Indio, CA

While it’s undeniable that the inaugural Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival put the vibrant city of Indio on the world stage in 1999, there’s so much more to do and see than listen to the hottest bands on the planet in Greater Palm Springs’ exciting and most populous oasis.Coachella Music Festival

First off, there’s the Stagecoach country music festival, which shares the same setting as “Coachella” on the lush grounds of the Empire Polo Club (also the home of thrilling winter polo matches, which are open to spectators and tailgaters for free). These two musical extravaganzas – alongside other popular events such as the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Southwest Arts Festival, Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show, Polo & Wine Festival, and International Tamale Festival – earned Indio its nickname of City of Festivals and draw more than one million visitors annually.

Other beloved attractions include Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the Coachella Valley History Museum and its new Date Museum, the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center, and the Cabazon Cultural Museum.

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