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Looking to make this Father’s Day truly special? Look no further than Palm Desert and Indio, California, where adventure, relaxation, and quality time with dad await. Explore ways to celebrate this special day with your old man in the best places to go on Father’s Day in California.

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Hiking Adventures in the Desert

If your dad loves the great outdoors, Palm Desert offers plenty of hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. Lace up your boots and hit the trails together, taking in the beautiful desert scenery and bonding over shared experiences. Whether it’s a stroll through the desert or a trek up the mountains, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Palm Desert is home to some of the most scenic hiking trails in Southern California. One popular option is the Randall Henderson Trail, which winds through the Santa Rosa Mountains and offers spectacular views of the Coachella Valley below. For a more challenging hike, try the Bump and Grind Trail, known for its steep inclines and panoramic vistas. And if you’re looking for a family-friendly outing, the Art Smith Trail is a great choice, with its easy terrain and beautiful surroundings.

No matter which trail you choose, be sure to pack plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks to keep you fueled for the journey. And don’t forget to snap some photos along the way to capture the memories of your Father’s Day adventure in the desert.

Father’s Day Barbecue at Your Vacation Rental

Nothing says Father’s Day like firing up the grill and cooking a delicious barbecue feast. At our luxury vacation rentals, you’ll have everything you need to treat dad to a memorable meal under the sun. Cook up his favorite foods and treats, lounge by the pool, and enjoy quality time together in the comfort of your private oasis.

Imagine spending the day lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the company of your loved ones. As the afternoon turns to evening, gather around the grill and cook up a feast fit for a king. From juicy steaks and grilled veggies to mouthwatering burgers and homemade sides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And with a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal, whipping up a memorable meal has never been easier.

Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

For breathtaking views of the desert landscape, hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. As you ascend to the top of Mount San Jacinto, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas of the Coachella Valley below. It’s the perfect opportunity to snap some photos.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is one of the area’s most iconic attractions, offering visitors a unique perspective of the desert landscape. Once you reach the top, take some time to explore the observation decks, enjoy a scenic hike, or simply soak in the breathtaking views.

Explore Museums and Vintage Shops

If your dad is into art or aviation, Palm Desert and Indio have plenty to offer. The Palm Springs Art Museum is home to an impressive collection of artworks spanning thousands of years and multiple continents. From ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces, there’s something for every art lover to enjoy. And with rotating exhibitions and special events throughout the year, there’s always something new to discover.

If dad is more interested in aviation, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a must-visit destination. Home to one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft, as well as exhibits on the history of flight, it’s a fascinating journey through the skies. Explore vintage planes, learn about the brave men and women who flew them, and even take a ride in a historic aircraft for a truly unforgettable experience.

And for dads who love to hunt for hidden treasures, a visit to the vintage shops in Old Town Indio is a must. Explore charming boutiques and antique stores, where you’ll find everything from retro clothing and furniture to vintage jewelry and collectibles. It’s the perfect opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind gift for dad or add a unique piece to his collection.

Hit the Pristine Golf Courses

For dads who love to golf, Palm Desert boasts some of the finest courses in the country. Palm Desert is home to several world-class golf courses, including the renowned Desert Willow Golf Resort and Indian Wells Golf Resort. With meticulously manicured fairways, challenging holes, and breathtaking views, these courses offer an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all skill levels.

After a round of golf, relax and unwind at one of the many luxury resorts and country clubs dotted throughout the city. Treat dad to a massage at the spa, enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the on-site restaurants, or simply soak in the beauty of the desert landscape from the comfort of your private patio.

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This Father’s Day, give dad the gift of an unforgettable experience in Palm Desert and Indio. From hiking adventures and barbecue feasts to tram rides and museum visits, there’s something for every dad to enjoy. So, why wait? Book your stay at one of our luxury vacation rentals and make this Father’s Day one to remember.


Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching, and we are inviting you to embark on a rejuvenating retreat to Palm Desert and Indio, CA. Nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, these charming cities offer a harmonious blend of natural splendor, outdoor adventure, and luxurious relaxation. Whether you’re craving outdoor exploration, gourmet dining experiences, or simply yearning for relaxation, Palm Desert and Indio are primed to captivate your heart and soul. Explore the top attractions and activities waiting for you during your California Memorial Day getaway in this desert oasis.

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Explore the Great Outdoors

Joshua Tree National Park is for those looking to explore the beauty of the desert. Among its highlights, the Hidden Valley Trail offers an accessible route through stunning rock formations and iconic Joshua trees, ideal for families or anyone seeking a leisurely walk with picturesque views. For those up for a challenge, Ryan Mountain promises rewarding panoramic vistas from its summit, though the ascent requires some effort. Don’t miss Skull Rock, a fascinating natural sculpture easily spotted from the roadside, perfect for a quick stop and a photo op. For breathtaking sunsets and expansive views that can stretch all the way to Mexico on clear days, head to Keys View. Beyond these, the park is laced with a variety of trails, each presenting its own unique slice of the desert’s rugged beauty.

