Things To Do In Palm Desert


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

The Formula Experience

Multiple Locations

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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One or Two Months of Cardio Bag or Brazilian Body Classes at Technique Training and Fitness Center (Up to 75% Off)

Technique Training and Fitness Center

Thousand Palms

Brazilian Body and Cardio Bag classes tone bodies with combinations of heavy-bag drills, medicine-ball exercises, and battle-rope workouts

$120 $43

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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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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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$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 74% Off)

iCanDance.com

Palm Desert

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

$117 $35

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Ten Group or Three Private Tango Lessons for One or Two at Tango ABC (Up to 85% Off)

Tango ABC

Multiple Locations

Students learn the sultry moves of Argentine tango in group or private lessons

$120 $26

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High-Performance Driving Experience from Speed Ventures (Up to 52% Off). Six Weekends Available.

Speed Ventures

Multiple Locations

Learn to get more out of your own car with high-performance driving education held at a variety of race tracks

$205 $99

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Select Local Merchants

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.
74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert,
CA
US
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.
74900 Gerald Ford Drive
Palm Desert,
CA
US
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.
77917 Wildcat Dr.
Palm Desert,
CA
US
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.
73290 California 111
Palm Desert,
CA
US
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.
77-745 Flora Rd
Palm Desert,
CA
US
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by The Nest. The Nest features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats. With The Nest's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Got kids? No problem at The Nest! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Shake off your workday and treat yourself to The Nest's happy hour. Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at The Nest — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. At The Nest, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Live musical acts often perform, and diners take advantage of the spacious dance floor. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. 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. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. The Nest is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. Valet parking is a nice perk for diners at The Nest's US Highway 111 location. The average check at The Nest will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy The Nest since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
75188 US Highway 111
Indian Wells,
CA
US
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