La Quinta

La Quinta

Largely surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta offers a distinctive backdrop for such world-class events as the Humana Challenge (formerly Bob Hope Classic) at SilverRock Resort’s Arnold Palmer Classic Course, and La Quinta Arts Festival. The city’s fairy tale story began in the 1920s with the creation of La Quinta Resort & Club, which now includes restaurants, golf courses, tennis courts, a spa, and more. Old Town La Quinta, located within La Quinta Village, is alive with sidewalk cafés, concerts, art shows, a weekly organic farmers market, and more. La Quinta Museum features traveling and historical exhibits, and La Quinta Public Library boasts one of the top circulations in Riverside County. The city is known for arts and culture, natural beauty, and an Old World atmosphere with a distinctly 21st century focus on health and wellness.

Largely surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta offers a distinctive backdrop for such world-class events as the Humana Challenge (formerly Bob Hope Classic) at SilverRock Resort’s Arnold Palmer Classic Course, and La Quinta Arts Festival. The city’s fairy tale story began in the 1920s with the creation of La Quinta Resort & Club, which now includes restaurants, golf courses, tennis courts, a spa, and more. Old Town La Quinta, located within La Quinta Village, is alive with sidewalk cafés, concerts, art shows, a weekly organic farmers market, and more. La Quinta Museum features traveling and historical exhibits, and La Quinta Public Library boasts one of the top circulations in Riverside County. The city is known for arts and culture, natural beauty, and an Old World atmosphere with a distinctly 21st century focus on health and wellness.

Tips & Fast Facts

  • Frank Capra wrote the screenplay for Lost Horizon at La Quinta Resort & Club.
  • Merv Griffin’s estate sits on 40 acres and is available for party and event rentals.
  • La Quinta has 14 parks, including the Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, which features fishing, camping, picnicking, more than 25 golf courses (SilverRock Resort is the only public facility), and miles and miles of trails.
  • La Quinta’s commitment to public art is evidenced by the many installations throughout the city. In Old Town La Quinta, fi nd Art Under the Umbrellas once a month during season.

Timeline

1926 — La Quinta Resort & Club opens, putting the area on the map. The resort features more than 600 guest suites and casitas, 25 swimming pools, a deluxe spa, three golf courses, and tennis courts.

1982 — La Quinta is incorporated, making it the Coachella Valley’s youngest city.

2004 — Old Town La Quinta emerges as a central hub.

2005 — SilverRock Resort opens, featuring a championship municipal course, the Arnold Palmer Classic Course, home of the Bob Hope Classic beginning in 2009

2010 — The Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center opens, giving East Valley residents access to a 92,000-square-foot medical complex that offers urgent care, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, radiation, and oncology services.

 

source: Palm Springs Life