Palm Springs is a very well-known resort city in the Coachella Valley. Located approximately 82 miles from Big Bear, 107 miles east of Los Angeles and 123 miles northeast of San Diego. Palm Springs covers approximately 94 square miles, making it the largest city in the county by land and area. Palm Springs is desired for biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming and tennis. This city is also famous for its mid-century modern architecture and design elements. Of the 33 neighborhoods, 7 have historical and cultural significance. This destination city is world renowned for some of the best hotels including the Parker Palm Springs, The Ace Hotel & Swim Club, The Saguaro, Avalon Hotel and Bungalows, and Hard Rock Hotel. Since the 1920s.