Desert Hot Springs, a beautiful and unique little city of spas and resorts just minutes from Palm Springs, nestled in the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park. Built over one of the world’s finest natural hot mineral water aquifers, Desert Hot Springs also boasts pure and delicious award-winning municipal drinking water, clean air, magnificent scenery, and easy access to all the events and attractions in the other Desert Resort Cities of the Coachella Valley.
Whether you’re coming to Desert Hot Springs to work, play, relax or purchase a home, we think you’ll be won over by our friendly small-town atmosphere. Our hotels and spas offer an incredible variety of massages and treatments to soothe and rejuvenate and visitors from as far away as Europe and Asia seek out our remarkable waters. For a wonderful weekend getaway, or a beautiful, affordable place to live, you'll discover something special in California's Spa City, Desert Hot Springs.
Desert Hot Springs, part of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts, is located 112 miles from Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
With warm, sunny, clear and dry days, winter visitors find the area most attractive. There are more than 330 days of sunshine per year. The summer months are warm, but comfortable due to the low humidity and elevation above the rest of the valley. Elevation of Desert Hot Springs is 1,185 feet.
Hot Springs Park, an educational park, which celebrates the city's namesake hot water and pristine drinking water, offers visitors and local residents the opportunity to view the actual progression of groundwater available to the community.
A wide range of other activities are also available to the Desert Hot Springs visitor. Hiking, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, sunning, shopping, sightseeing, bicycle riding, ballooning and horseback riding are all within easy reach of the Desert Hot Springs community. Museums, theatre, concerts and other cultural events are also available in the area.
Cabot's Pueblo Museum This 35- room adobe was built entirely by one man, Cabot Yerxa. Cabot Yerxa is considered to be the first homesteader in the area. L.W. Coffee, in 1932, was coaxed by Cabot Yerxa to move in to develop and sell land. July 12, 1941, L.W. Coffee claimed to be the originator, founder, and developer of Desert Hot Springs. Open Sat. 10: 00 am - 4:00 pm + Sun. Noon - 4:00 pm