United States


Named after the Spanish word for “Indian”, the city of Indio is located in the picturesque Coachella Valley in Southern California’s Colorado Desert region. Popularly known as the “City of Festivals”, Indio hosts the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, two of the best known music events in the United States.


Things to do in Indio!




  • Indio and its neighboring cities which include Palm Springs and Indian Wells are home to world class golf courses and tennis facilities.
  • Popular neighborhoods within Indio include:
    • City Center
    • Myoma
    • Indio Hills
    • Arabia St
    • 46th Ave
    • Jefferson St
    • Ave 50
    • Monroe St
    • 43rd Ave
    • Palmwood Dr
    • Clinton St
    • Jackson St
    • Ave 40
    • Monroe St
    • Indio Blvd
    • Moneaque Rd
    • Ewarton Rd

Getting around

General info

The closest airports to Indio include:

  • Palm Springs International Airport
    • You can get a one way taxi from the airport to Indio for about USD 50.
    • Alternately you could use the Sunline bus service taking bus lines 24 or 30 to switch to line 111 which goes to Indio.
  • Ontario International Airport
    • At about 100 miles away this is the second closest airport to Indio.
    • There is no direct public transport from this airport to Indio.
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Desert Resort Regional Airport
  • Bermuda Dunes Airport (nearest private airport)


You can also reach Indio through bus:



  • The following are authorized Coachella taxicab services:
    • American Cab 760-322-4444
    • Yellow Cab of the Desert 760-340-TAXI (8294)
    • Desert City Cab 760-328-3000
  • Please check Sunline Regulatory Administration’s list of maximum fares.
  • Pick up/Drop off area located in LOT 1C near the corner of Avenue 49 and Monroe.

Suggested itinerary

  • If you are in Indio for one of its major festivals you can take time out to visit some of its local attractions including its multiple world class golf courses and casino.
  • A visit to the nearby Joshua Tree National Park is also highly recommended.

Staying connected

  • There are two main GSM service providers in the USA - AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Both offer 3G services across the 850 MHz / 1900 MHz bands which supported by most modern quad-band phones.
  • If you have an “Unlocked” phone then you can purchase a prepaid / Pay As You Go SIM card for your phone. Check this link for tariff rates.
  • Prepaid SIM cards are readily available – both at the airport as well as at convenience stores like Walgreens.
  • You could consider purchasing a SIM from either of the two bigger players, which might have a broader coverage, or from Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Ultra Mobile, Black Wireless and H2O, which might have a more flexible pricing.

Eat / Drink


  • Bistro
    • Cuisine: American, Japanese


  • Pom
    • Cuisine: Californian






Tipping is expected in most places and should always be done unless the service provided was completely unsatisfactory.

  • Hotels: Tip your porter USD 1.00 to 2.00 per bag depending on the weight. A doorman who helps you hail a cab should be paid USD 1.00 to 2.00 as well.
  • Restaurants: Tip your server 10 to 15% of the bill for average service. Restaurants will add a service charge for groups of five or more.
  • Bars: Tip the bartender USD 1.00 to 2.00 per drink.
  • Counter Service: Tips are not generally required.
  • Taxis: Tip your driver 10 to 15% of the fare; an additional USD 1.00 to 2.00 for help with bags.

Banner image credits: Paul Vincent