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Snowbirds Leave Arizona Behind For 5-star California Living in Hemet California

As the clock marking the start of snowbird season quickly counts down, former Arizona RVing loyalists are heeding the call of California’s largest luxury RV resort — Golden Village Palms.

Conveniently located in beautiful San Jacinto Valley, a Golden Village Palms getaway means less time spent on the road versus treks to Yuma or Casa Grande, AZ and more time spent enjoying the spoils of Southern California living!

Once here, snowbirds will experience a true five-star escape featuring unparalleled amenities, a seemingly endless selection of activities and ongoing special events. Add to that easily accessible natural, cultural, and entertainment offerings in and around Hemet and it is easy to see why so many RVers have said goodbye to those overcrowded Arizona towns forever.

At Golden Village Palms, you’ll be welcomed with three freeform pools; four USA Pickleball Association certified pickleball courts; a grand clubhouse featuring numerous daily activities and clubs; tournament level shuffleboard complex; regulation sand volleyball courts; championship billiards tables; a state-of-the-art gym; and so much more.

On our activities calendar, you’ll find water aerobics classes, crafting classes, line and square dancing, zumba, yoga, hand and foot, bunco, and various other activities. Special events include our ongoing concert series including tribute concerts to the Eagles, Bette Midler, Bobby Darin, Barbara Streisand and Tony Bennett; Saturday night dance parties featuring all of our residents favorite music; poolside parties; an action-packed “Pow Wow Weekend” tied to the Soboba Inter-tribal Pow Wow in September; a New Year’s Eve gala; and so much more.

Travel outside of Golden Village Palms and you can:

  • Tee off at several championship golf courses
  • Partake in games of chance at area casinos
  • Visit Disneyland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Legoland (all within 2 hours of the resort)
  • Sip and savor the Temecula Valley Wine Region
  • Take in a sports game including the Anaheim Ducks, Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, and Kings
  • Dive into a diverse array of fine dining and shopping offerings
  • Take in area museums and cultural centers
  • Hit countless beaches including Carlsbad, Long Beach, Oceanside, and others
  • Or get back to nature with fishing, hiking, and biking expeditions.

Additionally, here’s is just a sample of additional destinations located less than an hour from Golden Village Palms:

  • Diamond Valley Lake

Rent a boat, go for a hike, do some fishing, take a bike ride, and/or enjoy a quite afternoon with a picnic lunch all the while taking in the pristine landscape at nearby Diamond Valley Lake.

  • Hemet Train Depot and its Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro

If you like planes, trains and automobiles, the Hemet Train Depot has it all!

  • Orange Empire Rail Museum in Perris

At the Orange Empire Museum in Perris, explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s.

  • March Air Field Air Museum

The March Field Air Museum in Riverside strives to promote an understanding of humanity’s reach for the skies and of March Field’s pivotal role in the development of flight. Engaging exhibits and knowledgeable staff help to bring the subject to life, with thousands of artifacts and nearly 80 historic aircraft on display.

  • Western Science Center

The Western Science Center is one of Riverside County’s premiere scientific institutions.  It is home to the Diamond Valley Lake collection, containing almost 1 million archaeological artifacts and paleontological specimens.  The center also features a number of special exhibits throughout the year.

  • Perris Auto Speedway

At the Perris Auto Speedway, you’ll experience half-mile racing action on a banked clay oval featuring sprint cars, stock cars, modifieds, and others.

  • Temecula Valley Wine Country and Old Town Temecula

If you’re a wine aficionado then you’ll love Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Find a little bit of everything in Old Town Temecula including wineries, craft beer breweries, antique shopping, and special events.

Looking to go a little further? There are plenty of options including:

  • Idyllwild

The scenic mountain town of Idyllwild (Year-round) is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and legendary rocks. The town has kept its “small town” atmosphere with locally owned shops and restaurants.

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram “360º of WOW!”

Experience the adventure of riding the world’s largest rotating tramcars at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Rising over two and one half miles to a scenic wonderland in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, the Tram’s two 80-passender cars revolve slowly from within, providing a spectacular 360 degree view of the valley floor. Visit Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

  • The Living Desert Zoo and Garden

A zoo and botanical gardens spread over 4500 acres. Giraffes, mountain lions, wolves, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take you from Africa to North America. Stop by the famous Palo Verde Garden Center or one of the largest LGB model train displays in California. Visit the Living Desert

  • Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival (Feb. 16-25)

Come enjoy the excitement of the thrilling rides at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival! Open 10 am – 10 pm and midnight on weekends. Eat all your favorite fair treats – from foot-long corn dogs, kettle-corn, churros, garlic fires, pastrami and BBQ sandwiches… and lots, lots more! There are many fun and exciting shows at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival! The Nightly Musical Pageant is a tradition at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival that you don’t want to miss! Delight in the beauty of this pageant at 6:30 pm nightly. Visit Date Festival

  • Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley is a large stretch of land in Southern California that is populated by close to a million people and which includes the famed tourist Mecca, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Rancho Mirage.  There you will find countless dining, shopping, cultural, and entertainment offerings.

  • Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs is built over one of the world’s finest natural hot mineral water aquifers. Naturally occurring mineral waters bubble and percolate to the surface in this get-away-from-it-all destination. Not surprisingly, spas rule in Desert Hot Springs. You can calm and renew in polished marble resorts, retro-hip motels or ultra-exclusive celebrity retreats. Visit Desert Hot Springs

  • Joshua Tree National Park

Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself! Visit Joshua Tree National Park

  • Calico Ghost Town

Calico was developed in 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. Located at the side of towering King Mountain, the town was named for the variety of colors in the mountain that were “as purty as a gal’s calico skirt.” Calico boomed during 1881-1896; but the end came to the silver rush in 1896 and by 1904 Calico had become a ghost town. Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day) Calico Ghost Town

You can find even more local activities by visiting and

So if you’re ready for a snowbird season like no other, look no further than Southern California’s premier 5-star RV destination!  Reservations are now being taken by calling us at (866) 290-1207 or visiting  We look forward to seeing you soon!