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Home of Stunning Desert

Palms Springs, "Se-Khi" (Cahuilla for boiling water) was first and still is home of the Cahuilla Indians the “Agua Caliente” (Spanish for Hot Waters) Tribe. They have lived here for the past 500 years. Eventually a reservation was established in 1896, which covers 32,000 acres making them the largest landowners of the city. During the 1970’s it became a popular summer home for many retirees, making winter time a virtual ghost town. It was also a favorite of many celebrities who made this area their full time residence, such as Dina Shore, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and who cannot forget Sony Bono once Mayor of Palms Springs turned Senator.

Now it is still popular for its sun kiss sunshine, dry weather, and beautiful summer nights. Downtown is collective sorts of buildings ranging from the roaring 1920’s to today. Lots of history still can be found if your take the time to browse and literally look around up and down the main streets. You will never know what you may find. Lots of wonderful accommodations, many of those are historic, numerous dining establishments, shopping, museums, attractions and many yearly special events to enjoy.

Just keep in mind this is the desert so during the high summer season the heat can be extreme and winter months can steep into freezing. So dress accordingly and be sure to bring or have lots of fluids available.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much to see here!
  • Cons:Locals run red lights a lot and be careful in cross walks!
  • In a nutshell:Stunning desert views and load of history abounds.
  • Last visit to Palm Springs: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    That is a beautiful photo of the Agua Caliente Women Bronze Statue! I have never heard of Solar Trash Compactors before, sounds interesting.

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    I didn't realize that Palm Springs had so many things to see and do!

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Hi Dee, Thanks for visiting my Llandaff page. Great pics and tips here on an area I really know very little about - thanks for the info! :-)

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    I have known some that lived here when they had the money out in Newport Beach-not now. It is quite a place out in nowhere. NIce job of showing the sites.

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    LOVE the historical markers! One of my fav things when travelling. :) Have a great rest of the week!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Thank you to show me all what I have missed during my very short visit! Hiking Mount San Jacinto State Park looks awsome!

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Dee, wish you had some hotel tips to go with your great things to do tips. Might be heading down that way in March. Larry

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    You've got some good tips - ideas for our next trip here.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Excellent page, there certainly is plenty to see and do here! I have never been in a Revolving ariel tram, that would be quite interesting in itself.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Delightful tour bringing back great memories - going now to Palm Desert - hope to find Indian Canyon. Grazie, Dee <(•¿•)>


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