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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.

Price and Availability Index 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 hottest month in Palm Desert is July, when temperatures peak at 121 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 39 ˚F. The wettest month in Palm Desert is January with 1.4 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Palm Desert

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. AllTheRooms has 4146 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Palm Desert, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Palm Desert comes in at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Palm Desert costs on average $467 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Palm Desert, then you can choose from over 2172 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 192 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 855 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Palm Desert, you'll want to pick from 2045 places to stay that provide parking. We have 1213 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 503 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Palm Desert accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 8 providers, including 1278 places to stay from Airbnb, 726 accommodations from VRBO and 307 places to stay from Homeaway.

1630 of our places to stay in Palm Desert have been rated by previous guests. They rated 36% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 1530 places to stay right now.

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