Palm Springs (Cahuilla: Se-Khi) is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 55 mi (89 km) east of San Bernardino, 107 mi (172 km) east of Los Angeles, 123 mi (198 km) northeast of San Diego, and 268 mi (431 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona. The population was 44,552 as of the 2010 census. Palm Springs covers approximately 94 square miles (240 km2), making it the largest city in the county by land area.
I came to Palm Springs for a visit and decided to stay. The people are friendly and warm and welcoming. It truly felt like home from the beginning.
Palm Springs has long been known as a vacation destination to Hollywood stars, Marilyn Monroe was said to be discovered at the legendary Racquet Club (unfortunately, now closed and left derelict). Palm Springs boasts many tourist attractions: the Tramway, Art museum, Living Desert and many antique boutiques. Palm Springs while extremely LGBT friendly is also very family friendly. Whatever you want from a tourist destination you can find here. A short commute to Los Angeles and the beaches of the Pacific coast and the ski resorts of the local mountains, Palm Springs is truly a gem and worth the visit.