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La Quinta

California is the most populous state of the United States. Located on the Pacific coast of North America, it is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California is known for its pleasant climate and ethnically diverse population. The name California is most commonly believed derived from a storied paradise peopled by black Amazons and ruled by Queen Califia.

La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. The population was 23,694 inhabitants at the 2000 census. It is growing at a rate of approximately 110 percent every ten years, making it one of the fastest growing cities in California. The Robb Report credits La Quinta as the nation's leading golf destination. Among those destinations is the La Quinta Resort and Club, a resort dating to 1926 and famous as the spot in which director Frank Capra penned the screenplay of Lost Horizon.

The area of La Quinta was first established in the early 16th century by Spanish conquistadores under the command of Captain Juan Bautista D'Anza, as the fifth resting point for travelers along the route from present-day Mexico to the San Gabriel Missions. The city enjoys a healthy tourism industry, especially during the cooler winter months in which snowbird tourists arrive.

La Quinta is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California.

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