Things To Do In Palm Desert


Mustang Driving Experience or a Half- or Full-Day Racing-School Course at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway (50% Off)

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Desert Center

Students strap themselves into a 2013 Mustang GT and practice control tactics across 17 turns on a 2.68-mile traditional road course

$350 $175

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$175 for $350 Groupon — Train Elite by Lisa

Train Elite By Lisa

Palm Desert

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$350 $175

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One Month of Unlimited In-Studio Salsa Classes for One or Two at iCanDance.com (Up to 70% Off)

iCanDance.com

iCanDance.com

Group salsa classes get feet moving to basic or advanced steps commonly spotted on the salsa nightclub scene

$117 $39

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Palm Desert (50% Off)

Gracie Jiu-jitsu Palm Desert

Palm Desert

Unlimited Gracie Combatives classes for adults or Gracie Bullyproof classes for kids

$175 $88

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$17 for a Four-Beer Flight with Take-Home Growler and Tasting Glass at La Quinta Brewing Co. ($35 Value)

La Quinta Brewing Co.

Palm Desert

Sample beers and take home a full growler at the brewery behind Indian Canyon IPA, One Eleven Pale Ale, and Poolside Blonde

$35 $17

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  • Desert Classic DanceSport Championships
    We have endeavored to bring you exciting ballroom and Latin dance competitions, incredible shows and the wonderful amenities of our beautiful venue over three fun-filled days. Please share a memorable evening with us where warm but fierce competition is mixed with just the right touch of service.
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    74855 Country Club Drive
    Palm Desert, CA US
  • Balloons Above
    With his white hair and mustache and his penchant for hot air balloons, Wil LaPointe often jokes that he looks like the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz. On every balloon ride, LaPointe wants to create an unforgettable experience for his basket of passengers, peppering historical tidbits about early ballooning with jokes and stories such as the history of the white tiger adorning one of the balloons in his fleet. The white tiger, a ward of LaPointe’s friend—a wildlife caretaker—was one of three cubs abandoned by their mother and eventually raised by an open-minded golden retriever. Though LaPointe is a self-proclaimed “balloonatic,” he got into the business of ballooning by chance when he bought a hot air balloon to advertise for his cellular-phone business. Today, LaPointe works as a master instructor of ballooning, training new pilots in addition to travelling to schools with miniature balloons, which he uses to teach hands-on lessons about mathematics, physics, and engineering. LaPointe was featured on CNN.com after donating a balloon ride in his deceased wife’s name to Cy Breen, who raises funds for cancer research, on Breen's 100th birthday. Breen, who raises money each year by shooting one hole of golf for each birthday he’s had, did a little jig as he walked over to the white-tiger balloon, eager to check another item off his list of lifelong dreams.
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    74900 Gerald Ford Drive
    Palm Desert, CA US
  • La Quinta Brewing Co
    At this rate, La Quinta Brewing Co. is going to need a bigger trophy case. In the short time since it opened in November 2013, the brewery has raked in the hardware: its Indian Canyon IPA, One Eleven Pale Ale, and Koffi Porter beers have all won medals, including at the San Diego International Beer Festival, the Los Angeles International beer Festival, and the World Beer Championships. To meet demand, La Quinta churns out its creations inside a 15-barrel brewhouse, which is capable of producing more than 10,000 full-sized kegs per year. Its brews are currently found in hotels, country clubs, bars, and restaurants across Coachella Valley, and the facility plans to expand into retail stores around the region, too. As if that weren't enough, La Quinta's traveling beer trailer pops up at festivals and events throughout the year, and its taproom doors are always open for evenings of live trivia, music, and fundraisers.
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    77917 Wildcat Dr.
    Palm Desert, CA US
  • Red Barn
    Grab some friends and head on over to Palma Village Groves' Red Barn for great pub grub. Treat yourself to a healthy lunch or dinner at Red Barn. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. From cheap drinks to good eats, Red Barn's happy hour is a steal. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Red Barn's outdoor patio. For music and dancing, Red Barn also features live bands and an open floor. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. For the tastes of Red Barn from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Red Barn. Cyclists are in luck. Red Barn provides bike parking. Meals at Red Barn are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
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    73290 California 111
    Palm Desert, CA US
  • The Living Desert Zoo and Garden
    At The Living Desert, a dedicated conservation team tends to plants and animals populating more than 1,800 acres of desert—1,000 of which remain in their natural, undisturbed state. In addition to protecting the Colorado Desert's native population of birds, wolves, reptiles, and minotaurs, The Living Desert houses bighorn sheep, cheetahs, striped hyenas, leopards, and parrots from arid regions throughout the globe. Through annual contributions, members of the nonprofit organization help preserve the Colorado Desert and bolster the population of endangered desert species. Members also gain unlimited access to the park, discounts in the gift shop, and invitations to special events, such as the annual member-cheetah race.
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    47900 Portola Ave
    Palm Desert, CA US
  • Technique Training and Fitness Center
    Technique Training and Fitness Center’s 10,000-square-foot facility boasts a full range of cross-training equipment that helps everyone from seasoned athletes to beginner exercisers get fit. Gym-goers can join other like-minded individuals during classes such as Brazilian Body and Cardio Bag, which use 150-pound hanging bags to tone, gain balance, and build speed. Additionally, the staff helps guests reach their fitness goals with personal-training sessions and custom meal plans.
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    77-745 Flora Rd.
    Palm Desert, CA US
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