Experience the beauty of Palm Desert.
From the area’s legendary shopping and culinary scene to the breathtaking beauty of the Mojave Desert, there’s always something to do in Palm Desert.
Try your luck at one of many casinos, see big-name entertainers and savor a wide range of fine-dining establishments. Agua Caliente features a local favorite, the 11-table poker room. Or visit Fantasy Springs, an award-winning casino and home to 2,000 of the hottest slots and video poker.
Elevate your game at the Marriott Golf Academy at Shadow Ridge, or play a championship round at Shadow Ridge Golf Club. You can also challenge two distinct 18-hole courses at the nearby Desert Springs JW Marriott® Resort & Spa.
Places to visit
Enjoy Knott’s Soak City, a 16-acre water park themed to the surf era of the 1950's Southern California coast. For adventure, take a magnificent gondola ride up Mount San Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Visit Joshua Tree National Park's 1,250 square miles of splendid wonder, including hiking, rock climbing, picnicking and more. Indian Canyons offers three magnificent canyons just south of town with amazing plant life and lush vegetation among rock formations and waterfalls. The Living Desert® Zoo & Gardens is an incredible 1,800 acre reserve combining the delights of a zoo, botanical garden, and scenic wilderness. Both the charming mountain community of Idyllwild and Pioneertown, an Old West town built for moviemaking in the 1940s by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, are less than two hours away.
Treat yourself to a unique Palm Desert spa experience. Choose the healing power of natural hot mineral springs and sun-dried Indian clay.
Shopping & dining
Stroll through the chic El Paseo shopping district to explore its designer boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
Improve your game at our courts or the JW Marriott Resort & Spa courts, or visit the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for clay and paved court action.
- Take a tram ride up Mount San Jacinto
- Elevate your golf game at Marriott's Shadow Ridge
- Shop El Paseo and the Cabazon Outlets
- Explore The Living Desert® Zoo & Gardens
- Enjoy Villagefest on Palm Canyon Drive
- Explore Joshua Tree National Park
- Try your luck at a casino