Resort at a Glance: Shadow Mountain Resort and Club
Shadow Mountain Resort and Club is a tennis-lovers paradise, offering an on-site tennis academy with classes and private lessons alike. You don’t have to be a pro (or pony out the extra dough for the academy), though, because the resort’s 16 championship tennis courts are always free for guests. For a more laid-back experience, there are dozens of spas and golf courses just a short drive away.King studio amenities: kitchens and private balconies or patios Work up a sweat in the fitness center, then cap it off with a trip to the sauna. Unique outdoor pool stretches 130 feet long and is shaped like a figure 8. Grab a bite: at the plethora of nearby restaurants on El Paseo, located within walking distance of the resort. Palm Desert, California: Shopping and Wildlife in Scenic Coachella Valley
Palm Desert shares the desert landscape and resort atmosphere of Palm Springs, about 20 miles to the northeast. It’s worth it to visit Palm Desert’s El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert for its art galleries, high-end boutiques, and brand-name retailers such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Palm Desert is also a gateway town to the more than 750,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, located less than 60 miles away. The desert park is famous for its unusual geologic formations and mountains of twisted rock, ideal for rock climbing. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including desert bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and coyotes.
For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, check out The Living Desert, a zoo, botanical garden, and animal hospital in Palm Desert. As you stroll throughout the various geographical regions—including North America and Africa’s Village WaTuTu—you will see flora and fauna indigenous to that area, which can include Mexican gray wolves, giraffes, or jaguars. The Living Desert also boasts a G-scale model train that winds its way through replicas of historical scenes, including a California mining and logging town and the Grand Canyon.
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