DescriptionIndian Wells, about 2 hours east of Los Angeles, is a resort destination in the Coachella Valley. If you’re invited to a special event or a work function at one of the venues here, count yourself lucky and schedule some extra time to enjoy the area’s amenities. Or just splurge and plan a spa vacation here; most of the resorts have one. Golfers will want to reserve a tee time at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, which features two 18-hole courses—the Celebrity Course and the Players Course—and the Putting Course; phone (760) 346-4653.
The 16,100-seat Indian Wells Tennis Garden hosts the annual BNP Paribas Open, a 2-week tennis tournament in March, as well as United States Tennis Association and collegiate events; phone (760) 200-8400.
ShoppingYou won't have to travel too far for abundant shopping options. Nearby Cabazon (outlets!), Palm Desert and Palm Springs offer great shopping scenes.
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