Not everyone wants to celebrate the end of 2020 in the cold temperatures found around the country. Instead, some want to escape to the desert and have a magical experience that will help them look forward to a much better year. Palm Springs is the perfect location for your New Year’s activities this year. From exciting events to fun activities around the area, there is no shortage of ways to spend New Years’ in Palm Springs.

See the Animals at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Palm Springs has incredible weather in the winter, allowing nearby Palm Desert to host the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. This nearby zoo features a variety of incredible wildlife brought in from all over the world. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens usually hosts a New Year’s Eve dining event to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, the event will not be available for New Year’s Eve 2021, but the rest of the zoo will continue to be open. Come check out these exciting critters; attractions even include feeding giraffes! You can find the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens at 47900 Portola Ave in Palm Desert. Winter hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Wine and Dine on New Years’ in Palm Springs

Many restaurants featured in Palm Springs host a variety of New Year’s activities and special dinner menus. Local restaurants such as Vicky’s of Santa Fe, Melvyn’s, Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club, and Truss and Twine often bring in the New Year’s with style and tasty entrees. Even with most New Year’s Eve events cancelled for the year, you can still enjoy a fine dining experience with these restaurants.

Hike in the Indian Canyons

Palm Springs is surrounded by beautiful valleys and trails that offer a wonderful experience in nature. The temperate weather makes it just as enjoyable to hike these trails in the winter as it is during all other seasons in Southern California. Make sure to bring a mask, as you will not be the only on one the trails this time of year!

A Special Kind of New Year’s in Palm Springs

There is no wrong way to bring in the New Year’s when you vacation to Palm Spring. However, one consistent part of your trip will be our luxury vacation rentals. Enjoy fine amenities that rival local hotels and resorts without the crowds around you.

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