Palm Desert is a family-friendly town located in the Coachella Valley, offering a relaxing and peaceful getaway in the gorgeous California climate with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Hiking, biking, nature-watching, and more are all at your fingertips when you book a stay in one of our Palm Desert vacation rentals!
Where Is Palm Desert, CA?
Located in the heart of the beautiful Coachella Valley in Southern California, Palm Desert boasts spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The town is just 14 miles from the bustling resort town of Palm Springs, where you can ride the Aerial Tramway up to almost the top of San Jacinto Peak, and share breathtaking valley and mountain views with the whole family.
Interstate 10 swings right through the Coachella Valley, so you can easily drive 15 minutes northwest to Cathedral City to see the Fountain of Life or the historic Mary Pickford Theater. For a revitalizing soak in a mineral pool or a spa day, head half an hour northeast to Desert Hot Springs. All the treasures of the Coachella Valley are within easy reach of our centrally-located Palm Desert vacation rentals.
Things to Do in Palm Desert, CA
The spectacular hikes around Palm Desert can keep you busy for days. Of course, visiting the famous Joshua Tree National Park will only heighten your love for the outdoors with its exquisite flora and fauna, but Palm Desert has even more to offer. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a zoo and botanical garden the entire family will swoon over. Escape the desert heat by enjoying the water slides and sparking pools at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, or head out for a thrilling off-road tour through the desert.
From Guillermo's Mexican Restaurante for amazing chicken fajitas to the burger lover's dream at Grill-A-Burger, you'll find a delicious eatery for every taste in Palm Desert. For a special night out, Cork Tree California Cuisine offers seafood, rack of lamb, wine, and even live entertainment.
Get to know a different side of Southern California by heading inland to one of our serene Palm Desert vacation rentals, and find much-needed recharge from daily life.
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