palm springs apps

App-solutely Fabulous

Before exploring the Coachella Valley, download these info-packed apps to guide you to midcentury modern architecture, the nearest ATM, and up the San Jacinto Mountains.

Nicole Bowen Attractions, Current Guide

palm springs apps
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway app offers useful information to navigating this attraction.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Don’t venture up the San Jacinto Mountains without this app, which you can use to buy tickets, see current weather conditions, scout maps, and view tram cams. Try the augmented and virtual reality mode for a 360-degree view of the tramway’s engine room.

The tram is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The City of Palm Springs’ official app offers a plethora of news and info — even if you aren’t a local. The city section provides details and directions to local parks and libraries, as well as up-to-the-minute flight information for Palm Springs International Airport.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Purchase tickets, find out current hours, view maps, and discover what events are going down at this Palm Desert institution. A comprehensive animal section rounds up descriptions on all the critters who call the zoo home.

Palm Springs Modernism Tour

Turn your smartphone into a midcentury tour guide. The app boasts guided tours of more than 80 midcentury modern landmarks with new and vintage photographs. Select a suggested driving route by location or architect or craft a custom tour with a few clicks.

Visit Palm Springs

The easy-to-navigate app features a deals section with offers on golf, tours, hotels, and more. There’s also a comprehensive, year-round listing of special events.

Palm Canyon Drive

Think of this app as a mobile concierge. Besides serving up the 411 on local parking, ATMs, and ride sharing options, there are map-based dining and shopping guides dispensing details, directions, and contact information.



The app boasts guided tours of more than 80 midcentury modern landmarks.