Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA, USA

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 55 mi (89 km) east of San Bernardino, 107 mi (172 km) east of Los Angeles, 123 mi (198 km) northeast of San Diego, and 268 mi (431 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona. The population was 44,552 as of the 2010 census. Palm Springs covers approximately 94 square miles (240 km2), making it the largest city in the county by land area.

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Moments at Palm Springs
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Fireworks in Palm Springs

As we continued our search for a good restaurant to eat at for the 4th (most of the places we wanted to try were closed for the holiday), we came across a parking lot that had a view of the fireworks being set off in Palm Springs. When we were eating our ice cream at Lappert's, we had noticed loud popping noises but had associated it with the construction going on in the building next to us.

The parking lot serviced the main downtown area and was conveniently empty. We were both surprised at how many people were walking around the streets in Palm Spring as we did not think of Palm Springs as being a major hot spot for the 4th. Overall, the fireworks were pretty good but nothing really to write home about. I guess it's unfair to judge it since we saw them from afar without any musical accompaniment.