Palm Desert is a vibrant and culturally rich city located in the Coachella Valley. A favourite for snowbirds seeking a year round warm climate, Palm Desert is a vacation destination suited to every traveller. There is something new to discover each day or simply relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
With a scenic landscape of valleys and mountains, Palm Desert offers endless outdoor activities. Explore the many trails on foot, horseback or by mountain bike. Adventure Tours offers tours for the more adventurous, both young and old, from Jeep Tours to the Adventure Hummer. Take to the skies to see the beauty of Palm Desert and surrounds on a Hot Air Balloon Tour. Just 15 minutes away is Palm Springs, home to the famous Aerial Tramway which takes you to a pristine wilderness atop Mount San Jacinto where more adventure awaits. Venture a little further out of town and choose a guided or self-guided hike around the scenic Joshua Tree National Park.
For family fun, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens takes you on a journey through the Deserts of the World. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center is a great place to retreat on a hot day with a pool, splash-park and water slides for hours of fun. In nearby Palm Springs, you will find the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cacturium and the Palm Springs Air Museum. Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy the choice of award-winning golf courses on offer. If relaxation is what you are seeking, put all other activities aside and escape to one of the rejuvenating spas for a day of treatments.
Arts & Culture
Palm Desert is known for world-class art galleries and a vibrant cultural scene. Architecture of Palm Desert is mid-century modern and there are many homes and buildings to be admired. The Palm Springs Art Museum of Palm Desert is a distinctive building hosting many art exhibitions. The Historical Society of Palm Desert’s Museum showcases the history of Palm Desert through photos and newspaper and magazine archives.
Entertainment & Dining
There is no shortage of excellent dining opportunities in Palm Desert with over 150 restaurants to suit every appetite. Desert Tasty Tours has a three hour guided tour of Palm Desert’s El Paseo, where you can experience not just the local cuisine, but the culture and history of Palm Desert. Carry on into the night at one of the many late night bars, clubs or casinos. For a special evening out, the McCallum Theatre has drama, dance and musical performances.
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