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Indio , nicknamed "City of Festivals," plays hosts to several events throughout the year, including three Native American powwows, the International Tamale Festival, the Southwest Arts Festival and the National Date Festival. Located in the eastern end of southern California's Coachella Valley near Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, Indio is one of the sunniest places in the U.S., where rainfall is a rarity. It is within the Colorado Desert, and surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains to the east and the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south. You will find golf, tennis, fine dining, shopping and exciting casino nightlife in Indio, plus the town is host to several sporting events such as the Skins Game and the Indio Desert Circuit - one of America's largest horse shows. Indio is also a gateway to the Joshua Tree National Park, where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts merge to form some of the most unique geological displays on Earth. Other nearby attractions include the Salton Sea Recreation Area, which offers boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, camping, hiking and bird watching. Sculpture Land is a twenty-acre park with more than 200 large sculptures by artists from around the world. Picnic areas are available within the park. Indio is approximately 75 miles north of the California-Baja California Mexico border and 125 miles east of the center of Los Angeles.

Surrounding areas: Bermuda Dunes, California (3.6 mi), La Quinta, California (4.9 mi), Indian Wells, California (6.3 mi), Palm Desert, California (7.9 mi), Rancho Mirage, California (11.4 mi), Cathedral City, California (14.7 mi), Palm Springs, California (18.6 mi)

Indio Vacation Rentals




Indio Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Budget Inn82333 E Vly PkwyIndio, CA (760) 342-4124
Holiday Inn Express-indio84096 Indio SPGS DrIndio, CA (760) 342-6344
Indio Super 8 Motel81753 Hwy 111Indio, CA (760) 342-0264
Motel 682-195 E Vly PkwyIndio, CA (760) 342-6311
Motel 678100 Varner RdIndio, CA (619) 345-0550
Palm Shadow Inn80 761 Hwy 111Indio, CA (760) 347-3476
Quality Inn43505 Monroe StIndio, CA (760) 347-4044
Embassy Suites La Quinta - Hotel & Spa50-777 Santa Rosa PlzLa Quinta, CA (760) 777-1711
Homewood Suites By Hilton - La Quinta45200 Washington StLa Quinta, CA3.6 mi.(760) 391-4600
Hyatt Regency Grand Champions Resort44-600 Indian WLS LnIndian Wells, CA4.3 mi.(619) 341-1000
Miramonte Resort76477 Hwy 111Indian Wells, CA4.3 mi.(760) 341-2200
Stouffer Esmeralda Resort44 400 Indian WLS LnIndian Wells, CA4.3 mi.(619) 773-4444
La Quinta Resort And Club49-499 Eisenhower DrLa Quinta, CA5.1 mi.(760) 564-4111
Comfort Suites-palm Desert39-585 Washington StPalm Desert, CA5.1 mi.(760) 360-3337
Renaissance Esmeralda44400 Indian Wells LnIndian Wells, CA5.7 mi.(760) 773-4444
Motel 678100 Varner RdPalm Desert, CA6.8 mi.(760) 345-0550
Residence Inn By Marriott38-305 Cook StPalm Desert, CA8.0 mi.(760) 776-0050
Embassy Suites Palm Desert Resort74-700 Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA8.2 mi.(760) 340-6600
Fairfield Inn72322 US Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA8.2 mi.(760) 341-9100
Hampton Inn & Suites74 900 Gerald Ford DrPalm Desert, CA8.2 mi.(760) 340-1001
Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert74675 Hwy 111Palm Desert, CA8.2 mi.(760) 340-4303
Marriott Desert Springs Resort74855 Country CLB DrPalm Desert, CA8.2 mi.(760) 341-2211
Palm Desert Courtyard74895 Frank Sinatra DrPalm Desert, CA8.4 mi.(760) 776-4150
Marriott Rancho Las Palmas41000 Bob Hope DrRancho Mirage, CA10.3 mi.(619) 568-2727
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson71-730 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA10.4 mi.(760) 340-5516
Hilton Garden Inn71-700 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA10.4 mi.(760) 776-9700
Motel 669-570 Hwy 111Rancho Mirage, CA10.4 mi.(619) 324-8475
The Westin Mission Hills ResortDinah SHR & Bob Hope DrRancho Mirage, CA10.4 mi.(619) 328-5955
Red Roof Inn Thousand Palms72215 Varner RdThousand Palms, CA11.8 mi.(760) 343-1381
The Lodge At Rancho Mirage68-900 Frank Sinatra DrRancho Mirage, CA13.1 mi.(760) 321-8282
Holiday Inn Express & Suites36101 Date Palm DrCathedral City, CA13.8 mi.(800) 465-4329
Comfort Suites69-151 E Palm Cyn DrCathedral City, CA14.0 mi.(619) 324-5939
The Plaza Resort & Spa2601 Golf Club DrPalm Springs, CA15.4 mi.(760) 324-1802
Doral Desert Princess Resort Palm Springs67967 Vista ChinoCathedral City, CA16.5 mi.(760) 322-7000
Best Western Inn At Palm Springs1633 S Palm CynPalm Springs, CA17.2 mi.(760) 325-9177
Holiday Inn - Palm Springs1800 E Palm Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA17.9 mi.(760) 323-1711
Extended Stay America1400 E Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA18.6 mi.(760) 416-0084
Golden Palm Villa601 Grenfall RdPalm Springs, CA18.6 mi.(760) 327-1408
550 Warm Sands Hotel550 S Warm Sands DrPalm Springs, CA18.7 mi.(760) 320-7144
Corbell's Palm Springs Manor180 E Sonora RdPalm Springs, CA19.0 mi.(760) 325-2459
 
