Palm Desert also meets the needs of those interested in outdoor as it has 14 public parks including a magnificent Aquatic Center managed by the Family YMCA of the Desert. It also has various venues for hiking and bicycling. These venues can be adapted to meet both beginners as well as experienced athlete.
Furthermore, it has a visitor center in the heart of the El Paseo Shopping District. This in fact makes it easy to find maps of the local trails and information regarding other attractions in the Palm Desert.
One of the most unique sites attracting a lot of attention is the Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden. The desert also has a 1,200 acre preserve which is home to 400 extraordinary desert animals. There are in fact Native American crafts and exhibits, hiking trails, and so much more.
Palm Desert is also a location for special events all through the year. The desert is never as there is always one activity or the other ranging from the annual Golf Cart Parade to the City`s Summer Concert Series and so much more.
Most colleges and universities in the Coachella Valley are located in Palm Desert. Some of such include: College of the Desert, the local community college, and extension campuses for California State University, San Bernardino and the University of California, Riverside.