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Palm-Desert is a beautiful desert community located just 10 miles from Palm Springs. This affluent community is home to the El Paseo Shopping District, which is known as "the Rodeo Drive of the Desert." Here, you can enjoy over 150 shops, art galleries, jewelry stores, clothing boutiques and fine restaurants. With sunshine almost every day of the year, golf is a popular sport in Palm Desert and you have more than 80 championship courses to choose from! Other things to do in town include visiting the Living Desert, which is a 1,200-acre wildlife and botanic garden park, or take a jeep tour of the desert, or a trip to the Children's Discovery Museum. Palm Desert has over fifty luxurious hotels and resorts, and several rejuvenating day spas to add to your vacation relaxation. Special events are ongoing throughout the year, with some of the more well known being the Palm Desert Spring Fest, a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Show, and a series of outdoor concerts and films. But, the most unique festival of all is the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, which is usually held in November. This festival features lively decorated golf carts, live entertainment, food, children's games and celebrity guests! Palm Desert has big city amenities with a small town feel - and is the only town where golf carts are street legal!

Surrounding areas: Indian Wells, California (1.8 mi), Rancho Mirage, California (4.2 mi), Bermuda Dunes, California (4.8 mi), La Quinta, California (5.4 mi), Cathedral City, California (7.9 mi), Indio, California (7.9 mi), Palm Springs, California (11.5 mi)

Palm Desert Vacation Rentals

Palm Desert Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites-palm Desert39-585 Washington StPalm Desert, CA (760) 360-3337
Embassy Suites Palm Desert Resort74-700 Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA (760) 340-6600
Fairfield Inn72322 US Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA (760) 341-9100
Hampton Inn & Suites74 900 Gerald Ford DrPalm Desert, CA (760) 340-1001
Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert74675 Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA (760) 340-4303
Marriott Desert Springs Resort74855 Country CLB DrPalm Desert, CA (760) 341-2211
Motel 678100 Varner RdPalm Desert, CA (760) 345-0550
Palm Desert Courtyard74895 Frank Sinatra DrPalm Desert, CA (760) 776-4150
Residence Inn By Marriott38-305 Cook StPalm Desert, CA (760) 776-0050
Renaissance Esmeralda44400 Indian Wells LnIndian Wells, CA2.3 mi.(760) 773-4444
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson71-730 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA2.6 mi.(760) 340-5516
Hilton Garden Inn71-700 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA2.6 mi.(760) 776-9700
Marriott Rancho Las Palmas41000 Bob Hope DrRancho Mirage, CA2.6 mi.(619) 568-2727
Motel 669-570 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA2.6 mi.(619) 324-8475
The Westin Mission Hills ResortDinah SHR & Bob Hope DrRancho Mirage, CA2.6 mi.(619) 328-5955
Hyatt Regency Grand Champions Resort44-600 Indian WLS LnIndian Wells, CA3.6 mi.(619) 341-1000
Miramonte Resort76477 Hwy 111Indian Wells, CA3.6 mi.(760) 341-2200
Stouffer Esmeralda Resort44 400 Indian WLS LnIndian Wells, CA3.6 mi.(619) 773-4444
Homewood Suites By Hilton - La Quinta45200 Washington StLa Quinta, CA4.3 mi.(760) 391-4600
La Quinta Resort And Club49-499 Eisenhower DrLa Quinta, CA4.6 mi.(760) 564-4111
Motel 678100 Varner RdIndio, CA4.8 mi.(619) 345-0550
The Lodge At Rancho Mirage68-900 Frank Sinatra DrRancho Mirage, CA5.6 mi.(760) 321-8282
Red Roof Inn Thousand Palms72215 Varner RdThousand Palms, CA6.5 mi.(760) 343-1381
Comfort Suites69-151 E Palm Cyn DrCathedral City, CA6.6 mi.(619) 324-5939
Holiday Inn Express & Suites36101 Date Palm DrCathedral City, CA6.7 mi.(800) 465-4329
Quality Inn43505 Monroe StIndio, CA7.8 mi.(760) 347-4044
Embassy Suites La Quinta - Hotel & Spa50-777 Santa Rosa PlzLa Quinta, CA7.8 mi.(760) 777-1711
The Plaza Resort & Spa2601 Golf Club DrPalm Springs, CA8.1 mi.(760) 324-1802
Budget Inn82333 E Vly PkwyIndio, CA8.9 mi.(760) 342-4124
Holiday Inn Express-indio84096 Indio SPGS DrIndio, CA8.9 mi.(760) 342-6344
Indio Super 8 Motel81753 Hwy 111Indio, CA8.9 mi.(760) 342-0264
Motel 682-195 E Vly PkwyIndio, CA8.9 mi.(760) 342-6311
Palm Shadow Inn80 761 Hwy 111Indio, CA8.9 mi.(760) 347-3476
Best Western Inn At Palm Springs1633 S Palm CynPalm Springs, CA10.1 mi.(760) 325-9177
Doral Desert Princess Resort Palm Springs67967 Vista ChinoCathedral City, CA10.3 mi.(760) 322-7000
Holiday Inn - Palm Springs1800 E Palm Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA10.5 mi.(760) 323-1711
Golden Palm Villa601 Grenfall RdPalm Springs, CA11.3 mi.(760) 327-1408
550 Warm Sands Hotel550 S Warm Sands DrPalm Springs, CA11.4 mi.(760) 320-7144
Corbell's Palm Springs Manor180 E Sonora RdPalm Springs, CA11.5 mi.(760) 325-2459
Extended Stay America1400 E Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA11.5 mi.(760) 416-0084
Bed & Breakfast
Casa Cody Bed & Breakfast Inn175 S Cahuilla RdPalm Springs, CA12.3 mi.(760) 325-5454

