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Discover Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley

Located in Palm Desert, California, our RV resort is surrounded by the breathtaking desert and mountain landscapes of the Coachella Valley and the chic, sun-drenched haven of Palm Springs. This scenic Southern California destination is packed with activities, attractions, and outdoor adventures. Explore the natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park or hike the Bump and Grind Trail. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for gorgeous views.
Rotating Tram Car at California Resort

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

16 miles
The world's largest rotating tram car takes you 2.5 miles of China Canyon cliffs to the 8,516 feet high Mt. San Jacinto State Park station. Enjoy spectacular views from the observation deck, restaurants, museum, gift shop, and hiking trails.

1 Tramway Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 325-1391

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Civic Center Park Near California Resort

Civic Center Park

5.4 miles
Plan a fun-filled day at Palm Desert's largest park. Share a pavilion picnic. Play basketball or volleyball. Enjoy the skate park and playground. Bring your furry friend along to run around the dog park.

43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 776-6481

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Classic Golf Club Near California Resort

Classic Club

1 mile
This iconic Palm Desert upscale, championship golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer, and features a luxury clubhouse, shop, and restaurant.

75-200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 601-3600

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CODA Gallery Near California Resort

CODA Gallery

5 miles
Featuring art from established and emerging artists, CODA Gallery's sleek and inviting design showcases modern mediums of paintings, sculpture, and glass art.

73400 El Paseo Suite B-1, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-4661

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LaQuinta Brewing Company Restaurant Near California Resort

LaQuinta Brewing Company

1 mile
Microbrewery with Casual Pub Fare

74-714 Technology Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 200-2597

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Explore Desert Animals at California Resort

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

6 miles
Enjoy a wonderful wild experience as you explore desert plants and animals from around the globe. Stroll through the gardens, ride a camel, feed a giraffe, or catch a live animal show.

47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-5694

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Play Hockey on Ice at Acrisure Arena Near California Resort

Acrisure Arena

3.5 Miles
Situated in the heart of Coachella Valley, this arena provides a unique setting for any event. Acrisure features concerts, hosts indoor sporting events, Cirque du Soleil performances, and more!

75702 Varner Rd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(888) 695-8778

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Palm Springs Walk of Stars

12 miles
Enjoy taking a stroll along this Palm Springs renowned sidewalk, home to over 400 stars, bearing the names of local personalities and well-known celebrities.

10 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Palm Springs Air Museum Near California Resort

Palm Springs Air Museum

10 miles
Discover the influence of air power in this aviation history museum that preserves, exhibits, and flies aircraft from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terror. Palm Explore an extensive collection of vintage aircraft and experience thrilling flight exhibitions in Palm Springs.

745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, California 92262

(760) 778-6262

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Scenic Desert Near California Resort

Coachella Valley Vista Point

9 miles
Take a winding road adventure that leads to a stunning panoramic view of the scenic desert, Salton Sea, and Joshua Tree National Park.

Pines to Palms HWY, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(909) 382-2600

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Explore the Beautiful Palm Desert Near California Resort

Joshua Tree National Park

26 miles
Explore this beautiful Palm Desert Park with rugged rock formations, and twisted Joshua trees. The cactus-dotted landscape offers hiking trails and scenic views.

74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-5500

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Discover Ancient Rock Near California Resort

Indian Canyon

11 miles
Home to the Cahuilla Indians, these sacred canyons are breathtakingly rich in history. Discover ancient rock art as you hike beneath thousand-year-old palm trees.

38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264

(760) 323-6018

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Experience Jalama Wines Near California Resort

Jalama Wines

12 miles
Experience Mother Nature's finest at this Palm Springs winery, offering wine tastings every Thursday and Sunday.

119 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262

(805) 588-9768

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Avondale Golf Club Near California Resort

Avondale Golf Club

1 mile
Embark on an unparalleled golfing experience at Palm Desert's Avondale Golf Club. Enjoy pristine fairways and stunning views.

