Palm Springs, California is one of the most famous desert resort spots in the United States. It is about 178 kilometers to the east of Los Angeles. The local population is just under 50,000, with the Palm Springs area comprising of the eight neighboring cities of Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Desert, Coachella, Indio and Indian Wells. The name ‘Palm Springs’ originates from the Cahuilla Indians, who called the area ‘La Palma de la Mano de Dios’, fully translated means ‘the palm of God’s hand.’
Palm Springs is well renowned for its Golf Courses, due to the large variety of courses available, the chances are high that every golf enthusiast will find the ideal course. However, if you intend to do other things apart from golfing on your vacation, Palm Springs also offers you great activities and attractions. You can explore culture, gaming hiking, gaming, sightseeing, architecture, sunbathing and lot more. The sheer beauty of Palm Spring keeps visitors coming back for more.
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Palm Springs was regarded as a resort exclusive for the rich and famous. The musical icon Frank Sinatra vacationed there. What also elevated Palm Springs status during this era was that a lot of stars bought homes there. Thus, cementing it as a town where the high society partied and vacationed.
However, Palm Springs today is a resort spot for anyone who wants to enjoys its fantastic weather. Even today you will still find famous people holidaying too. Delightful Palm Springs vacation packages can be had even if you are on a budget and there is a broad range of luxurious resorts for those who can afford it. On average, Palm Springs has 354 days of sun annually with little rainfall. In the winter temperature typically plateaus at 70 °F during the daytime but drops to only 40 °F at night. This unique place is protected by the San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains; living up to its name, Palm Springs can be said to be set by the hand of God in one of the best locations in the United States.