Indulge in Culinary Delights

After a day of exploration, treat your taste buds to a culinary journey through Palm Desert and Indio’s vibrant dining scene. From upscale restaurants to quaint cafes, the options abound for delectable dining experiences that will tantalize your palate. Sample succulent seafood and craft cocktails at one of the city’s waterfront eateries, or savor farm-to-table fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients. And for dessert enthusiasts, satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to one of the area’s charming bakeries or dessert shops, where you can indulge in an array of decadent treats that promise to leave you craving more.

Experience Desert Luxury

Elevate your Memorial Day getaway with a stay at one of Palm Desert and Indio’s luxurious vacation rentals. Envision yourself lounging poolside at your private villa, surrounded by sweeping views of the majestic mountains and lush desert landscape. From spacious estates equipped with state-of-the-art amenities to cozy casitas nestled amidst gardens, there’s a perfect accommodation option to suit every traveler’s preference. Experience unparalleled comfort and luxury at your own desert sanctuary.

Pool Day Paradise

Escape the desert heat by spending a leisurely day lounging poolside at your luxurious vacation rental. Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of your private pool, or simply unwind on a plush lounge chair as you soak up the warm California sunshine. With the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains as your backdrop, you’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated as you sip on a refreshing beverage and let your cares melt away. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful moment of solitude or a fun-filled day of splashing around with loved ones, a pool day at your vacation rental promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy a Poolside Barbecue

Cap off your pool day with a mouthwatering barbecue feast under the desert sky. Fire up the grill and cook up a delectable spread of grilled favorites, from savory burgers and succulent steaks to flavorful kebabs and fresh seafood. Gather with family and friends as you dine al fresco amidst the serene desert landscape, with the sounds of nature as your backdrop. And as the sun sets over the horizon, gather around the firepit to roast marshmallows and share stories.

Discover the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

For an unforgettable family-friendly outing, embark on a visit to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Located in Palm Desert, this expansive wildlife park offers a captivating blend of conservation, education, and entertainment. Explore immersive exhibits showcasing desert habitats from around the world, where you can encounter a diverse array of animals, including giraffes, cheetahs, Mexican wolves, and more. Stroll through lush botanical gardens adorned with native flora and fauna, and learn about the importance of preserving these fragile ecosystems. With interactive experiences, wildlife encounters, and scenic walking trails, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens promises a day of adventure and discovery for visitors of all ages.

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Don’t wait any longer – seize the opportunity to create unforgettable memories this Memorial Day weekend with a getaway to Palm Desert and Indio. With its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse array of activities, and luxurious vacation rentals, this desert oasis offers the perfect escape for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and everything in between. Contact us now to book your dream getaway and embark on the ultimate Memorial Day adventure in Palm Desert and Indio.

Are you considering Palm Desert and Indio for your Spring Break in California getaway? Well, buckle up because these desert destinations aren’t just hot – they’re packed with opportunities for an unforgettable vacation. Whether you’re a sun-worshiper, nature enthusiast, or just looking to unwind, Palm Desert and Indio have got you covered. Explore the top activities in Palm Desert & Indio to enjoy during your upcoming spring break vacation below!

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Soak Up the Desert Sun at Palm Desert’s Cool Pools

Let’s talk about those inviting pools in Palm Desert. It’s not just about finding any pool; it’s about discovering the coolest spots to beat the desert heat. Imagine yourself lounging by the poolside, drink in hand, basking in the warmth of the sun. Whether you lounge by your vacation rental pool or purchase a day pass to a local resort, these pools are more than just a place to cool off – they’re your personal oasis in the desert. So, toss in your swimsuit, grab your favorite shades, and get ready for a Spring Break filled with sun-soaked relaxation.

Explore Joshua Tree

Once you’ve had your fill of poolside bliss, it’s time to explore the natural wonders just a short drive away. Joshua Tree National Park is a haven for nature lovers. With its unique rock formations and the iconic Joshua trees, it’s a landscape that captivates the soul. Take a hike, breathe in the fresh desert air, and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty that only Joshua Tree can offer. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or prefer a leisurely stroll, the trails here cater to all levels, ensuring that everyone gets a taste of the beauty of the desert.

Discover Palm Desert’s Food Scene

Now, let’s talk about the delicious dishes waiting for you in Palm Desert. This isn’t about fine dining or elaborate presentations – it’s about good, honest food. Palm Desert’s food scene is a testament to diversity, offering everything from laid-back eateries to places perfect for a memorable date night. Dive into local specialties, let your taste buds dance, and embark on a culinary journey that promises to leave you craving for more. In Palm Desert, it’s not about sophistication – it’s about enjoying darn good food.

