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Best things to do in Palm Desert

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo
“Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. They are in the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California.”
215 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Home to some of the top tennis competitions & just a short 5 min drive away from our villa. ”
103 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The River has many restaurants including Yard House, Babes BBQ, Steakhouses, and a Local Favorite Acqua California Bistro. It is also home to the movie theater with recliner seats and some shopping areas.”
83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located in Old Town La Quinta, this lively spot has something for everyone. Known for their pizza the menu is huge with happy hour from 3-6pm. Outdoor dining is available, get there early as this place is always busy.”
90 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Over 250 delightful discoveries including enchanting shops and boutiques featuring fashion, jewelry, art, home, spas, dining and more. On El Paseo, you will find treasures every step of the way. Between Highway 74/Monterey and Portola Palm Desert, CA 92260 ”
82 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Has all the shops you need. Anchored by Macy’s and Nordstrom Rack is right across the street”
35 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Not only known for their incredible nightlife, the restaurant with it's well known menu items such as the escargot is a great start to a fun evening. The owner's Dodi and Kevin have put a lot of love into this "unicorn" style of this famous hot spot. ”
90 locals recommend
Route
“A miniture Rodeo Drive that some consider the 3rd or 4th best shopping area in the US. Like Madison and Fifth Avenues in NYC. Great restaurants and diamonds galore!”
86 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Located right here in La Quinta. Many unique local shops, restaurants, Weekend Farmer's Market, Art Market's and entertainment on the square. ”
83 locals recommend
Theater
“Great entertainment, easy to get to, plenty of parking. Music and theater. ”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Rodeo drive of the desert. Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Gucci, Apple Store, Tumi and many more!! ”
62 locals recommend
Lodging
“Really epic place to play golf with the mountains surrounding you. Incredible views and high level of course difficulty.”
46 locals recommend
Route
“ Very quick and easy hike on the right-hand side of the trail. Once you get to the top you will see a beautiful view of the entire valley. ”
36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining at its best. Service and food at its best. Reservations are highly recommended. ”
32 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“I go here every year for my birthday. They have a gorgeous patio that is very romantic. The food is great and they have a nice bar area with happy hour pricing.”
44 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“There are several large markets nearby also, Jensens, Smart & Final, Walmart Grocery, Trader Joes, Albertsons”
15 locals recommend