Cathedral City

Visitor's Guide to Cathedral City, CA

Visitors have discovered one of America’s “Most Livable” cities, Cathedral City. It is home to many fine resorts, dining options, shopping venues, art galleries and family-centered recreational facilities. Travelers say its hometown vibe, desert flora and scenic golf courses continually draw them back while its festivals and special events make them want to stay.

Namely, the inviting space outside the City’s Civic Center and Mary Pickford Theater, so reminiscent of a quintessential town square, and the brand new Festival Lawn play host to a growing list of events that includes the vividly beautiful Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival, Taste of Jalisco, Cathedral City LGBT Days, Glo Run and Health Festival, the Interfusion Music Summit and numerous art shows produced by West Coasts Artists. During the Holidays, families also enjoy the delightful “Candy Cane Lane,” the annual display of seasonal lights mounted by residents of Minerva Road. 

Food connoisseurs love the savory flavors of locally owned restaurants including a long list of superior Mexican restaurants featuring regional specialties of fajitas, fish tacos, quesadillas and tamales.  A plethora of other delectable restaurants include California Cuisine, American Bistro, Italian, Chinese, Argentinian, German, Japanese and so many more.  During the ‘season,’ visitors flock downtown to partake in gourmet food trucks parked on Sundays and featuring a variety of options for any taste. 

Those seeking family fun activities find plenty at Boomers! Family Entertainment Center where offerings include miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, a climbing wall and a video-game arcade. Film buffs choose both Mary Pickford Theatre is D'Place to enjoy Pure Digital Cinema™ and Desert Cinema to view the latest 3-D movies on the largest screen in the entire Coachella Valley.

Meanwhile, sports and health enthusiasts take particular delight in Dennis Keat Soccer Park, home to the community’s popular AYSO soccer program and Desert Healthcare District’s fitness track and exercise stations. Baseball fans gravitate to Big League Dreams Sports Park while ice skaters and ice hockey players, both amateurs and Olympians, cherish Desert Ice Castle for its high quality sports venue.

Shoppers searching for unique items gravitate to the Perez Road Business District, a thriving hub of more than 200 businesses and home to the City’s distinctive home improvement, design and décor shops. Similar treasures unearthed there can only be found by driving to LA’s design showrooms. Some of the best high-end consignment stores in the valley are also located along East Palm Canyon Drive, as well as national stores like Target and Trader Joe’s.

Cathedral City is where Art lives!  Its roots began as an artists’ colony in the Cathedral Cove neighborhood, and, today, more than 70 professional artists still call Cathedral City home.  Collectors come to the city’s fine art galleries located along Perez Road to furnish commercial and residential interiors in Europe, Asia and the United States. 

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