Palm Springs, CA

The Most Insta-Worthy Spots in Palm Springs

Daniela Ramos

Longing for a girls’ getaway to Palm Springs? This incredible town at the heart of the California Desert is definitely a blast and a favorite landing place in the USA!

Filled with lovely vintage hotels, amazing restaurants, and adorable boutique shops, this desert-vibe mecca is an incredibly sought-after destination, especially if an epic photo is what you're after!


If you’re planning a getaway trip and hunting for Instagrammable worthy photo ops, Palm Springs is the place to find the most fun-filled and popular ones!

Here are a few of our top Insta spots, but surely you’ll find a ton more!

The Saguaro

Dubbed The Rainbow Hotel, The Saguaro is undoubtedly one of Palm Spring’s most instagrammable spots! It’s not the fanciest place in town, but its colorful building and numerous incredible photo ops make it one of the most popular hotels in the area.

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
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Open since 1938 in beautiful Palm Springs, this arboretum was created to share the beauty and incredible variety of desert plants from around the world. Featuring desert trees and cacti of all sizes, from miniature to giant, it offers a huge collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants in concentrated habitats established along a natural trail. The highly Instagrammed Cactarium is an exhibition of exotic plants worthy of a visit.

Cabazon Dinosaurs
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This is one of the most iconic Instagram spots of Palm Springs! Located only 17 miles from town, this popular roadside attraction hosts Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr Rex, among other dinosaurs who are always fun to take pictures with! Don’t miss out on their great gift shops, and their ice cream truck full of dinosaur-themed treats.

Joshua Tree National Park

No trip to Palm Springs is complete without a “quick” visit to the desert! Joshua Tree National Park is about an hour away from Palm Springs. You can do an auto tour of the park in about two hours, or take some time to do some serious or novice hiking while reveling in nature in this perfect desert setting.

Salvation Mountain
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Another great insta spot located 74 miles from Palm Springs, is this man-made artistic hill, also known as California’s rainbow mountains! This unique spot is a true work of art backdropped by amazing desert scapes that make for a great mystic adventure.

Old Tramway Gas Station

The first building to greet visitors who approach Highway 111 from Los Angeles is the Old Tramway Gas Station. Designed by Swiss architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers, the building dates back to 1965. Originally an Enco service station, the cantilevered wedge-shaped landmark is now the Palm Springs Visitor Center.

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate

This is definitely one of the most iconic buildings in Palm Springs. What makes it so unique is its amazing piano-shaped swimming pool. The canopy is designed in a way that the sun shines in certain spots which make its shadows appear as piano keys! The house is available for rent for you and your gals.

Ace Hotel
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Originally a Howard Johnson motel with a Denny’s, the Ace Hotel is now a renovated and restored modern property full of art and culture. This boutique hotel is one of the most emblematic of Palm Springs and a must in your Instagram feed.

The Parker

Built during the late 1950s, The Parker was reborn in 2004 as the Jonathan Adler-designed boutique property now featured as a Leading Hotel of The World. The elegant resort is hidden behind a very Instagrammed iconic wall that is a favorite of celebrities, especially after “The Parker” series!

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