Best Instagram Spots In and Around Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a colorful oasis in the Sonoran Desert of Southern California. It boasts some of the most instagrammable spots, with vibrant colors and fun prints. Below is a list of Instagram worthy spots from hotels to restaurants to tourist spots to check out when you visit! This list includes places slightly out of Palm Springs as well – easily accessible in a day by car.

1. The Saguaro Hotel

Probably the most iconic Palm Springs hotel popular for its striking rainbow walls and colorful interior.

Tip when visiting: Visit on a weekday if you want pictures with little to no people in the background. Politely ask the staff at the front desk if you can go in just to take photos for a few minutes – that’s what I did and they were totally chill. I brought my tripod with me and snapped pictures for 5 minutes and was done!

📍Address: 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

2. Sands Hotel & Spa

Instagrammable spots in Palm Springs 
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Sands Hotel and Spa Indian Wells

Tip when visiting: Visit on a weekday if you want pictures with little to no people in the background. Politely ask the staff at the front desk if you can go in just to take photos for a few minutes – that’s what I did and they were totally chill because there weren’t many tourists anyway. I brought my tripod with me and snapped pictures for about 15 minutes and was done!

📍Address: 44-985 Province Wy, Indian Wells, CA 92210

3. The Pink Cabana (located in Sands Hotel & Spa)

📍Address: 44-985 Province Wy, Indian Wells, CA 92210

4. Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

📍Address: 155 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

5. Forever Marilyn

📍Address: Museum Wy, Palm Springs, CA 92262

6. Moorten Botanical Garden

Entrance fee: $5

📍Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

7. Palm Springs Windmills

Tip when visiting: For the quickest photo op, park on Palm Springs Train Station Road and run a few feet towards the windmills, using zoom lens (I used 2.5x on my iPhone 12 Pro Max) to snap a few photos with the windmills appearing larger.

📍Address: click link for specific location on Palm Springs Train Station Road to park (NOT the Windmill Tours pin on Google maps)

8. Pioneertown

📍Address: 53626 Mane St, Pioneertown, CA 92268

9. Joshua Tree National Park

Entrance fee $30 OR FREE with America the Beautiful pass

Tips when visiting: Go late afternoon near sunset time because 1. it’s not as scorching hot 2. there is a chance you can just drive straight in because the rangers are off work and aren’t checking for passes/collecting tolls and 3. golden hour photos are stunning!

📍Address: West Entrance Station to enter

10. Palm Tree Lined Street with Mountains

Tips on getting the shot: Use zoom lens (I used 2.5x on iPhone12 Pro Max) and run really far away to get that massive background view.

📍Address: S. Belardo Rd. (just input “Palm Mountain Resort and Spa” into Google maps, it’s the street right outside the hotel)

11. Downtown Park (by the Marilyn statue)

📍Address: Downtown Park

12. French Miso Cafe

This quaint French and Japanese fusion cafe is a popular spot for brunch amidst a lovely floral terrace. Make a reservation ahead of time to secure your seat!

📍Address: 19 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262

13. Palm Springs Downtown

📍Address: 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

14. Blue Coyote Grill

This trendy and cozy restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. The interior is filled with colorful botanical prints and patterns.

📍Address: 445 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

15. Indian Wells Resort Hotel

📍Address: 76661 Palmeras Road, CA-111, Indian Wells, CA 92210

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