California – Palm Springs

Die Stadt Palm Springs, in einem Wüstental 100 Meilen östlich von Los Angeles, ist seit langem das Winterversteck der Filmstars und der reichen Kalifornier, die die Wärme und der ganzjährigen Sonnenschein hier her zieht. Zahlreiche Golfplätze, exklusive Geschäfte und hervorragende Restaurants sind genau das Richtige für das verwöhnte Publikum.

Palm Springs and its neighboring communities are all located on Highway 10 and the parallel thoroughfare known as Highway 111. It is also known as Palm Canyon Drive.

Years ago, Palm Springs was the weekend resort for many famous Hollywood movie stars and movie stars. Already at the time of the silent films, this was the place where the rich and famous wanted to escape the filthy air and city bustle in Los Angeles. Many Hollywood personalities built elegant pompous mansions in the desert of Palm Springs. Some of these fantastic Villlen are still there, reminiscent of the great time in Hollywood. Many streets, boulevards and city buildings still bear the names of famous residents such as Frank Sinatra Way, Dinah Shore Way, Gene Autry Path and the Bob Hope Cultural Center.

Palm Springs was born from a small desert bath. All around, there are other places like Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Indio. The route on Route 111 is dotted with many elegant big houses, lush green golf courses and elegant shopping centers with fine designer shops and expensive restaurants. Palm Springs is known as the resort for rich seniors.

There is a very large selection of accommodation in Palm Springs. You can find elegant holiday hotels that offer large rooms with all the comforts. But there are also enough cheap hotels. There are even a number of very reasonably priced motels. The main attractions in Palm Springs are the weather, the golf courses and the elegant resort hotels. The temperatures can be quite hot in summer and cool in winter, but on the whole it is very pleasant all year round. Rain is rare and the sun shines all year on a cloudless blue sky. January to May are usually very pleasant months with less tourist flows.

Golf is played all year round and there are more than a hundred places in the area. To irrigate the golf courses more than 4 million liters of water are consumed every day. Swimming pools and tennis courts are as numerous as the palm trees in this area.


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