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Things To Do In Indian Wells

Adventure in Every Direction

From luxury shopping sprees and outdoor excursions to experiencing cultural discovery and witnessing historical monuments, the Greater Palm Springs area is yours for the taking. Escape hand-in-hand or bring along the entire family—every flavor of fun you could imagine is waiting.

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El Paseo

El Paseo is a luxurious shopping district in Palm Desert, California, often referred to as the "Rodeo Drive of the desert” for its upscale boutiques, art galleries, and fine dining establishments. Experiencing it all is one of the top things to do in Indian Wells.

Distance: 3.4 miles
(877) 735-7273
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Acrisure Arena

Home of the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds, as well as the host of the most popular names in entertainment, this state-of-the-art arena has been welcoming eager experience seekers since its opening in December 2022.

Distance: 8.2 miles
(888) 695-8778
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Desert Hills Premium Outlets

A shopper's paradise, this outlet mall boasts over 180 designer stores with discounted prices on high-end brands.

Distance: 36.3 miles 
(951) 849-6641
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Historic Palm Canyon Drive

This iconic Palm Springs street is lined with vibrant shops, restaurants, and galleries, celebrating the city's mid-century modern architecture and rich history.

Distance: 16.5 miles

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Palm Springs Air Museum

This museum showcases an impressive collection of historic aircraft, while highlighting the role of aviation in American history, particularly during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Distance: 15.1 miles
(760) 778-6262
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Palm Springs Art Museum

Featuring contemporary and modern art, as well as a stunning glass collection, this museum celebrates the unique artistic culture of the Coachella Valley.

Distance: 16.8 miles
(760) 322-4800
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Palm Springs Architecture & Design

This center highlights the region's renowned mid-century modern architecture, offering tours and exhibitions to educate visitors about its distinct aesthetic.

Distance: 16.4 miles
(760) 322-4800
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Living Desert

A unique zoo and botanical garden dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of desert flora and fauna, with interactive exhibits and educational programming.

Distance: 4.3 miles
(760) 346-5694
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Experience breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley as you ascend 8,516 feet to the top of Mount San Jacinto aboard the world's largest rotating tramcar.

Distance: 28.2 miles
(760) 325-1391
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Joshua Tree National Park

This vast desert park, named after the iconic Joshua trees, offers a striking landscape for hiking, rock climbing, and stargazing.

Distance: 65.3 miles
(760) 367-5500
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Coachella Valley Preserve

A beautiful desert oasis that protects diverse wildlife and plant species, providing visitors with scenic hiking trails and interpretive programs.

Distance: 12.6 miles
(760) 343-1234
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Big Wheel Bike Tours

Guided bicycle tours that showcase the stunning natural beauty and fascinating history of the Palm Springs area.

Distance: 2.5 miles
(760) 779-1837
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Desert Adventures Jeep Tours

Embark on an off-road adventure to explore the breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and diverse ecology of the Coachella Valley.

Distance: 3.8 miles
(760) 324-5337
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Fantasy Balloon Flights

Experience the beauty of the desert from above during a serene hot air balloon ride at sunrise.

Distance: 34.4 miles
(760) 568-0997
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ATV Rentals

Rent an all-terrain vehicle to explore the rugged terrain and stunning vistas of the surrounding desert landscape, all while putting an emphasis on the thrills.