Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center13,935 sq. m
Guest Rooms17,712
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues73
Average room rate$101.00
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate
Tax rate8.75%

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Located within a short drive from the gateway cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Greater Palm Springs is Southern California's meeting oasis, offering the best of cosmopolitan convenience in a serene, relaxing atmosphere. Realizing its standing as a world-class meeting destination, the destination has invested hundreds of millions in expanding its meeting facilities in its nine unique cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. This dedication to inventory renewal, combined with the quality and variety of hotels, venues, and unique off-site group acitivies, makes Greater Palm Springs an ideal location for meetings, conventions, tradeshows and special events of all sizes. Want to experience our oasis first-hand? We make that 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. For even more special offers and value-adds, check out 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

Palm Springs Art Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum offers 150,000 square feet of climate-controlled galleries featuring a wide variety of modern, contemporary, glass, Western art, and photography. Compelling featured exhibitions change throughout the year and supplement the museum's vast permanent collection that includes works from Chagall, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Moore, Frankenthaller, Kapoor, Judd, Morris, Adams, and Rauschenberg. The museum is open FREE every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and the second Sunday of every month. Art workshops are availble year round and every summer the museum offers FREE foreign films on Thursday nights.
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA, US 92262

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

Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events

Since 1987, Desert Adventures has provided unique and memorable tours in the Greater Palm Springs area. Ride the big red Jeeps to see astonishing sites in the beautiful desert. Explore the twisted and tormented landscape of the San Andreas Fault. Travel to a natural palm oasis. Learn about Indian culture, plants, animals, and geology as you ride across the sun kissed desert. Ask about all tours including the San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour, San Andreas Fault Sunset Jeep Tour, San Andreas Fault Nightwatch (Stargazing) Jeep Tour, Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour, and Mecca Hills/Painted Canyon Jeep Tour. Additional tours, activities, and events are offered for groups. Life is an adventure...Make it a Desert Adventure!
74794 Lennon Place Suite B
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Convention Centers

  • Palm Springs Convention Center, an ASM Global 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. Value – Save money with deals designed specifically for meeting planners. With discounts and added value, you can create a great experience for your attendees, while also increasing ROI for your company, organization, or association. Check out the special offers at and plan your meeting today. 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 and activities. 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.