Top 10 Things To Do In Palm Desert

Top 10 Things To Do In Palm Desert

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. With exhibits ranging from Gecko Gulch to Wildlife Wonders, you’re sure to find plenty of excitement.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, offering “360° of Wow” as rotating tramcars whisk you 8,516 feet in the air to the Mountain Station.

Palm Springs Air Museum, featuring an up-close look at legendary World War II aircraft.

Knott’s Soak City Water Park in nearby Palm Springs

Art in Public Places – Palm Desert is famed for its dedication to arts and culture, and nowhere is this passion more prominent than in the city’s art program, featuring more than 130 works of art showcased throughout the city – and all for free.

The McCallum Theatre Enjoy an astonishing variety of world-class artists and distinguished ensembles and companies at this state-of-the-art performing arts center.

Trails & Hiking – Click for Map

  • The Hopalong Cassidy Trail, named for the infamous role of one the most well-known residents in Palm Desert’s history, Western actor William Boyd. Dedicated in 2004, this city-maintained trail features an easy climb or ride, plus plenty of picturesque spots to stop along the way.
  • The Randall Henderson Trail, offering explorers a moderate challenge, making it a great introduction to desert hiking. Mountain views, numerous opportunities to spot native wildlife and a variety of desert vegetation make this trail the perfect desert excursion.
  • The Art Smith Trail, a more vigorous path offering your choice of shorter or longer hikes and rides amongst lush foliage and several palm oases. From here, head a bit further into the wild and take a trek in the beautiful Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
  • Joshua Tree National Park – Viewed from the road, Joshua Tree National Park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes.

Desert Willow Golf Resort – With more than 100 courses in the Coachella Valley Desert Willow is an award-winning golf Resort, you’ll find plenty of places to test your skill and raise your spirits.

Palm Desert restaurants – After enjoying all these fun activities, you’re going to be hungry – and there’s no better place to grab a bite than in Palm Desert. From intimate cafes to elegant spaces, exciting cuisine, as well as plenty of options for al fresco dining.

Horseback Riding – Enjoying awesome Winter riding at Pinyon Flats, in the Ribbonwood Equestrian Park, 30 minutes from Palm Springs and only 20 minutes from Palm Desert, clients can find a vast variety of plants and wildlife, ranging from Pinyon Pines to Cactus, Bobcats, Foxes and Huge Jack Rabbits.

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