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  • Writer's pictureKathy Condon

Cabazon is High on Peoples List for Things to Do in Palm Springs

Updated: Jun 26

Shopping at the Cabazon

Not familiar with Cabazon? If you have not heard of it, there is a strong chance that high-end shopping and bargains are not foremost on your mind when you are planning your next getaway. However, if you like shopping, let me enlighten you why you may want to seek out this international attraction.

Cabazon is actually a town, about 18 miles west of Palm Springs, California. However, it is known for its Desert Hills Premium Outlet. It is a mecca for shoppers from around the world in search of a bargain for designer clothing, accessories, and household items.

You will need a rental car to get there if you are flying into the Palm Springs Airport. Another option is an Uber or Lyft.

If you are driving to Palm Springs from San Diego or Los Angeles you will see the high-rise Morongo Casino and Hotel Resort in the distance. The Outlet is before that, so keep your eyes open for the exit sign, it comes up fast. If you miss it, you have to travel down the road a bit before you can turn around.

Parking your car is sometimes a challenge for top-rated attraction. I’ve discovered if you park behind the famous In and Out Burger, your chances of finding a space significantly increases for it is at the far end from Palm Springs. Be sure to make note what entrance, and by what store, you are approaching this adventure. This complex gets confusing.

Where can I park my car?

Another caution. This mall is located in a sort of a wind tunnel, there is a reason the windmills are in this area. So be sure to take a sweater along. In the winter, you will be glad you will have a REAL winter coat for the winds whistle through here at a good pace.

What kind of stores can I expect to see here?

Name any Brand and I’m pretty sure you will find a store carrying the name.

Here is a list of a few of the brands represented at Cabazon:

So you get the picture. Truthfully, it is best if you have a list before you arrive because there is no way you can traverse this complex, which is divided into three sections, on a day’s visit.

There are no restaurants, just a food court in the middle section. There is an occasional kiosk for some lights snacks.

Insider’s Advice – eat a hearty breakfast before you leave and/or make reservations at your favorite restaurant in Palm Springs for the evening. Trust me, you will be tired and just want to relax and enjoy some good food after sharing the complex with thousands of people.

A typical way clothes are displayed in designer stores.

Coupons are Honored

Go to the Desert Hills Premium Outlet site. There you will find information on their VIP program. I urge you to sign up for the savings with coupons listed there will increase your savings at many of the stores.

By the way, when you are in Coachella Valley, and you say you are going to Cabazon, we know you mean you are going shopping.

48750 Seminole Drive

Cabazon, CA 92230

Kathy Condon is a travel writer and blogger. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guider Her book It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News 760-902-3094

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