75800 Avondale Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 345-3712

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Desert Willow Golf Resort Near California Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort

2 miles
Offering two championship courses, test your skills against nature's obstacles on the challenging Firecliff Course or play a relaxing round on the Mountain View Course. Either way, you'll enjoy the day!

38-995 Desert Willow Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-7060

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Mccallum Theatre For the Performing Arts Near California Resort

McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

4 miles
The Valley's favorite performing arts venue, McCallum Theatre features world-class concerts, ballets, Broadway shows, and more.

73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 340-2787

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Palm Springs Art Museum Near California Resort

Palm Springs Art Museum

13 miles
A staple in the Valley since 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum offers timeless displays of everything from Native American and Western art, to glass, architecture, and contemporary works.

101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 322-4800

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Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall in cabazon Near California Resort

Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall in cabazon

29 miles
The largest luxury outlet mall in California, this Palm Springs attraction is a shopper's delight, offering more than 180 upscale stores and up to 65% off retail prices.

48400 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

(951) 849-6641

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Aqua Caliente Casino Near California Resort

Aqua Caliente Casino

12 miles
This 24-hour casino in downtown Palm Springs offers a variety of hot slots, table games, and high-limit gaming. It's the perfect place for those looking to test their luck.

32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

(888) 999-1995

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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar Near California Resort

La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar

6 miles
High-End Steak and Seafood

78250 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 360-5991

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El Paseo Shopping and Dining District Near California Resort

El Paseo Shopping & Dining District

6 miles
20 Restaurants and Variety of Cuisines

73-470 El Paseo St., Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Power Trip Festival Near California Resort

Power Trip Festival

11.5 miles
October 6-8, 2023
Looking for a festival that's going to rock your socks off? The Power Trip Music Festival is a three-day extravaganza that brings the biggest names in metal music to the Coachella Valley. Rock out to heavy hitters like AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tool. Grab your tickets and get ready to rock out in the desert.

81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201

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Hottest Music Festival in Coachella Valley Near California Resort

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

11.5 miles
April 12 - 14 and 19 - 21, 2024
Experience the hottest music festival in the country just 20 minutes away from Emerald Desert RV Resort. The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival presents an exciting line-up of musical artists and bands across all genres of music, from rock and pop to indie and hip hop, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The festival has music stages across the grounds with non-stop concerts as well as cool art installations and sculptures for a sensory experience in the desert.
After the buzz of the festival, return to our resort to relax or enjoy fun activities and events. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is the experience of a lifetime, so book your stay early.

81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201

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Stagecoach Country Music Festival Near California Resort

Stagecoach Music Festival

11.5 miles
April 26 - 28, 2024
Dust off your cowboy boots for the ultimate Western-themed weekend. Join country music fans at the annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. See incredible performances by your favorite country artists and enjoy non-stop music, dancing, and excitement for three days. Emerald Desert RV Resort is the perfect basecamp for all the fun with pool parties and activities throughout the weekend.

81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92202

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Enjoy Concerts Acrisure Arena Concerts Near California Resort

Acrisure Arena Concerts

1 miles
Enjoy concerts, entertainment, and sporting events throughout the year at the premiere indoor arena in the Coachella Valley. Emerald Desert RV Resort is an 8-minute drive away from Acrisure Arena, presenting an exciting calendar of concerts across many music genres, from pop to country.
  • August 19 - Dierks Bentley
  • September 20 - ODESZA
  • Nov 1 - KISS
  • Jan 11 (2024) - Madonna

75702 Varner Rd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(888) 695-8778

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Golf Course in Cimarron, California Resort


11.8 miles
Nestled against a backdrop of breathtaking desert vistas, Cimarron Golf Course is an oasis of green fairways and challenging holes, where golf enthusiasts can perfect their game while immersing themselves in the captivating beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

67603 30th Ave., Cathedral City, CA 92234

(760) 770-6060

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Golf Course With palm springs at Indian Wells Golf Resort, California Resort

Indian Wells Golf Resort

6.4 miles
Tee off in paradise at Indian Wells Golf Resort, where lush fairways and stunning desert views create an unparalleled golfing experience, blending championship courses with natural beauty.

