Palm Springs is located in the southern part of the state of California and a city in Riverside County. It is situated at the foot of Mount San Jacinto which lies along the Coachella Valley. The area was originally settled and inhabited by the Cahuilla Indians. The area has also been known to the Spanish for it's hot springs and was then referred to as Agua Caliente which means Hot Water. It became a stage stop between Prescott, Arizona and Los Angeles in 1872. The Palm Valley Colony on the site was established, which was eventually later as the model desert resort. The boundaries of the city include parts of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Palm Springs was developed as a glamorous desert residence and resort that is being frequented by Hollywood film stars and celebrities and has been a favorite spot of college students for a vacation in the Los Angeles area. The area has arrays of fashionable restaurants and boutiques, luxurious hotels, and has a vast area for tennis, hiking, skiing, swimming, and especially golf.
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