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Destination guide

Discover Desert Hot Springs

Nestled in Coachella Valley, near natural wonders such as Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Hot Springs enthralls travelers with its blend of luxurious day spas, quaint dining spots, and fascinating cultural experiences. Whether you plan to hit the area's outlet malls, tick area attractions such as the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway off your bucket list, or simply settle back and let the city's natural mineral spring water work its magic, Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals offer a relaxing base for your stay. You'll find that many rentals come with their own pool, too.

Things to do

Culture and fun near Desert Hot Springs

You'll find most Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals just a mineral pool or 2 away from a wide variety of cultural hotspots, not least Cabot's Pueblo Museum and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. If you're enjoying a family break and looking for a way to entertain the kids, the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, with activities such as Brain Buster Road and MakerSpace, fits the bill perfectly. Older kids may want to skip the museum and head straight for the thrills and spills at Wet ‘n' Wild Palm Springs. Either way, parents are looking at some serious brownie points.

Activities

Indulge in Desert Hot Springs' spas

While nearby outlet malls such as Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets will have retail enthusiasts chomping at the bit, the first thing on most traveler's to-do list is to head to one of the city's plush day spas. Along with the obligatory mineral pools and an aromatic garden boasting views of the San Jacinto mountains, Hacienda Hot Springs offers plant-based spa treatments, an outdoor rainforest shower, and a traditional Finnish rock sauna, although if you're traveling with your other half, you might choose to ramp up the romance with a couple's massage at the clothing-optional Living Waters Spa.

Weather

Spring into action in Desert Hot Springs

Peak season in Desert Hot Springs is undoubtedly between January and April. These spring months serve up the most hospitable temperatures, as well as lively events such as the Coachella festival and Tour de Palm Springs. Remember, though, that attractions can be crowded and rental rates are at their highest, not that you'll care as you let the city's mineral water soak away your stresses. During the summer months of May through September, the city empties out, mainly because temperatures reach 3 digits. If you're planning a getaway between October and December, the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival is a must-attend event.

Natural features

Natural delights near Desert Hot Springs

A stay in a Desert Hot Springs vacation rental places a world of outdoor adventure on your doorstep. If you can drag yourself away from the spas, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens serves up the chance to feed giraffes amid the park's 1,200 protected acres. Prefer your surroundings a little wilder?  The Joshua Tree National Park offers off-road adventures through Pleasant Valley, Instagram-worthy selfie opportunities at Skull Rock, and some of the best stargazing in the world. In winter, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway whisks riders to the pristine alpine playground of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Desert Hot Springs

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 20 mi (32.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Desert Hot Springs?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 7,170 vacation rentals around Desert Hot Springs. From 3,744 house rentals to 2,212 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Desert Hot Springs?

Fresh air, inspiring vistas and quality time in the great outdoors. If you're longing to revitalize and recharge, a retreat to the mountains is exactly what the doctor ordered. Vrbo has no less than 3,834 mountain vacation rentals available. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our options for this destination include:

  • 1,220 resort vacation rentals.
  • 1,189 golf-view vacation rentals.
  • 897 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Desert Hot Springs?

If you're looking for a home away from home this vacation, renting a house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have ample space for all your getaway activities. There are 3,968 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $39 a night. If that doesn't agree with your squad's taste, we've got a range of different property types to choose from, such as:

  • Condo: 2,259 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.
  • Villa: 518 vacation homes. Prices start from $48 per night.
  • Townhome: 207 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.

Can I stay in Desert Hot Springs in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as being somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. And the good news is Vrbo has options to suit large groups. 1,526 house vacation homes are available. Currently, they're the preferred option here for big groups. Rental options around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 2,430 that will be perfect. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 1,504 vacation homes that are ideal. The starting price is $58 per night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent suitable for 10 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 450 that'll be perfect. You can score one for as little as $99 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Desert Hot Springs.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Desert Hot Springs?

Show the door to sterile, drab chain-hotel rooms! Cherish the ease of living like a local in a value-packed rental instead. Get a load of the wonderful options that can be booked now on Vrbo. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first port of call ought to be Rancho Del Oro. Here, Vrbo has 8 rentals at an average price of $126 per night. Another 403 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Deepwell Estates. With an average price of $223 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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