If you’re bringing your furry friend along, check out Boozehounds Palm Springs. Started by three friends who simply loved dogs, this spot is a dream for pup owners. Established in 2020, it’s become a go-to for dog lovers from LA, San Diego, and Coachella Valley. But here’s the kicker – you can enjoy Boozehounds even without a pup. Located on Palm Canyon Drive, it offers a stylish dining room, an open-air atrium, and a cabana bar with a patio. All dog-friendly! Both the Atrium and Patio have water bowls and a pup-friendly menu.

Check Out the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

If you’re seeking a dose of excitement, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is where it’s at. Enjoy a scenic ride up the San Jacinto Mountains, leaving the desert heat behind for cooler temperatures at the top. But the adventure doesn’t end there. Explore hiking trails, take in panoramic views, and feel the rush of adrenaline in this elevated escape. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or an adventure seeker, the tramway is a Spring Break essential, offering thrills and chills with a backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

Unwind in Indio’s Relaxing Spa Retreats

After all the exploration, it’s time for some well-deserved relaxation in Indio. Experience a soothing massage, rejuvenating spa treatments, and the stress of everyday life melting away.

When it comes to relaxation in Palm Springs, these spas are top-notch. The Spa at Séc-he offers a 73,000-square-foot oasis with private mineral water baths and salt rooms. For a holistic retreat, check out Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs, known for its mineral water baths and sustainable focus. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert combines recreational activities with a 38,000-square-foot luxury spa for the perfect escape. In Indian Wells, The Well Spa at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a discreet 12,000-square-foot haven – don’t miss the outdoor treatments for a truly memorable experience amidst the desert tranquility. Get ready for relaxation at its finest in Palm Springs!

Book the Ultimate Spring Break Getaway to Palm Desert & Indio Today

As your Spring Break adventure comes to a close, consider making it a tradition. Whether you’re flying solo, with a partner, or with a group of friends, Palm Desert and Indio have the perfect setting for your ideal getaway. Check out our range of vacation rentals – from cozy retreats to spacious villas, we’ve got options for every group size. Don’t miss out on creating lasting memories in this desert oasis. Book your Spring Break escape today!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner making now the perfect time to elevate your holiday traditions and plan a well-deserved trip to California. Let the following guide be your starting point to creating a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving in Palm Desert & Indio stay you’re sure to remember for years to come!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert

A trip to Palm Desert, California is always exciting but for those who find themselves here over Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance you’ll be looking for a mouthwatering stop so you can include that traditional Thanksgiving feast on your itinerary. When your holiday appetite is calling, be sure to head over to Desert Willow Golf Resort where they’ll be hosting their annual Thanksgiving meal once again in 2023.

Desert Willow Golf Resort is located at 38-995 Desert Willow Drive and offers guests access to two beautifully landscaped public golf courses complete with stunning water features and an inviting event space. Over Thanksgiving, it’s their lake-view dining area that’s bound to thrill. The Thanksgiving buffet will be held on November 23, 2023, and is a family-friendly event that promises to be as savory as it is fun!

Seating is available every 30 minutes this day between noon and 4:00 pm giving guests plenty of time to pick and choose their ideal dining situation. The menu is certainly made to inspire and will include options ranging from seafood, soups, and salads to seasonal fruit, international cheese boards, roasted beets, deviled eggs, green bean salads, roasted wild mushrooms, and tuna saku toast on charcoal bread too.

At the carving station, guests will enjoy Denver cut ribeye and roasted turkey breast topped with gravy and rich cranberry sauce. When you go through the buffet for your second round, you won’t want to miss out on the pan-seared salmon with artichoke relish, stuffing, maple-glazed yams, or cider-braised Brussels sprouts. Top it all off on a sweet note by swinging by the dessert station where you’ll find chocolate cake, cheesecake, mousse cups, fresh baked pies, and crepes too.

Every guest will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne, coffee, hot tea, iced tea, or juice upon request. To enjoy the Thanksgiving Dinner at Desert Willow Golf Resort, be sure to book your place for $69.99 per adult and $29.99 for children 6 to 12. Those 5 and under can dine at no cost.

Hike Through Scenic Indian Canyons

The beauty of a Thanksgiving getaway to Palm Desert and Indio is that November comes with gorgeous weather for guests to enjoy. That means you can work off your amazing Thanksgiving meal with a scenic hike through Indian Canyons while you’re in town! When you head this way with your hiking boots laced up, you’ll have options to pick and choose from three canyons including the Murray Canyon, the Palm Canyon, or the Andreas Canyon. No matter which routes you choose to conquer, you’ll be treated to amazing Coachella Valley views and opportunities to spot wildlife too. If you happen to be someone with a passion for landscape photography, the trails through Indian Canyons are captivating on camera.

