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, America's 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.