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Palm Springs Travel Guide

Palm Springs Travel Guide

Palm Springs is minus than 113mi/180km from Los Angeles, via the United States. Together with its sister towns of Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Idyllwild and Indian Wells it has fully grown together into what is actually one single holiday resort, and winter refuge for the moneyed Americans. Though it occupies in the Colorado Desert there are, as the name proposes, springs and many palm trees. Palm Springs was discovered as long ago as 1774 by Spaniards, who called it Agua Caliente (hot water) because of the hot springs frequently found in this tectonic region. Cahuilla Indians remained there and today they own a reservation covering about 31,000 acres/12,500 hectares, nearly one-fifth of which occupies within the town of Palm Springs, the 150 members of the Agua Caliente Group of the Cahuilla are the largest land-owners in Palm Springs.

This city is a small paradise, sunny summers and warm winters provide almost anything you are looking for in a vacation destination. While you are in this place you will find innovative accommodations, art, history, museums, golf courses, attractions, real estate and much more. Coachella Valley offers great attractions and interesting California scenery. While you are here please check out some of the surrounding area attractions and activities that make the Palm Springs area what it is. More than 20 art galleries, antiquity stores, and many peculiarity shops line Palm Canyon Drive.

Palm Springs is recognized for its Gay and Lesbian life too with the highest quality of the new Gay hotels, Gay restaurants and Gay bars Palm Springs in gaining the image of being the most famous vacation destination in America. In North Palm Springs there are many gay owned businesses including: antique stores, galleries, and unique furnishings boutiques. Internationally known paper sculpture and recent inductee into the Guggenheim's permanent exhibit, Ron Chespak exhibits exclusively at the 1930's Pacific Building. Patronized by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, the City of Palm Springs and The Village of Palm Springs Development Center held an event on the first friday of each month.

This City provides a wide variety of restaurants that will please anyone's appetite. You can choose from Italian to French, from Thai to Californian inside or outside enjoying fantastic scenery. Palm Springs is located 120 miles E of L.A.; 135 miles NE of San Diego

Palm Springs had been known for years as a golf-course-studded retirement mecca that's invaded annually by hordes of college kids on spring break. Well, the city of Palm Springs has been quietly changing its image and attracting a whole new crowd, now congregates the crowth in the outlying resort cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta.

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