Golf, hiking and dining converge in this chic desert hideaway.

La Quinta, California, is famous for golf courses, swimming pools and towering palms, but this chic desert hideaway offers more than year-round sunshine. A getaway to the area’s wild beauty, travelers can spend the day exploring the natural wonders of Joshua Tree National Park, hiking to a leafy palm oasis, soaring in a hot air balloon or taking an open-air jeep tour across the Coachella Valley’s eerily (and aridly) beautiful landscapes. Return to La Quinta’s whitewashed village to indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, upscale dining, relaxing spas and "splashy" nightlife — a late-night dive into the hotel pool.

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Explore La Quinta

  • Old Town La Quinta
  • Palm Desert
  • Rancho Mirage

Old Town La Quinta


Quaint Old Town marries Spanish-Mediterranean architecture with chic shopping and outdoor dining. Framed by graceful palm trees, walkable Main Street hosts a weekly farmers market and dozens of seasonal events, plus more than 30 shops and eateries.

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Food, Shopping, Art Galleries, Museums

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Palm Desert


Nestled beneath the Santa Rosa Mountains, Palm Desert caters to a leisure-minded crowd with its resort lifestyle, golf courses and open-air shopping plazas. The city's showpiece is El Paseo, a tree-lined boulevard brimming with outdoor art, upscale boutiques and critically acclaimed galleries and restaurants.

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Food, Shopping, Art, Golf, Zoo

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Rancho Mirage


The luxe life meets wild desert in Rancho Mirage. Home to premier golf and tennis clubs and the five-star hotel Ritz-Carlton, this affluent city has far more Bentleys than Buicks cruising its manicured streets. Money makes all things possible, so Rancho Mirage's well-heeled residents even have their own "mirage" at the River, an entertainment and shopping hub surrounded by sparkling (man-made) rivers and lakes.

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Food, Shopping, Golf, Architecture

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Live the Luxe Life in La Quinta — California’s Desert Oasis

Exterior view of a Spanish-style church.

Brunch and Browse, Then Go Jeeping

Wander La Quinta’s Old Town streets to discover intriguing shops and primo restaurants. Then ride through colorful desert canyons in an open-air jeep. Return to civilization for top-notch dining and a riveting magic show.


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Indulge in Golf and a Massage

Play a round of golf on a world-famous course or hike in La Quinta Cove, where barrel cacti dot the washes and bighorn sheep clatter across the hillsides. Feast on tasty tacos in nearby Coachella, and then get blissed out with a soak in thermally heated water and a luxurious massage.


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Elevate Your Desert Perspective

Rise early for a hot air balloon flight at dawn, before driving by amazing rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park or enjoying close-up animal encounters at the Living Desert. Take a stroll through Sunnylands, a midcentury-modern gem, then dine at a golf legend’s restaurant. 


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