Take a Trip Up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

When you’re looking for a new view and perspective this Thanksgiving, don’t miss out on an opportunity to take a ride up the nearby Palm Springs Aerial Tramway alongside family and friends. This easy-to-access tramway is one-of-a-kind and there are often special discounts on tickets around Thanksgiving time. In just 15 minutes, this tramway takes you to a gorgeous summit, but along the way, you’ll have access to panoramic views that are breathtakingly beautiful. There are restaurants and mountain trails to explore at the top, but for many travelers, the ride itself is one to remember over the holidays.

Check Out the Thanksgiving Turkey Egg Hunt in Indio

If you’re in Indio a few days before Thanksgiving with the little ones in tow, you’ll be right on time to enjoy participating in the Thanksgiving Turkey Egg Hunt this year! Hosted November 18th at 9:00 am, this Turkey Egg Hunt happens at Indio Community Center Park and is ideal for kids who are looking for something unique to enjoy during their Thanksgiving away. The event is designed for participants ages 4 to 12 and will run through noon. The idea of the gathering is that a Thanksgiving turkey has hidden eggs throughout the park and kids are invited to come and hunt for them in holiday style. In addition to the turkey egg hunt, kids can participate in on-site games, crafts, and activities too. Be sure to pre-register to make sure your little ones have a place in the fun!

Participate in a Fun Run

Martha’s Village & Kitchen will be hosting its 17th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in 2023 on Thursday, November 23 in Palm Desert. Taking part in this event is a chance to enjoy a fun run for a cause as proceeds will go to helping feed the homeless across the Coachella Valley and Riverside County through the upcoming year. The race is mapped out to travel along El Paseo and registration is $45 for adults and $35 for those 7 and under.

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Labor Day is a great time of year to step away from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on a bit of fun for a while instead. This year, consider elevating your Labor Day fun by planning a well-deserved trip to Palm Desert and Indio, California. Here, it’s possible to leave stress behind and customize your downtime according to personal preferences and individual travel styles. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors, can’t wait to test your luck at casinos, or have a heart for Labor Day picnics, you’ll find plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy your stay your way. The following are a few of the many reasons you’ll definitely want to spend Labor Day in California this year.

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Enjoy the Fun in Palm Desert

September comes with beautiful weather and fewer crowds in Palm Desert, which makes Labor Day an ideal time to enjoy a getaway in this direction with family and friends. Palm Desert enjoys a place in the heart of Greater Palm Springs putting visitors within reach of all kinds of fun and opportunities to explore during a Labor Day getaway. If you’re looking to savor the sights, settle into one of the sandy coves found at the foot of the Santa Rosas during your Labor Day stay. It’s an incredible opportunity to enjoy a tranquil moment or put your nature photography skills to work too. For those Labor Day adventurers who are looking forward to moments of impeccable entertainment and fun, booking tickets to a show this time of year at the iconic McCallum Theatre is always a great choice! This venue is state-of-the-art and hosts a lineup of entertainers year-round ranging from concerts and comedy to dance, and Broadway productions as well.

For Palm Desert visitors heading this way over Labor Day who are looking to connect with nature, spending some quality time with the kids at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is a must! This inviting and exciting location is known as one of the top zoos in the nation and hosts a variety of plant and wildlife encounters that are one-of-a-kind to experience with every visit. Looking forward to filling your Labor Day getaway to Palm Desert with hiking fun? Be sure to set aside time to hit the iconic Bump and Grind Trail with plenty of water in hand and your sense of adventure firmly in place. Palm Desert is also a great place to enjoy a round of golf with family and friends over Labor Day when a little friendly competition would go a long way toward the well-earned holiday fun.

Travelers with their sights set on Palm Desert who simply can’t wait to indulge in some serious retail therapy will find a stop at the El Paseo Shopping District to be the highlight of their Labor Day adventures. This infamous boulevard is packed with stunning storefronts and restaurants to check out featuring everything from high-end apparel and accessories to boutiques that carry one-of-a-kind goods as well.

Savor Your Afternoons Exploring Indio

You won’t have to travel far to add fun in Indio to Your Labor Day agenda when California is calling you in 2023. This Riverside County city enjoys a place in the scenic Coachella Valley and is just 23 miles east of Palm Springs. Start things off here with a picnic at Miles Avenue Park. You’ll find easy access to plenty of gorgeous green space as well as picnic tables and community BBQ areas to enjoy using as well. From the leisure facilities and playgrounds to the basketball courts and water play area, it’s a destination that brings that traditional Labor Day fun into your Indio getaway experience at every turn.

If you can’t imagine a Labor Day getaway anywhere without time on the greens, heading over to Shadow Hills Golf Course in Indio is your ideal option. This meticulously maintained and welcoming course is a great choice for golfers of all ages and skill levels. While you’re enjoying a round of golf here over Labor Day, you’ll be treated to valley and mountain views and choices to enjoy a game on one of two courses. This stop also hosts a restaurant, a practice area to hone your short and long game, as well as private lessons available upon request.

