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.

Population: 79,302 (In 2012)
Size: 75.6 Sq Km
Language(s): English, Spanish


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Duration: Flexible
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Palm Springs Admission to The Living Desert

Duration: 8 hours
$19.95 View more

Palm Spring's Celebrity Grand Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$49.00 View more

Shop and Play Cabazon Outlets

Duration: Flexible
$20.00 View more

Interpretive Hike with a Bighorn Biologist to Look for Sheep

Duration: 3 hours
$100.00 View more

Joshua Tree Backroads Hummer H2 Tour

Duration: 6 hours
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Paradise Palm

915 E Janet Circle, Near Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Paradise Villa

78505 Avenida Tejunga, In La Quinta (Village)


2BR 2BA Palm Desert Patio Home by RedAwning

77794 Calypso Rd, In Palm Desert (South Entrance Joshua Tree)


Stardust Hotel

1610 S Via Entrada, Near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

56 Reviews

USD 97.56

La Quinta Condo on PGA Golf Course by RedAwning

54778 Oak Tree, In La Quinta (South Entrance Joshua Tree)


Mod House with Private Pool by RedAwning

1050 Deepak Rd, Near Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, In Palm Springs (Downtown Palm Springs)

181 Reviews

USD 415

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs

67967 Vista Chino, Near Panorama Park

448 Reviews

USD 135.2

Tri-Level Condo in Palm Springs by RedAwning

1020 Villorrio Dr N, Near Palm Springs Air Museum


Ace Hotel and Swim Club

701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

843 Reviews

USD 149.44

Events in Indio

Guide for 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.

Eat / Drink


  • Bistro
    • Cuisine: American, Japanese


  • Pom
    • Cuisine: Californian





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.


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.