Do it All…Or Do Nothing at All.

Whether you have a passion for athletic endeavors and outdoor fun or you’re just looking to relax and unwind, there’s plenty to do in Palm Desert every day of the year: unparalleled shopping, rejuvenating spas, refreshing pools, award-winning golf, challenging tennis and of course endless outdoor activities where you can enjoy the beauty of nature underneath the Southern California sun – often for free!

Palm Desert First Weekend

If you joined us last year for a First Weekend event, then you know its time to call your friends and family as we take First Weekend to the next level. Join Palm Desert the first weekend of each month beginning November through May for live entertainment, dancing, art tours, interactive events, gourmet cuisine, and more.

This year we bring you a full line up of featured events – from STREET at the Westfield Mall to Swing ‘n’ Hops on El Paseo to the desert’s largest Wellness Festival. From Friday through Sunday, you’ll find an array of fun & exciting happenings at venues throughout the city. Come to Palm Desert and enjoy everything First Weekend has to offer.


Discover Palm Desert’s Great Outdoors

Home to deep valleys, soaring mountains, rustling palm trees and everything in between, Palm Desert’s varied landscape makes it the perfect playground for outdoor adventure. From mountain biking and hiking trails to hot air balloon rides – plus acres of recreational parks great for all sorts of sports and activities – there’s no wrong way to discover Palm Desert’s outdoor treasures.

Whether you’re lacing up for a trek along Palm Desert’s hiking trails or simply want a great place for a picnic, you’ll find all the information you need to discover our great outdoors here:

Indulge in The Spa Experience

Reward every inch of your body – and your mind and spirit, too – with a visit to one of Palm Desert’s incredible spas. From luxurious spa resorts designed for a rejuvenating getaway, to chic day spas perfect for an afternoon of pampering, Palm Desert has everything you need to feel great from head to toe.

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Your ticket to fun

Palm Desert has so much to offer for your stay. While there’s a lot to be said for spending the day relaxing poolside at your resort, hiking a mountainside trail, or shopping on El Paseo, be sure to leave time for exploring some of the area’s amazing attractions.

Whatever your interests, you’ll find plenty of attractions in this sun-filled paradise that will fill your days with fun and create stunning memories. Check out some of our favorite Palm Desert attractions for every traveler:

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Palm Desert Visitor Services
73510 Fred Waring Drive
(Inside the North Wing of Palm Desert City Hall)

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Closed Weekends and Major Holidays

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760-568-1441       800-873-2428