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Palm Springs Facts & Information

Location Southeast California
Climate Generally mild winters and hot summers; low humidly makes the temperatures bearable
Land Area 94 square miles
Population 45,228
Persons Over 65 26.2%
Female Persons 48.1%
Ethnic Groups White 78.3%, Black 3.9%, American Indian 0.9%, Asian 3.8%
Housing Units 30,823
Median Household Income $35,973
Description of Flag Flag of Nevada
California Flag The lower half of the Arizona flag is a blue field and the upper half divided into thirteen equal segments, seven red and six light yellow. In the center of the flag is a copper colored star with 5 points. The red and the blue are the same shades as the flag of the United States of America, and it measures four feet high and six feet wide. The copper star represents Arizona as the largest producer of copper in the United States.

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Palm Springs Culture

Palm Springs is a haven for those celebrities wishing for a little privacy. Many retire to this community for relaxation, good weather and plenty of resorts. Therefore, this is quite a resort town with a mix of tourists and retirees.

However, the city’s culture lies in the game of golf. Palm Springs is surrounded with golf courses and is

known as the Golf Capital of the World. With more than 100 courses, it means there is more than one golf course for every one-and-a-half miles in the 150-square mile area. Without golf, the population would drop 90 percent.

Of the 3 million visitors each year, 1.2 million come to play golf or to observe the many world-class tournaments, such as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Frank Sinatra Celebrity Tournament or the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Most housing developments and hotels are being built surrounding golf courses.


Palm Springs Shopping

The numerous resorts in Palm Springs offers plenty of shopping venues, including art galleries, malls, salons, department stores and street fairs. You will be able to find anything you are looking for and then some.

If you are planning an afternoon of street shopping, Palm Springs offers entire streets dedicated to those

shopaholics. One street is El Paseo—you’ll feel like you just stepped onto the streets of Beverly Hills with such high fashion and upscale merchants. Although you may not be able to afford everything this street has to offer, you’ll definitely work up an appetite moving in and out of the boutiques in the hot desert sun. Luckily, countless dining spots along El Paseo await you.

If upscale shopping is not within your budget, Palm Springs offers a street fair at the College Desert Street Fair in Palm Desert every Saturday and Sunday. Vendors sell everything from homemade crafts, foods, and antiques. There is free admission and parking.

Palm Canyon Drive also offers outdoor shopping, perfect for souvenirs or picking up something special and unique. Every Thursday night from 6-10pm, this street closes to traffic for the Palm Springs VillageFest, a street fair featuring entertainment, arts and crafts. Definitely worth checking out.


Palm Springs Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Bananaz Grill 210 S. Palm Canyon Dr (760) 325-8839 Continental
 Ichiban 1201 East Palm Canyon Dr. (760) 318-1622 Japanese
 Del Rio's Taqueria Grill 125 E Tahquitz Way (760) 778-5391 Mexican
 Roppongi 401 E. Amado Rd. (760) 883-1060 Asian
 Al dente Trattoria Toscana 491 North Palm Canyon Dr. (760) 325-1160 Italian
 Le Vallauris 385 west tahquitz Canyon way (760) 325-5059 French
 Thai Smile Restaurant 651 N Palm Canyon Dr (760) 320-5503 Thai
 The Grill Riviera Resort (760) 327-8311 Californian
 Magie's Ristorante 333 N Palm Canyon Dr (760) 322-2818 Italian
 The Falls Prime Steakhouse 55 S. Palm Canyon Dr. (760) 416-8664 Steak
 Asahi Sushi Bar 330 N Palm Canyon Dr (760) 323-0920 Japanese
 Cedar Creek Inn 1555 S Palm Canyon Dr (760) 325-7300 American
 Agua Bar & Grille 100 N. Indian Canyon Dr. (760) 778-1515 Continental
 Johannes 196 S. Indian Canyon Dr (760) 778-0017 Contemporary
 El Mirasol 140 E. Palm Canyon Dr. (760) 323-0721 Mexican
 Citron 415 South Belardo Rd. (760) 320-4117 Californian
 The Terrace Hilton Palm Springs Resort (760) 320-6868 American
 Kalura Trattoria Italiana 124 S. Palm Canyon Dr. (760) 323-4748 Italian
 Lyons English Grill 233 E Palm Canyon Dr (760) 327-1551 English
 Prime Chop House 262 S. Palm Canyon (760) 320-4500 Steakhouse


Palm Springs Travel Guides
 Frommer's Palm Springs
 Lonely Planet Palm Springs
 Let's Go Palm Springs
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