Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Palm Desert

Enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Palm Desert. Well known for its golfing, zoo and seafood restaurants, this relaxing city won't disappoint. River and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Palm Desert

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Palm Desert a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Classic Club (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Palm Desert

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Palm Desert. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Palma Village Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Civic Center Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Cahuilla Hills Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Palm Desert Cross (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Hovley Soccer Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)

Traveling to and around Palm Desert

The nearest airport is in Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), which is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Palm Desert?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,005 holiday lettings near Palm Desert. From 3,603 Houses to 2,214 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Palm Desert area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palm Desert?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palm Desert:

  • Bighorn: 71 holiday homes
  • Cahuilla Hills: 23 holiday homes
  • Spanish Walk: 117 holiday homes
  • Vista Paseo: 87 holiday homes
  • Summit: 75 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palm Desert?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Palm Desert. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Toscana Country Club: 7,210 holiday lettings
  • Palm Desert Country Club: 4,488 holiday lettings
  • El Paseo Village: 3,370 holiday lettings
  • The Gardens on El Paseo: 7,303 holiday lettings
  • Lakes Country Club: 7,214 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Desert listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Desert?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,603 Houses in Palm Desert. Our other popular types of Palm Desert holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,214 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 514 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 37 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palm Desert?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,824 holiday homes with pool available in Palm Desert. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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