With stunning mountain views, 350 days of sunshine a year, and an environment that encourages an active lifestyle, the city attracts a wide variety of people. Consumers enjoy considerable shopping options, including elegant El Paseo and its wealth of fine stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Apple, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, and the recent addition of Bang & Olufsen. Nearby Westfield Palm Desert represents the only regional mall in the area.

Palm Desert is also education focused, with three college campuses: College of the Desert; California State University, San Bernardino; and University of California, Riverside. The city’s must-see attraction is The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden, a wildlife park devoted to desert flora and fauna from around the world — and the proud exhibitor of a collection of model trains that will delight the whole family. Add to this the arts and culture offerings of McCallum Theatre and Palm Desert’s continued popularity among locals and visitors is easily understood.

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