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

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Shop and Play Cabazon Outlets

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Interpretive Hike with a Bighorn Biologist to Look for Sheep

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Joshua Tree Backroads Hummer H2 Tour

Duration: 6 hours
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Palm Spring's Celebrity Grand Tour

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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

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Stardust Hotel

1610 S Via Entrada, Near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

54 Reviews

USD 102.82

Calla Lily Inn

350 S. Belardo Road, In Palm Springs (Downtown Palm Springs)

100 Reviews

USD 179

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

150 S Indian Canyon Dr, In Palm Springs (Downtown Palm Springs)

953 Reviews

USD 299.47

Holiday Inn Express Palm-Desert-Rancho Mirage/Golf

74675 Highway 111

445 Reviews

USD 94.42

Knights Inn Palm Springs

1450 South Palm Canyon Drive, Near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

156 Reviews

USD 82.48

Comfort Suites Palm Desert I-10

39585 Washington St, In Palm Desert (South Entrance Joshua Tree)

196 Reviews

USD 129.35

Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa

68187 Club Circle Dr, Near Cabot's Pueblo Museum

123 Reviews

USD 235.34

Mauna Loa Motel

80880 California 111, In Indio (South Entrance Joshua Tree)

9 Reviews

USD 93

Delos Reyes Palm Springs

1277 South Palm Canyon Drive, Near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

11 Reviews

USD 65.74

The Dunes Residence and Golf Club

42-325 Adams Street, In Bermuda Dunes (South Entrance Joshua Tree)

USD 92.05

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.