of enjoying the wild animals, flora and ecosystems. You can definitely spend a day there and just scratch the surface of interesting and fun things to do.
Walking, Hiking and Biking
Another experience at this gorgeous location is the Art Walk. Palm Desert has extraordinary public art, and you can take a tour from September to May on selected Saturdays. If you are looking for more than a casual walk, try one of the hiking and biking trails. From easy trails through the countryside to rigorous hikes, there is something for everyone. You will see picturesque spots with spectacular views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, native wildlife, stunning rock formations and you can rest at one of the natural oases.
Palm Desert is a center for a wide variety of events throughout the year. Concerts in the Park and the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival in March are two of the most popular. The McCallum Theatre is a state-of-the-art performance center where you will see world-class shows, including plays, musicians and dancers.
From intimate cafes to elegant dining spaces, there is something for everyone. Many places offer al fresco dining in beautifully landscaped gardens. For evening fun and live entertainment, visit one of the several world-class casinos nearby. After your excursions, head back to your Palm Desert timeshare to relax in your large pool where you can relax poolside with a cold drink.
Around Palm Desert
Just a short drive from Palm Desert are several places worth visiting. Palm Springs, where many celebrities have stayed for decades, is less than a half-hour away. There you can ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to cool off and get spectacular views of the surrounding desert and mountains. Palm Desert is right next to Indian Wells where you can watch the Indian Wells Masters tennis competition. Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness is less than an hour from Palm Desert and has some of the best alpine hiking in the state. With 50 miles of trails, you will enjoy the spectacular views along the way.
When you own a Palm Desert timeshare, you will have a private vacation home at this great location. With an endless supply of outdoor recreation, theme parks and casinos, there is never a dull moment in Palm Desert. Shopping is another terrific pastime in this area with its mile-long shopping district, El Paseo, where you will find quaint boutiques and high-end couture as well as cozy cafes and first-class restaurants. Called the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, El Paseo is an experience in itself.