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Set in the picturesque Coachella Valley, Indio boasts spectacular panoramas with distant foothills, soft blue skies, and easy access to phenomenal golf courses and other outdoor activities. Known as the “City of Festivals”, Indio has annual festivals that celebrate Native American culture, hot air ballooning, art, and food.

The Coachella Valley is home to golf-happy communities like Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. A unique combination of year-round temperate weather, distinctive desert and mountain terrain, and exceptionally high maintenance standards rewards golfers with fantastic play experiences in and near Indio. The Indio golf menu, please: Heading the list of places to tee... more

Set in the picturesque Coachella Valley, Indio boasts spectacular panoramas with distant foothills, soft blue skies, and easy access to phenomenal golf courses and other outdoor activities. Known as the “City of Festivals”, Indio has annual festivals that celebrate Native American culture, hot air ballooning, art, and food.

The Coachella Valley is home to golf-happy communities like Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. A unique combination of year-round temperate weather, distinctive desert and mountain terrain, and exceptionally high maintenance standards rewards golfers with fantastic play experiences in and near Indio. The Indio golf menu, please: Heading the list of places to tee up are The Golf Club at Terra Lago, Eagle Falls Golf Course, Indio Golf Course, and Indian Palms Country Club.

A fun family-oriented activity is the Shields Date Farm, a great educational experience where you can learn how dates are grown and sample a date shake. To learn more about the area, visit the Coachella Valley History Museum on Miles Avenue.

If you like to wager, Indio is home to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, which has 2,000 slots and video poker and 40 table games, including bingo.

Popular Indio festivals include the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in February, The Coachella Valley Stagecoach Country Festival in April, and the Indio International Tamale Festival in December.

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Shield's Date Farm
Shield's Date Farm
Attraction type: Farms
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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Spectacular casino located 35 minutes from Palm Springs, complete with Vegas-like shows.
Attraction type: Casinos
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Eldorado Polo Club
Eldorado Polo Club
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Coachella Valley History Museum
Coachella Valley History Museum
Owner description: The museum campus contains the Smiley-Tyler House, a 1926 adobe home which houses the main exhibits; the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse; and the Date Museum. Also, the spacious... more Owner description: The museum campus contains the Smiley-Tyler House, a 1926 adobe home which houses the main exhibits; the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse; and the Date Museum. Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens, including a Memorial Date Garden, a Japanese Garden, the Jardin Del Desierto, and the oldest Cork Oak tree in the Coachella Valley. Other highlights include our Submarine house, a Blacksmith shop, various farming equipment, and the Museum's archives.Visit us to learn about the history of the Coachella Valley from the story of early Native American communities to the present. The Coachella Valley History Museum is open the beginning of October to the end of May from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1pm to 4 on Sunday. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Riverside County Fairgrounds
Riverside County Fairgrounds
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Tkb Bakery & Deli
Tkb Bakery & Deli
Ranked #1 of 127 Restaurants in Indio
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Pueblo Viejo Grill
Pueblo Viejo Grill
Ranked #2 of 127 Restaurants in Indio
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Shields Date Garden
Shields Date Garden
Ranked #3 of 127 Restaurants in Indio
Price: $5 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El Mexicali Cafe
El Mexicali Cafe
Ranked #4 of 127 Restaurants in Indio
Price: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pom
Pom
Ranked #5 of 127 Restaurants in Indio
Price:
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN Date Tree Hotel
2.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Date Tree Hotel
$85 - $254
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
3.5 of 5
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
$112 - $249
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indio
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indio
$94 - $273
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

WorldMark Indio
3.0 of 5
WorldMark Indio
$148 - $321
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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Indian Palms Vacation Club
2.5 of 5
Indian Palms Vacation Club
$109 - $543
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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Indian Palms Country Club & Resort
3.0 of 5
Indian Palms Country Club & Resort
$110 - $359
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4.0 of 5
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
$169 - $1,236
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in La Quinta
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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
$178 - $827
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Indian Wells
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The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
$265 - $835
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Rancho Mirage
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