Nestled into the scenic Coachella Valley within Riverside County, Palm Desert, California is a captivating vacation destination for travelers to enjoy year-round! The stunning desert landscapes found in this area paired with impeccable access to fun makes it a place where there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. Year-round, Palm Desert is loved for its incredible weather as well as its many art galleries, restaurants, shops, golf courses, scenic parks and beyond. Whether you’re someone who has a passion for time in the outdoors or you can’t wait to sit back, relax, and take in the view in style, Palm Desert offers up the best of it all with ease. While time here is always well-spent, those who head this way over Memorial Day weekend will find the city has a little extra to offer in the way of fun. The following are just as few of the many Memorial Day Palm Desert activities and attractions to check out when your travel plans bring you to the area for a stay this Memorial Day.
Check out A.J. Freeman: Cole and Noel and I at the Arthur Newman Theatre
If you find yourself in the Palm Desert area over Memorial Day weekend, be sure to make some time to attend the stunning musical performance being put on at the Arthur Newman Theatre while you’re in town! Cole and Noel and I is a show dedicated to the musical genius of Cole Porter and Noel Coward. The performance covers some of these musician’s most recognizable Broadway hits in a vibrant and unforgettable way. The show is directed by Karen Morrow and includes Musical Director Greg Schreiner. This event will kick off at 2:00 pm on May 29, 2022, and tickets can be purchased online for $15 in advance. The Arthur Newman Theatre is located at 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert.
Hang out in Civic Center Park
The weather in Palm Desert is delightful year-round, but Memorial Day weekend tends to be particularly appealing for those who enjoy being outdoors. When you’re headed this way for the holiday, be sure to add a trip to the Civic Center Park to your Memorial Day itinerary. Located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue, Civic Center Park sprawls across 70 acres of terrain and is Palm Deserts largest community park. Popular amongst locals and visitors alike, Civic Center Park is an idyllic place to kick back and relax or enjoy some friendly competition. The park hosts palm tree-lined pathways to roam as well as wide open green spaces that beckons visitors to come and make the most of an afternoon picnic. There are also tennis courts, basketball courts, and volleyball courts to be found on-site as well as playgrounds, a rose garden, public art, and an amphitheater.
Golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort
For those travelers who can’t imagine a getaway without a tee time on the itinerary, Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to put your skills to the test at Desert Willow Golf Resort. Located at 38-995 Desert Willow Drive in Palm Desert, this course is both inspiring and one-of-a-kind. Here, golfers can enjoy access to two award-winning championship golf courses with 18-holes each. In fact, many have deemed these courses the very best of their kind in the region! Mountain View course offers up smoother terrain to try out while Firecliff is ideal for those on the hunt for a new challenge. From water features to exciting hazards to overcome, golfers will find Desert Willow has something to keep everyone engaged in the game. When you’ve worked up an appetite after a round or two, there are several on-site bars and restaurants to choose from as well as outdoor dining options when you’re excited to maximize the view.
Attend the Memorial Day Flower Drop
Each year on Memorial Day, the nearby Palm Springs Air Museum hosts a breathtaking flower drop in dedication to fallen comrades. This fly-by flower drop includes more than 3,000 white and red carnations released from a B-25 Mitchell bomber. This year, the flower drop will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on May 30th. Guests who come for the drop are invited to stick around after the display as they’ll find a variety of family-friendly activities to enjoy as well as flight exhibitions throughout the day. Tickets for the event begin at $17.50 per person and guests are welcome to take a flower home post-drop. The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail.
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No matter when you find yourself in Palm Desert, the property professionals at TRAVLR are here to make sure you have the luxurious accommodations to meet the moment. Our team is happy to help our guests get settled into a Memorial Day home away from home that includes the comfort, style, and convenience they deserve during a California adventure. Reach out today to learn more about our many options and to get started planning. We look forward to seeing you in sunny California soon!