Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Palm Desert

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals with a rental holiday home 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-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Palm Desert a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday in Palm Desert. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Palm Desert

The nearest airport is in Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Palm Desert?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,967 holiday lettings around Palm Desert. From 2,132 flats & apartments to 522 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Palm Desert?

Nestle yourself and your crew high up in the hills and prepare for sublime sunrises, unsurpassable stargazing and tons of fresh air. HomeAway has 3,717 mountain rentals available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has loads of other property options to search through, including:

  • 1,235 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,222 golf-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 928 golf-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Palm Desert?

Bid farewell to uninspiring chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 3,845 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £35 per night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 2,243 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £28 per night.
  • Villa: 519 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.
  • Resort: 246 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Palm Desert in a large group?

Nothing comes close to catching up with old work colleagues or spending a week or so with your loved ones in an exciting new destination. And the best thing is HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. Currently, house holiday rentals are popular for big groups of travellers here, and we have 1,471 listed on our database. If you're planning on travelling in a big group, the rental properties that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 2,448 rental accommodation just right for that size. Book a night for as little as £35.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 1,479 rental properties that are perfect. The starting price is £38 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 10 guests? We have 444 rental properties that will meet your needs. Prices start from £76 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring your dad, your cousins and all your mates to Palm Desert.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Palm Desert?

Ditch those soulless hotel chains! Bask in the freedom of staying like a local in a value-for-money holiday rental instead. Feast your eyes on the wonderful options available to book on HomeAway. When it comes to looking for a terrific deal, the first place you look should be Fern Valley. Here, HomeAway has 78 holiday rentals at an average price of £119 per night. You'll find another 118 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Spanish Walk. The average price in this area is £130 per night.

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