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Coachella Festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The location? Somewhere in the Colorado Desert. So aside from the festival site, which has plenty to do, there's not much immediately around the venue.
If you're spending some time locally either side of a Coachella weekend, you have the option of spending time in Indio or in nearby Palm Springs (around 37 miles from Indio). Los Angeles is 127 miles from Indio but if you don't mind a bit of a drive, you might choose to spend some time here before Coachella. If you're looking for inspiration for ways to pass the time, what about some of these ideas?
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
For $24.95 you can take in Palm Springs from the sky. Literally. Palm Springs boasts the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Perhaps not one for those with a fear of heights!
Knott's Soak City
Another option for those spending some time in Palm Springs before or after Coachella Festival is Knott's Soak City. If you want to make the most of the hot Southern California sun, this is a great idea. There are water slides to keep even the most hardened adrenaline junkie entertained and luxury cabanas for those who just want to soak up the sun by the pool.
There are plenty of food and drink options on site at Coachella Festival. But if you want to eat before you head to the festival or you're sticking around for a little afterwards, you have several options in Indio.
TKB Bakery and Deli
For a deli, this place sure gets people talking. It made Yelp's list of the top 100 places to eat in the USA and online reviews rave about it. You'll pay $10 and up for a sandwich here, but it will be one of the best sandwiches you've had.
El Mexicali Cafe
Great value Mexican food is the order of the day here. Expect generous portion sizes and a friendly, laid back atmosphere.
Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill
Located in the Coachella Valley, Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The wine list and cocktail options are great here and prices are reasonable.
Getting to Coachella is pretty easy by public transport. Organisers put on shuttles on from many of the hotels near Coachella festival, so those staying close by will have no problems getting there.
There are also shuttles put on from Los Angeles airport.
Another option you have is, of course, to drive. Getting to Indio by road is straightforward. The festival heavily encourages carpooling for those driving.
A beer at Coachella Festival will set you back upwards of about $8. A pizza will cost about the same, so food and drink isn't as expensive as they are at some football stadiums and concert venues.
Yes, there's parking on site.
Day parking is free and if you have a VIP wristband for Coachella, you'll also have access to the VIP parking lot, which offers the benefit of quicker exit when you leave.
There is some WiFi access available at Coachella. You can find it in the beer gardens across the site and in all of the VIP areas, so while you might not be able to access WiFi from everywhere, you will have spots you can head to check those social networks.
There's a long list of items that are not permitted in the festival site and selfie sticks are on that list. So if you were just planning your selfie stick moments, you'll have to rethink that. Back to the long outstretched arm selfie it is, then.
This venue is ranked #2 of 3 rated venues in Indio
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Katherine, Santa Maria Mon, 17 October 2016
Desert Trip Concert at Coachella was an awesome experience - great vibe everywhere!
Liked: Sound and visual effects were exceptional; wide variety of great food available; everyone was polite and helpful.
Disliked: It was hot! Bring sunscreen and a bandana for protection on the long dusty walks to parking areas.
Brian, San Diego