Whether you have shopping, dining, golfing or something else in mind for your next vacation, the California desert region is the ideal place to head. This is a popular winter destination because of its warm climate, but many are making the decision to visit this area throughout the year because of all that it has to offer. Your California desert vacation home may give you everything you need to feel at ease throughout your vacation, and many of these rental houses include a private swimming pool, a large backyard, a deck, a full kitchen and a host of other top amenities that you will enjoy.
Golfing is by far one of the most popular vacation activities to enjoy in the area, and you will find dozens of public and private golf courses located close to your Palm Springs area home. In fact, some of the many options available for you to choose from include the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, the Indian Canyons Golf Resort, the O'Donnell Golf Club, the Escena Golf Club, the Mesquite Golf & Country Club and dozens of other golf courses throughout the California desert region.
While the Palm Springs and California desert area may be a golfer's paradise, it is also a shopper's haven. Close to your Joshua Tree rental home, you will be able to shop to your heart's delight at destinations such as the Sunny Dunes Antique Mall, the Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center, the Palm Springs Mall, the Shops of the Corridor and more. There are also smaller independent shops and boutiques located in strip centers and stand-alone venues throughout the area that add to your great shopping experiences.
You may also spend your days in various other was in the California desert area. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway gives you a fun and even thrilling way to see the landscape of the desert and city while you are visiting the region. A trip to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will help you to learn more about the ecosystem and wildlife native to the area. Other popular attractions that may hold your interest are the Palm Springs Air Museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Coachella Valley Preserve, the Moorten Botanical Garden, the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, the Buzz and others. You will have plenty to keep you busy when you decide to vacation in the California desert.
Many people are drawn to the California desert region because of the warm, sunny climate that the area is known for. With a hot desert climate, you can expect approximately 300 days of sun each year, and there is less than five inches of rain per year on average. The temperatures can be quite warm in the summer, with average highs exceeding 100 from June through September. However, winters can be mild with average highs in the 70s and average lows in the 40s. With this in mind, the peak travel season to visit the area is from November through April.
Interstate 10 runs directly through the heart of the California desert region, which means that it is easy to reach the area via road. Many will travel by road via this Interstate, which connects to Los Angeles in the west and Phoenix to the east. You can also fly into the international airport in either of these major metropolitan areas and rent a car to get into the desert region. Buses are also a popular travel option for those who want to spend time in the California desert.