Rancho Mirage

A luxurious lifestyle sits beyond the gated communities that protect the diverse style of living in the sprawling community.  Several past Presidents, including Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and Barack Obama, have unplugged here, finding peace amid the palm trees and earning the city the nickname “playground of presidents.”  Kids can explore more than 80 hands-on exhibits at the Children’s Museum of the Desert; and families can shop, dine, and catch a flick all in the same day at Coachella Valley’s only waterfront shopping and entertainment hub, The River.

Sunnylands is a must for history buffs. Tour the historic estate, which has welcomed world leaders and even royalty since the 1960s, or wander through the adjacent Center & Gardens, where some 70 species of native and arid-adapted plants adorn the lushly landscaped grounds and create a super chill setting for walking or meditating.