44-500 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210

(706) 834-3819

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Golf Course at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge, California

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge

3.9 miles
Tee off at Marriott Shadow Ridge Golf Club, a golfer's paradise nestled in the city. With stunning fairways, manicured greens, and a serene ambiance, this course promises an unforgettable golfing experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels.

9002 Shadow Ridge Rd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

(760) 674-2700

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Golf course with sand bunkers in pond PGA West Greg Norman Course, California Resort

PGA West (Greg Norman Course)

13.4 miles
Embark on a Golfing Adventure at PGA West's Greg Norman Course, designed to challenge and captivate golfers with its strategic layout, captivating vistas, and world-class facilities, offering an exceptional golf outing.

81-405 Kingston Heath, La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 564-3900

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Playing golf at sunset at PGA West TPC Stadium Jack Nicklaus Course, California Resort

PGA West (TPC Stadium Jack Nicklaus Course)

12.9 miles
Conquer the Legendary TPC Stadium Jack Nicklaus Course at PGA West, a true test of skill and precision. Known for its iconic challenges and awe-inspiring landscape, this course delivers an unforgettable golfing journey.

56-150 Pga Blvd., La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 564-7101

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Delicious Food at El Paseo, California

El Paseo

6.1 miles
Discover an elevated shopping experience on El Paseo or Rodeo Drive of the Desert in California. Navigate chic boutiques, indulge in gourmet eateries, and marvel at art-filled galleries.

73-470 El Paseo St., Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Joshua Tree, California


6 miles
As Palm Desert's largest indoor mall, The Shops at Palm Desert offers fashionistas more than 150 places to shop, plus a food court.  With its luxurious surroundings and convenient location, The Shops at Palm Desert is the perfect destination for shoppers who want to indulge in a little retail therapy.

The Shops at Palm Desert

Pacifica Restaurants, California


6.2 miles
Indulge in Coastal Culinary Delights at Pacifica, where the freshest seafood and an inviting ambiance combine to create a dining experience that captures the essence of the ocean's bounty.

73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 674-8666

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Ilcorso Restaurants, California


6.2 miles
Embark on a Culinary Journey to Italy at Ilcorso, where artisanal ingredients and traditional recipes come together to offer a taste of Italy's rich flavors in the heart of the city.

73520 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 341-6700

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Las Casuelas Mexican Food Restaurants, California

Las Casuelas Mexican Food

5.9 miles

Savor Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Las Casuelas Mexican Food, where vibrant flavors, colorful décor, and a warm atmosphere transport you to the heart of Mexico, right here in Palm Desert.

222 S Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 325-2794

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Wilma & Friedas Restaurants, California

Wilma & Friedas

6.2 miles
Delight in Timeless Breakfast Classics with a Twist at Wilma & Friedas, a culinary haven where innovative interpretations of morning favorites meet comfort and charm, creating a brunch experience like no other.

73575 El Paseo #2310, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 773-2807

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Shermans Deli Restaurants, California

Shermans Deli

3.9 miles
Experience Deli Magic at Shermans Deli, where time-tested recipes and hearty portions come together to deliver the quintessential deli experience, inviting you to relish classic flavors and warm hospitality.

73-161 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 568-1350

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Healthcare & Heroes 
With our proximity to several Palm Desert medical centers, Emerald Desert RV Resort is an ideal location for Traveling Nurses to call home while on assignment.
  • Desert Regional Medical Center – 20 miles
  • Eisenhower Health Center at Sunrise – 11.4 miles
  • Eisenhower Health Center at South Palm Canyon – 12.3 miles
  • Southwest Medical – 4.5 miles
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