Area Guide

Things To Do


The Living Desert

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.

El Paseo

Welcome to the El Paseo Shopping District, a collection of over 200 businesses that span the palm-tree lined avenue encompassing nine blocks in the heart of Palm Desert, California.

At this time, you will find most shops, restaurants and other businesses open and following the COVID-19 guidelines set by the County of Riverside and the City of Palm Desert. Many are offering both curb-side or take-out services, along with in-store shopping and dining with a commitment to the health and well being of our patrons, businesses and the community. We suggest you view the store’s website or call prior to visiting for the latest updates on their policies and procedures.


Lake Cahuilla

Lake Cahuilla is the ideal nature getaway with 91 individual and group campsites, and other outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, and swimming in the pool. Open grass areas with picnic tables and barbeques are great for special events from company gatherings to birthday parties.

The River

The River at Rancho Mirage is a year-round outdoor destination for your family to gather, your business to thrive, and your friends to celebrate. Featuring shopping, dining, and entertainment with an unmatched environment of style and beauty in the heart of Coachella Valley.


The Tram

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world's largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

Good Eats

Sunday Certified Old Town La Quinta Farmers Market
The Sunday Farmers’ Market provides one of the nicest experiences in La Quinta to sip a cup of coffee, enjoy brunch, browse the boutiques and take in the beauty of the day. You will find fresh produce, herbs, honey, nuts, cheese, fresh-cut flower bouquets, organic meat, fresh baked breads, olive oils, chef demonstrations, knife sharpening, live music and so much more.


The Real Italian Deli

A taste of Italy right in the desert. Serving high quality and great tasting salads and sandwiches, artisan cheeses, specialty groceries, fine wines, authentic Italian products and traditions.

Lavender bistro

The Lavender Bistro is adorned with gorgeous French doors that open to their award winning patio filled with thousands of sparkling lights, fresh flowers, and the melodic sounds of live music. Voted “Best Romantic Restaurant” with New American Cuisine that will captivate your palate. Serving only the finest, freshest, and organic ingredients from pastries to meats and freshly caught seafood. The fireside lounge offers happy hour and live music nightly from 4p.m. to close.


Held annually at the 78-acre Empire Polo Club in the beautiful Southern California desert, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most critically acclaimed music festivals in the world.


The Stagecoach Country Music Festival has become a staple with country music fans across America.


Home of the world-famous BNP Paribas Tennis Open, is less than 3.5 miles away and El Paseo Drive, considered the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, with its multitude of fine restaurants, designer clothing stores, and art galleries is just 15 minutes away.