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Courtesy of the Desert Sun

Sunshine, swimming pools, hiking trails, shopping and dining for all budgets make the Coachella Valley – and Palm Springs especially – a prime spot for spring break vacationers.

Hometogo.com, a vacation rental search engine, ranks Palm Springs No. 7 among California’s top 11 spring break destinations.

Vacation rental users in Palm Springs will spend an estimated $19.2 million during each week of spring break, which spans about six weeks, from March 4 through April 15, said Dominic Walker, inbound marketing, and PR manager for Hometogo.

Vacation rental users in Palm Springs will spend an estimated $19.2 million during each week of spring break, which spans about six weeks, from March 4 through April 15, said Dominic Walker, inbound marketing, and PR manager for Hometogo.

Based on advanced bookings, Hometogo put peak times for Palm Springs at March 4-11, March 11-18 and April 1-8.

Once a haven for rowdy college kids who would turn downtown Palm Springs into a parade of bikinis, motorcycles, pickup trucks and convertibles, the city today is becoming known as the “new capital of cool” for spring break vacationers, said Mary Jo Ginther, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism director.

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