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Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 55mi east of San Bernardino, 107mi east of Los Angeles, 123mi northeast of San Diego, and 268mi west of Phoenix, Arizona. The population was 44,552 as of the 2010 census. Palm Springs covers approximately, making it the largest city in the county by land area.Biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis in the nearby desert and mountain areas are major forms of recreation in Palm Springs. The city is also famous for its mid-century modern architecture and design elements.HistoryFoundingNative American settlementArchaeological research has shown that the Cahuilla people have lived in the area for the past 350–500 years. The Cahuilla name for the area was "Se-Khi" (boiling water). When the Agua Caliente Reservation was established by the United States government in 1896, the reservation land was composed of alternating sections (640 acres) of land laid out across the desert in a checkerboard pattern. The alternating non-reservation sections were granted to the Southern Pacific Railroad as an incentive to bring rail lines through the open desert.
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Where to stay in Palm Springs

The downtown area centering on Indian Canyon Drive offers plenty of accommodations, with trendy boutiques, eco-friendly hotels, and contemporary resort-style options offering onsite pools, hip bars, and glamorous restaurants. Golf resorts to the southeast cater to active vacationers. For less expensive options with lots of privacy, consider rental properties in the residential areas.
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