Palm Springs is the desert playground of California. Once a tiny outpost in the desert, movie stars started arriving in the 1930’s – first for partying, later as residents. The main roads are named after Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Gene Autry and Gerald Ford, offer clear clues about how this resort community was popularized.
There really are thousands of palm trees lining the boulevards. Known for golfing, there are 90+ courses here, transforming the desert into manicured greens with many retirement communities nearby.