“Located in the Sonoran desert of Southern California at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Palm Springs has attracted visitors for generations.

First, the Cahuilla Indians were drawn to the region for its plentiful shade and water (including the hot springs that give the city its name). Later, it became a popular retreat for movie stars who sought to escape the spotlight of Los Angeles but were bound by contracts to remain within a two-hour drive of the studios. Since then, the city’s laid-back vibe has enticed sun-seekers, snowbirds and celebrities for a century.

Today, Palm Springs is one of the nine cities that make up the Greater Palm Springs area, and it’s surrounded by scenic mountain ranges and clusters of palm trees. Whether you’re craving outdoor adventure in the Mesa neighborhood or vintage shopping at the Uptown Design District, you’ll find both restaurants and lodging to inspire your stay…”

[Read the full article at lonelyplanet.com]