Beat The Heat: Indoor Activities To Enjoy While Visiting Palm Springs


The weather can get hot in California, especially when you are visiting Palm Springs. When you find the temperatures are climbing a bit above your comfort level, it’s the perfect time to explore the many inviting indoor activities, including concerts in Palm Springs.


Palm Springs Air Museum

The Air Museum is a living history site designed to inform and educate adults and children about the role of air power in saving American liberties and our way of life. Exhibits include aircraft from World War II, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Most of the planes are preserved in flyable condition. Many of the museum’s docents are veterans who share from their own experiences. The Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits, artwork, artifacts and library resources. Military families (with ID) are always free.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Founded in 1938, this beautiful museum specializes in Native American artifacts, natural sciences, and the Coachella Valley environment. The original museum moved several times before settling into its present location. To add to the museum’s appeal, fine art galleries were added to the upstairs area in the current building, and in 1963 the museum began holding concerts. The changes and additions came together to create today’s Palm Springs Art Museum.

Ruddy’s General Store Museum

According to Trip Advisor, when you enter the museum door you will be transported back to a time when Father John’s medicine was in every home, people drank sarsaparilla, and fly tapes hung in kitchens. The 1930s and early 1940s general store is reproduced and preserved in time at Ruddy’s. All the store details, fixtures, signs, and products are authentic. Over 6,000 unused items from the past are on display including medicine, tobacco, hardware, beauty aids, clothing, soaps, and many other products of the time. When you visit Ruddy’s General Store Museum, you will experience the sharp contrast with today’s world that took less than 100 years to achieve.

Performing Arts

The McCallum Theatre

The mission of the McCallum Theatre is entertainment and education through the performing arts experience. The shows presented reflect diversity of people and interests. According to the McCallum Theatre, many excellent performances are planned for the current season including the Choreography Festival, Jane Lynch, Roy Rogers Salute, National Dance Company of Siberia, The Kingston Trio, Merle Haggard, The Nutcracker, and the Wicked Divas. Check their website for complete information.

There is always something exciting to do in Palm Springs, even when the temperature is on the rise.