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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

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Attraction type: Natural history museums; Deserts; Gardens; Nature & wildlife areas; Parks; Zoos
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Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Attraction type: Scenic drives
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El Paseo Shopping District
El Paseo Shopping District
Owner description: A unique shopping avenue filled with over 250 delightful discoveries... Shops, restaurants, art and more! Don't miss all the special events like Art Walk (1st Friday, Oct-May... more Owner description: A unique shopping avenue filled with over 250 delightful discoveries... Shops, restaurants, art and more! Don't miss all the special events like Art Walk (1st Friday, Oct-May), Cruise Night (1st & 3rd Fridays through April), Jazz Concerts (Jan-Apr), Fashion Week (Mid-March) and so much more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and online. less
Attraction type: Historic walking areas; Antique shops; Malls; Specialty shops; Landmarks & points of interest
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Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Attraction type: Water parks
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Palm Desert Visitor Center
Palm Desert Visitor Center
Attraction type: Visitor centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Guillermo's Mexican Restaurante Palm Desert
Guillermo's Mexican Restaurante Palm Desert
Ranked #1 of 243 Restaurants in Palm Desert
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Grill-A-Burger
Grill-A-Burger
Ranked #2 of 243 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Cork Tree California Cuisine
Cork Tree California Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 243 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 #4 of 243 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 243 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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
$93 - $325
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Mojave Resort
Mojave Resort
$81 - $212
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
3.5 of 5
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
$118 - $495
Ranked #5 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 - $680
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Westin Desert Willow Villas
4.0 of 5
Westin Desert Willow Villas
$186 - $439
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
3.5 of 5
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
$132 - $475
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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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
$201 - $615
Ranked #8 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
$182 - $716
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
$343 - $915
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Rancho Mirage
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