Palm Desert Weather & Climate

The vast desert region of southern California east of Los Angeles has a typical desert climate. This area, which includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage receives only 15-20 days of rainfall per year for a total of 4.77 inches. The days are mostly sunny and warm and nights are cool from fall through late spring. Summers turn hot to very hot, with occasional high clouds, and warm, balmy evenings May through October. The humidity levels are very low, so even when the mercury climbs to 100 degrees, it feels comfortable in the shade. Keep in mind that temperatures are 30-40 degrees lower at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and in the Alpine community of Idyllwild.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 71°F 42°F 1.10 in. -
February 75°F 46°F 1.03 in. -
March 80°F 52°F 0.73 in. -
April 87°F 58°F 0.15 in. -
May 94°F 65°F 0.10 in. -
June 103°F 72°F 0.03 in. -
July 107°F 78°F 0.54 in. -
August 106°F 78°F 0.78 in. -
September 101°F 72°F 0.71 in. -
October 92°F 61°F 0.20 in. -
November 79°F 48°F 0.35 in. -
December 71°F 41°F 0.58 in. -

Palm Desert Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palm Springs International airport (PSP) located about 10 miles northwest of Palm Desert in Palm Springs, California, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional airport (TRM) located approximately 13 miles southeast of Palm Desert in Palm Springs, California, the Twentynine Palms airport (TNP) located roughly 37 miles northeast of Palm Desert in Twentynine Palms, California, the Big Bear City airport (L35) located around 46 miles northwest of Palm Desert in Big Bear, California, and finally the San Bernardino International airport (SBD) located about 55 miles northwest of Palm Desert in San Bernardino, California.

Palm Desert Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA51.9 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA60.9 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA68.8 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA72.9 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA77.1 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA77.7 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA83.3 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA83.3 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA89.0 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA89.0 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA89.0 mi.
Water Parks
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA12.4 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA51.9 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA55.2 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA86.5 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA94.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Desert Falls Country ClubPalm DesertCA 
Desert Willow Golf ResortPalm DesertCA 
Golf Center at Palm DesertPalm DesertCA 
Oasis Country ClubPalm DesertCA 
Palm Desert Country ClubPalm DesertCA 
Palm Desert Resort Country ClubPalm DesertCA 
Sun City Palm Desert Golf CoursePalm DesertCA 
Suncrest Country ClubPalm DesertCA 
Rancho Mirage Country ClubRancho MirageCA3.5 mi.
Palm Royale Country ClubLa QuintaCA4.0 mi.
Ivey Ranch Country ClubThousand PalmsCA5.1 mi.
Indian Springs Golf & Country ClubLa QuintaCA5.4 mi.
PGA WESTLa QuintaCA5.4 mi.
Trilogy Golf Club at La QuintaLa QuintaCA5.4 mi.
Cimarron Golf ClubCathedral CityCA7.9 mi.
Date Palm Springs Country ClubCathedral CityCA7.9 mi.
Heritage Palms Golf ClubIndioCA7.9 mi.
Indio Golf ClubIndioCA7.9 mi.
Landmark Golf ClubIndioCA7.9 mi.
Canyon South Golf CoursePalm SpringsCA11.5 mi.
Palm Springs Country ClubPalm SpringsCA11.5 mi.
Tommy Jacobs Bel Air GreensPalm SpringsCA11.5 mi.
Desert Dunes Golf CourseDesert Hot SpringsCA14.7 mi.
Desert Crest Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA18.1 mi.
Sands RV ResortDesert Hot SpringsCA18.1 mi.
Mission Lakes Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA20.4 mi.
Blue Skies Country ClubYucca ValleyCA27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA53.9 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA84.6 mi.
State Parks
Mount San Jacinto State ParkCA18.2 mi. 
Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCA35.5 mi. 
Heart Bar State ParkCA36.4 mi. 
Agua Caliente Cultural MuseumPalm SpringsCA12.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm SpringsCA12.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA51.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA 
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA83.3 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA83.3 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA83.3 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA86.1 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA87.0 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA109.8 mi.

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