When you’re spending time in Indio over Labor Day, be sure to set aside some time on the itinerary to check out the many inspiring public murals the city hosts. The eye-catching works of art were part of a revitalizing project dating back to the mid-90s and today, visitors are still reaping the beautiful benefits! The vast majority of the murals are located in the Old Town area so spending some quality time here to stroll and browse is always worth your while.

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Travelers that are craving time away from the hustle somewhere scenic, sunny, and exciting will find everything they’re looking for and more in Palm Desert and Indio, California. Palm Desert is found right in the heart of the greater Palm Springs area and subsequently provides visitors with access to everything from incredible shopping and dining to outdoor recreation, entertainment, family-friendly stops, and a rich art and golf scene too! As visitors travel between Indio and Palm Desert, they’ll find they have unsurpassed access to great views and outdoor fun. These areas are also brimming over with options to enjoy annual festivals, concerts, and events that are always one-of-a-kind and endlessly entertaining experiences. While a trip this way any time of year is a treat, those who find they can set aside time in the name of fun over Independence Day have even more to look forward to! Both Palm Desert and Indio have great options for enhancing a holiday itinerary whether you’re here just for the 4th or you’re planning to enjoy the entire holiday week away. The following options are just a few of the many reasons to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July in Palm Desert and Indio in 2023.

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Enjoy Independence Day Fun in Family-Friendly Style

The 4th of July festivities in Palm Desert are designed to entertain everyone in your traveling crew! Many of the annual events on the calendar are ideal for locals and visitors alike and work as well for little ones who need to be engaged and entertained as they do for those who are hoping to settle in and enjoy some holiday music. One of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in Palm Desert happens at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue. Typically, there are family-friendly events and activities hosted prior to 7:30 pm when the live music gets underway. After audiences have had their fill of swing band performances, the fireworks display is slated to start around 9:00 pm. This is a gathering and holiday event you won’t want to miss!

Catch a Show

Those 4th of July visitors to Palm Desert who are aiming to stay for the week will find themselves just in time to catch a show while they’re in town. The musical Hair will take to the stage at the Palm Canyon Theater on July 7th starting at 8:00 pm. This fan-favorite show celebrates the counterculture of the sixties complete with bell-bottoms, fringe, beads, and of course, the long hair too. The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive and tickets for the show start at around $38 a person.

Stop by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio

Situated at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio, the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is a one-stop-shop for 4th of July fun when travel plans bring you this way! Whether you’re feeling lucky on the slots, or you can’t wait to put your skills to the test at the blackjack table, this casino captures the minds and imagination of visitors with its vast space, endless options for fun and vibrant atmosphere too. Live musical performances are regularly hosted at the Fantasy Spring Resort Events center, and if your 4th of July plans have you here through July 8th, be sure to book tickets to see Little Big Town. Known for their many best-selling country singles and albums, Little Big Town always brings big energy and fun to the stage. Tickets for this concert range from $79 to $129 depending on seating preferences.

Visit the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

When connecting with wildlife and nature is how you’d like to spend your 4th of July in Palm Desert, a trip to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens makes all the difference in your stay. Found at 47900 Portola Avenue, this AZA-accredited zoo has been delighting and educating the public since 1970 and hosts over 1,800 acres of terrain filled with extraordinary exhibits and displays to check out. A visit here is a chance to discover the globe’s many inhabitants and landscapes in one comprehensive setting alongside the little ones in your group. You’ll get up close to everything from cheetahs and fennec foxes and giraffes as well. There are on-site programs regularly hosted that offer insight into wildlife preservation and how the staff helps the animals they care for thrive.

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There’s never been a better time to book your 4th of July getaway to captivating Southern California. When you’re looking for accommodations to match, TRAVLR has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our Independence Day rentals or to inquire about our property options that are waiting to be enjoyed at other times of the year. We’re happy to handle the details so that every day of your stay includes luxury, comfort, and style and our guests can focus exclusively on the vacation fun ahead.

Memorial Day is a great time of year to hit the road or skies in the name of a well-deserved break. When you can’t wait to swap out busy schedules and daily demands for time soaking up the sun in California, setting your travel sights on Palm Desert and Indio is always the way to go! Here, it’s as easy to spend your days shopping and dining in the name of fun as it is to get out and explore desert trails and even the skies in the pursuit of memorable moments. Whether heading this way solo, as a pair, or in the company of a group of family and friends, the following activities for Memorial Day in Palm Desert & Indio are worth enjoying while you’re in the area.

