Cathedral City, known to locals as “Cat City,” is the second largest city in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. Named after rock formations reminiscent of a cathedral, the town was founded in the 1920s as a housing subdivision but only incorporated in 1981.
Recognized as one of the “most livable cities” in the country by the United States Conference of Mayors, Cathedral City offers affordable housing and low crime rates, ranked with similarly sized cities in Southern California. The city also boasts lots of family activities and festivals year-round, making it an ideal spot for a vacation in any season.
Portions of the land in Cathedral City are within limits of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, which also extends into 6,700 acres of Palm Springs. Cathedral City is located in Riverside County, which is filled with hiking trails and parks to explore.
Frank Sinatra fans are highly encouraged to visit Cathedral City. Take a trip down Frank Sinatra Drive, just 15 minutes from his former home of Palm Springs. You can also pay homage to Sinatra’s gravesite at Palm Springs Cemetery on the north end of Cathedral City. There are also many beautiful hiking trails within the city limits. Araby Trail is one of Cathedral City’s best. It’s a hilly and narrow trail that takes about two hours to hike.
For a fun and educational trip, head to the Palm Springs Air Museum just outside Cathedral City. The museum features aircraft from World War II (one of the world’s largest collections, according to the museum), the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Take the kids and learn more about aviation history.
VillageFest is another Palm Springs treat open for visitors. The “festival” features a street fair every Thursday night in downtown Palm Springs. A blend of a farmer’s market and a craft fair, VillageFest brings locals and tourists into downtown Palm Springs to enjoy festive activities as well as regular downtown businesses. Dogs are welcome!
A short drive east of Cathedral City, you’ll find yourself in Joshua Tree National Park, world-renowned for its eponymous Joshua trees (also known as yucca palms). The park itself is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island – so feel free to spend your entire day exploring (and maybe the next day, too!). You can explore the Mojave Desert, the lower Colorado Desert and the Little San Bernardino Mountains all within the boundaries of the park.
If you’re in town for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the largest festivals in the United States, don’t miss experiencing this event with 200,000 other concertgoers. The festival typically takes place over two consecutive weekends in April featuring the same lineup both weekends. Coachella takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, roughly 20 miles or a 30-minute drive from Cathedral City.
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If you’re coming with a group, choose from over 3,800 rentals that can fit you and your four best friends. If you can’t live without Internet on vacation, pick from one of Tripping.com’s 4,800 rentals with free WiFi. And if you’re bringing along a dog or cat, be sure to look for one of Tripping.com’s 1,900 rentals allowing pets.
Car rentals and taxicabs are both available in Cathedral City. The SunLine Transit Agency provides bus lines throughout the Coachella Valley, including Cathedral City and surrounding areas. The city also features a Greyhound bus station. An Amtrak station is accessible in Palm Springs.
The nearest airport is also located in Palm Springs, a quick 10-minute drive from Cathedral City. Bike trails are also popular in Cathedral City. Take a ride along the Whitewhater Channel Bike Trail, alongside the Whitewater Channel from Ramon Road to Vista Chino. You can also try to ride a section of the 140-mile San Diego Sea to Sea Trail, which stretches from the Salton Sea to the coastline of the Pacific Ocean near Del Mar, California.
Looking for a vacation rental in Cathedral City? Tripping.com has 52 vacation rental homes available in Cathedral City. You'll find 0 studios, 16 1-bedroom, 9 2-bedroom and 27 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $45 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Cathedral City is $257 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Cathedral City home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 24 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Cathedral City. In addition to accommodating pets, Cathedral City rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 45 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 43 have TV and/or cable and 32 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Cathedral City where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 31 HomeAway rentals, 8 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 6 Expedia vacation rentals.