Indian Wells: The Hidden Gem of California

Visitors beware, you won’t want to leave Indian Wells.



Indian Wells Golf Course

Indian Wells, California has long been recognized as one of the premier residential and resort destinations in North America. Within a two-hour drive of Southern California’s famed beaches and ski resorts, Indian Wells boasts 350 days of sunshine, an average annual temperature of 74 degrees, phenomenal sports facilities, four luxurious resort hotels, and wide-spread amenities.

Visitors are often so captivated by everything Indian Wells has to offer that they choose to make this sun-drenched city their permanent or seasonal home. Situated approximately 120 miles from Los Angeles and San Diego, with Santa Barbara only some 200 miles, Phoenix at about 250 miles, and Las Vegas just over 300 miles away, Indian Wells is the perfect center point to some of the West’s favorite destinations.An aerial view of Indian Wells California

Guests and residents alike are continually lured to the many amenities Indian Wells offers, including four world-class resorts, Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, a variety of cultural programs, impressive resident benefits, and much more. Indeed, idyllic Indian Wells offers an experience that truly elicits a state of overall well-being.

Since hosting the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells has become globally renowned. The tennis stadium is the second largest in the world. It’s built on 89 acres and has 16,100 seats and 22 courts. Last year’s event drew 431,000 tennis fans. Combine that with sunny blue skies, sensational temperatures and world class golfing and Indian Wells has become a choice destination to visit or live.Tennis tournament at Indian Wells

It’s not only the tennis and golf that brings people to the valley, but following the tennis in March are two notable music festivals during April. The first is the Coachella Music Festival, known as “Coachella Fest,” and the second is the “Stagecoach Music Festival,” both held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Fifteen minutes from Indian Wells is the state-of-the-art McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts that hold 1,125 seats and spotlights top performers from across the globe.

In this sparkling oasis, there are four world-class resorts: The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, home to the Aqua Serena Spa and Salon, The Mira Monte Resort & Spa, home to The Well Spa, The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, home to The Spa Esmeralda, and The Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Hello golfers, this is where you want to be with six private country clubs and the famous Indian Wells Golf Resort with 36 holes of prime and pristine golf that is open to the public with a clubhouse, Pro shop, and VUE Grille & Bar that is second-to-none.

A number of the finest restaurants in the valley are only minutes away as well as world-class shopping on El Paseo Blvd, often referred to as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert”. 

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