“Most of the Airbnbs in this area are actually west, closer to Palm Springs.”
Cathedral City, also known as Cat City, is a desert town in Riverside County between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. A charming city with the terra-cotta details of many California locales, this is a great spot for golfing or hiking through the bush-laden desert landscape. Be careful when choosing a hotel, however. Most of the lodgings in Cathedral City go well past $200, but the time of year plays a huge part in which hotels become affordable. There are budget friendly options if you know where to look. Airbnb options are a little thin, but there is a handful of homes open for about $100 or slightly more.