Coined “California’s Spa City”, you can bet that Desert Hot Springs has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Located just north of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley, this city is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern California and is just minutes away from hiking, golf courses and shopping, and features world-class aps and resorts. If you’ve been looking for a place to de-stress and pamper yourself, Desert Hot Springs might just be the place for you!
Start your vacation with a little shopping at the nearby Cabazon Outlets or Desert Hill Premium Outlets. At Cabazon, you’ll be able to peruse shoes at the Adidas outlet, camping gear at Columbia, and even kitchenware at Le Creuset. Don’t miss the Puma or Tommy Bahama outlets where you can get all your vacation attire for a low price. At the much bigger Desert Hill Premium Outlets, you can shop the day away at the BCBG factory store, Banana Republic Factory Outlet, the Asics store, and so much more. With over 100 stores and factory outlets to explore, you might want to plan on spending the whole day at this place!
Once you’ve shopped ‘til you drop, you’ll most likely need some R&R. Head over to the Aqua Soleil Hotel and Mineral Water Spa where you can take a dip in their mineral pool for a mere $15. They also have spa packages if you’re feeling like you want to treat yourself. For a lower-priced spa, check out the Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel. You can swim in their mineral pool for around $5-$7 and use the co-ed sauna as you please. A few of the spas in town are clothing-optional, like Anahata Springs Spa and Retreat and Living Waters, so make sure you know beforehand when deciding which of the more than 10 spas you’ll be visiting.
For the golf-lover, try Mission Lakes Country Club. Located in Desert Hot Springs, this well-manicured course features 18 holes, a clubhouse saltwater pool, and, arguably, the toughest final 4 holes in the desert. The club also includes warm up cages and pitching/putting practice areas and is open to the public. Hidden Sands Golf and Racquet Club is another course in town, and it offers incredible views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains and San Gorgonio Wilderness.
The outdoor-enthusiast will love how close Joshua Tree National Park is to Desert Hot Springs. Take a 35-minute drive out of town and head to this truly unique park where rock climbers, campers, and hikers flock. Trees of all different shapes and sizes make this place look like the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. The monzogranite rock formations make rock climbing accessible, as the surface resembles a skateboard’s grip tape. Explore the hiking trails, including one that takes you to an abandoned gold mill, but make sure to start your hiking early. The temperatures in the desert can reach scorching levels, so either start out early, or make sure you’re prepared with plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat.
Tripping.com offers many accommodation choices for your vacation. Take the family and stay in Mission Lakes near the golf course. You can choose a house here and have your own private pool, patio, and easy access to the Cabazon outlets. Or, stay in a trendy, hotel located in the spa zone of town and head to a spa located just across the street. Whatever your vacation plans are, Tripping.com will take care of the vacation rental search.
Getting to Desert Hot Springs is easy to do. If you’re coming from outside of California, fly into Palm Springs International Airport. From there, many hotels offer shuttles to travelers staying with them. You can also rent a car and drive 10 miles to your accommodations. Having a rental car would be a good idea while in Desert Hot Springs, as you will need it to get to the outlets, Joshua Tree and many other attractions.
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Desert Hot Springs offers 74 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Desert Hot Springs start at an average price of $164 a night with long-term rentals averaging $25 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 65 of Desert Hot Springs’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 45 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 52 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 11 pet-friendly rentals in Desert Hot Springs that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Desert Hot Springs where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and Expedia. There are 25 HomeAway rentals, 16 Booking.com short term rentals and 15 Expedia vacation rentals.