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See The Desert Crows at Jolene’s Bar and Lounge in Palm Desert

When you’re looking for an activity that pairs great entertainment with flavorful moments this Memorial Day, be sure to check out a performance by The Desert Crows hosted at Jolene’s Bar and Lounge in Palm Desert on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Jolene’s Bar and Lounge is located at 74868 Country Club Drive and the show will be on from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The Desert Crows are rock jam professionals that pair rhythm and blues with dance and funk during performances that are always crowd-pleasing. This local Palm Desert band is a four-piece ensemble that’s known for their high-energy stage presence, one-of-a-kind sound, and ability to turn every performance into fun for everyone in the audience. Their raw edge is sure to inspire, and the performance can be paired with a dinner at Jolene’s where the menu hosts everything from paninis and salads to pizza, charcuterie, and a wide variety of mouthwatering dessert options too. If you’re more in the mood to pair the performance with a beer, wine, or handcrafted cocktail, that’s available as well! Reservations are highly recommended for this Memorial Day event.

Watch the AFA Memorial Day Weekend Double Elimination 5 GG Tournament

If you happen to be a softball enthusiast, the AFA double elimination national qualifier tournament will be in Indio over Memorial Day weekend. Head over to the Davis Sports Complex at 83100 Date Avenue where the tournament will be hosted between Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th starting at 11:00 am daily. Cheer teams on and enjoy a lively atmosphere as the competition for 2023 nationals kicks off with spirit.

Spend an Afternoon at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

When your Memorial Day plans have you spending time in Palm Desert with the kids, make your way to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens at least once during your stay. Located at 47900 Portola Avenue, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and features an abundance of wildlife alongside unique flora and fauna that are sure to inspire! You’ll encounter everything from wallabies to rhinos followed up with strolls through lush gardens at this stop where more than 150 species are housed and protected.

Shop El Paseo

If a little retail therapy would go a long way toward the fun this Memorial Day, head over to El Paseo for some shopping, browsing, and plenty of savory stops to choose from along the way. Here, guests can access everything from fine dining destinations and galleries to retail stores carrying everything from high-end apparel and handcrafted goods to one-of-a-kind finds that make for amazing gifts for family and friends back home. Afterward, top off your day of shopping fun by taking in a performance at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This performance facility hosts a variety of shows year-round including orchestras, dance, opera, concerts, and more!

Add a Park Day to the Itinerary

When spending time outside under the sun this Memorial Day is a top priority, Palm Desert is packed with city parks well worth enjoying while you’re here. Cahuilla Hills Park at 45825 Edgehill Drive is a great place to play tennis and hit the hiking trails while Ralph Adams Park at 72500 Thrush Road is also a prime place for exploring desert routes on foot. Civic Center Park is found at 43900 San Pablo Avenue and is one of the largest parks in the city where visitors can enjoy access to sports fields, a dog park, a gorgeous rose garden, picnic areas, an aquatic center, amphitheater and more! Make your way to Ironwood Park at 47800 Chia Drive when delightful edge-of-town walking paths and scenic views are exactly what you’re looking to enjoy.

Book a Balloons Above Indio Tour

Take your Memorial Day fun to new heights when you book a hot air balloon ride through Balloons Above Indio during your stay. This tour offers incredible views from a bird’s eye view alongside a certified and experienced pilot who can point out incredible landmarks and points of interest along the way. There’s nothing quite like observing the polo fields, orchards, and sweeping desert landscapes from this vantage point.

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the mom in your life who does so much for you. This year, take time to appreciate mom with an extra special Mother’s Day Palm Desert and Indio, California trip! Packed with options for fun and entertainment, these destinations are inviting and exciting for moms this Mother’s Day with interests of all types.

Whether your mom is someone who loves to sit back, relax, and enjoy a vacation at her own pace or you’re heading this way with a mom who prefers to get out and spend every second exploring, there are a seemingly endless number of options for customized fun waiting to be savored. From delicious dining stops and casinos to spas, shopping centers, and outdoor recreation alike, these welcoming retreats are wonderful when you’re looking to thank your mom for all she does this year in sunny California.

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Enjoy a Mother’s Day Meal at La Spiga

If you find yourself in the Palm Desert area over Mother’s Day with a mom in your life who considers herself a foodie, make sure to make time for a mouthwatering meal at La Spiga. When a taste of Tuscany right in the heart of California is what you’re looking for, this is the place to find it. La Spiga is situated at 72557 CA-111 in Palm Desert and is open for dining Monday through Saturday from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm. This elegant eatery offers guests access to a rose garden, outdoor gazebos, and seating options that showcase the San Jacinto Mountains. The menu here features the best of Italian fare while there’s an impressive wine list made to match. It’s bound to be a flavorful highlight of your Mother’s Day getaway.

