Situated in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, Palm Desert attracts vacationers from far and wide. The lush landscape in the desert plays a significant role in keeping visitors enthralled. The city’s music and nightlife will keep you tapping your toes to the beat all night long. For the day-wanderers, a hike along the desert trails or visiting the impressive art galleries that adorn the place is certainly a treat. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a favorite family-friendly attraction for all ages. Palm Desert vacation rentals offer easy access to these attractions while making sure you can relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings.
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The Weather in Palm Desert
Find the Palm Desert climate diagram. In August maximum temperatures go higher than 108°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 37° in December. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is June.
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The never-ending summer in Palm Desert
Revel in sunny, warm Southern California weather any time of the year. Palm Desert has an average of 350 days of sunshine annually, making it the perfect destination to enjoy the great outdoors.
The best time to visit this oasis is during winter, which is from January to April. In January, the temperatures range from the mid 40s to the 70s, whereas in April, temperatures are from the 50s to upper 80s. This is the perfect time to go hiking, take a dip in a pool, and check out the art galleries.
Most visitors to Palm Desert choose to visit in winter to avoid the scorching heat, so be sure you book your perfect Palm Desert vacation rental well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Palm Desert’s must-visit attractions
Joshua Tree National Park is a treasure trove of natural attractions. You can access it through the northern entrance at Twentynine Palms and get to the Hidden Valley to indulge in some child-friendly hikes. In the evening, you can head to the Cholla Cactus Garden to witness a mesmerizing sunset. Be sure to make it to Keys View in the Little San Bernardino Mountains to take in a spectacular view of Coachella Valley.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is partly a zoo and partly a botanical garden. It is home to mountain lions, meerkats, and bighorn sheep, but you will also find other animals indigenous to North America and Africa. The gardens showcase cacti and other desert plants and animals. You and the kids will love the giraffe feeding session, and make sure not miss the wildlife show, which is included in the entrance fee.
Pack a picnic basket with sandwiches, treats and water and make your way to Hopalong Cassidy Trail, which offers an unforgettable hiking opportunity, with stunning views of the desert.
Art and culture come alive in Palm Desert
The thriving art and culture in this region will keep any art lover enthralled. Booking a Palm Desert vacation home in town will make sure you are never too far from these intriguing attractions. Apart from the colorful public art lining the streets, El Paseo Drive is littered with art galleries filled with amazing sculptures, paintings and modern art from local and visiting artists. Be sure you're in town the first Friday of the month, as from November through May, the art galleries stay open late for the renowned El Paseo ArtWalk.
If you're thirsting to taste culture in the form of drama, musical performances and theater, McCallum Theater is the place to go. It hosts Broadway plays that will make you laugh and cry. A trip to the theater will end your day on a high before you head back to your Palm Desert vacation rental to unwind.
Events to keep you busy in Palm Desert
Music aficionados will enjoy the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival hosted at the Empire Polo Club. The world-famous festival opens its doors for two weekends in April and offers an opportunity to hear some of the greatest artists of modern times and sway to a range of music genres.
When you book your Palm Desert vacation rental, you are conveniently located to enjoy all the sights and sounds this idyllic desert oasis has to offer.
Priceless moments at Palm Desert
College of the Desert Street Fair
There's a reason that this street fair has been an institution for 30 years. Enjoy shaded, open-air shopping for all ages and budgets, including artists, a farmer's market, delicious food and live entertainment.
Desert Holocaust Memorial
The circular avenue of trees represent life outside the enclosure of the concentration camps. Seven bronze figures represent different aspects of the Holocaust, while an urn holds the names of gentiles who assisted those condemned by the Nazi regime.
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Dive into this water park that will delight swimmers of all ages. Three full hectares of playground includes three pools, slides, diving boards and rides.
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
This sustainable gallery and sculpture garden attracts thousands each year through creative partnerships, events and international art exhibitions.
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Fascinated by the unique habitat of the desert? You will be when you visit this incredible, interactive zoo.
Information about vacation rentals in Palm Desert
|🏡 Vacation rentals||4,891 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 60%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$93|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Pool and Air conditioning|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||832 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||3,856 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average price per night for a vacation rental in Palm Desert?
The average accommodation in Palm Desert is priced at $93 per night. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $574 per night. A villa Palm Desert will cost $656 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Palm Desert?
There are currently 4,891 vacation rentals available for booking for your upcoming trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Palm Desert?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Palm Desert include accommodations with: Pool, Internet, and Air conditioning.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Palm Desert?
Finding a vacation rental in Palm Desert that allows dogs is possible, with 832 pet-friendly available.
What's the best time to travel to Palm Desert?
If booking a vacation home in Palm Desert, keep in mind that rainy season is typically in July or September, with June often being the driest.
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