The snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains meet the sun-drenched Coachella Valley in Rancho Mirage. The desert town is home to exclusive cove communities with exceptional golf courses and wild palm-studded canyons.
Things to do in Rancho Mirage
Ride horseback through the Indian Canyons, a wild landscape of native palms, red rocks and waterfalls sacred to the indigenous Cahuilla people. Visit the Tahquitz Canyon to see ancient rock art and a spectacular 20-meter-high waterfall before unearthing the legends of the canyon at the Tahquitz Visitor Centre.
Discover exceptional art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, which showcases modern and contemporary works by renowned international and Native American artists. Explore a thought-provoking collection of glass sculptures at the Narratives in Glass exhibit and marvel at the Native American basketry in the Grass Roots exhibit.
Browse for souvenirs at the College of the Desert Street Fair, Rancho Mirage's open-air market held every weekend. Along with live entertainment and gourmet foods, it sells unique jewelry, fashion and art. When the sun goes down, enjoy an outdoor concert under the desert sky in Rancho Mirage Community Park Amphitheatre.
Treat the kids to a day of exploration at the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, which has over 80 hands-on educational exhibits. Kids can climb the rock climbing wall or build their own roller coaster while learning about the physics of movement.
Getting around Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage is a 20-minute taxi or a one-hour bus ride from Palm Springs International Airport. The I-10 connects the Greater Palm Springs area with Los Angeles and San Diego within two hours. Rancho Mirage has a pedestrian-friendly downtown area with buses, taxis, rental cars and bicycles available.