Spend Time Shopping in Palm Desert

When you know a little retail therapy would go a long way towards the fun of a Mother’s Day journey to Palm Desert, there are plenty of shopping stops to be sure to check out while you’re here. El Paseo is Palm Desert’s impressive shopping district which is over a mile long and features a stunning lineup of no less than 200 art galleries, shops, restaurants, and more on-site! This means there’s no shortage of options to choose from whether you’re on the hunt for apparel, home goods, jewelry, crafts, or beyond. While the designer stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques are bound to delight, El Paseo is also a place where creative inspiration thrives. There are more than a dozen art galleries in this area that showcase contemporary, traditional, and abstract artwork. As you wander through, you’ll find outdoor sculpture gardens in this area as well.

Add a Spa Day to the Mother’s Day Itinerary

A Mother’s Day celebration always deserves to include a bit of pampering and a trip to Palm Desert and Indio is no exception to the rule. When you’re looking to treat your mom to a refreshing and restorative experience, make sure to book a session at Bliss Chakra Spa. Located at 73896 El Paseo R-12 in Palm Desert, Bliss Chakra Spa is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm daily with adjusted hours on Sundays until 4:00 pm. Services offered here include sound healing, massage, facials, wraps, and chakra raindrop treatments just to name a few. No matter how long your session lasts, you’re sure to leave feeling and looking your best!

Incorporate Golf Fun into Your Stay

A top activity to enjoy in Palm Desert is golf and if your mom can’t wait to hit the links in style, booking a tee time at Desert Willow Golf Resort-Firecliff is always a good idea. Located at 38-995 Desert Willow Drive, this course is a true test of skill and comes with stunning water features and surrounding scenery to match. In total, the course measures 7,056 yards and hosts more than 100 bunkers. If you want to make this experience something to remember forever, make sure to book one of our rentals with golf course views!

Win Big in Indio

If casinos are your mom’s style, Fantasy Springs should be top of your list in Indio this Mother’s Day. Guests who head here for celebration and fun will find they have access to 1,800 slots as well as 40 game tables across the casino floor. Low minimums and high odds make this a stop where there’s a good chance you’ll come out better than you started and of course, the entertainment and food are top-notch too!

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Finding your way to Palm Desert and Indio any time of year is a treat for travelers. Heading here over Mother’s Day means there’s even more to look forward to. When you know you’ll want luxurious accommodations to top off your trip in style, TRAVLR has you covered. Our property options keep guests close to the fun they’re excited to experience while providing world-class amenities and features too. Reach out to learn more and to start planning!

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Setting your travel sights on Palm Desert and the Indio area is always a good option for adventurers. Making your way in this direction over Easter comes with opportunities to enjoy a lineup of activities and attractions that are truly one-of-a-kind. The following are just a few of the holiday must try’s that are worth adding to your Palm Desert Easter itinerary when your plans include traveling this way for Easter 2023. Get ready to elevate the fun in California this year!

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Enjoy the Palm Desert Eggstravaganza in 2023

For many travelers, taking time to enjoy a getaway over Easter with little ones in tow is an exciting family experience. It’s also one that likely wouldn’t feel right without an Easter egg hunt included somewhere on the itinerary. Those who find themselves in Palm Desert this Easter with kids looking to be entertained will want to be sure to make their way to Civic Center Park on April 8th. That’s when the annual Eggstravaganza kicks off in spring style from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Guests are invited to grab their Easter baskets and spend time enjoying this fun, family-focused event hosted by Desert Recreation District. Egg hunts will be divided up by age group to make sure everyone has a great experience and there’s no cost to attend. In addition to the egg hunt, guests can take photos with the Easter Bunny and make the most of fun activities like hula hoop contests, potato sack races, face painting, and more! It’s a fun for all event you surely won’t want to miss out on when you’re in town.

Those who are looking to expand on their Easter egg hunt fun and will be in town a bit longer can enjoy participating in the egg hunt at La Quinta Park on April 16, 2023. This event will be hosted from 9:00 am until 11:00 am and pre-registration is required. This annual egg hunt sends participants on a quest to collect as many candy and toy-filled eggs as possible. Follow-up activities include chalk drawing contests, a visit from the Easter Bunny and family-friendly games as well.

Check Out Easter Festival 2023 in Indio

Each year in Indio, the Indio Assembly of God hosts a fun Easter Festival for the public and 2023 is no exception to the rule! Head over to 46923 Calhoun Street when you’re looking to celebrate the holiday and enjoy bouncy castles, egg hunts, food and games alike. There’s no cost to attend and everyone is welcome!

Make Time for a Delicious Easter Brunch Experience

When your idea of a great Easter getaway includes delicious moments, making time on the itinerary for Easter breakfast or brunch is a must. The Shops at Palm Desert will once again be hosting their Bunny Breakfast over Easter from 10:00 am until noon. While the fare is sure to thrill, this brunch experience also includes a visit with the Easter Bunny, crafts, character meet-and-greets, and more. There’s no set cost to attend but a $10 donation is recommended with proceeds going to the Family YMCA of the Desert. The Easter Bunny is also available for photos at The Shops at Palm Desert between April 8th and April 16th. The photo area is typically set up on the Main Court at level 1 just across from World Gym.

