Palm Desert, CA - Travel and Things To Do

Palm Desert, California is an exciting haven of vacation fun located in the heart of Southern California's Coachella Valley. Whether your vacation interests lie in taking in incredible art, having an amazing outdoor adventure, or simply relaxing and taking in the sights Palm Desert is the perfect destination for you.

Palm Desert offers something for everyone. The city has many guided art tours that you can be a part of or you can simply enjoy the sculptures and public art by striking out to see what you can discover on your own.

For the more bold Palm desert offers adventure tours. Whether you prefer hiking, a jeep tour, a hot air balloon ride, or a horseback ride on one of the many trails your day will be filled with excitement. With more than 72 acres of parks, trails, fields, and paths Civic Center Park is also a perfect place for those looking for a vacation filled with action.

For family fun Palm Desert's Living Desert is a must see attraction. With everything from giraffes to Gila monsters adults and kids alike will never forget the experience of taking a tour through the deserts of the world. Fun as well as educational, The Living Desert is the perfect opportunity to learn about desert animals in an up close and personal way!

The fun doesn't stop there. Palm Desert still has much more to offer. Desert Willow Golf Resort has two championship courses for those who prefer a challenging round of golf. Named one of Golf Digest's 'Best Places to Play' Desert Willow's courses are not only beautiful and challenging, their design is environmentally sensitive and provide stunning views of the surrounding Coachella Valley as well as Palm Springs.

Tennis anyone? If you prefer tennis to golf, Palm Desert does not disappoint. Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa offers 15 hard surface courts, 3 clay courts, and 2 stadium grass courts. It's no mystery how it has been ranked one of the '10 Greatest US Tennis Resorts' by Tennis magazine. Game, Set, Match!

If retail therapy is what you are after Palm Desert can accommodate you in a big way! El Paseo Shopping offers more than 300 shops offering everything you could ask for. Known as the 'Rodeo Drive of the Desert' El Paseo is a shoppers paradise. It is far from being the only game in town however for as soon as you have had your fill there, many other shopping havens await.

Once you have enjoyed a full day of shopping, hiking, golfing, or touring the Living Desert, you are bound to be hungry. Palm Desert offers 150 restaurants for you to choose from. A great evening begins with a great meal and with this many choices, you can't go wrong whatever you choose. Once dinner is over, check out some local nightlife. Whether you prefer to go to a bar or club, an evening of live music, trying your luck at a casino, or simply enjoying a relaxing time at the movies Palm Desert has it all. You will not have any trouble finding things to do: with so many choices the difficulty will be in deciding!

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