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Palm Desert Travel Guide

Palm Desert is a wonderful vacation destination in Southern California. This vibrant desert city is full of opportunities to explore the Coachella Valley. From hiking to golfing to zoo adventures, there is something for everyone in Palm Desert. El Paseo Shopping District and Westfield Palm Desert offers up some quality retail therapy, as well as art galleries. When it comes to wining and dining, vacationers are spoiled in Palm Desert, as there are tasty bits at establishments varying from white table cloth experiences to al fresco dining.

Things to Do in Palm Desert

For hiking enthusiasts, the Bump and Grind Trail is a fantastic way to explore the Coachella Valley. Get ready for some challenging elevation gains, but the views over Palm Desert are well worth it. For animal lovers, make sure to go to Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, as there is the opportunity to see giraffes, zebras, and camels. In addition, there is a beautiful cactus garden. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center offers fun for the family, as its water slides and diving boards offer a great escape from the heat. Golfers can enjoy a round at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

Best Time to Visit Palm Desert

The summer can get pretty hot in Palm Desert, which means that the months between January and April tend to be the best times to visit Palm Desert.

A Local's Guide to Palm Desert Vacation Rentals

Known as Southern California’s desert oasis, Palm Desert, located in the center of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, is a vibrant city full of natural beauty, top-notch resorts and country clubs, world-class golf courses, a thriving music and art scene, and plenty of high-end shopping.

Nature & Scenery

Palm Desert is the perfect vacation rental destination for any outdoor enthusiast or those looking to relax in a beautiful desert setting. Home to deep valleys, towering mountains, picturesque palm trees, and the nearby iconic Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Desert is the perfect location for both exploring and unwinding. From rock climbing in the cavernous canyons to hiking and mountain biking through the mountainous desert terrain, Palm Desert, California boasts a whole host of things to do.

See & Do

For a unique look at interesting dessert flora, fauna, and animal life from all over the world, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is the place to be. Elsewhere, the shops in Palm Desert along El Paseo boast designer brands from around the world as well as trendy eateries and a vibrant nightlife.

The welcoming atmosphere, abundance of activities, and beautiful backdrops make any vacation rental in Palm Desert feel like a home away from home.

Price and Availability in Palm Desert

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Palm Desert is in April, while the cheapest month is in June. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Palm Desert is in the high season in March. Palm Desert has its low season in September, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Palm Desert tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Palm Desert tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Palm Desert

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Palm Desert. The warmest months in Palm Desert are June and May, when temperatures reach 118 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 39 ˚F. The wettest month in Palm Desert is January with 0.6 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.29 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Palm Desert

Browse rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, RedAwning, Priceline and others at We have 4,466 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Palm Desert ranging from cheap options to extravagant places to stay. A vacation in Palm Desert can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $12 a night. An average vacation rental in Palm Desert costs on average $538 a night.

Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Palm Desert can pick from 2,417 places to stay that include WiFi. 258 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 1,082 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Palm Desert? Then choose one of the 2,305 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 1,664 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 518 pet-friendly places to stay in Palm Desert, so if you're traveling with your pet you won't have any trouble.

In Palm Desert AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 1,773 places to stay from Airbnb, 18 accommodations from RedAwning and 18 places to stay from Priceline.

2,060 of the accommodations in Palm Desert have been reviewed and rated. 34% are rated excellent or good. 1,734 accommodations allow instant booking.

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