Palm Springs (California)
Palm Springs is a city in the Coachella Valley, California desert. Politically, the city belongs to Riverside County, California, USA.
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In the 1950's and 1960's, the city, now home to some 44,500 inhabitants, was discovered in the Californian Colorado desert by Hollywood movie stars, who flocked here in droves and followed by numerous runners. Today, the population and visitor focus is with an older audience (Retirees), but the area offers entertainment for all ages. Palm Springs offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Palm Springs is renowned for its indoor and outdoor facilities, a modern architecture dating back to the mid-20th century, stunning natural beauty and sparkling pools. It offers the perfect mix of outdoor activities and relaxation without any obligation.
Palm Springs is a popular destination for LGBT travelers, naturists and other (well-off) non-conformists, beyond the well-located pensioners and Sunbirds and snowbirds.
The Palm Springs International Airport is just 3 km from the city center and is a modern airport. Almost all major American airlines fly to the airport and it is also well equipped for private and business passengers.
On the street
Palm Springs is located directly on the I10, from Los Angeles it is about 100 miles away.
- 1 Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs Art Museum), 101 Museum Drive.
- 2 Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail.
- Palm Springs is located south of the Joshua Tree National Park, the route leads on the I10 about 50 miles east via Indio to the south entrance or about 50 miles northwest to I10 and Hwy 62 via Twentynine Palms to the north entrance.
- The National Park of Mt. San Jacinto invites you to go hiking. From there, take the Hwy 111 towards the Aerial Tramway. The Aerial Tramway is a cableway that, with a very good view over the valley, goes up to Mt. San Jacinto in ten minutes. Ticket USD 24 (as of 2019).