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, 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, a 16-acre water park themed to the surf era 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 1,250 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 Pioneertown, 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.
- Take a tram ride up Mount San Jacinto
- Explore the Living Desert preserve
- Elevate your golf game at Marriott's Shadow Ridge
- Explore Joshua Tree National Park
- Enjoy Village Fest on Palm Canyon Drive
- Visit the alpine village of Idyllwild