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Palm Springs, California, Usa

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Palm Springs Overview

Palm Springs is not just a place to spot celebrities; it’s also home to five-star restaurants, amazing specialty shops and luxurious spas.  It offers a superb nightlife and the chance to participate in a range of different activities.  And with its sublime California weather, you can plan your visit for any time of the year.

Palm Springs is renowned for its excellent golf courses.  And best of all you can choose from more than 127 of them.  Other fun things available to visitors are tennis, swimming, horseback riding and hiking. 

Located just over 100 miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is blessed with almost 360 days of sunshine and a dry climate attributed to the scenic mountains that surround the valley.  Rain is scarce, making it always ideal for taking advantage of the outdoors.   
Tourists can even plan on a winter time visit as temperatures are moderate and comfortable. 

This beautiful location boasts outstanding modern architecture.  Out of towners can visit landmarks that have graced the city with their presence for decades.  Nature is also a major part of the attractions. 

Among the most visited are the San Jacinto Mountains.  An aerial tramway gets you to the peak within a matter of minutes.  On a perfect day, the view can reach more than 200 miles and one can see the northern part of Las Vegas. 

Another venue unique to Palm Springs is the Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium.  No other place exhibits as many examples of desert flora as this one does.   

Sports fans will not be disappointed.  Though Palm Springs is not home to major teams it allows for travelers to take in an occasional game.  These usually feature a semi-pro league composed of college stars. 

And in Palm Springs there’s always a major event like the Pacific Life Open.  It’s one of the most important occasions in the world of tennis.  Other famous happenings include the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and boxing tournaments. 

The valley has seen celebrities come and go.  Important actors and musicians have made Palm Springs their permanent residence.  Among the iconic everyone remembers are Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. 

When you speak of icons, you can’t ignore the Palm Springs Follies.  This fantastic spectacle has performed for audiences since the 1930s featuring dance and song of the 30s, 40s and 50s.  And even more special is the fact that national acclaimed stars have joined the performance on many occasions. 

But world class acts are not the only thing that characterizes Palm Springs.  Outstanding restaurants make this a unique and sought after destination.  They’re venues of creative gastronomy by chefs who have circled the globe and brought the best with them.  A great number of these establishments have won awards for the high standards they have set in the dining scene. 

The same can be said about shopping.  Specialty boutiques stock exquisite merchandise and trendy fashion.  They exhibit the works of talented artisans and offer fine collectibles.

If you want to enjoy a world of culture, beauty and sophistication this is the place for you. 

 

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