Local Guide

What to do in the Desert & how to get around. After that, it’s all about having fun!

A World-Renowned Destination

“It is the sublime setting that first attracts. Towering mountains, blue skies, and a near perfect climate set the stage. So it is little wonder why this magical place has become a haven for those seeking resorts, golf, outdoor recreation, and spas that rank among the world’s finest.”

Extend your visit to California! Either before or or after all the Ballroom and Latin dancing, there is a lot to do and see in Palm Desert and the surrounding communities in the Coachella Valley. Take a drive to Orange County (home to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, South Coast Plaza & famous Huntington Beach “Surf City”). Or visit San Diego (with a world-class zoo, it’s infamous Gaslamp District and the Wild Animal Park). So if you are thinking of extending your visit, be sure to check out our links to those areas. And, of course, if you are traveling through Los Angeles, you might want to stop at Hollywood and Vine for a little “Star Gazing” at the Hollywood Walk of Fame or visit the Getty Museum with its incredible architecture and collections. dancesport competition ballroom competition

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Approximate drive times from local airports serving Southern California * Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 13 miles or 15 minutes. * Ontario International Airport (ONT): 1 hour and 20 minutes. * John Wayne Airport (SNA) located in Orange County/Santa Ana: 1 hour and 50 minutes * Long Beach (LGB): 2 hours * Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 2 hours and 15 minutes. * San Diego International Airport (SAN): Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.