Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage Vacation Guide: Top Activities, Attractions

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Palm Desert, CA
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Palm Desert Vacation Properties welcomes you to experience the California Desert, home to Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and entire Coachella Valley!

Centrally located between Palm Springs and La Quinta, you'll find many pristine golf courses, tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, and mountains ready for exploration. With an average of 360 days of sunshine per year, your Palm Desert vacation beckons you to enjoy the great outdoors – even if it's only sitting by the pool.

In addition, visitors will find an eclectic arts and culture scene, showcasing film, music, festivals, food, fashion and history. And it's all located near your vacation rental in Palm Desert or Rancho Mirage. Want to learn more? Here's a sample guide to the top activities in Palm Desert:

Top Palm Desert Vacation Activities, Attractions (includes Rancho Mirage):

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
  • Palm Desert Aquatic Center
  • The River at Rancho Mirage
  • ATV, 4x4 Tours
  • 100+ Private, Semi-Private and Public Golf Courses
  • Coachella Valley Vista Point
  • Children's Discovery Museum
  • West Lake Ice Skating
  • Critterland
  • Desert Holocaust Memorial
  • Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
  • Coda Gallery
  • El Paseo Shopping District
  • College of the Desert Street Fair
  • Desert Tasty Tours
  • Agua Caliente Casino
  • Annual Events and Festivals

Golf is by far the biggest year-around attraction, and you are never more than minutes away from 120 golf courses throughout the valley. Bring your clubs or rent them at the course but enjoy some of the best golf in the world during your stay.

There are many family-friendly things to do as well as entertainment and shopping in Palm Desert! El Paseo - The Rodeo Drive of the Valley, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta -- all of these areas are just a short drive away.

Outdoor activities rank as another popular option, as there are many to choose from. Not only golf and tennis, but you also have access to bike trails throughout the valley, hiking trails, water parks, balloon rides, a desert zoo, air museum, polo matches, equestrian competition and more.

In March, Desert Valley hosts one of the world's biggest tennis tournaments, The BNP Paribas Open. Located at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, this event welcomes the biggest names in the world of tennis and attracts close to 500,000 fans each year. Even better, our Palm Desert rentals are only a short drive to gardens where you have a nice quiet retreat after the tournaments.

In April, the Valley has some of the biggest outdoor concerts in the world, with the annual Coachella Music Festival at the Polo Fields for two consecutive weekends. Then Stagecoach offers the ultimate follow-up on the last weekend of April. Each concert has nearly 100,000 people who come from all over the world.

Visit the blog to find more information on Palm Desert and start planning your California dream vacation!

Palm Desert Local Resources: Palm Desert Tourism, Greater Palm Springs Tourism, Palm Springs Life


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