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 18 cities •Connects to more than 500 destinations around the world •2 million total passengers in 2014 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

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

Shields Date Gardens

Historical landmark
Since 1924. Famous for date shakes, date ice cream, and citrus. See the free movie "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date."
80-225 Highway 111
Indio, CA, US 92201

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

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

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

Palm Springs VillageFest

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs, enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget the sweets.
Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Am
Palm Springs, CA, US 92262

Oasis Date Gardens

Historical landmark
Established in 1912, a 175-acre date garden. Palm arboretum, packing house, ranch store, garden café, daily tours.
59-111 Grapefruit Boulevard
Thermal, CA, US 92274

COD Alumni Street Fair

Open-air shopping at its best. Open from 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays all year. Bargains galore! A great way to start your day!
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA, US 92260


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 18 non-stop flights and connecting with more than 550 cities world-wide. Also, 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.