Framed by the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains, Indio and La Quinta are two of the seven cities comprising the magnificent Palm Springs Desert Resorts Area.
La Quinta is a major golf and tennis center and home to the La Quinta Arts Festival. Once the secret get away of the rich and famous, La Quinta is now the fastest growing city in the desert.
Indio is the City of Festivals, hosting each winter the International Tamale Festival, the Southwest Arts Festival and the National Date Festival.Indio is also the polo capital of the West. The Royal Plaza Inn is proud to be the official host hotel for both the prestigious Eldorado Polo Club and the Desert Circuit Horse Show, Americas largest equestrian event.
Indio is the largest of the gateway cities to Joshua Tree National Park, America's newest national park, and to the Salton Sea, where two of the world's major flyways intersect, attracting tens of thousands of migrating birds each winter.
Activities- Indio is one of the largest gateways to Joshua Tree National Park , where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts come together to form some of the most unique geological displays known to man. The City of Indio is located 130 miles east of Los Angeles, CA and it can be accessed from interstate 10. Indio is located at the eastern end of the Coachella Valley, which is composed of nine cities: Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho, Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Coachella.
Airport - Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is served by eleven airlines that connect to hundreds of cities worldwide. Every year, PSP welcomes visitors from over 500 cities around the world. We serve many markets nonstop as shown in the list below, including ten major airline hubs.
Attractions- The American Southwest has a truly unique culture, with a landscape, climate, and people all its own. Nowhere is this history and culture on better display than in Indio. From the date gardens of Shields, to the original “Submarine Cooler” used by early desert pioneers on display at the Coachella Valley History Museum, to world-class golf courses, Indio features the desert in ways every visitor must see. Book your next adventure in Indio, you may just find the desert lifestyle growing on you.
Casinos- Augustine Casino was opened in 2002 by the Augustine Tribe of Cahuilla Indians, and it features slot machines, table games, a 24-hour restaurant and full-service bar. Offering great food and great fun, Augustine is known as the place where locals bring friends.
Dining- Fine dining awaits anyone with an appetite for variety. Mexican food is a mainstay of the Indio dining scene, with traditional favorites such as Rincon Norteno, which has been serving the valley for more than 50 years, and new favorites like Soul of Mexico. Beyond traditional southwestern cuisine, Indio also offers classic Italian favorites such as Ciro's and Mario's, fine dining at Jackalope Ranch and POM, and everything in between. With more than 100 restaurants, bars, and bakeries to serve you, if you can taste it, it's in Indio.
Downtown- The Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show, a four day event, is the second-largest confirmation show in the country. About 150 + AKC-recognized breeds, some of which are rarely seen by the public, compete for the top honors. Top winning dogs come from all over to compete for championship points, as well as the coveted Group and Best-in-Show awards. There is also an Obedience and Rally Competition.Venue: Empire Polo Club 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
Golf- The Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show, a four day event, is the second-largest confirmation show in the country. About 150 + AKC-recognized breeds, some of which are rarely seen by the public, compete for the top honors. Top winning dogs come from all over to compete for championship points, as well as the coveted Group and Best-in-Show awards. There is also an Obedience and Rally Competition.
Government - Long known as the economic engine of the Coachella Valley, Indio and it's surrounding East Valley Neighbors are the center of the valley's agriculture business, emerging energy generation, health care and local support industries. As well, our city is the county seat of Riverside County and offers great access to education and a wealth of Family and Business Services.
Hospitals- JFK Memorial Hospital 47111 Monroe St, Indio, CA 92201 (760) 347-6191 JFK Memorial Hospital was founded in 1966 by a group of physicians including Dr. Carreon, who later had one of the hospital's cross streets named in his honor. Originally called Indio Community Hospital, the hospital grew from a 112-bed hospital to the 156-bed JFK Memorial Hospital of today.
Shopping- Indio offers several major shopping corridors and is minutes from premiere shopping destinations across the Coachella Valley. Whether you're looking for a casual stroll through open-air markets, or seeking that special gift for someone at a specialty boutique, it's all at your fingertips in the Coachella Valley.
UCR Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Tel: (760) 834-0800
Fax: (760) 834-0796
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The University of California has been active in the Coachella Valley for nearly 100 years, initially supporting the agriculture industry and more recently impacting modern growth issues through research in areas such as transportation, air quality and energy and water conservation.
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