Nestled between the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, and Mt. San Jacinto, making your home base in Morongo Valley offers a laid-back alternative to Palm Springs vacation rentals. Morongo Valley is a great location to enjoy a California desert getaway and popular, year-round attractions! While the coastal towns of San Diego and Santa Barbara certainly have their charms, there's something to be said for heading inland! Home to unique desert scrub, world-class golf courses, and plenty of fresh dry air, Morongo Valley is right near hiking trails, golf courses, and festivals - everything from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade in October. A Morongo Valley retreat is also only a quick 16 miles from popular, bustling Palm Springs! With everything from boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops on El Paseo (often referred to as the "Rodeo Drive of the Desert"), to serious pampering opportunities at one of the many spas in Palm Springs, this magical destination truly has something for everyone. In addition, you'll find a number of public parks with art, even more hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and cultural events galore! Just 21 miles east is the stunning Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Valley is also close to the San Bernardino National Forest, many natural hot springs for a soothing afternoon soak, and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve - one of the largest willow riparian and cottonwood habitats in California. When you leave your Morongo Valley retreat each day, you'll have any number of sight-seeing and excursion possibilities. You can even see a play at the intimate and award-winning Groves Cabin Theater - a charming live venue with a long history of critically-acclaimed productions. One of our comfortable and well-located Morongo Valley vacation rentals is convenient for enjoying any number of desert pursuits in the region! Come take advantage of gorgeous weather, majestic natural areas, and hundreds of restaurants - you could even create your own desert culinary tour with a focus on year-round al fresco dining under the clear blue desert skies. For the best in Southern California vacation rentals right near all of the attractions in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, a Morongo Valley vacation getaway puts you in the middle of everything that this stunning desert region has to offer!
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