Outdoor Activities

Looking for an exciting getaway that combines outdoor adventure with luxurious relaxation? Look no further than Rancho Mirage! With a wide array of activities to choose from, there's something for everyone in this beautiful desert oasis.

Swing Into Serenity:
Golf enthusiasts will be in heaven with a variety of championship courses to play on. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains while perfecting your swing on pristine greens and fairways. With top-rated courses at locations like The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa, Desert Island, Sensei Porcupine Creek, Omni Rancho Las Palmas, and the Gary Player Signature Course, you're sure to have an unforgettable golf experience.

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Golf at Sensei Porcupine Creek

Mountain Adventures:
If hiking is more your style, Rancho Mirage has plenty of trails to explore. Take a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks, or challenge yourself on more advanced trails like the Chuckwalla Trail. The breathtaking desert landscapes and stunning mountain views are sure to leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed. Biking is another popular activity in Rancho Mirage, with miles of scenic trails to explore. Take a leisurely ride through town on the city’s vast network of bike lanes or challenge yourself on more challenging trails in the hills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. 

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Chuckwalla Trail

Game, Set, Match: Exploring the World of Tennis:
For tennis enthusiasts, Rancho Mirage is a true paradise. With world-class facilities like the Westin Rancho Mirage Courts and Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater you can play to your heart's content on immaculate courts surrounded by stunning scenery.

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Tennis at Sensei Porcupine Creek

Aquatic Escapes: 
Rancho Mirage caters to outdoor enthusiasts with its range of resort pools and exhilarating water slides, highlighted by renowned destinations such as the lavish Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, the family-friendly Westin Rancho Mirage, the inviting Omni Rancho Las Palmas, and the tranquil Sensei Porcupine Creek, offering a diverse haven of aquatic delights perfect for relaxation and adventure.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Rancho Mirage Outdoors Market: Local Flavors, Handcrafted Wonders:
Discover the vibrant charm of Rancho Mirage's Certified Farmers Market at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater, a delightful outdoor event that offers an array of fresh produce, local artisanal crafts, and delectable treats. Stroll through the stalls, engage with friendly vendors, and soak in the sunshine as you experience the community spirit and flavors that make this market a must-visit for residents and visitors alike.

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Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers Market

History, Wellness, and Alternative Recreation:
For those looking to try something new, pickleball is a great option. This fun and fast-paced sport has become a favorite of both beginners and seasoned players alike, and there are plenty of courts available in Rancho Mirage. And when you're ready to relax, Rancho Mirage has plenty of parks to choose from. Take a picnic to the Community Park and Amphitheater or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful and historic gardens at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, which also hosts wellness events like yoga sessions for those seeking rejuvenation.

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Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Exploring the Sights:
Don't miss the chance to take a ride on the famous Palm Springs Tram. This scenic cable car ride takes you up the mountain to the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, where you can enjoy stunning views and explore the great outdoors. And last but not least, don't forget to visit the Rancho Mirage Observatory. This state-of-the-art facility offers stunning views of the night sky and a chance to learn more about the mysteries of the universe.

Rancho Mirage Observatory

So what are you waiting for? Come experience all that Rancho Mirage has to offer and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!

Pete Dye Resort Golf Course

The Pete Dye Resort Golf Course at the Westin Rancho Mirage first opened in 1987. One of the more tame Pete Dye designs in the portfolio, this Dye course is best described as "Potentially Diabolical, Yet Indescribably Playable."

Desert Island Golf Course

Established in 1971, the 18-hole championship golf course on Desert Island was designed by the legendary Desmond Muirhead, one of golf’s most famous and iconoclastic architects, who spent his career challenging conventional course design.

Gary Player Signature Course

Imagine breathtaking views, waterscapes and waterfalls with the peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains as your golfing backdrop. Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises are unlimited. Gary Player fit his signature course into the natural surroundings, taking advantage of the California desert. When possible he worked the greens and tees into land that was already there. The fairways are wide. Blind shots and doglegs are virtually nonexistent.

Golf at Sensei Porcupine Creek

Sensei Porcupine Creek has transformed a private Rancho Mirage estate, sought after by professional athletes, celebrities and dignitaries, into an intimate wellness retreat featuring peerless golf and tennis facilities, luxurious accommodations, lush spa gardens and Sensei by Nobu dining exclusively for resort guests.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort Golf Courses

The Omni has three distinct nine-hole layouts, North Course, South Course and West Course, each of which add a unique flavor to every round. Palm tree-lined fairways, gently rolling terrain, and incredible mountain vistas are classic California desert golf at its very best. The generous fairways of this very player-friendly course wind their way throughout the resort, and with six lakes and infamous Ted Robinson bunkering, it provides a memorable challenge for even the best of players.

Parks & Hiking Trails

The City of Rancho Mirage has an extensive network of five public parks and six hiking trails. All information regarding these amenities can be viewed in the link below, which will take you to the city's official parks and trails webpage. There you will find detailed information about each park and trail, as well as a map illustrating the locations of each attraction!

Community Park & Amphitheater

Rancho Mirage Community Park features tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, racquetball and handball courts, an informal play field, picnic facilities, children's playground, life-sized fire engine, recycling drop-off location, and walking paths with a fitness circuit. The park annually hosts the Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts and the Amphitheater is the venue for year round entertainment.

Rancho Mirage Observatory

This state-of-the-art facility offers stunning views of the night sky and a chance to learn more about the mysteries of the universe. The Observatory offers free programming year round that is sure to invigorate all ages! Be sure to check out the link below to see current and upcoming programming opportunities.

Palm Springs Tram

Don't miss the chance to take a ride on the famous Palm Springs Tram. This scenic cable car ride takes you up the mountain to the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, where you can enjoy stunning views and explore the great outdoors.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Experience the captivating harmony of desert life at The Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert. Encounter exotic animals amidst breathtaking landscapes, blending nature and conservation for a memorable adventure.

Joshua Tree National Park

Unleash your spirit of adventure at Joshua Tree National Park. Explore a mesmerizing landscape where surreal rock formations meet vast desert vistas. Hike through iconic Joshua Tree groves, discover hidden oases, and stargaze under the clearest skies. Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the desert at Joshua Tree.