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Enjoy the differences between Coachella Valley’s desert cities



Indian Wells is a society maven’s haven.

David Lee

Highway 111 is your roadway into one of the liveliest travel destinations on the West Coast. Coachella Valley offers family fun, a romantic wedding backdrop, magnificent shopping, as well as a cutting-edge arts and culture community. Travel through our nine cities to fall in love with Greater Palm Springs.


Palm Springs California

Enjoy the midcentury modern décor of Palm Springs.

Palm Springs

Snowbirds, bombshells, and ratpackers: Marvel in the beauty of modern architecture in retro Palm Springs. Find spectacular vintage shopping, elegant hotels like the Ace Hotel & Swim Club — which hosts fun events including Sissy Bingo and For the Record — and the Renaissance and Hilton Hotels, which have been home base to White Party and Dinah Shore Weekend.

 

Indian Wells, California

Experience the fun of the BNP Paribas Open

Indian Wells

Tennis anyone? Take in the BNP Paribas Open each spring in this tony, country club-laden region. Its manicured, palm tree-lined streets and sprawling homes are the epitome of
classic luxury.

 

Desert Hot Springs, California

Fall in love with the spas located in rustic Desert Hot Springs

The Spring Resort and Spa

Desert Hot Springs

It’s the rustic, hidden gem of the desert. Journey here for outstanding day spas, including the exotic El Morocco Inn & Spa, and The Spring Resort and Day Spa.

 

Palm Desert, California

Shop El Paseo for chic designer brands

Palm Desert

Get your shop on in this chic and elegant retail district. El Paseo has long been called “the Beverly Hills of the Coachella Valley,” but it’s so much more. Head to the Gardens on El Paseo for favorites such as the Apple Store and Juicy Couture, or The Shops on El Paseo for luxury brands such as Burberry, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci.

 

Indio - Coachella, California

Indio and Coachella are synonymous with Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

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Indio | Coachella

These up-and-coming areas are thriving landscapes for the indie set. Indio and Coachella are best known for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Io Echo, Local Natives, and Tame Impala have played the lineup in years past.

 

Rancho Mirage, California

Sunnylands hosts dignitaries and public figures.

Rancho Mirage

Golfers, politicos, socialites, and the local gentry roam free in historical Rancho Mirage. Even President Obama enjoyed its charms when he met with China’s President Xi on the grounds of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in June 2013. Take in a game on the links at any of the picturesque, landscaped golf courses and country clubs.

 

La Quinta, California

La Quinta boasts Mediterranean charm and nouveau chic.

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La Quinta

Family-friendly entertainment reigns supreme in La Quinta. Head to Old Town La Quinta for unforgettable dining experiences at Cork and Fork, or delight at fabulous works of art at La Quinta Arts Festival, voted the best arts festival in the United States.

 

Joshua Tree, California

Hike, bike, or marvel at the sights in Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree

Hike, bike, or just have a look-see at this dynamic national park. Scientists, artists, celebrities, nature enthusiasts, and adrenaline junkies flock here to breathe in the fresh air or to “go off the grid.”

 

Cathedral City, California

Find family fun and Latin charm in Cathedral City.

Chris Miller

Cathedral City

Cathedral City is the desert’s eclectic mixed bag. Find everything from movie theaters like the Ultra Star Mary Pickford and IMAX to the Perez Road Art and Design District. Hunt for excellent automotive deals at Cathedral City Auto Center. You’ll also love this area’s diversity, including its many Latino shops and restaurants.

 

Idyllwild, California

Idyllwild is an idyllic artists’ retreat in the mountains.

Idyllwild 

Calling all artists: Experience the beauty and elegance of this artists’ retreat, nestled in the cozy, tree-laden mountains. Idyllwild residents are known for their artistic expression and liberal thinking. Just ask any attendee or parent of a student enrolled at Idyllwild Arts Academy.

 

Pioneertown, California

The west gets even wilder in scenic Pioneertown.

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Pioneertown

Welcome to the wild, wild west. This former movie set is located a stone’s throw from Yucca Valley, and is home to one of the coolest music venues in the area, Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. It also houses a slew of quaint antiques and consignment shops, and is a retreat for stuntmen, or those seeking privacy and respite from the rest of the desert.

 

Thousand Palms 

Tough guys and rocker chicks love this area for its fun and edgy vibe. Bars such as Plan B also color the local landscape.

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