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When California is calling your name and you’re longing to enjoy a well-deserved vacation, Palm Desert and Palm Springs are two destinations that are sure to inspire. Year-round, these locales that are loved by travelers from across the map offer up a plethora of fun activities, festivities, and events to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for something the entire family can do together, or you’re up for shopping local markets and adding unique cultural experiences to your list, Palm Desert and Palm Springs are packed with opportunities that are truly one-of-a-kind. When you’re ready to expand your California fun, be sure to add the following top 2024 events in California for to your itinerary this year.

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Enjoy Family Fun at Glow in the Park

Any time you head to Palm Desert, a stop at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a great option for family fun. If you happen to be making your way in this direction between March 16th and April 28, 2024, you’ll be right on time to take part in the annual Glow in the Park event hosted here. Glow in the Park is a highly anticipated after-dark experience that happens at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens each spring. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by larger-than-life illuminated displays that depict animals and interactive installations that make for amazing photo opportunities. There are “magic” smoke bubbles to explore and prehistoric installations that bring the past to life in glowing style. From Chinese zodiac displays to plants and creatures from around the globe, this event is one that’s not only mesmerizing but endlessly fun. It’s also delicious, as you can count on enjoying a wonderful mix of Asian and American fare on-site alongside wild-themed cocktails that are always palate-pleasing. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is located at 47900 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert and tickets to Glow in the Park are $29. You can enjoy this event on select nights between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm with the last admission at 9:00 pm.

Shop Local at the Palm Desert Certified Farmers Market

There’s something special about taking time to shop local no matter where you roam and a trip to Palm Desert in 2024 is no exception to the rule. Here, you can enjoy time at the Certified Farmers Market every Wednesday from October through May between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. Make your way to 72559 Highway 111 to enjoy browsing local produce, handcrafted goods, and more. The atmosphere is always lively and welcoming as you take time to browse locally grown potatoes, peppers, strawberries, peas, carrots, mushrooms, homemade jams, and honey too. There’s no cost to attend this family-friendly gathering which is always something visitors and locals alike look forward to year after year in Palm Desert.

Savor Easter Brunch and a Round of Golf

Travelers who will be enjoying Easter in Palm Desert won’t want to miss out on a round of golf followed by Easter brunch at Desert Willow Golf Resort on March 31, 2024. Located at 38-995 Desert Willow Drive, Desert Willow Golf Resort sets a beautiful scene for a family-friendly brunch between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The cost ranges from $25 for children to $75 per adult and the meal is hosted at The Terrace on-site.

Guests will be treated to a lavish holiday meal in good company that comes complete with gorgeous golf course views and the Santa Rose Mountains in the background. There are options to dine indoors or out on the patio depending on guest preference, and the menu is sure to inspire. You’re free to enjoy made-to-order omelets at this brunch which pair ham and cheese with peppers, mushrooms, onions, and savory tomatoes. There are small bites and salads to enjoy at brunch as well including charcuterie boards, seafood, fresh fruits, bagels, kale salads, roasted mushrooms, Greek salads, and mozzarella salad. At the carving station, guests will be invited to enjoy prime rib with a creamy horseradish demi-glaze that’s bound to delight.

Main dish selections for Easter brunch this year include French toast, eggs benedict, smoked bacon, country sausage, lemon chicken piccata, lamb lollipops, braised short ribs, seared barramundi, butternut squash, and honey glazed carrots. There’s also a pancake station to enjoy and a pastry station to check out which showcases cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more. From the full kids’ buffet to the beverage options including Champagne, coffee, tea, and orange juice, you’re sure to leave this Easter brunch experience feeling satisfied.

Find Time to Participate in the First Friday on El Paseo

If you’re looking for a place to mix, mingle, and enjoy great scenery in good company during your Palm Desert stay, be sure to take part in the First Friday on El Paseo event which is hosted on the first Friday of the month throughout the year. Begin your journey at The Gardens on El Paseo at 73545 El Paseo around 2:00 pm. This is a one-stop resource for celebrating art and music with options to take a self-guided tour through the many art galleries that adorn this part of town. There’s always live music on the Center Law at the Gardens of El Paseo beginning around 4:00 pm and there’s no cost to attend this fun and family-friendly experience.

