It's a sophisticated world of unforgettable resorts, gourmet restaurants, couture fashions and first class meeting facilities. And it's also a charming and friendly destination remarkably easy to get to know. As a matter of fact, it's impossible to get lost - you just have to point yourself at the mountains; they are never out of view. Where ever you go there's usually a parking space right in front, or you can just toss the keys to an efficient valet. Amiable waiters remember you name and helpful shopkeepers - often the owners of the establishment - give you extra special attention.
When you arrive in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities of the Coachella Valley, you have reached a 640-square-mile vacation paradise, a business getaway and a great place to play.
Desert Hot Springs
No misnomer here. Naturally occurring mineral waters bubble and percolate to the surface in this get-away-from-it-all destination. Not surprisingly, spas rule in Desert Hot Springs. You can calm and renew in polished marble resorts, retro-hip motels or ulta-exclusive celebrity retreats.
Playtime comes to mind when Cathedral City is discussed. Movie theaters, amusement parks, miniature golf courses and ball fields guarantee family-friendly fun. Big kids can comb off-the-beaten-path consignment shops during the day, and in the evening explore the nightlife — where there’s something for everyone.
Where else could you find a major intersection comprised of Bob Hope Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive? It speaks volumes about this star-studded town. The Betty Ford Center isn’t the only celebrity draw in this especially pretty place: Country clubs, resorts, a glamorous casino and a new movie/restaurant complex, with its own river, add to the allure.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that everything you’re looking for in a vacation can be found in Palm Desert. Want wilderness beauty? It’s all around. Great golf? Done! Broadway hits? Bravo! And, of course, Palm Desert is a shopping and dining wonderland.
Originally the local watering hotel for ancient tribesmen, Indian Wells now draws a more international crowd. The tennis facilities and golf courses of this meticulously manicured Eden play host to first-class tournaments and legendary athletes from all over the world. Indian Wells is so upscale, even Bill Gates has a place here.
Once upon a time, more than 50 years ago, there was Palm Springs and there was Indio, and there was nothing in between — except for one of the world’s best resorts. This now thriving town took its name from that still-operating elegant enclave. Today’s visitors live happily every after shopping, dining and playing the greatest golf in the world.
The valley’s largest and oldest city still celebrates its agricultural roots with festivals and fairs. But nowadays country clubs and golf courses mingle with date and orange groves. Indio’s sophistication shines through at its Vegas-worthy casino and posh polo fields.
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