.
|Distance from Palm Springs: 60-90 minutes|
Google Maps link to Joshua Tree National Park
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- Salton Sea State Recreation Area
This area is the best for those who love to watch the sunset and then the stars after the dark.
|Distance from Palm Springs: 55-60 minutes|
Address: 100225 State Park Rd, Mecca, CA
Google Maps link to Salton Sea State Recreation Area
- Sky Valley
This will not give you the perfect view. However, it is an excellent spot for those looking to explore new places in the area.
Other stargazing suggestions:
You can also enjoy a great nightlife in Palm Springs through stargazing tours.
Some of these tours include:
- Sky-Watcher Star Tours.
You can choose between going for astronomy tours and astronomy history lessons tours.
- Palm Springs Stargazing.
It is just 30 minutes outside Palm Springs. This tour guarantees you a minimum of six deep space objects.
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3. Enjoy great night views
Palm Springs has the most beautiful golden views during the day. But have you seen what it looks like at night when the sun tucks behind the mountains?
I only have one word for that, SPECTACULAR!
The view is spectacular during the night.
I would also suggest that you go on Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s last ride, which is usually around 8 pm, for an even more incredible view.
4. Golf after dark
Most Palm Springs resorts have impressive technology that makes it possible to play golf at night with no challenges of proper lighting for all levels of players.
You can play golf while having fun, enjoying the scenery around, the food, and the drinks.
Here are the best-golfing places after dark palm springs:
- Indio Municipal Golf Course
- Indian Wells Golf2
5. Enjoy live music bands
One of the places I have personally visited while in Palm Springs is The Date Shed– a great place to watch the live bands.
The Date Shed is a great music venue for Coachella Music. I loved their indoor and outdoor setting.
Another place is The Village Pub which offers live music every day.
You are sure to enjoy great live bands, concerts, and e.t.c at Palm Springs at night.
6. Attend Street Festivals
Palm Springs is known for its street festivals. One of the street festivals is the Villagefest.
Villagefest happens every Thursday in Palm Springs downtown. The streets are closed, and local vendors set up their shops.
Some of the fun things to do at Villagefest, Palm Springs, include:
- Taste different delicious foods and drinks.
- Explore different talents, from breakdancers, singers, and to many different artists around every corner.
- Hang around different vendors (offering beautiful jewelry, great photography e.t.c).
- Draw inspiration.
This is a fun place to be though it can also get crowded.
7. Play fun games
You may be wondering, fun games at night? Hmm, not what you are thinking!
There are great fun night activities to do at Palm Springs.
For instance, I enjoyed the ROBOLIGHTS and Escape rooms!
There is always something for everyone in Palm Springs, any day or night 😉 .
8. Enjoy night pool parties and swim clubs
These kinda parties/clubs are great when you are in a party mood. You get an opportunity to be entertained by the best and most famous DJs / artists.
As I had mentioned earlier, Palm Springs has something for everyone. So, if you are not into that kind of fun, no worries, you can still go to pool parties and watch your favorite movies as you swim.
9. Go to dancing parties/clubs
The streets of Palm Springs offer great dance clubs and party events.
You will never miss good dance clubs, such as Zelda’s nightclub.
There are also several LGBT clubs.
10. Go to cocktail parties
You will find a variety of cocktail bars in Palm Springs. From the poolside lounges to the old-school clubs.