Introduction to Desert Hot Springs, California
Desert Hot Springs, California, in Riverside county, is 30 miles NE of Hemet, California (center to center) and 51 miles E of Riverside, California.The city is considered part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area.
Desert Hot Springs History
Cabot Yerxa, the first homesteader in the area, arrived in the year 1913. He first discovered hot water on Miracle Hill. Due to the San Andreas Fault dividing the hill, one side of the hill has cold water, the other has hot. The town was later founded by L. W. Coffee on July 12, 1941. The original town site was centered at the junction of Palm Drive and Pierson Blvd and was only one square mile. The area was named Desert Hot Springs because of the area's natural hot springs. The incorporation date of Desert Hot Springs was September 17, 1963.
Desert Hot Springs and nearby Attractions
- Cabot's Pueblo Museum.
- Aerial Tramway Palm Spring.
- Palm Springs Desert Museum.
- Peoples Park.
- Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.
- Cabot's Museum.
Things To Do In Desert Hot Springs
Home of Cabot Yerxa is a must-visit place for those who are interested in history and folk architecture. There are also many good museums in the city that are worth visiting. The city is home to many lovely parks and recreation centers which regularly organize varieties of events for the people. These are good places to relax with family members and friends.
Desert Hot Springs Transportation
The city is served by Palm Springs International airport.
Desert Hot Springs Higher Education
College of the Desert serves the city.