THE COACHELLA VALLEY - EXPLORE GREATER PALM SPRINGS NINE CITIES
Nestled between the mesmerizing San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains and Joshua Tree National Park on either side, the Coachella Valley is like no other place on earth. Some might even say it’s magical. Health-seekers, adventurers, artists, and more have flocked here since the early 1900s in search of inspiration, solitude, and serenity. Here, there’s room to breathe and just be, frolicking among the palm oases, hidden waterfalls, and blooming bougainvillea beneath sun-kissed skies.
While our nine cities have distinct histories and personalities, all enchant and offer endless ways to chill. Visit the infamous San Andreas Fault and its twisted desert canyons with a sunset Jeep tour. Soak in our healing hot mineral springs, some of the purest in the world. Treat yourself to a blissful spa day. at one of our many luxurious resorts and hotels. Tee off at a championship golf course, where the likes of Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods have played. Or simply bask in the sun at a secluded poolside retreat. Regardless of where your Greater Palm Springs journey begins, you’re guaranteed to experience that same magic in the air that keeps travelers coming back, time and time again.
Palm Springs is recognized for stylish hotels, spas, championship golf courses, and many fine examples of mid-century modern architecture. Truly, what this Coachella Valley paradise is best known for, are the legendary neighborhoods found in Palm Springs real estate. Whether you wish to own a piece of iconic history, a high-end desert escape, or a cozy condo nestled in the Valley, the Palm Spring lifestyle will leave you golden in more than just one way.
Though home to its fair share of lush country clubs and exceptional hotels, Cathedral City shines as a haven for the arts. Thanks to a recent Public Arts Initiative, visitors can discover several works on display throughout the city, including the whimsical, mosaic-tiled Fountain of Life statue that proudly claims the heart of downtown. Feel free to splash around in the cooling waters … we won’t judge. Get to know local talent by attending a gallery opening on Perez Road, the city’s art and design district, or hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage furniture finds in the district’s eclectic warehouse-style shops.
Rancho Mirage The regions only Five-Star resort, The Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage, located on a spectacular bluff over-looking the entire Valley offers guests unparalleled service and accommodation. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, featuring Splashtopia and a Lazy River, is a favored destination for a family getaway. The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa features round-the-clock gaming excitement and sumptuous rooms, spa, dining and headliner fun all housed in the Valley’s only skyscraper property. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, with its spectacular views of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains, superb golf courses and the “Heavenly Bed” is an oasis of indulgence. The Villas at the Westin provide apartment vacation accommodations with private patios and grilling equipment. All Rancho Mirage resorts provide the discriminating traveler the perfect destination of distinction.
There are very few things better in life when savoring the warm sun shining over the Coachella Valley, adorned by picturesque views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, with a nice glass of fresh Sangria by the pool. This is only the beginning of what is to be discovered in the Palm Desert real estate market. Located to the east of Palm Springs, Palm Desert is considered one of California's top-destinations for tourists and homeowners. In fact, it wouldn't be unlikely if you've discovered this page while on vacation in Palm Desert, as many visitors become enthralled with their experience, they end up investing in this thriving year-round community!
Indian Wells has long been recognized as a world-class vacation and conference destination. In addition to an exceptional year-round climate, the city boasts a variety of renowned special events, including the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Art Festival and Desert Town Hall Indian Wells Lecture Series. What's more, the city's four premier luxury resorts and Indian Wells Golf Resort offer a dazzling array of amenities that draw visitors from around the world.
The City of La Quinta is the premier playground for active living; with patio dining, boutique shops, resort escapes, world-class golf, top national retailers and the charm of the La Quinta Village. La Quinta is known for its pristine surroundings showcasing picture perfect views. The community inspires art and culture, health, wellness and serenity among its visitors and residents.
Dubbed the City of Festivals, Indio has become a favorite destination for foodies and music lovers, attracting more than 1 million people each year for its multiple mainstream events, including the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Get your tickets in advance to see top artists perform on stage at the Empire Polo Grounds, or check out the local music scene on weekends at The Date Shed, a date repository-turned-hip, live music venue.
Color comes alive in the City of Eternal Sunshine, whose rich Mexican heritage shines through in community events like Día de los Muertos and authentic cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in Greater Palm Springs. The tacos at El Tranvia Restaurant, owned by Oscar Ventura, whose grandparents once sold tacos out of a pushcart in their native Zamora, Mexico, will change your life. Sample other outstanding tortilla-filled treats and sip on a Chevela (beer, tomato juice, and Tabasco over ice) at the Tacos, Tequila, and Chavelas Festival. Die-hard foodies can even book an agri-tour to get an up-close look at the fields of brightly hued fruits and vegetables that surround the city. Learn how growers cultivate their crops, many of which end up on your plate at some of Greater Palm Springs’ finest restaurants.
To duck out and de-stress, nothing beats the healing hideaways of Desert Hot Springs. Situated high overlooking the Palm Springs area, our boutique resorts are known worldwide for natural, healing, hot mineral water. Our intimate inns offer an impressive array of soothing spa services — from salt scrubs to spice massages, Finnish saunas to facials, Ayurveda to aromatherapy, power polishes to poolside pedicures, waxing to wraps (with clay and mud and seaweed and many more healing elements) and more. These desert resorts represent many styles: Mid-century Modern, Moroccan, restored Hacienda, B&B, casual, classic, clothing optional and more. They draw visitors from around the world and throughout the U.S. There’s something very special about soaking in our therapeutic mineral waters. Something we want you to experience. For years places in California like Calistoga, Glen Ivy, Harbin Hot Springs and the Esalen Institute have drawn people from all over the world to soak in their mineral waters – and the Spas of Desert Hot Springs are no exception to this attraction. Our mineral spring water is pure and odor free. Whatever you’re looking for in your own spa experience, you can discover it in California’s Spa City – Desert Hot Springs. Plan your trip today! For rates and reservations, please contact the hotels listed at left. Face it. It’s our water. There’s nothing like it.