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A cluster of lush parcels in the middle of the Coachella Valley, the city of Palm Desert is a true oasis. Not surprisingly then that rest and relaxation abounds, and in traditionally Californian sun-kissed style. Rejuvenation comes poolside with a cocktail and a mountain view, whilst hikes, horse rides, and desert trails get you feeling healthy like a local. When it’s time to refuel, shop, party, or delve into a little culture, the stylish city will please and pamper with its many offerings.

Things to see

With breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, the golf at the Palm Desert Country Club comes in particularly scenic style. Here you can put about the immaculately manicured 18-holer, or the executive 9. The Desert Willow Golf Resort is another favorite. Its 2 courses include the challenging ‘Firecliff’, and the more relaxed ‘Mountain View’, which provides gorgeous Coachella Valley vistas. The Living Zoo and Gardens takes visitors on a journey through the deserts of North America and Northern Africa, all in one day. The vast site houses botanical gardens and over 450 desert creatures, great and small. The well-heeled will find their bliss at The Gardens on El Paseo. With its palm trees, flowers, and trickling fountain, the pretty outdoor shopping court is home to designer shops and gem encrusted boutiques. If your tastes are slightly more modest however, you’ll find brands aplenty at the glossy Westfield Palm Desert Shopping Center – home to over 170 stores.

Hotels in Palm Desert

The sunbaked desert is home to many upmarket Mediterranean style resorts, each one a lush oasis of luxury set before a stunning scenic backdrop. Amenities to expect include sparkling swimming pools, pampering spa centers, tennis courts, golf courses, and even cinemas. The mid-range hotels in Palm Desert offer great value for money. Some boast all of the above, whilst large televisions, big beds, and WiFi are all common place too. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find a good selection of cheap hotels in Palm Desert. Providing plenty of comfort and sparing none of the necessities, most offer swimming pools to cool off in, too.

Where to stay

If you want to get out and experience the best the city and the Coachella Valley has to offer, you’re best off hiring a car. Many hotels in Palm Desert offer a spot to park, so it’s just a case of finding your way around. The city itself has something for absolutely everyone. Whether you’re here for sheer relaxation or outdoor recreation, you’ll find sun soaked peace in abundance. The city’s palm lined downtown offers delectable dining, a spirited nightlife and some seriously splurge worthy shopping. The mile-long El Paseo is Palm Desert’s main shopping district, and is otherwise known as the ‘Rodeo Drive of the Desert’.

How to get to Palm Desert

Palm Desert’s nearest airport is Palm Springs International, located just over 12 miles away in the city itself. The hub serves destinations throughout America, with daily flights into better connected airports such as Los Angeles International Airport, should you be coming from further afield. Getting into Palm Desert from the airport once you’ve landed is a simple drive if you’re hiring a car, or a fairly short taxi journey if your hotel isn’t providing a complimentary transfer. For those intending to travel by railway the Amtrak train makes a stop in Palm Springs, whilst those driving in can reach the city via Interstate 10.

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