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Palm Desert Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Palm Desert?

There are heaps of wonderful things you can do when you're in a new destination. So why not get your trip to Palm Desert off to the perfect start by checking out some of our suggestions? After all – out there starts here!

Body wash, shampoo and a toothbrush are some of the basics you need while traveling. But — if you forget to bring your toiletries, you should find what you need at The Gardens on El Paseo. Travelers have an excellent range of things to do in this destination. Shopaholics rejoice — you'll be able to treat yourself to a little retail therapy at Westfield Palm Desert Shopping Center. Ready to work your wallet and buy up a storm? Still got time to spare? Stop and admire the exhibits at Adagio Galleries. If something grabs your attention, chat to the attendant and find out about the artist behind it.

What are the most popular activities for a Palm Desert vacation?

Travel isn't just about famous destinations and deluxe hotels. It's about the experiences you live and the incredible memories you collect on the way!

Your trip to Palm Desert is about to get a whole lot more exciting. There are loads of things to do, including:

For a complete list of options, check out our Palm Desert things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Palm Desert?

Organizing cheap vacations and luxury getaways can be such an exhilarating experience, especially if you can snag the greatest deals! If you're planning on staying in Palm Desert, there are as many as 4 options close by.

Sometimes you need a little help to find the best accommodations. Our top recommendations are the Shadow Mountain Resort (45750 San Luis Rey Ave) and the International Hotel and Suites (74380 El Camino).

Is there an airport in Palm Desert?

Get yourself a bite to eat, pop in your headphones and look through the in-flight movies. Soon you'll be making your way through security at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)! Based 10 miles northwest of Palm Desert, is this destination's most convenient terminal.



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Best Lodging Options Near Palm Desert

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Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert CA $116
Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020
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Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert

Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert

74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA
     
    4.3 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The front desk was very accesible and very polite!

    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert CA $157
    Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020
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    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

    75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Property was very clean, layout of the villa was excellent, and the amenities were wonderful!

      Residence Inn By Marriott Palm Desert CA $145
      Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2020
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      Residence Inn By Marriott Palm Desert

      Residence Inn By Marriott Palm Desert

      38305 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
         
        4.3 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Residence Inn Palm Desert. It is centrally located to all that the Coachella Valley has to offer. The property was clean and well-maintained. It was obvious that the resort undertook procedures to maximize social distancing and cleanliness - the lounge was ...

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert CA $115
        Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2020
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        Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

        36999 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
           
          4.3 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Clean and spacious rooms in a very nice area of Palm Desert. Very disappointing that when we arrived at the property, the pool, fitness room and breakfast services were not being provided. Wouldn't have had a problem if those changes were noted on the website, but they weren't.

          Shadow Mountain Resort
          Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020
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          Shadow Mountain Resort

          Shadow Mountain Resort

          45750 San Luis Rey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The staff was friendly and great! I liked that it was gated. The pool was 13ft deep and amazing! I didn’t like how old and dated the room was. It was not what the Expedia picture showed. The bathroom was tiny. The air barely worked in the room. I found hair of someone else in the sink. There was ...

            Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II CA $126
            Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2020
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            Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

            Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

            1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
               
              4.4 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Staff, service & facility is superb! Friendly & courteous service everywhere we went.

              Marriott's Shadow Ridge CA $126
              Reviewed on Jul. 28, 2020
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              Marriott's Shadow Ridge

              Marriott's Shadow Ridge

              9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
                 
                4.4 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great stay can’t wait to do it again!love the heat in Palm Springs

                Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort CA $105
                Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2020
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                Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort

                Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort

                74695 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Loved it there very clean and peaceful in fact i plan on that being my getaway

                  Top Activities in Palm Desert

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