Palm Springs is such a cute desert city that is known for its unique and beautiful homes. There is even a tour of all the colorful doors in the neighborhoods. However, beyond the houses, I have other favorite Instagram spots in Palm Springs to share with you as well. I have even included a few stops along the way from LA.

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Instagram spots in palm springs

If you are driving to Palm Springs from the Los Angeles area I have a few places that I recommend stopping by on your drive. These stops are located off of the 10.

Orange Street Alley in Redlands

orange street alley redlands

How cute is Orange Street Alley in Redlands? It is so colorful and perfect for photos. I love stopping by the Old Spaghetti Factory in Redlands for lunch or dinner.

The address for Orange Street Alley is 5 E Citrus Ave #105, Redlands, CA 92373.

Cabazon Dinosaurs

cabazon dinosaurs

The Cabazon Dinosaurs were featured in the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and have been a roadside attraction since 1975. I stopped for photos and In N Out and did not go inside the dinosaurs but for a price, you can! If you’re interested in more information you can visit their website here.

The address for the Cabazon Dinosaurs is 50770 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230.

Instagram Spots in Palm Springs

The Windmills

In the future, I would love to get close to the big windmills that line the sides of the highway on the way to Palm Springs. It seems like it can be a little complicated to get close to the windmills so I will save that adventure for another trip. But, I did just find out that Goldstar has a self driven tour of the windmills.

Bookings are 15 minutes apart to allow for each car to get out at each stop to view the exhibit safely while practicing social distancing guidelines within marked areas.

It is recommended that everyone arrive on time and be respectful of the car in front of you and in back of you to allow for optimal flow of the tour. A sanitized, pre-loaded tablet with audio and video as well as a map will be given to you at check-in.

The tour consists of 10 stops, with 2 additional optional stops off property. This sounds like the perfect way to see them upclose! You can find discounted tickets here.

The Palm Springs Sign

palm springs sign

The first stop I recommend making in the city is at the Palm Springs sign.

Put the Palm Springs Sign, Palm Springs, CA 92262 into your GPS to get there.

Liberace House

liberace house in palm springs

Liberace’s House is located at 1441 N Kaweah Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Marilyn Monroe House

marilyn monroe palm springs house

So many stars flocked to Palm Springs because it was close enough to LA that if they got called back for work they didn’t have to travel too far.

The address for Marilyn’s house is 1326 Rose Avenue in Palm Springs.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

elvis honeymoon hideaway

In the future I would love to tour the house, it looks so interesting on the inside from the photos I’ve seen.

The address for the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway 1350 Ladera Cir, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Copley’s

copley's

This cute little restaurant is located in part of Cary Grant’s former estate. I love all of the Hollywood connections out here in the desert. I’m hoping to dine here on my next visit.

The address for Copley’s is 621 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

When I got to the downtown area I parked in a structure for free close to the Palm Springs Art Museum. I was able to walk to all the next few Instagram spots.

Working On My Desert Glow at Sephora

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This picture-perfect spot is located outside of Sephora.

The address is 175 N Palm Canyon Dr Suite 125, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars

palm springs walk of stars

This Walk of Fame features Golden Palm Trees that pay tribute to various people who have lived in the Greater Palm Springs area. I went looking for Marilyn Monroe’s star and Debbie Reynold’s.

You can find their stars at 155 S. Palm Canyon Dr. (Debbie) and 101 S. Palm Canyon Dr. (Marilyn).

Colette Miller Angel Wings

palm springs angel wings

The beautiful wings are located outside The Rowan hotel. Interested in finding angel wings in LA? You can check out that post here.

The address for The Rowan is 100 W Tahquitz Canyon way palm springs ca 92262.

The Other Palm Springs Sign

palm springs sign

This sign is located at Museum Way & North Palm Canyon Drive.

Hotel California

hotel california palm springs

This isn’t the Hotel California that the Eagles sing about but it is still really cool to see. I love the look of this place.

The address for Hotel California is 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

The Pink Door

pink door palm springs

The pink door is Instagram famous. I love how it looks like a chocolate bar! What a beautiful house.

The address for the pink door house is 1100 E Sierra Way Palm Springs CA 92264.

The Saguaro

the saguaro palm springs

This colorful hotel is an Instagrammers dream!

The address for The Saguaro is 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

JW Marriott Hotel

marriott desert springs

Close to Palm Springs is Palm Desert. I love visiting and staying at the JW Marriott Palm Desert. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in the area. Even if you cannot stay here it is worth coming to look around.

The address for the JW Marriott is 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

About The Author

Michelle Mink is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing about my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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