Palm Desert has metamorphosed from a sandy cove at the foot of the Santa Rosas into a sprawling shopping, entertainment, and recreation mecca. Palm Desert is in California`s Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs. It houses country clubs, golf courses, shops, designer boutiques, plus restaurants and art galleries on El Paseo Shopping District. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens shelters desert-dwelling wildlife, including cheetahs and camels, from around the world and shows at the McCallum Theatre present music, comedy, dance and drama. Let inspiration strike at the Palm Springs Art Museum`s outdoor sculpture garden.