8 Best Shopping Malls In Palm Desert, California

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Looking for some retail therapy during your holiday? Shopping is often at the top of the to-do list of every vacation, and if you think that Palm Desert in California would be lacking due to its location in a desert, think again. Located in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, Palm Desert is home to some of the world’s more fashionable boutiques and restaurants that makes it a shopping haven. Check out our list of the best shopping malls in Palm Desert, California, that will give you an unforgettable shopping experience and make your travel wish list a reality.

1. The Gardens on El Paseo


As one of the premier shopping and dining locations in the Coachella Valley, The Gardens on El Paseo sees an affluent shopper base of not only tourists, but also locals and seasonal visitors. With trendy and popular tenants, such as Anthropologie, Gucci and Saks Fifth Avenue, and a wide range of dining options, it is not hard to see why. The Gardens also host some exciting events, including the 22nd Annual Concert Series, showcasing one-hour concerts on each Saturday, in the center lawn area. If chasing sales isn’t exercise enough, you can also squeeze in a morning Pilates session with Practice under the Palms, organised every Saturday morning. If you are interested in exploring the area more and shopping from dawn to dusk, then the luxury boutique hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott, is just nearby for a good night’s rest.

The Gardens on El Paseo

Address: 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, United States

Website: The Gardens on El Paseo

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm

2. Desert Crossing Shopping Center


Shop America’s best loved household brands and supermarkets, including Target, Sports Authority and Best Buy, with your visit to the Desert Crossing Shopping Center. Check the website for updated information on sales and trends featuring brands in the mall. There is also a movie theater in the mall, perfect for relaxing and catching the latest blockbuster after a day of shopping!

Desert Crossing Shopping Center

Address: Fred Waring Dr & Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Website: Desert Crossing Shopping Center

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm

3. Westfield Palm Desert

Westfield Palm Desert 2010
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With mall anchors such as Macy’s, Sears and Barnes and Noble, among other renowned American brands, you will be spoilt for choice at the Westfield Palm Desert. Other than catering to your shopping needs, the mall also organises a variety of events, including family game night, prime rib nights and cruise-in car shows in collaboration with its tenants to bring different experiences to shoppers. This shopping mall is also very family friendly, with kid-friendly events, dining options and stroller rentals to keep your children happy while you shop.

Westfield Palm Desert

Address: 72-840 Highway 111 Palm Desert CA 92260

Website: Westfield Palm Desert

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

4. The Shops on El Paseo


Get a slice of that luxe desert life at The Shops on El Paseo, a luxury retail district in the heart of Coachella Valley. Lined with California’s signature palm trees, home to fine-dining restaurants and world-renown boutiques with trendy showcases, you’ll have an experience of what it means to live the high life in California. Kick back at one of the eateries with a cocktail and people-watch, or head into one of the boutiques to update your wardrobe with the latest season’s offerings.

The Shops on El Paseo

Address: 73061 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Website: The Shops on El Paseo

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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5. Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Desert Hills Premium Outlets
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Home to the largest collection of luxury outlets in California and just 20 minutes west of Palm Springs, Desert Hills Premium Outlets is a the place for you if you are looking to snag a sweet deal on that designer brand you have been eyeing for some time. This premium outlet has 180 designer stores, including Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, that is bound to leave you absolutely spoilt for choice and leaving with a new trendy wardrobe. Refuel in one of the many restaurants and eateries, such as Five Guys or Kona Coffee Brewing Co, and get ready to hit the boutiques all day long.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Address: 48400 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230

Website: Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

6. The Village at Indian Wells


Set against a beautiful mountainscape and just a stone’s throw away from El Paseo, the Village at Indian Wells is another shopping destination not to be missed. It not only have 30 upscale boutiques and restaurants, but also art galleries. If you are looking for a fun yet relaxing couple activity, pop by Eureka for their happy hour deals, or Kitchen Kitchen for themed-cooking sessions.

The Village at Indian Wells

Address: 74895-74989 HWY 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Website: The Village at Indian Wells

7. The River Mall


Showcasing impressive water features including fountains and waterfalls across its 30-acre shopping center landscape, The River Mall, in Rancho Mirage, is the to-go mall for families. Jam-packed with weekend activities for kids, such as painting and story-times, to BBQ offers at Babe’s and whiskey tasting sessions, you are sure to find something exciting for every member of your family. Enjoy a music showcase with local artists performing on Friday and Saturday nights, or grab some popcorn at the movies to end off a great day out with your family.

The River Mall

Address: 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Website: The River Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

8. Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center


From a CVS to Hobby Lobby, the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center is the shopping center where you can fulfill all your retail needs. Visit Stein Mart, the discount department store, where you might be able to get a great discount of a designer piece and department store prices, or drop by the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, where you can shop for a cause. You can also head to Club Pilates to try a free intro class.

Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center

Address: 42-540 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, United States

Website: Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

A shopping experience in the desert

Palm Desert offers a truly unique and luxurious shopping experience in California’s Coachella Valley. Next time you hear about Coachella, don’t forget to think about the immense shopping opportunities there.

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