Take Part in the Annual Palm Desert Water Lantern Festival

On April 6, 2024, Palm Desert visitors who are looking to enjoy a unique cultural experience can participate in the annual Palm Desert Water Lantern Festival. This event is hosted at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park at 43900 San Pablo Avenue beginning at 4:30 pm. The event will last until 8:30 pm and participants can enjoy checking out delicious food trucks on-site, browsing local vendors, listening to live music, and enjoying family-friendly activities too. It’s designed to be a welcoming and friendly gathering that culminates with the launching of beautiful lanterns out onto the water at sunset. Ticket prices range from $27 to $56 per person.

Capture the Spirit of the Coachella Music Festival

Perhaps one of the most well-known local events that’s on the calendar once again in 2024 is the Coachella Music Festival. Weekend one is slated for April 12 through April 14, 20242 at the Empire Polo Grounds located at 81800 51st Avenue. This premier outdoor music and arts festival is always a huge draw to the Coachella Valley and this year, weekend one will include artists like Lana Del Rey, Peso Pluma, Deftones, Everything Always, Suki Waterhouse, Chappell Roan, Black Country, Sid Sriram, Miss Monique, Skin on Skin, Ben Sterling and Keyspan. The festival will run on weekends through April 21, 2024, and other artists on the lineup include Ice Spice, Doja Cat, Jungle, Dom Dolla, Boy Harsher, John Summit, DJ Seinfeld, Lil Yachty, and more! General admission passes to the Coachella Music Festival start at $499 plus fees with options to expand your ticket to include shuttle services for $619 per person. There are also VIP passes available for $1,069 before fees.

More Music to Enjoy at Sand, Stars, and Guitars

On April 13, 2024, those who are heading to Palm Springs and looking for even more music to enjoy can find it at the Palm Springs Cultural Center where Sand, Stars, and Guitars will be showcased. This annual event is back this year to bring the best in Country, Bluegrass, NewGrass, Country Gospel, American Folk, and Americana to the stage at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs. Big names and newcomers to the industry will perform much to the delight of audiences for a unique Southern California music series. Tickets range from $35 to $65 but the fun is bound to be priceless.

Attend the Annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop

If you’re in Palm Springs on May 27, 2024, be sure to make time to stop by the Palm Springs Air Museum at 1:00 pm. The museum is located at 745 North Gene Autry Trail and on Memorial Day, it’s the location of the annual air fair and flower drop. This is always a special day in Palm Springs with a fly-by following a short memorial service on site to honor fallen comrades. During the fly-by, over 3,000 red and white carnations descend from the sky from a B-25 Mitchell Bomber making for a moving scene. The cost to attend this annual Memorial Day event is anywhere from $20 to $22 per person.

Take Part in Palm Springs Village Fest

When you’re looking for Thursday night fun in Palm Springs in 2024, Village Fest has you covered. This inviting and vibrant gathering is hosted along North Palm Canyon Drive running from Baristo Road to Amado Road each Thursday evening. You can count on enjoying live music, fantastic food, family-friendly crafts, and kid’s activities too. Thousands of visitors and locals head this way to enjoy time together in what has decidedly become one of the area’s most beloved weekly events.

Put a Focus on Short Films in September

For film enthusiasts heading to Palm Springs in September, it’s a chance to enjoy the annual International Festival of Short Films. Tickets go on sale for this experience as early as April 1, 2024, as directors, actors, and film buffs from near and far convene in Palm Springs to enjoy hundreds of short films being screened at the Camelot Theaters. It’s one of the largest festivals of its kind in all of North America and you’re likely to see some big Hollywood industry names roaming around Palm Springs this time of year. The event is hosted in mid-September and tickets typically sell out fast.

