An escape to the warm, dry weather conditions in beautiful Palm Desert is probably just what you need to recharge after a busy time in your life. Palm Desert is a popular snowbirds' getaway spot because of its beautiful scenery and great weather, but this area in the Coachella Valley has much more to offer visitors throughout the year. Vacation homes here are thoughtfully appointed with the comforts of home, including a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, wonderful views, a patio and more.
Golfing is by far one of the most popular pastimes in the Joshua Tree area, and near your vacation home, you may discover more than 100 golf courses that you can try your hand at while you're on your trip. This includes private, semi-private and public golf courses for all skill levels. Some of the golf courses that are located a short drive from your vacation home include the Golf Center at Palm Desert, the Desert Willow Golf Resort, the Classic Club, the Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club, the Woodhaven Country Club and the First Tee of Coachella Valley along with many others.
If you love to shop, you will not be disappointed with the wonderful selection of stores available near your vacation rental in the Indian Wells area. There are several large shopping malls and retail centers that are home to dozens of shops each as well as restaurants. This includes The Shops on El Paseo, Westfield Palm Desert, the Gardens on El Paseo and others. In addition, there are other smaller, quaint boutique shops located throughout the community that sell artwork, liquor and wine, clothing, home goods and more.
Golfing and shopping may be top-rated activities that you can enjoy while in the Palm Desert area, but there are many other attractions and activities that may also hold your interest. For example, you may want to bring your camera along to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens to capture amazing images of the wildlife and plants on display. You can also take in great views when you ride on the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. If you love art, you may want to tour the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Hikers will love exploring the Bump and Grind Trail. For the adventurous of spirit or animal lover, there are also several eco tours, ATV and Jeep tours, horseback riding experiences and more that you can enjoy during your vacation.
The Coachella Valley is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, and this creates a warm, arid climate in Palm Desert. In fact, the area is known for having the warmest winters in the western United States. This creates ideal conditions for many to travel to in the winter months when many other areas of the country are covered by a blanket of snow or ice. Summers, however, can get very hot. The average high temperature in the winter is in the low 70, and in the summer, it is in the mid to high 100s. There are only approximately 3 inches of total rainfall per year, and sunshine is abundant year-round.
The easiest way to access the Coachella Valley from a distant is to fly into the nearby Los Angeles International Airport. From there, you can rent a car and travel along Interstate 10 to reach Palm Desert. There are also some bus routes that take you to Los Angeles. If you are driving into the area for the east or the west, Palm Desert is easily reached via Interstate 10.