La Quinta is a resort community in Coachella Valley, 23 miles south of the better-known Palm Springs. Its main claim to fame is as a leading golf resort with some of the top championship courses in the U.S. With its mild dry winters, holiday rentals in La Quinta are always highly sought after.
Golf at La Quinta is a prime attraction and visitors can enjoy a round on the prestigious PGA courses. There are more than 20 golf courses in the area which host several golf tournaments. The PGA West Golf Course is nestled in the Santa Rosa Mountains which make a spectacular backdrop to this desert area. Jeep tours can be taken into the mountains and to see the fault line known as the San Andreas Fault. There is no need to cook during your stay in La Quinta holiday villas. Dining out in the area is a popular pastime with many restaurants owned by celebrity residents such as golfer Arnold Palmer and actor Clint Eastwood. La Quinta Arts Festival takes place every March and is a popular open air event.
La Quinta town centre has a good selection of shops and retail centres, following in the footsteps of the successful Palm Desert nearby. The town also has a small city museum.The delightful main street of Palm Springs is very pleasant to spend time shopping and people-watching from the outdoor tables of upmarket restaurants and coffee shops. The hot thermal springs that gave the town its name are close to downtown Palm Springs. There are several health spas in the area which offer treatments using these health-restoring waters. Nearby Indian Canyon is the best place for hiking or taking a horseback ride through the canyon.
La Quinta has a desert climate with warm winters and hot summers. Although the average summer temperature is 89°F (32°C), temperatures above 108°F (42°C) are possible and sometimes they exceed 120°F (49°C). Typical of the desert climate, the daytime heat is quickly lost with darkness. Winters are very pleasant in La Quinta with highs ranging from 72-85° (22-29 °C). The area has 348 days of sunshine and less than five inches of total rainfall annually.
Holiday rentals in La Quinta are served by Palm Springs International (PSP) Airport which has regular flights from many American airlines particularly during the winter season which starts in October. It is a 21 mile drive from the airport to La Quinta along the I-10 or the quieter 111 Highway. For international travellers, the Los Angeles-Ontario (ONT) International Airport and the San Diego International (SAN) Airport are both within easy driving distance of this sunny destination.