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Things to do in Palm Desert

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Palm Desert. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Palm Desert attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Palm Desert to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Palm Desert.

  • Desert Art Collection

    Take a stroll through the free Desert Art Collection, where the eclectic patio garden features sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists. More
  • Imago Galleries

    This two-story, 18,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery in the Cahuilla Park neighborhood hosts the rotating works of artists who specialize in... More
  • The Body Deli

    Raw, organic "superfoods" are the basis of the bio-active face and body care products from The Body Deli. More than 175 products, such as cleansers... More

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