Desert Hot Springs is a California destination for those seeking to visit and / or live in an authentic spa experience in a natural desert environment. The town of Desert Hot Springs caters to visitors of diverse economic means. Visit the City of Desert Hot Springs website for more information on local activities and events.
Visit the Cabot Yerkes Pueblo House which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cabot Yerxa began constructing this Hopi-inspired home and museum around 1941. The Pueblo is 5,000 square feet with four-stories, 35 rooms, 150 windows and 65 doors. Adobe-style and sun-dried bricks made by the owner himself were used in the construction of the building.
Designed by the renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Desert Dunes Golf course is considered one of the best tests of golf in the Coachella Valley. The course has been recognized with several awards including a top 30 US public golfing facility ranking. It has also hosted US Open and PGA Tour qualifying events.
Biking, hiking and climbing enthusiasts can stop at the Joshua Tree National Park. Designated as a US National Park, it’s named for the native Joshua trees. The park merges parts of two deserts, the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert and covers more than 790,000 acres. Much of the area is still wilderness.
If you like to dine out, Desert Hot Springs restaurants featuring American, Mexican, Italian, Korean and Thai cuisine.
Palm Springs is about 15 minutes away. There you can go ATVing and take tours of the desert in dune buggies and jeeps. Palm Springs also offers world class shopping.