Visitor's Guide to Indian Wells, CA
Known for its breathtaking setting, luxurious resorts and amenities, and premier sporting and cultural events, Indian Wells offers plenty of opportunities for fun, enrichment and relaxation.
If tennis is your game, join the more than 450,000 fans, and growing, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden every March for the annual BNP Paribas Open. Watch the world’s top men’s and women’s players square off during two weeks of thrilling competition while you enjoy nonstop festivities ranging from casual to fine dining and live music to player autograph signings, exciting promotions and so much more. Every spring, the 55-acre venue also plays host to the Indian Wells Arts Festival, a picturesque artisan village featuring more than 200 artists, as well as the Desert Lexus Jazz Festival featuring internationally renowned musicians and vocalists.
For the ultimate golf experience, be sure to book a tee time at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, a legendary public access facility featuring two championship 18-hole courses ranked among the top courses in California. Stop by the VUE Grille and Bar in the Golf Resort’s richly appointed clubhouse, a favorite of local golfers and visitors alike for its vibrant happy hour scene and superb cuisine, plus panoramic terrace seating overlooking unparalleled mountain and fairway views.
You’ll discover four of the Coachella Valley’s finest hotels conveniently situated within a short walking distance of the Indian Wells Golf Resort. The Indian Wells Resort Hotel, first owned by Hollywood icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, combines midcentury charm and elegance with several modern amenities. The Well Spa at the Tuscan-inspired Miramonte Resort & Spa consistently ranks as one of the top resort spas in North America according to Conde Nast Traveler. The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa features seven free form pools and a range of accommodations including high-end villas with personal butler service, while the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa is known for its stunning atrium and lobby bar and oversize pool, complete with a sandy beach entry. The Renaissance Indian Wells also serves as the venue for one of the country’s most prestigious speaker series where world leaders and luminaries take the stage to enlighten audiences on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Past speakers have included President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, author Malcolm Gladwell and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
And make sure to include The Living Desert Zoo on your Indian Wells itinerary. Dedicated to the preservation of desert plants and animals, this 1,200-acre park spread across Indian Wells and Palm Desert captivates visitors of all ages.
For a taste of the best that the Southern California desert resorts have to offer, put Indian Wells on the top of your list for your next vacation or business meeting.