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Palm DesertUnited States of America

A lush oasis in the middle of the parched Coachella Valley, this city makes a great base to explore an incredible area of the world.

Come to Palm Desert to get away from your hectic life. Drive a jeep across a lunar-like landscape, visit unusual animals in the zoo or relax indulgently at the spa.

Spend days in the glorious sunshine enjoying one of the many outdoor activities. Bring the whole family along for a day at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. The unusual collection of animals includes hedgehogs, leopards and coyotes. Feed a giraffe, visit the butterfly house or take an exciting night safari around the park.

Hike up the Bump and Grind Trail to get a view over the city or take panoramic photos on a hot air balloon at dawn. Ride a horse into the sunset on a tour along the Hopalong Cassidy Trail or play a round at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

Soar like a bird on a biplane flight taking you over the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains and San Jacinto Mountain range.

Take a four-wheel drive tour to the legendary San Andreas Fault. Twisting rock formations make up this unique geological landmark. Greenery surrounds a desert spring. Learn about the history of the Native American Cahuilla tribe, who once lived off the plants and animals of this dry region.

Back in town enjoy shopping at the El Paseo Shopping District and head to the markets at the outdoor College of the Desert Street Fair. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert features exciting collections and an interesting sculpture garden. In Civic Center Park, find the Desert Holocaust Memorial. Bring your children to this moving site but be sure to explain that this is not an area for play.

If your kids need to burn some energy then spend a day at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. This fun water park has slides, a swimming pool and a splash park for young children. The kids will also enjoy a visit to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, which has fun interactive displays. Watch them find their way out of a rope maze, learn how to tie a sailing knot and get involved with the nuts and bolts of building.

Palm Desert is a lush green city in a striking desert location.

Top Hotels in Palm Desert

Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
3 out of 5
74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $83 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Situated in Palm Desert, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Gardens on El Paseo, The River at Rancho Mirage, and Agua Caliente Casino. Living Desert Zoo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (888 reviews)

"This hotel is close by to restaurants and other things to do."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $175 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Situated in Palm Desert, this luxury resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort, Hovley Soccer Park, and Freedom Park. Civic Center Park is 3.1 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Property is in the heart of Palm Desert. It has several fine restaurants on site. We did not like the lack of room maintenance services because of Covid-19."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
4 out of 5
75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

This family-friendly Palm Desert condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort and Hovley Soccer Park. San Jacinto Mountains is 2.7 mi (4.4 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,774 reviews)

"The property has beautiful pools. The water slides and hot tubs are closed due to Covid but the staff was friendly and everyone was masked at all times, unless in the pool. The Villa we stayed in was on the ground floor with a nice layout and the bed was very comfortable! Palm Desert has great hiking, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Palm Desert

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
4 out of 5
75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $152 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

This family-friendly Palm Desert condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort and Hovley Soccer Park. San Jacinto Mountains is 2.7 mi (4.4 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,774 reviews)

"The property has beautiful pools. The water slides and hot tubs are closed due to Covid but the staff was friendly and everyone was masked at all times, unless in the pool. The Villa we stayed in was on the ground floor with a nice layout and the bed was very comfortable! Palm Desert has great hiking, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Marriott's Shadow Ridge
Marriott's Shadow Ridge
3.5 out of 5
9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $135 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Palm Desert, this family-friendly condo resort is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Agua Caliente Casino, and within 6 mi (10 km) of San Jacinto Mountains and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,584 reviews)

"Property is beautiful and well kept I can’t wait to come back and play a round of golf"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Marriott's Shadow Ridge
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
3.5 out of 5
1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $159 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

This family-friendly Palm Desert condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hovley Soccer Park and Desert Willow Golf Resort. Civic Center Park and Freedom Park are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,927 reviews)

"Clean. Quiet. Staff very helpful. We liked that very few people at the pool at a time."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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