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La Quinta Overview

La Quinta, situated in the Coachella Valley of Southern California, is a picturesque desert city known for its stunning mountain views, championship golf courses, and luxurious resorts. Originally inhabited by the Cahuilla people, the area saw Spanish colonization in the 18th century before becoming part of the United States in the mid-19th century. However, it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that La Quinta began to emerge as a prominent destination, with the development of upscale residential communities and recreational amenities attracting affluent residents and visitors seeking a serene desert lifestyle. 

Today, La Quinta is renowned for its world-class golf facilities, including the PGA West golf resort, as well as its vibrant arts scene, upscale shopping districts, and scenic hiking trails in the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains. With its blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and cultural attractions, La Quinta offers residents and visitors alike an idyllic desert escape in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

La Quinta History

La Quinta’s history is interwoven with the Coachella Valley’s natural wonders and the ingenuity of its inhabitants. The Cahuilla Indians, skilled desert dwellers, were the first known residents, calling it the “Land of Eternal Sun” for its warm climate. Evidence of their settlements and traditions can still be found in the region.
The post-World War II era saw significant growth and development in La Quinta, spurred by its favorable climate and scenic surroundings. The establishment of championship golf courses, such as the PGA West resort, attracted affluent residents and visitors seeking a tranquil desert lifestyle. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century, La Quinta continued to flourish as a premier destination in the Coachella Valley, offering a blend of upscale amenities, outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions. Today, La Quinta stands as a testament to its storied past and dynamic growth, providing residents and visitors alike with an unparalleled desert experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Southern California.



  • Cliffhouse
  • Adobe Grill
  • Okura Sushi
  • KiKi’s
  • Lavender Bistro
  • Enzo’s
  • Stuffed Pizza
  • Arnold Palmer’s
  • DSRT Club
  • Casa Mendoza
  • Chula

Top Coffee Shops

  • Chula

Cool Bars/Speakeasy

  • Kiki’s

Activities to do

  • The American Express Golf Tournament
  • Coachella Festival
  • Stagecoach Festival
  • Power Trip Festival