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Free Things To Do in Palm Springs

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Take a hike  – See Southern California’s most breathtaking scenery and tallest mountain ranges.   Hiking GuideRide your bike – Palm Springs has miles of well-marked and maintained routes throughout the historic neighborhoods and downtown. Hike and BikeBike Palm Springs

Have a picnic –  Sunrise ParkRuth Hardy Park, and DeMuth Park offer pleasant, shady spots to picnic, complete with tables, barbecues, and playground equipment.

Village gallery walk – Spend the afternoon gallery hopping and enjoying fine art, sculptures, and unique boutiques on Palm Canyon Drive.

Hit the tennis courts – Free court time is available at some of the city’s best locations: DeMuth Park, Palm Springs High School, and Ruth Hardy Park.

Listen to music – There are continually changing special events, musicians, and jam sessions at Las Casuelas TerrazaMelvyn’s Restaurant, The Village Palm Springs, and poolside at Kings Highway, to name a few.

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Follow the stars – Palm Springs has its own “Walk of Stars” on the sidewalks of downtown Palm Canyon Drive. Also, walk outside after dark and lookup at millions of stars you’ll never see in the big city.

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Check out the Palm Springs Public Library—Our award-winning Palm Springs Public Library has free wireless internet access and computers that can be used with a library card. Extensive audio books, international reference services, video conferencing services, assorted free adult and children’s programming, and more can be found in the library.

Stroll the Palm Springs Art Museum on Thursday. Entry is free from 4 to 7 pm. The museum features changing contemporary art, Western art, Cahuilla basketry collections, a sculpture garden, a gift shop, and a restaurant.

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Backstreet Art DistrictStroll through a dozen artist-owned galleries and studios.

Drive yourself on a mid-century self-guided architecture tour – Palm Springs is home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture.

Take your dog to the park – Palm Springs Dog Park is a one and a half acre dog oasis with enclosed area for small dogs. Located at 222 Civic Dr. North (behind City Hall)..

Go to open houses – View the architecture and design of Palm Springs from the inside. Real estate is a big deal in Palm Springs.

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