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Arts and Culture: Things to Do in Palm Springs


Palm Springs is an extremely underutilized vacation destination. Palm Springs is generally thought of as a waystation to metropolitan Los Angeles, but if you think this way, then you are really missing out. Palm Springs has a surprising amount of arts and culture that will make your next vacation one to remember, including some fantastic Palm Springs art museums. If you are looking for a beautiful vacation with nice weather and world class amenities, then look no further than the beautiful Palm Springs.



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When visiting Palm Springs, you will discover an oasis of arts and culture. From world-famous concerts and festivals to modern Palm Springs art museums, public art installations and galleries, Greater Palm Springs is rich in arts and culture experiences. Art lovers will find plenty of things to do in Palm Springs and set their sights on, from contemporary exhibits and fine art to local artist galleries, murals, and outdoor sculptures. Architecture and design are another big draw in Greater Palm Springs, thanks to a wealth of midcentury modern designs from renowned architects such as Albert Frey, Donald Wexler, John Lautner, and E. Stewart Williams. Soak up some culture during your stay, too, with plentiful theater productions, concerts, and live entertainment throughout the area.


Arts and Culture Attractions in Palm Springs


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, California, seeks to preserve a portion of the Colorado Desert and foster a public awareness on the plants and animals native to the region through interpretive exhibits and programming. The Living Desert Zoo also takes part in controlled populations and conservation programs and contributes to biological studies that contribute to the desert species protection. The Animal Exhibits are divided into four regions: North America, Asian, Australia, and Africa.


We know it can be hard, but it’s well worth it to leave the pool at your Acme House Company vacation rental for a few hours to explore Palm Springs’ rich history of art and design. One of the best things to do in Palm Springs is visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, a favorite stop for art aficionados from around the world. Established in 1938, the museum features major collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture, design, and Native American and Western art. Rivaling some of the country’s most well-known museums, the 150,000 square foot museum boasts works from Chagall, Picasso, Warhol, and Lichtenstein alongside two outdoor sculpture gardens and a café. The museum also has branches in Palm Desert and don’t miss the Architecture & Design Center in Downtown Palm Springs. Some more good news for you - the pool at your Acme vacation home will still be there when you get back! Open Tuesday through Sunday. Free admission every Thursday evening from 4-8pm and every second Sunday of each month.


These are just some of the amazing attractions you can experience while you are in beautiful Palm Springs. If you are interested in a vacation in Palm Springs, let Acme House Co. help plan your trip with one of our amazing vacation rentals!




Palm Springs Art Museum

101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Historical Society

221 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

219 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

67616 E Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs

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Sunnylands - The Annenberg Estate

37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage

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Flow Modern

768 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

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Lon Michels Gallery

1061 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Woodman / Shimko Gallery

1105 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

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Art Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Life Magazine

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Modernism Week

PO Box 5001, Palm Springs

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Camelot Movie Theatre

2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

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Regal Cinemas 9 Palm Springs

789 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

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Mary Pickford Theater

36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City

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Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16

72-777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage

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Century Theatres at The River

71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage

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