Bed & Breakfast
Casa Cody Bed & Breakfast Inn175 S Cahuilla RdPalm Springs, CA19.5 mi.(760) 325-5454

Indio Weather & Climate

The vast desert region of southern California east of Los Angeles has a typical desert climate. This area, which includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage receives only 15-20 days of rainfall per year for a total of 4.77 inches. The days are mostly sunny and warm and nights are cool from fall through late spring. Summers turn hot to very hot, with occasional high clouds, and warm, balmy evenings May through October. The humidity levels are very low, so even when the mercury climbs to 100 degrees, it feels comfortable in the shade. Keep in mind that temperatures are 30-40 degrees lower at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and in the Alpine community of Idyllwild.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 71°F 42°F 0.78 in. -
February 75°F 46°F 0.68 in. -
March 80°F 52°F 0.47 in. -
April 87°F 58°F 0.06 in. -
May 94°F 65°F 0.06 in. -
June 103°F 72°F 0.01 in. -
July 107°F 78°F 0.10 in. -
August 106°F 78°F 0.20 in. -
September 101°F 72°F 0.21 in. -
October 92°F 61°F 0.12 in. -
November 79°F 48°F 0.18 in. -
December 71°F 41°F 0.28 in. -

Indio Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Jacqueline Cochran Regional airport (TRM) located about 7 miles southeast of Indio in Palm Springs, California, the Palm Springs International airport (PSP) located approximately 17 miles northwest of Indio in Palm Springs, California, the Twentynine Palms airport (TNP) located roughly 32 miles northeast of Indio in Twentynine Palms, California, the Big Bear City airport (L35) located around 51 miles northwest of Indio in Big Bear, California, and finally the San Bernardino International airport (SBD) located about 63 miles northwest of Indio in San Bernardino, California.

Indio Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA59.2 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA68.7 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA75.2 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA76.6 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA84.7 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA85.3 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA87.6 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA87.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA19.5 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA59.2 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA63.0 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA94.1 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA101.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Heritage Palms Golf ClubIndioCA 
Indio Golf ClubIndioCA 
Landmark Golf ClubIndioCA 
Palm Royale Country ClubLa QuintaCA3.9 mi.
Indian Springs Golf & Country ClubLa QuintaCA4.9 mi.
PGA WESTLa QuintaCA4.9 mi.
Trilogy Golf Club at La QuintaLa QuintaCA4.9 mi.
Palm Desert Country ClubPalm DesertCA5.0 mi.
Oasis Country ClubPalm DesertCA5.5 mi.
Desert Falls Country ClubPalm DesertCA7.4 mi.
Desert Willow Golf ResortPalm DesertCA7.9 mi.
Golf Center at Palm DesertPalm DesertCA7.9 mi.
Palm Desert Resort Country ClubPalm DesertCA7.9 mi.
Sun City Palm Desert Golf CoursePalm DesertCA7.9 mi.
Ivey Ranch Country ClubThousand PalmsCA8.7 mi.
Suncrest Country ClubPalm DesertCA9.3 mi.
Rancho Mirage Country ClubRancho MirageCA10.4 mi.
Cimarron Golf ClubCathedral CityCA14.7 mi.
Date Palm Springs Country ClubCathedral CityCA14.7 mi.
Canyon South Golf CoursePalm SpringsCA18.6 mi.
Palm Springs Country ClubPalm SpringsCA18.6 mi.
Tommy Jacobs Bel Air GreensPalm SpringsCA18.6 mi.
Desert Dunes Golf CourseDesert Hot SpringsCA20.1 mi.
Desert Crest Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA23.0 mi.
Sands RV ResortDesert Hot SpringsCA23.0 mi.
Mission Lakes Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA25.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA60.5 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA91.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Mount San Jacinto State ParkCA25.9 mi. 
Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCA34.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Agua Caliente Cultural MuseumPalm SpringsCA19.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm SpringsCA19.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA59.2 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA8.2 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA87.6 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA87.6 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA87.6 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA94.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA94.9 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA117.6 mi.


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