Nestled in the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta occupies a special corner of the Coachella Valley. Some of the desert’s earliest tourists enjoyed the hospitality of the historic La Quinta Resort, which continues to attract both golfers and those who just want to escape to the sun in luxury. Visitors and locals alike make their way to Old Town La Quinta for everyday shopping and dining surrounded by traditional architecture. Next door to Old Town is the site of the yearly La Quinta Art Celebration, one of the valley’s oldest and best gatherings of artists and artisans from around the country. La Quinta is also home to many of the valley’s upscale golf course communities, several of which host The American Express PGA golf tournament, originally made famous by its celebrity host Bob Hope.