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Holidays To Palm Desert

 Snowbirds dig it, golfers love it and half-naked college kids flock to it each April. 

We’re talking about Palm Desert, of course. Located 195 km northeast of San Diego, this desert retreat is all about good fairways, live music and warm weather. Slightly rocky without a cloud in the sky, it’s the kind of place to get away from it all. So practice your swing, pick out your Palm Desert package and get to the sunshine!

Things to Do in Palm Desert

Love good grass? Then you’re going to be in heaven in Palm Desert. You’ve got more than a dozen golf courses to choose from (yep—all that desert landscape conceals a ton of green!) so check out Wotif’s cheap Palm Desert car hire options to get you from place to place. We won’t promise that a good deal will make you the next Tiger Woods, but you can still feel like you made a hole in one for your bank account.

If you want your Palm Desert holiday to include meerkats, just ask. The Living Desert Zoo hosts critters that call desert country home, and the park is broken into two sections: North American animals like badgers, coyotes and butterflies, and African critters like meerkats and ostriches.

For something just as fierce but without the claws, make a date for a theatre performance at McCallum Theatre. Musicals, plays and other showstoppers are given top billing here. With the extra cash you saved from your Palm Desert package deal, you can treat yourself to some orchestra seats, so problem.

Shopping, Dining, Nightlife

Get the credit card ready, because you have some major shopping to do during your holiday in Palm Desert! The Gardens on El Paseo is the major shopping destination of the town, with just about anything you could need. Chic clothes, trinkets and high-end jewellery are all found in these parts.

After all that shopping, your stomach is probably rumbling, so go get yourself some classic Palm Desert dishes. Chow down on granola parfaits, grilled steak and even quail if you’re feeling adventurous. Mexican and Italian flavours are also king here—and trust us, California knows a good taco.

There’s a decent chance you’ve heard the sounds of Palm Desert without even realising it. It’s here that a certain type of desert music emerged. Part hard rock, part psychedelic and prickly like a cactus, this music is unlike anything else. So when the sun goes down, catch live music in town or make a trip to nearby Palm Springs. You could also try taking your Palm Desert holiday during April, when the Coachella Music Festival brings top acts to the area.

What’s Next?

Get your desert getaway going with help from Wotif’s Palm Desert packages. Consider it a win when you arrive in this relaxing paradise without spending a ton of cash. And if you really want to go big, take a look at our San Diego holiday packages so you can enjoy beach time before hitting the desert.

Family Hotels in Palm Desert

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    This family-friendly Palm Desert condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hovley Soccer Park and Desert Willow Golf Resort. Freedom Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

    from AU$228

    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

    75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      This family-friendly Palm Desert condominium resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort and Hovley Soccer Park. San Jacinto Mountains is 2.7 mi ...

      from AU$271

      Marriott's Shadow Ridge

      Marriott's Shadow Ridge

      9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Palm Desert, this family-friendly condominium resort is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, and within 6 mi (10 km) of ...

        from AU$228

        Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves

        Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves

        9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Palm Desert, this family-friendly condominium resort is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, and within 6 mi (10 km) of ...

          from AU$228

          Romantic Hotels in Palm Desert

          JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

          JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

          74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Palm Desert, this luxury resort is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Desert Willow Golf Resort and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hovley Soccer Park and Freedom Park. ...

            from AU$387

            3BR 2BA Modern Luxury House by RedAwning

            3BR 2BA Modern Luxury House by RedAwning

            74175 El Cortez, Palm Desert, CA
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Palm Desert, this golf holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of El Paseo Shopping District and San Jacinto Mountains. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ...

              3BR 2BA Modern Luxury House by RedAwningGet Rates

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