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Palm Springs OVERVIEW
Sunny skies, sun-burnt mountains, days lazing by the pool or challenging a golf course—Palm Springs is an enjoy-yourself kind of destination. It has little industry except tourism—and that’s the way everyone likes it. Most of the locals vacationed here first before moving in permanently. That’s why you’ll find most everyone is smiling, friendly and eager for visitors to share the good things a Palm Springs vacation has to offer. And there are plenty of good things. Whatever your pleasure, be it hiking, tennis, golf, swimming, sightseeing, shopping, museum-hopping or bar-hopping, you’ll find it here. Going out to dinner is a way of life, from the best of gourmet to greasy spoons. And if you’re into mid-century-modern architecture, this is as good as it gets. If you don’t want to do anything, that’s fine, too. Why else would Palm Springs’ resorts build such inviting pools? Just to be clear: this is a desert resort. It’s shaded by the sun-kissed San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains, but the ...See More dry desert sands of the Coachella Valley spread out for miles. If you want a brief change of scene, let the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway whisk you to the alpine heights of Mount San Jacinto.  See Less
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