Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center13,935 sq. m
Guest rooms15,753
Guest rooms at one hotel884 guest rooms
Special event venues39
Average room rate
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate13.5%
Tax rate8.75%

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

With an average of 350 days of sunshine and a thriving hospitality industry, reflected in the current revitalization of the downtown area and new enhancements throughout its nine unique cities, event planners have more reason than ever to select Greater Palm Springs as the ideal meeting location. Palm Springs International Airport •10 major airlines •Non-stop service from 21 cities •Connects to more than 500 destinations around the world Greater Palm Springs is a short drive from these major airports • Ontario International Airport – 1.25 hours • John Wayne Airport Orange County – 1.5 hours • Los Angeles International Airport – 2 hours • San Diego International Airport – 2.25 hours Regional Driving Distances • Ontario – 70 miles • Los Angeles – 106 miles • San Diego – 142 miles • Santa Barbara – 200 miles • Las Vegas – 273 miles Convention Center • Located in the City of Palm Springs • Offers over 150,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including 18 breakouts and a 112,000 sq. ft. fully-carpeted exhibit hall • Includes scenic indoor & outdoor meetings and event space • New state-of-the-art high-speed wireless internet throughout the facility with 10 Gbps connectivity Hotels and Resorts • Offering more than 13,000 guest rooms • Luxury, full service and moderate hotels to meet any need • Greater Palm Springs can host your meeting, from large conventions to executive retreats • All within 25 miles of Palm Springs International Airport

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Distance from airport

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

    1.61 km from city center

  • LA/Ontario International (ONT)

    120.7 km from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    209.21 km from city center


Local Attractions

BMW Performance Center West at the Thermal Club

Get behind the wheel for plenty of seat time in one of 1- or 2-day Teen Schools, Car Control Schools, or High Performance M Schools. Push a BMW to its limits and become a better driver with hands-on learning at this exciting facility. Now hosting custom corporate group events and multiple BMW experiences daily, including Performance Center Drives, M Track Drives and the Ultimate BMW Mixer. Call to make your reservation today.

Joshua Tree National Park

Located one hour north of the Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park covers 794,000 acres of two diverse desert ecosystems: the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Take an easy drive for an afternoon or spend several days. Tour the Keys Ranch and hear the colorful story of the 60 years Bill and Frances Keys spent raising their five children in this isolate location. Stop at Joshua Tree, Cottonwood, or Oasis Visitor Centers for more info.
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA, US 92277

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Take your attendees to a higher level at 8,516 feet. State-of-the-art video conferencing available. Spectacular views will make any board meeting or banquet a breathtaking success. For groups, call 760-325-1449.
One Tram Way
Palm Springs, CA, US 92262

The Gardens on El Paseo

An outdoor shopping and dining center featuring the finest in retail and restaurants. The center lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue offers ongoing events including a twelve week concert series in the spring. Visit our website for details.
73-545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA, US 92260

Adventure Hummer Tours

When you come to Palm Springs, you can't miss the bright yellow signature Hummers at your hotel. Adventure Hummer Tours is the original outdoor adventure company in California and have taken over 100,000 guests to places they would not be able to reach on their own. The famous adventures have been seen on the Discovery Channel and have permits that take you into Joshua Tree National Park to an area others cannot go. Daily departures are available all year and have special air conditioned vehicles for the summer. Group activities available.
74880 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Indian Canyons

Andreas, Murray, Palm, and Tahquitz Canyons. Trading post, picnic grounds, hiking, and horse trails. Spectacular scenery. Open year-round.
38-520 S Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA, US 92264

The Living Desert

Experience a wild culinary adventure with a private party at The Living Desert. Whether it's an intimate cocktail reception or a large corporate function, we have the menu and venue for your special event. With a newly expanded event planning department, affordable rates, and remarkable indoor and outdoor settings, our zoo and gardens can help you create the party of the year. Choose from our African Village WaTuTu, a remarkable replica of a northern Kenyan Village; our Palm Garden Patio, ideal for corporate dinners and holiday parties, this lush desert garden setting was created specifically for special events and can accommodate 350 seated or 700 standing; Tennity Wildlife Hospital and Reception garden, a contemporary space featuring stunning desert architecture, tranquil desert gardens, and an outdoor foyer; Irvine Patio and Wortz Demonstration Garden, an elegant escape to the southwest; and the Steven Chase Administration Building and Reception Garden, featuring exquisite modern design, stunning desert landscaping, water features, and palm garden. Dazzle your guests with an elegant and unique party at The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA, US 92260

Moorten Botanical Garden

Historical landmark
Historic showplace, 3,000 varieties of desert plants, birds, crystals, relics. Ideal for tours, meetings, weddings, photos.
1701 S Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA, US 92264

Convention centers

  • Palm Springs Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

    Discover the Palm Springs Convention Center, the Meeting Oasis, in the heart of Palm Springs. Featuring 18 breakout rooms of various sizes, including a 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom, we also provide 112,000 square feet of fully carpeted exhibit space.

    • Exhibit space10,219 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m


Additional information

Here’s a look at 5 surprising reasons to meet in the oasis: 1. siteFLIGHT & siteDRIVE promotions -- Of course you want to experience our oasis first-hand. We make that super easy for meeting planners. Just send us your qualified lead and tell us where and when, and we will pay for your “site flight.” Live nearby? We will also cover your “site drive,” including gasoline costs, accommodations and activities that best match your group’s needs. 2. Midweek Value – Save money meeting Sunday through Thursday, while enjoying all of the benefits of higher priced weekend stays. Discover more accessibility and less crowds for all you want to do, from group tours to catered functions. 3. Unique Outdoor Meetings— Get “unconventional” with meeting space that includes flowing greens, palm trees and flowering bougainvillea with pool-side cabana breakouts, all under sunny skies. 4. Access is a Snap – Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), named one of the “Top Ten Stress-Free Airports in America” by, is served by 10 airlines with 21 non-stop flights and connecting with more than 550 cities world-wide. Four convenient, alternative airports are located within 2 ½ hours of Greater Palm Springs, including Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego International Airport. 5. Off The Grid Activities – Score high marks with outside-the-box events like a “Bike & Brew” craft beer expedition. Geared to adrenaline addicts, revved-up BMW Performance Driving School West puts the pedal to the metal at the exclusive Thermal Club or dare to venture deep within the San Andreas Fault on a jeep tour.