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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive · Palm Desert, California 92260 USA

  • 1-760-341-2211

Nearby Attractions

If you feel like stepping out onto the desert playground, there are endless options for fun just minutes away from our hotel. You’re guaranteed fun in the sun, no matter how you choose to plan your day!

Discover Palm Desert & More

Whether it's your first trip or you're a local, there is always something new to discover in the desert – like hiking, pristine parks and outdoor shopping surrounded by desert views, and of course, endless California sunshine.


Best of all, the Palm Desert area is a short drive from many Southern California cities and airports. Whether a short staycation or longer vacation, we have something for everybody.

The Living Desert

Experience Palm Desert's wild side at America's only zoo dedicated to the world's desert species. Imagine a land inhabited with extreme wildlife unlike any other; a place where plants need less than ten inches of yearly precipitation to survive and animals that have learned to adapt to the harshest of climates.


Discover more than 400 of the world's most unique desert creatures at The Living Desert.

World-Class Shopping

In the midst of this shopper's paradise, you'll find The Gardens on El Paseo, a 200,000-square-foot ode to all things fashionable and chic. Not only is this major shopping destination replete with luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and designer brands like Coach, Tiffany and Louis Vuitton, but it's also the perfect spot to tickle your taste buds at some of the city’s most delicious restaurants.


One block west of The Gardens on El Paseo, you'll find El Paseo Village, a natural extension and evolution of all you've come to appreciate about The Gardens. There you'll find more upscale brands you love, including Apple, Juicy Couture and Kate Spade.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest rotating tramcar, allows you to experience a 10-minute breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon, from Valley Station’s elevation of 2,643 feet to Mountain Station’s elevation of 8,516 feet.


No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all!

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is immense, spanning nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal, during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile.


This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable, streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. The individuals, both plant and animal, that inhabit the park are not individualists. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival.

Hiking Trails

Palm Desert offers a variety of trails for hiking enthusiasts, as well as those who simply love the outdoors and the rich history of Palm Desert and the Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument.


Trails include the Hop Along Cassidy Trail, named after television icon and Palm Desert Resident, William Boyd. The Randall Henderson Trail, an early desert visionary and author. He realized the area's potential and began to document its history and growth in The Desert Magazine, published in the 1930’s. The Herb Jeffries Trail, this trail is a tribute to the legendary “Bronze Buckaroo,” Herb Jeffries, a film star and recording artist from the era of popular western movies


The Indian Canyon, located on Agua Caliente tribal land, are also a must-see. Undisturbed natural beauty is combined with remarkably easy access. The canyons are located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs.

Sunnylands

Sunnylands, the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a 200-acre estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization and Annenberg family trust. The property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple from 1966, when the house was completed.


If you can plan ahead, you may purchase a ticket to tour the historic house and grounds or schedule a group tour for your organization, friends, or family. Visit Sunnylands Center & Gardens with no reservation or fee on Thursdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunnylands is closed July & August.