Plan to Attend the Palm Springs Holiday Concert

Travelers who are enjoying a December holiday away in Palm Springs won’t want to miss the annual Palm Springs holiday concert when it comes to town. The city sponsors a performance by the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Band over at the Palm Springs Convention Center each year in early December. The Palm Springs Convention Center is easy to locate at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros and with seating for upward of 12,000, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the festive fun when the date is announced.

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When you’re ready to make your way to Southern California and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind vacation, the team at TRAVLR is here to make sure you have luxurious accommodations to top off your stay in elevated style. No matter when you arrive, how long you plan to stay, or how many fellow travelers you’re adventuring alongside, our team is committed to making sure you have the space, luxury, and great views that make all the difference in your getaway experience. Reach out today to learn more about our inviting and exciting property options across Palm Desert and Palm Springs. We can’t wait to welcome you to California soon and help you make more of every single moment you’re here.

With Spring Break just around the corner, now is the best time to begin planning for your upcoming Spring Break adventures! Travelers that are craving time under the sun and immersed in desert beauty will find every second spent in Indio and Palm Desert, California a delight. This inviting and exciting collection of destinations all within reach of Palm Springs makes for a great place whether your Spring Break plans are solo, a trip as a couple, or a getaway with the entire family in tow. Whether you’re looking forward to time outside exploring or you’re excited to enjoy the savoy side of life while you’re here, both Palm Desert and Indio are packed with opportunities for fun. The following are only a few of the many options to add to your itinerary when you’re considering heading this way for an upcoming Indio and Palm Desert Spring Break getaway trip.

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Explore Civic Center Park

Year-round, Palm Desert enjoys beautiful weather and those heading here over Spring Break will find this season is no exception to the rule. This makes it a wonderful time to check out Civic Center Park. Located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue, Civic Center Park is the largest in the area and is a great place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the beauty and fun of the great outdoors. It’s a local destination that often hosts public activities and events throughout the year and in total, sprawls over 70 acres of terrain. The park is home to a concession area as well as tennis courts, volleyball courts, and basketball courts as well. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the rose garden or make the most of the picnic pavilions when a spring picnic is the perfect addition to a sunny afternoon. There’s public art displayed throughout the park and a variety of walking trails that lead you to the amphitheater and skate park alike. From the playground for little ones to the dog park for those traveling with a canine companion this spring, Civic Center Park has just about everything you need to make a fun day of it.

Indulge in a Little Retail Therapy

Spring often marks the season for sales before summer merchandise hits store shelves. This makes a Spring Break getaway to Palm Desert a wonderful time to indulge in a bit of well-deserved retail therapy. Be sure to set aside time to check out the upscale El Paseo shopping district as well as the inviting Westfield Mall while you’re in the area. El Paseo hosts a variety of art galleries, custom boutiques, and plenty of walk paths between the stores to enjoy too. Westfield Mall offers up the home goods, apparel, and accessories that come with a more traditional shopping trip. Either way, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here this Spring Break.

Visit the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens

When you’re traveling to Palm Desert this Spring Break and you have the family with you, a stop at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a must. This stop brings the beauty of nature and wildlife to the forefront of the experience with every ticket purchased. Located at 47900 Portola Avenue, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts over 500 animals on-site as well as gorgeous gardens highlighting plant species from across the globe. From animal encounters and feeding exhibits to private tours, live shows, and opportunities to learn more about wildlife conservation, this is a stop you won’t want to miss. The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Check Out the Coachella Valley History Museum

Those who are looking to infuse some exciting history into their Spring Break visit will find a stop at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio most definitely worth their while. Located at 82616 Miles Avenue, this museum is in fact a sprawling complex that includes a historic schoolhouse, a date palm museum as well as a restored home from the 1930s. It’s open daily from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and is a great place for families to check out a variety of permanent and evolving exhibits and displays. On certain days throughout the year designated as Community Days, admission here is free so it’s worth checking out the calendar before you head over.

Enjoy Time at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

If you feel fortune is on your side this Spring Break, time at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio might be a lucrative choice. This casino keeps its doors open 24 hours a day and hosts no less than 1,800 slots alongside table games, on-site dining, and live entertainment most nights of the week. There’s also late-night laser bowling hosted here which is great when a little friendly competition would go a long way toward the fun!

