With the natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains as its picture-perfect backdrop, La Quinta is the “Gem of the Desert” in California, located just 130 miles east of Los Angeles on the desert floor of the Coachella Valley. The city’s roots began in 1926, when Hollywood legends like Greta Garbo and Clark Gable escaped to the private seclusion of luxurious retreats—particularly La Quinta Hotel (now La Quinta Resort & Club). Decades later, and the city has something for everyone!

It’s readily apparent that golf is a favorite activity in La Quinta. In fact the city is even billed as the leading golf destination in the United States by the luxury lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report.

Other outdoor recreational pursuits include hiking in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, biking along the Cove Oasis Trailhead or simply meandering through the Fred Wolff Bear Creek Nature Preserve. No matter what you decided to do, the city’s year-round sunshine means that you can explore the great outdoors each and very day.

There’s also great dining and shopping in The Village (La Quinta’s downtown commercial district) or along the Highway 111 commercial corridor, as well as renowned special events like the Humana Challenge and the La Quinta Arts Festival.