Nestled between three spectacular mountain ranges, Palm Springs has attracted visitors for most of its history. Known for its mineral springs, expansive landscapes, and fashionable homes, Palm Springs is the perfect location for a quiet desert getaway.
Palm Springs was originally settled by the Cahuilla and frequented by Spanish conquistadors, who called the place ”Agua Caliente”, or hot water, because of the naturally occurring warm mineral springs. The name that, eventually, stuck was ”Palma de las Manos the Dios”, or palm of God’s hands, perhaps a reference to the geography of the valley. Palm Springs became a health resort and playground of the Hollywood elite during the 1920s. As the decades progressed, fashionable hotels, vacation homes, and full-scale villas designed by world renowned architects were constructed. The whole town feels like a design showcase, even office buildings and gas stations were designed as showpieces of their time. Many of these fine buildings still stand and are available for short term rentals. An excellent source to see what is available is http://www.palmspringsrentals.com
Palm Springs offers many activities for every visitor. Desert hikes and horseback riding are very popular, which are accessible due to the many nearby trails and surrounding ranches. The city hosts such events as the Palm Spring’s International Film Festival. Even during the off season, Palm Springs takes on a festive atmosphere during Village Fest, held every Thursday evening. Part arts and crafts show and part farmers market with exciting live music, Village Fest is sure to be a hit with every visitor. There is also a casino on the nearby Cahuilla Indian Reservation for those visitors keen on trying their luck.
Fine dining is another Palm Spring’s tradition, dating back to its resort town roots. www.levallauris.com
Come explore this desert gem at the earliest opportunity. Palm Springs is an exciting destination, where everyone lives like a star!