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Visiting California's Desert Region
Don't let the temperatures fool you – Summer is a cool time to visit California's desert region.Communities from Barstow and Needles to Blythe and Calexico help visitors beat the heat by hosting all kinds of special events, festivals, and family-friendly activities.
Celebrate our nation's independence in Palm Desert this Fourth of July. The 2016 Palm Desert Independence Day is patriotic and family-friendly fun at Palm Desert Civic Center Park, complete with a fantastic fireworks display set to an all-American soundtrack.
The 3rd Annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival is three days of knee slappers, July 10th through 12th. The Indio Performing Arts Center is set to host the event, bringing improv teams, sketch comedy groups, and stand up comics to compete for prizes and awards.
The 2016 Lemon Lily Festival is held at the Idyllwild Nature Center, less than an hour west of Palm Springs in Idyllwild. This year's Lemon Lily Festival is set to include plenty of arts and crafts, educational exhibits, guest speakers, and even a living Pioneer Town. Get there early – it all starts at 9 a.m.
The 2016 Jazz in the Pines event offers a unique way for Idyllwild visitors to get away this summer. Held August 15th and 16th, the festivities draw visitors with over two dozen artists performing on the outdoor Idyllwild Arts mountain campus.
Nature lovers can experience Joshua Tree National Park for free this summer. On August 25th, the iconic park, located just south of Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley, celebrates the National Park Service’s birthday by letting visitors explore its 550,000-plus acres with no admission fee.
Desert Region Hotel Map
Travel Region Favorites
- 6 Awesome Trees in California
General Sherman, Sequoia National Park
Get ready to crane that neck, because we’re about to show you some of the largest, weirdest, and even famous trees in California.
- 50 Things To Do With Kids in NorCal!
At the Golden Gate Bridge
With 50 family-friendly attractions, Northern California offers something for everyone in the family.
- 60 Things To Do With Kids in Southern California!
From sandy beaches to famous theme parks, Southern California's 60 family-friendly attractions offer something for everyone in the family.
- 31 Museums in California
Whether you visit San Francisco and the Bay Area, downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding metro area, or the capital in Sacramento, enjoy this wide range of museums.
- 7 San Diego Festivals
A family enjoys a festival.
No matter the season, you'll find a wide range of exciting festivals spread across San Diego – From music to culinary treats.
- 7 Bay Area Golf Courses
Tee off in the Bay Area.
Visit the Bay Area in CA with your clubs and shoot for par at any of these excellent golf courses. From Petaluma to Monterey.
- Santa Clara County Cycling
AMGEN Tour of California
For cyclists, Santa Clara County is a haven for paved and mountain biking opportunities thanks to the Santa Cruz Mountains and incredible weather.
11 Best Western Hotels
in Desert Region
Desert Villa Inn
BEST WESTERN Plus Main Street Inn
John Jay Inn
John Jay Inn
Date Tree Hotel
Colorado River Inn
BEST WESTERN PLUS
Palm Desert Resort
Inn at Palm Springs
BEST WESTERN PLUS
Las Brisas Hotel
Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
Desert Region Events
2016 Palm Springs VillageFest
Every Thursday night, head over to downtown Palm Springs, where a collection of the city's best artists, entertainers, chefs, and other vendors set up shop from 7 to 10 p.m.
2016 Sierra LED 250
Off-road racing fans won't want to miss this M.O.R.E. event, held in Barstow, featuring several races across two days. Grab your passes today.
2016 Free Entrance Day at Joshua Tree National Monument
Explore the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park free of admission for one day only. The park is easily accessible from Palm Desert, Indio, and Palm Springs.
2016 Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival
Palm Springs is set to host some of the country's most talented female jazz musicians. The shows are held at various locations. Plan your visit today.