Palm Desert is a popular retreat for snowbirds and winter visitors from colder climates who swell its population by an estimated 31,000 each winter. Palm Desert's warm desert sunshine, emerald green fairways and brilliant blue skies make it one of the most popular resort destinations anywhere.
Ringed by three magnificent mountain ranges, Palm Desert is sheltered from coastal air pollution and inclement weather. With 350 days of sunshine a year, there is seldom reason to postpone outdoor fun. The temperate climate and extraordinary terrain invite outdoor activities all year long.
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 11 miles east of Palm Springs. It is situated between the famous Joshua Tree National Monument, located to the north in the high desert, and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, which borders the southern end of the Coachella Valley. The Center of the Coachella Valley is Palm Desert, California.
Palm Desert has become a haven for those seeking resorts, golf courses, tennis, water sports, hiking, bicycling, and golf. If golf is your game, you have come to the right place. Take your pick from more than 100 courses in the Coachella Valley.
Palm Desert is more than a destination - it is a state of mind. It was the healing powers of the natural springs that first attracted visitors to the Coachella Valley. The area's reputation as a sanctuary to relax and renew continues through its numerous full-service spas which offer a vast menu of therapeutic treatments and wellness rituals.
Bask in the omnipresent glow of the California sunshine among towering mountains, blue skies, and a near perfect climate set the stage. Come to a place where the sun shines year-round. It is so nice that baby boomers make up over half of the Palm Desert's growing population.
Palm Desert is easily accessible by car, RV, airplane or train. It is quintessential Southern California. A perfect warm haven for the winter weary. Discover why Palm Desert is Paradise.