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Palm Desert
Relax and sight-see in this southern Californian oasis. Located in the center of the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is a vibrant city featuring top notch resorts, world class golfing, shopping, and entertainment that appeals to many types of consumers. Hike, bike or ride horseback through the desert trails. Or, soak in some culture with seasonal festivals, stylish art galleries, and a thriving music and nightlife scene.

All things to do » Things to do

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock... more Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music. less
Attraction type: Performances; Theaters
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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Deserts; Gardens; Parks; Natural History Museums; Zoos
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Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Desert Willow Golf Resort
Desert Willow Golf Resort
Varied elevations and unique water features have been carefully incorporated into the indigenous desert landscape at this prestigious Coachella Valley course.
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Pines to Palms Scenic Byway
Pines to Palms Scenic Byway
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Grill-A-Burger
Grill-A-Burger
Ranked #1 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Cork Tree California Cuisine
Cork Tree California Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe
Ranked #3 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Piero's PizzaVino
Piero's PizzaVino
Ranked #5 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Westin Desert Willow Villas
4.0 of 5
Westin Desert Willow Villas
$106 - $332
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
$79 - $249
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Mojave Resort
Mojave Resort
$79 - $202
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Club Intrawest - Palm Desert
4.5 of 5
Club Intrawest - Palm Desert
$197 - $679
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
$83 - $189
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Emerald Desert RV Resort
Emerald Desert RV Resort
$100 - $183
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
$229 - $458
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
$172 - $568
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Indian Wells
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The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
$265 - $597
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Rancho Mirage
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.