Cathedral City, CA, USA

Cathedral City, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 4,784 vacation rentals near Cathedral City. From 2,404 houses to 1,614 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cathedral City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Cathedral City—where palms are green and desert's pretty

A 7-mile drive from buzzy Palm Springs, Cathedral City is a charming desert town in the Coachella Valley. With its palm-lined streets and mid-century modern architecture, it's easy to see why it's called America's Most Liveable City. Promising a wealth of golf courses, shopping malls, and art galleries, a Cathedral City vacation rental is a great base for a desert adventure. Spend days visiting the Living Desert Zoo or the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, or cool off from the desert heat at Wet'N'Wild Palm Springs. And after dark, kick back with a glass of Californian wine on your private deck.

Cathedral City scores a hole in one when it comes to vacations

The Palm Springs region of California is famous for its excellent golf course. There are 5 main courses within easy reach of your Cathedral City vacation rental, including Cathedral Canyon Golf Club and Gary Player Signature Course. The name comes from Cathedral Canyon, a craggy valley south of the city and a popular hiking destination. Follow the Araby Trail, a 3-mile hike which rewards you with fantastic views of the city and surrounding desert. After dark, venture out into nearby Palm Springs and sample its vibrant nightlife.

Tramways to zoos, Cathedral City is crammed with desert charms

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a highlight of any trip to the Californian desert. The world's largest rotating cable car, it rises 8500 feet in around 10 minutes and offers spectacular views across the Coachella Valley. The mountain station is situated at 8516 feet and features a natural history museum, 2 movie theaters, and restaurants. Another big draw to the area is the Living Desert Zoo, just south of Cathedral City. Meet giraffes, warthogs, and mountain lions, or pick up some crafty gifts in the African-themed marketplace.

Rocketing temperatures in Cathedral City

Situated in the heart of the Californian desert, a summer in Cathedral City is hot, hot, hot. Temperatures regularly rocket past 100 degrees, but thankfully most Cathedral City vacation rentals come equipped with air conditioning and pools. The best time to visit the city is between January and April, when the sun still shines yet the temperature is a comfortable 70 degrees. This is also peak visitor season when accommodation can get booked up far in advance. January is host to the Palm Springs International Film Festival which also draws a big crowd to the desert.

Canyon dig it? Yes, you can in Cathedral City

Located a 7-mile drive south of Palm Springs, Cathedral City is a pretty desert town in the Coachella Valley. This region is a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts and features dozens of fantastic hiking areas, from the ethereal appeal of the Joshua Tree National Park to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. For a more leisurely hike, try tackling the Andreas Canyon Trail at Indian Canyons, an easy and scenic 2-mile hike past cacti, streams, and wildflower-strewn plains. You may even spot wild coyote, raccoon, or the odd snake.