Palm Springs is a resort city in the desert region of Southern California.
It became a destination during the 1950s and 1960s when Hollywood movie stars flocked there for nearby relaxation and vacations.
Nowadays, the entire Palm Springs metro area is growing and offers entertainment for all ages, although the most common demographics still consists of retirees. Palm Springs offers indoor and outdoor activities. Known for its hiking, mid-century modern architecture, natural beauty, and sparkling pools, Palm Springs has the perfect blend of outdoor activities and casual relaxation. Rain is rare, so the weather is often very dry. Palm Springs has a high percentage of gay residents and is a favorite for gay travellers, and also naturist communities.
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