La Quinta Travel Guide

  • City Seal
    City Seal
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  • Old Town
    Old Town
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  • Old Town
    Old Town
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La Quinta Things to Do

  • Veterans Monument

    There is this interesting, and unique, monument to the countries veterans in the Civic Center Campus.

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  • Art Under the Umbrellas

    The La Quinta Arts Foundation hosts "Art Under the Umbrellas" in Old Town on selected Saturdays between October and April. The festival showcases the art of over 70 local ard area artists

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  • Art Walk

    There are 35 pieces of art located in the Civic Center Campus and throughout La Quinta. You can get a map of the locations at the La Quinta City Hall or download one from the website. Or you can just explore and discover them on your own.

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La Quinta Restaurants

  • Worth the price... maybe

    A top-tier restaurant on the grounds of La Quinta Resort. My wife and I ate here in December of 2006. Expect very good food and expect to pay a lot for it. But ask if there are any large parties in advance!The service is what you would expect, friendly and attentive, but I thought a little pompous as well. The real attraction here is the food. The...

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  • Above Average

    My wife and I ate here with another couple in Dec. 2006. The food was generally very good, the Mahi Mahi was great. However one of our party got a steamed pork dish that was extremely dry - probably best to stay clear of that one.Although the food was good, the dining room itself was quite noisy. Being in the main dining hall, the din of the other...

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    4 Hotels in La Quinta

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La Quinta Local Customs

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    Rolls Royce

    by Basaic Written Dec 22, 2012

    One of the locals I talked to implied that La Quinta is the poor area of the Coachella Valley. I guess that is a relative term as it looked pretty affluent to me. I saw several very expensive cars, like this Rolls and even a guy playing guitar for food who took a break to talk on a cellphone.

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La Quinta Warnings and Dangers

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    by Flyboy9MR Written May 29, 2004

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    Play golf in the morning if you can't stand the heat. No fun getting heat stroke if you're here to enjoy yourself. I can stand the heat, but do drink water non-stop to keep hydrated. It's not the exercise, it's just being out in the sun and temperature. Most good courses in Palm Springs area will provide a cooler with ice/water and cups for you. Bring cash - carts come around once in a long while to sell you beverages. Wear a good hat that allows ventillation - wear sunscreen on all exposed surfaces.

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La Quinta Sports & Outdoors

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    by Flyboy9MR Written May 29, 2004

    Interesting but not super difficult golf courses all over! 5 to choose from with La Quinta Resort: 3 PGA West courses, and 2 La Quinta courses. I played both LQ and PGA West Norman in a 3 day weekend. Had the course to myself for 2! Pete Dye and other famous architects responsible for these courses. Nearby, MANY MANY other options - reasonable Indian Springs, popular Indian Wells, Trilogy, Landmark, etc... etc... Fun, challenging, relaxing. And if you can't afford full price golf here - and don't mind the heat - play special rates everywhere with mid afternoon tee time! I'm talking less than 1/2 price! Weekday specials everywhere too! Of these 5, I've played 4 of them now. Order of favorites: TPC Stadium, LQ Mountain, Norman, LQ Dunes.

    Equipment: Bring your own - why rent clubs? (but they rent if you need them). Bring sunscreen! You're in a cart a lot, but the sun is intense. Bring a good hat - I like visors or full rim hats with plenty of ventillation. No caps here - too stuffy. Sun glasses help too - but don't get them too dark if you're playing Mountina (a few holes in shade of mountain).

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La Quinta Favorites

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    by Basaic Written Dec 22, 2012

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    Favorite thing: La Quinta is a small city of about 38,000 (up a huge 58% since 2000) located in the southern end of the Coachella Valley in a pocket surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains. The city facilities are very pretty and located around a park called the Civic Center Campus. The library is a good place to get more information about the town and its attractions, check your e-mail and catch up with the latest on VT. La Quinta is much more relaxed and the people seemed friendlier than some of the rest of the valley.

    Fondest memory: I hit "Old Town" La Quinta during an art fair. Lots of fun. So was the Hogsbreath Inn.

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