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No matter when you make your way to Palm Desert or Indio, having beautiful, stylish, and luxurious accommodations in place can enhance your stay even further. Reach out to the team at TRAVLR to learn more about our exciting lineup of property options available in these areas and how we can help you turn your Spring Break travel plans into a reality!

There’s nothing more refreshing than knowing you have time set aside on the calendar to make your way to scenic Palm Springs, California, and enjoy a well-deserved vacation. This beautiful and inspiring city is a place where travelers can take time to unwind in style, make the most of outdoor adventure or savor every moment at their own pace. Of course, having incredible accommodations to match that keep you close to the fun while providing luxury, comfort, and convenience too can elevate the experience even further. That’s where booking a stay in stunning Skyview is essential! This inviting 4-bed, 3.5-bath home away from home is designed to be able to welcome up to 10-guests at a time as well as two pets upon request. Whether you’re heading to California for a sunny adventure with friends or spending quality time with family, Skyview provides the views, proximity to fun, and tranquility you deserve from a stay all in one location. Complete with mountain views and contemporary chic style, Skyview is a Palm Springs rental with a pool that’s bound to bring guests back time and again.

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Interior Amenities

Stepping through the front door of Skyview, guests will find themselves immersed in a space that features the best of fresh color palettes, space, and natural light. The sophisticated aesthetic struck within the walls of Skyview allows every guest to feel like a celebrity. Skyview boasts a beautiful open concept floorplan that includes vaulted ceilings and large sliding glass doors and windows throughout, sometimes floor-to-ceiling in dimension. Indoor and outdoor living transitions are emphasized throughout the home as well as a playful take on unique designs and plush furnishings.

Skyview was recently remodeled, and guests will find that the living room is a testament to style, luxury, and comfort. This room hosts an extended white sofa topped with geometric patterned throw pillows settled behind a multi-circular modern coffee table and a large flat-screen television mounted on the far wall for added entertainment value. The neutral color scheme in this room enhances the overall sense of space even further and complements the natural tone flooring below. Just off to the side of the living room, guests can enjoy a secondary seating area furnished with revolving white armchairs and a collection of swinging chairs with views through the retractable wall of windows highlighting the outdoors.

The living room and sitting room open up to the kitchen and dining area where guests can make the most of a home-style meal during a stay. The kitchen features everything from an extended breakfast bar and high-end appliances to custom cabinetry filled with cookware. Skyview also houses its very own game room and gym for those looking to exercise or play their way through a stay. The game room includes access to a billiards table, air hockey table, lounge area with a tv, and an arcade game. The gym hosts a Peloton spin bike as well as strength equipment.

While time in Palm Springs is sure to include a vast itinerary of options for fun, resting up for the excitement ahead is just as important. Those who book a stay in Skyview will find that all bedrooms in this home double as a wonderful oasis of relaxation and restoration. This is because bedrooms are spacious and offer up leisurely views as well as en-suite baths. Mattresses are plush and always topped with high-quality linens and eye-catching comforters too.

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Exterior Features

There’s no denying that Palm Springs, California is a city designed to be explored. However, those who book a stay in Skyview will find that there’s just as much in the way of outdoor fun to be enjoyed right on-site when this is their home away from home. Skyview highlights options for maximizing the best of desert weather by providing guests with a beautifully manicured yard to enjoy every day of their stay. Here, guests will find options to enjoy a game or two on the oversized chess set or make the most of their skills on the bocce ball court! There’s even a ping pong table if that’s more your style. When relaxation is a priority, this outdoor space has guests covered as well. Guests will find the collection of hammocks, loungers, chairs, and tables equally inviting. There’s a full outdoor dining set for those moments when an alfresco meal would hit the spot while time spent in the spacious pool or spa is always a delight too.

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Your Palm Springs adventure is calling you, so what are you waiting for? Let the property professionals at TRAVLR handle all the details of your accommodations so you can focus exclusively on the fun when you arrive. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay in Skyview the next time your travel plans bring you in this direction. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to sunny California soon!

