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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; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Zoos; Deserts; Gardens
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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 Stores; Shopping Malls; Gift & Specialty Shops; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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Bump and Grind Trail
Bump and Grind Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Grill-A-Burger
Grill-A-Burger
Ranked #1 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Grill
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
Ranked #2 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilma & Frieda's Cafe
Wilma & Frieda's Cafe
Ranked #3 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: American, Cafe, International, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ristorante Mamma Gina
Ristorante Mamma Gina
Ranked #4 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price:
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sherman's Deli
Sherman's Deli
Ranked #5 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: American, Soups, Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Westin Desert Willow Villas
4.0 of 5
The Westin Desert Willow Villas
$145 - $390
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
$93 - $294
Ranked #2 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
$111 - $508
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages
3.5 of 5
Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages
$107 - $517
Ranked #4 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
$102 - $175
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
$230 - $752
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Embarc Palm Desert
4.5 of 5
Embarc Palm Desert
$120 - $450
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
$161 - $615
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Indian Wells
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The Westin Mission Hills Villas
4.0 of 5
The Westin Mission Hills Villas
$157 - $426
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.