Last Revised: 1-8-2018
Palm Desert, CA
When you visit Palm Desert, you will find yourself in the geographic center of the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley is made up of eight unique cities that form one magical destination known as Greater Palm Springs Desert Resorts.
From nostalgic Palm Springs on the west end to Indio--the city of festivals--in the east, countless adventures await you in between. Whether you choose to chance your luck at a casino, explore the surrounding terrain or learn about the native cultures of the land, there is truly something for everyone in this area.
Palm Desert is home to country clubs, golf courses and shops. In the center, The Shops on El Paseo feature designer boutiques, plus restaurants and art galleries. Palm Desert has evolved into a vibrant small city that today is the shopping, dining, and cultural hub of the Greater Palm Springs region. Whether you come here to spend a weekend, a month, or more, you will never run out of things to explore.
Learn more about the famed Coachella Valley area and all its resort communities from the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau - or check out any of these beautiful desert cities:
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Make the APSNA 2018 headquarters hotel the spot to discover the culture and beauty of Palm Desert, CA. Enjoy the view of the mountains right outside of the hotel. A tranquil oasis beckons you at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Boasting a sensational location in the heart of Palm Desert, the resort allows for convenient travel to the Palm Springs area's most renowned outdoor, shopping and dining destinations. Settle into your luxury guest room or suite, or take advantage of our remarkable selection of extraordinary amenities. The resort showcases five sparkling outdoor pools, two championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art spa facility and six exquisite on site restaurant options. In addition, the resort boasts a spectacular collection of exotic birds, captivating boat tours of our striking waterways and much more.
For more information visit our Housing and Travel Page
Things To Do in Palm Desert
Whether you have a passion for athletic endeavors and outdoor fun or you’re just looking to relax and unwind, there’s plenty to do in Palm Desert every day of the year: unparalleled shopping, rejuvenating spas, refreshing pools, award-winning golf, challenging tennis and of course endless outdoor activities where you can enjoy the beauty of nature underneath the Southern California sun – often for free!
Palms Springs Area
When it comes to things to do in Greater Palm Springs, there’s always something exciting around the corner. From world-class festivals and unrivaled outdoor adventure to museums, family-friendly attractions, golf courses, shopping, art and spas, Greater Palm Springs has everything you need to experience your perfect getaway.
Learn more at Visit Palm Springs.
From dining to nightlife, it’s easy to enjoy an evening out in Palm Desert – and it all starts with a great meal. With more than 150 delicious Palm Desert restaurants, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy crave-worthy dishes of all kinds – as well as dozens of relaxing patios perfect for a leisurely evening spent dining al fresco.
Looking for something to do after dinner? Palm Desert's bars and clubs offer plenty of after-hours diversions. Check out our Nightlife Guide for details on restaurants that are open late, or nightspots where you can enjoy some music. Finding something to do is easy – the hard part is choosing what to do next.