Pairing exciting California style, luxury, and fun under the sun is easy to do for those travelers who set their vacation sights on Palm Springs. This beloved getaway destination has long been a playground for celebrities looking to escape the spotlight of Hollywood and proves just as appealing to those who crave time away from the daily hustle and bustle of life. When you’re ready to swap out a busy daily routine for a focus on the California fun instead, Palm Springs is the place to be, and The Hendrix is the vacation rental to book. Available through the property professionals at TRAVLR, this home away from home creates a one-of-a-kind stay that guests will find thrilling and restorative at the same time.

The Hendrix offers up the ultimate Palm Springs experience and is designed with 4-beds and 3.5-bath ideal for welcoming up to 10-guests during a stay and two pets upon request. The aesthetic struck at The Hendrix is just the right balance between ultra-modern amenities and mid-century style that has long defined a Palm Springs adventure. This Palm Springs vacation home is centrally located meaning guests can always access the best of downtown shopping, dining, and exploring when they’re in the mood to get out and about. Whether you’re in Palm Springs with friends or enjoying time with the entire family, a stay in The Hendrix puts you in proximity to iconic area fun. This home is only a mile from amazing local destinations like The Tova Hotel, Reservoir, and Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey just to name a few!

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Embrace the Perfect Palm Springs Retreat

First-time visitors to Palm Springs and those who return year after year alike are often drawn to this city for its glamor, sunshine, style, and relaxed atmosphere. Those who book a stay in The Hendrix will find themselves in a home that captures those same qualities with ease! Bright, spacious, and luxurious, The Hendrix is the definition of a Palm Springs retreat. This home features a fantastic open floor plan with large windows throughout to not only frame the view but promote maximum light flow at all times. Vaulted ceilings create an enhanced sense of space for guests to enjoy while the mid-century architecture brings the past to life in style too.

The main living room in The Hendrix hosts a plush gray sofa and cognac leather loveseat settled around a geometric blue and white area rug, as well as a sleek stone coffee table. Large floor-to-ceiling sliding walls lead directly from the living room to the outdoor patio, making for easy transitions when amazing weather beckons you outside.

This inviting living space opens up seamlessly to the dining room and kitchen where guests can make the most of a home-style meal when they aren’t out enjoying the Palm Springs restaurant scene. The kitchen is decidedly chef-inspired and hosts spacious counters, a custom island with additional seating options, white cabinetry stocked with cookware and a collection of stainless-steel appliances to finish off the modern look. When it’s time to dine together, guests can easily gather around the table for 8 that sits just around the corner.

When a day of Palm Springs fun has left you longing for a good night’s sleep, every bedroom in this home is an oasis of rest and relaxation. The spacious master suite hosts a king bed, cozy armchair, and television to enjoy at day’s end. From this room, guests can also access the outdoor patio and pool through sliding glass doors. The second master suite in the main home also hosts a king bed as well as easy access to the hall bath which includes a large vanity and walk-in shower. The remaining bedrooms are found in the detached casita just across the courtyard. This space beckons to those who crave added privacy and are looking to settle into a king bed complete with an en-suite bath as well.

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Exterior Features to Enjoy

While all of Palm Springs is an exciting place to explore, those who book The Hendrix will love that there’s so much outdoor entertainment to be found right on-site. The sprawling yard hosts immaculate landscaping to surround the large pool and spa feature that’s ideal for those moments when relaxation is a priority. Dining outside is made simple thanks to the home’s outdoor lounge area, BBQ grill, fire pit and many free-standing umbrellas. The Hendrix also enjoys an outdoor shower as well as prime access to a private sand volleyball court, bocce ball, and pickleball court too. Shoot some hoops with your loved ones on the half-basketball court or enjoy some friendly competition at the corn hole setup or 6-hole putting green.

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There’s never been a better time to book a Palm Springs adventure. When you know you’ll need luxury, comfort, and convenience to match the fun that awaits, reach out to TRAVLR to learn more about booking The Hendrix for your next exciting stay!