Beyond Fiery Sunsets & Swaying Palm Trees

While you could easily spend your entire vacation by the pool, the Greater Palm Springs area and La Quinta in particular have a lot to offer. Explore the natural beauty of the desert or indulge in some of the area’s finer offerings.


The Palm Springs aerial tramway rises two-and-a-half miles up the desert cliffs to Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Step off the tram, and you’ll be engulfed by a lush pine forest and fresh mountain breezes. Take a Nature Walk or explore the several trails that leave from Mountain Station.

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Located just a few minutes outside of downtown Palm Springs, Indian Canyons is a wonderful area to hike in cooler weather. Choose your adventure with more than 60 miles of hiking and walking trails. You may even spot some of the native bighorn sheep!

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Joshua Tree is about a 45-minute drive from Indio and La Quinta, but the stunning scenery is well worth the drive. It’s a must-see destination for photographers, birdwatchers, and anyone else who loves the great outdoors. Make sure to bring water!

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This is a Desert VIP Services favorite! Your whole party will love the pizza and other offerings from Stuft in La Quinta and Palm Desert. Choose a classic pizza or get a little wild with one of their gourmet creations.

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Looking for an elegant place to take your date? Look no further than Lavender Bistro in La Quinta. Tuck into a bowl of sumptuous lobster macaroni and cheese or sip cocktails under the glowing lights on the outdoor patio.

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Treat yourself to a day of shopping and spa treatments at this world class resort! La Quinta Resort & Club also has several excellent restaurants onsite. A few of our vacation rentals are just a few minutes walk from the lobby.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

This is the music festival that started them all! Held every spring, it always features the hottest bands and other entertainment. Passes are in high demandas are our vacation rentals near the Empire Polo Groundsso plan ahead!


Stagecoach Festival

Calling all country lovers! Produced by the same group as Coachella, this is the ultimate festival for anyone who loves cowboy boots and country ballads. Like Coachella, passes sell out quickly every year.


Get up close and personal with native snakes, lizards, birds, and more. The Living Desert is also home to many exotic species like camels and ostriches. It’s a favorite with families and deeply committed to conservation work in the desert and around the world.

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Palm Springs is renowned for its modern architecture. All you need is a car and GPS! Or take an official tour through the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, which is itself a work of art.

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