Explore Glow In The Park at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Another great activity to add to the itinerary when you’re heading to Palm Desert this Easter is to enjoy time at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Through April 30, 2023, Glow In The Park will be open to the public as presented by Acrisure Arena, Home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds.  Glow In The Park is a family-friendly nighttime event that happens every evening between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm. The last admission is at 9:00 pm and this year, the event is hosting a new lineup of handcrafted lanterns representing wildlife from under the sea and across the globe. This event is created to celebrate the beauty of nature and hosts larger-than-life displays alongside hundreds of glowing lanterns to create a truly breathtaking scene for guests to enjoy. It’s a great activity for guests of all ages that also provides for some picture-perfect photo opportunities to commemorate your California Easter adventure.

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Heading to Palm Desert and Indio any time of year is a treat for travelers. Those who head this way over Easter and have amazing accommodations to top off their trip in style have even more to look forward to. When you’re ready to infuse luxury, style, and comfort into your experience, be sure to reach out to TRAVLR. Our property options keep visitors close to the fun while providing the amenities and extras that make all the difference. Get in touch to learn more and to start planning.

No matter when you choose to make your way to Palm Desert or Indio in the name of vacation fun, it’s a trip that promises to be worth your while. Of course, heading here over Halloween only adds to the adventure! The following are just a few of the many activities to check out in the area when you’re heading this way this time of year. Whether you choose to enjoy a few or all of them, one thing is certain–you won’t regret spending this Halloween in California!

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Stop by the Halloween Carnival in Indio

Having time set aside to enjoy a Halloween getaway to the Palm Desert and Indio areas of California is always a treat for travelers. It’s also a great chance to embrace the best of seasonal and holiday fun while you’re here! If you happen to be heading to sunny California with little ones in tow, you’ll want to make sure to check out the Halloween Carnival fun happening in Indio. This event is scheduled for October 29th between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Indio Community Center Park. Admission is just $5, and all ages are welcome to come and make the most of the Halloween fun! The 2022 Halloween Carnival in Indio is set up to include everything from inflatables for kids to play on as well as carnival games to try. The carnival also hosts a variety of activities, crafts, and contests that include prizes. Costumes are welcome at this fun-filled event that’s sure to inspire the holiday spirit in everyone who drops by!

Check Out the Halloween Themed Mad Scientist Event

Those adventurers that are taking time to enjoy an Indio getaway with kids and pre-teens in their traveling crew will be thrilled with the opportunity to add the Halloween Themed Mad Scientist event to their itinerary this year! The Halloween Themed Mad Scientist gathering is happening on October 22nd at the Indio Teen Center located at 81678 Avenue 46 in Indio. It’s a great event for those ages 6 to 12 and admission is just $10. This one-of-a-kind gathering revolves around a night of mad science fun where participants get the chance to try out all kinds of wacky Halloween-themed experiments! Chemistry and science activities will be well within reach during this event which encourages kids to let their scientific minds run wild! Instructors are on-site to teach specific activities and lead experiments safely. Participants will even get to learn how to create experiments of their own when they return home. All of the supplies needed to make it a successful mad scientist moment are included in the cost of admission. Just bring your imagination and willingness to jump into the fun!

Enjoy Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

One of the most popular Palm Desert stops for travelers to check out and enjoy year-round is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. This fascinating locale has long been an icon in the area and is a true testament to the beauty of nature and wildlife conservation alike. This Halloween, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens once again put on its annual Howl-O-Ween event which gives guests a place to safely celebrate the holiday in good company. Swing by on October 30th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to make the most of the wild fun! Admission ranges from $18 to $28 depending on the add-ons guests choose to include. The Howl-O-Ween event is fun for all gatherings that are appropriate for guests of all ages. Costumes are encouraged and participants will find there are plenty of activities and attractions to check out once they arrive. This event even includes a comedy magician, trick-or-treating, and animal connections. It’s a fun experience you simply won’t want to miss.

Visit Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Those Indio-bound adventurers who are feeling lucky this Halloween may want to put those good vibes to work at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino while they’re in town. Located at 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, this stop is open 24 hours a day and is ideal for those excited to infuse casino fun into their Halloween adventures. Beyond the slot machines and card tables, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino also regularly hosts incredible live musical performances for guests to enjoy at their event center. On October 29th at 8:00 pm, Los Inquietos Del Norte will take to the stage in their debut casino performance. They’re a regional Mexican band with a bold sound to share and tickets begin at $49 online. Those who purchase an extra ticket can enjoy $10 in free slot play after the show.

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