Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Palm Desert

Enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Palm Desert. Well known for its golfing, zoo and seafood restaurants, this relaxing city won't disappoint. River and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Palm Desert

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Palm Desert a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Classic Club (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Palm Desert

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Palm Desert. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Palma Village Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Civic Center Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Cahuilla Hills Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Palm Desert Cross (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Hovley Soccer Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Palm Desert

The nearest airport is in Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), which is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Palm Desert?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,236 house rentals near Palm Desert. From 3,774 Houses to 2,221 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palm Desert is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palm Desert?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palm Desert:

  • Park Palms: 79 vacation rentals
  • Bighorn: 70 vacation rentals
  • Spanish Walk: 110 vacation rentals
  • Cahuilla Hills: 28 vacation rentals
  • Silver Spur Ranch: 114 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Palm Desert?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Palm Desert. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palm Desert Country Club: 4,595 home rentals
  • Toscana Country Club: 7,486 home rentals
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort: 7,536 home rentals
  • Lakes Country Club: 7,534 home rentals
  • The Gardens on El Paseo: 7,602 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Desert listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Desert?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,774 Houses in Palm Desert. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palm Desert include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,221 lodging choices
  • Villas: 513 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 180 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palm Desert?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,155 vacation homes with pool available in Palm Desert.

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