Palm Desert is an idyllic place to set your travel sights no matter what time of year visitors arrive. However, making your way here in the fall comes with a long list of activities and attractions that enhance the experience from start to finish! This fall guide to Palm Desert is a good way to kick off the fall fun from your Palm Desert winter rental.  

Fall Guide to Palm Desert

Cooler autumn temperatures paired with year-round dynamic landscapes make a fall trip to Palm Desert the ideal time of year to hit the hiking trails in style! Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself on the route or you’re more in the mood for a leisurely stroll with family and friends, there are plenty of nearby options worth checking out. Perhaps one of the most popular areas for hiking is Indian Canyons. Within this scenic area, there are multiple canyon hikes to be enjoyed and discovered depending on your outdoor preferences and taste for adventure. Murray Canyon is a great option for those who are excited to hike as a group and are looking for a lot of great scenery with relatively little in the way of rough terrain to traverse. The trail leads to a fun recreation area that’s thick with pine trees and along the way, wildlife spotting is also an option for fun. This trail is known for offering up views of everything from mule deer to Big Horn Sheep.   

Hikers who are seeking an experience that immerses them in desert landscapes and rocky gorges will find Palm Canyon the way to go. This pathway leads to a stream where many outdoor adventurers choose to stop and enjoy a picnic and the view. Along the way, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for some incredible fauna and flora! 

Andreas Canyon is the third route option in this area and tends to be a particularly popular choice among nature photographers. That’s because the route is lush with palms, birds, and one-of-a-kind rock formations too. It’s an easy foot trail that runs through an area hosting no less than 150 species of plants! 

Take a Ride on the Aerial Tram

Your fall getaway to Palm Desert puts you well within reach of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram when you find yourself in the mood for a new and inspiring perspective! The Aerial Tram always provides guests with a fun and spectacularly beautiful ride up the mountain, but in the fall, riders get the added benefit of being able to witness changing seasonal mountain colors from a bird’s eye view. At the top, there are options to enjoy summit restaurants and activities or to make the most of a hiking adventure back down to the base if you choose to do so.  

Enjoy Halloween Fun

Those who find themselves in Palm Desert in the fall around Halloween time will want to be sure to visit the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. This family-friendly stop comes to life in seasonal style this time of year with the arrival of the annual Howl-O-Ween event! Even if you’re not up for Halloween adventures, a stop here promises to inspire this time of year. This zoo and botanical garden showcases a plethora of desert animals and plants from across North America. A visit can include encounters with everything from zebras and camels to eagles and wolves just to name a few. It’s a stop that kids and adults alike are sure to love this fall. Guests are invited to walk amongst the cactus or enjoy time in the butterfly garden as well. The Living Desert Zoo and Garden is found at 479000 Portola Avenue. 

Take a Jeep Tour

Travelers who lean towards adrenaline pumping fun when it comes to sightseeing will want to add a Jeep tour to their itinerary when they’re in Palm Desert this fall. Typically, you’ll have fewer crowds to contend with through the booking process and fewer occupied views along the way too! Booking a guided Jeep tour is a terrific way to dedicate time to take in the beauty of Palm Desert’s terrain and often, excursions can be customized according to age level and preferences.  

Book a Stay in Palm Desert Today

There’s never been a better time to make your way to Palm Desert and no reason to wait when you’re excited to savor the best the destination has to offer. Reach out to the team at TRAVLR and let us help you get settled into an autumn rental that not only keeps guests close to the places they want to explore, but infuses luxury, comfort, and style into the stay as well. We’ll handle all of the details so that the only thing left to do when you arrive is to focus on the fun ahead. Our team can’t wait to see you in sunny Palm Desert this fall!