Discover the magic of the desert.
A pleasing year-round climate and an evolving natural backdrop of desert brilliance make Palm Desert an unforgettable vacation destination. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Mojave Desert, delve into the region's rich history and savor the shopping and culinary scene.
Try your luck at one of many casinos, see big-name entertainers and savor a wide range of fine-dining establishments.
Sharpen your game with a lesson at the Faldo Golf Institute® by Marriott at Shadow Ridge, or challenge two 18-hole courses at the Desert Springs JW Marriott® Resort & Spa.
Explore the wild terrain and forests at Joshua Tree National Park.
Places to visit
Enjoy Knott’s Soak City, Palm Spring's only water park, a 16-acre oasis of Water playground all themed to the surf woodies and longboards of the 1950s Southern California coast. For adventure, take a magnificent tram ride up Mount San Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Visit Joshua Tree National Park's 870 square miles of splendid wonder, including hiking, rock climbing, picnicking and more.
Indian Canyons offers three magnificent canyons just south of town with amazing plant life and lush vegetation among rock formations and waterfalls. The Living Desert is an incredible 1,800-acre reserve combining the delights of a zoo, botanical garden, and scenic wilderness. Both the charming mountain community of Idyllwild and Pioneertow, an Old West town built for moviemaking in the 1940s by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry are less than two hours away.
Shopping & dining
Stroll through the chic El Paseo shopping district to explore its designer boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
Treat yourself to a unique Palm Desert spa experience. Choose from treatments that use natural resources like hot mineral springs and sun-dried Indian clay.
Improve your game at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for clay and paved court action.
- Shop El Paseo and the Cabazon Outlets
- Take a tram ride up Mount San Jacinto
- Explore The Living Desert preserve
- Elevate your golf game at Marriott's Shadow Ridge
- Enjoy Village fest on Palm Canyon Drive
- Explore Joshua Tree National Park
- Visit the alpine village of Idyllwild