About 180 km east of Los Angeles lies the city of Palm Springs, a desert oasis surrounded by mountains. Blessed with a mild climate, the city continues to develop as a desert resort, where mid-century modern mansions, stylish hotels, and restaurants line the streets lined with tall palm trees. Golf, hot springs, trails, and other resort-like pleasures in the great outdoors are also available.
Greater Palm Springs
The Coachella Valley in southern California is a vast plain approximately 72 km long and 24 km wide, surrounded by 3,000-meter-high mountains. The nine cities in this region, collectively known as Greater Palm Springs, are a major winter resort area that takes advantage of the mild desert climate. The area hosts a variety of events each year, including film and music festivals, as well as a wide range of activities that allow visitors to enjoy the great outdoors, such as golf and hiking.