Where is the Coachella Valley?
The Coachella Valley is located in sunny Southern California, approximately 100 miles inland from the coast and cities such as he vibrant oceanfront city of San Diego and the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles. Surrounded on all four sides by mountain ranges, the Coachella Valley is a stretch of land that encompasses the desert cities of Palm Springs, Indio, Cathedral City, Palm City, and other thriving towns.
Our diverse selection of vacation rentals in the Coachella Valley offer incredible views and easy access to urban attractions, while the nearby city of Morongo Valley offers a more rustic, scenic desert locale. Quiet and friendly La Quinta is known for its resort amenities and more than two dozen golf courses.
The temperate winters make the Coachella Valley a popular winter vacation destination, and the year-round warmth helps agriculture thrive. Visitors flock here for the famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival each spring, but the valley and surrounding areas offer plenty of other wonderful attractions to delight travelers.
Within an easy drive you will discover unspoiled desert beauty in areas such as the famous Joshua Tree National Park to the north, the San Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains to the south, and the diverse Snow-to-Sand National Monument to the west.
Things to do in the Coachella Valley
With so much rugged, natural beauty nearby, many visitors choose to spend their vacation in the great outdoors, seeking adventure and watching the sunrises and sunsets over the tops of the mountains that surround the valley. During your stay, you can explore the gorgeous scenery via hikes or horseback rides through the desert and mountains. The Salton Sea to the southeast is a large, saltwater lake where you can boat, fish for tilapia, birdwatch, and go camping.
If you prefer more urban activities, visit one of the nearby cities to discover a huge variety of entertainment and dining options. The desert oasis of Palm Springs, in particular, offers more than a hundred golf courses, a casino, the Living Desert Zoo, spas, museums, shopping, and fantastic restaurants. Make sure you ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up Chino Canyon to admire the breathtaking views from an altitude of 8,500 feet.
Coachella Valley Music
Of course, one of the area's largest attractions is the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Known by many as simply "Coachella," this annual festival is held each spring in Indio and attracts thousands of visitors and some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. More than just a series of concerts, this festival is one of the largest and most popular in the US and includes art installations and incredible food. If you're in the area for Coachella, make sure to stay an extra weekend and take the opportunity to explore the exciting neighboring cities and spectacular desert nearby!
When you stay in one of our Coachella Valley vacation rentals, you will be within easy reach of all the sun-drenched beauty that Southern California has to offer.
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