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What to do when it rains in Palm Springs?


What to do when it rains in Palm Springs?!?

Paul Kaplan

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

Feb 22 4 minutes read

It never rains in Southern California!  Well, not DOES rain, even though rarely. People travel to Palm Springs for a wide variety of reasons but most of them revolve around living the life of luxury with great activities, sunshine and relaxation. While you can generally count on beautiful weather throughout your stay, as with any place, there comes time when the rain comes.  If you happen to be in town when it is raining, you may be wondering what to do??? Have no fear though, as there are so many things you can still take advantage of even during the biggest storms. The following are some of the most awesome things to do in Palm Springs on a rainy day. 

Here's a list of rainy-day activities of things to do in the desert.

Discover Art

The local community features a great deal of creativity and more importantly, a great respect for creativity. That is why your rainy is perfect for exploring countless galleries throughout town. The Palm Springs Art Museum is always good for an enchanting experience at 101 N Museum Drive. You can also find many unique galleries featuring countless mediums in the downtown area.  There are also some excellent galleries worth visiting in the Uptown Design District as well as on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Palm Springs Art Museum 

Backstreet Art District

Heath Gallery

Heather James Gallery

Flow Modern

Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery

Rubine Red Gallery

Big Mike Art Gallery

Savage Art Gallery

Perez Art District

Unique Shopping

Palm Springs is among the best places in the world for shopping. You will find incredible outlets that feature both your favorite national spots as well as some local shops that are completely unique to Palm Springs. 

Market Market

Mojave Flea Trading Post


Christopher Kennedy

Thick as Theives

Wil Stiles

Trina Turk

Super Simple

Big Bud Press


Let's Go to the Movies!

The best theater to relax on a rainy day and watch the latest film releases, is the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City.  (also called D'Place).  Pick a movie in a theatre that has reclining seats where you can lean back and relax.  The snack bar offers wine and bear, pizzas, sandwiches, home made ice cream, plus the usual offerings.  

Hit the spa
One of the best ways to relax is to visit one of the many world class spas in the area. Take advantage of Swedish massages, facials, deep tissue massages, beauty treatments, mud baths, hot stone therapy, and anything else you can imagine. 

The Ritz Carlton Spa

Palm Springs Yacht Club

Studio M Salon and Spa

Grounded Body Works

Go See some planes!

Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum is a living history museum dedicated to educating the public about the role Air Power played in preserving the American way of life.  Even if you're not a big history buff, this museum is highly entertaining, and features a number of planes actually used in WWII.

Find a home! 
 It is always a good idea to find a beautiful place to call home while in Palm Springs, but it is especially important when you are dealing with rainy weather.  Most people are so busy when in Palm Springs, even though they want to find a home for themselves, they don't have the time to look while in town!  Take advantage of the rainy day!  Give us a call at The Paul Kaplan Group and we're ready to help you find your desert dream home.  760-285-8559  [email protected]


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