Where to stay for Coachella

Image of people dancing at Coachella
Outdoor pool in Palm Springs, CA

You’ve been waiting, and it’s almost here: Coachella is coming in April for an unforgettable weekend of art, food, and, of course, live music. It’s one of the biggest music festivals in the world, and with vacation homes booking up quickly, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to stay for Coachella.

Maybe you’re a seasoned festival-goer, or maybe it’ll be your first live show—and maybe you aren’t interested in pitching a tent in the dirt. Fear not: our list of where to stay for Coachella will help you find the best nearby cities offering vacation rentals with private outdoor pools, hot tubs, and more.

Blue skies in Indio, CA


Indio is one of your best options for a Coachella vacation rental. The festival grounds are within the city limits, meaning you’ll have unbeatable access from your front door. With hiking trails in the nearby Coachella Valley Preserve, multiple golf courses, and the city’s iconic colorful murals, Indio is an ideal festival home base.

Indio vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Palm Springs, California mountains and palm trees

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is another perfect location for your Coachella vacation rental. Beloved for its 1960s retro vibes—there’s even a Modernism Week to celebrate the local architecture—this city is a top choice for lodging. It’s just removed enough from the festival grounds to feel like you can unwind after a day of dancing in the sun. If you’re wondering how far Coachella is from Palm Springs, it’s just a 30-minute drive or shuttle ride away, granting ease of access as well as a laid-back feel.

Palm Springs vacation rentals

Golf course in Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert

Palm Desert is the high-end sister city to Palm Springs, noted for its country clubs, boutique shopping, and art galleries. Our vacation rentals in Palm Desert are just 10 miles west of the festival grounds. Stay in one of our luxurious Palm Desert rentals and you’ll be near farmers markets, a year-round street fair featuring local artisans, and a number of golf courses.

Palm Desert vacation rentals with outdoor pools

Golf course in Coachella Valley, CA

Coachella Valley

Vacasa offers dozens of vacation rentals peppered around the beautiful Coachella Valley. From cute, adobe-style homes in La Quinta to sprawling luxury estates in Palm Desert, there’s something for every festival-goer. And no matter where you end up, you can come home to a beautiful Coachella vacation rental after a long day in the sun.

Coachella Valley vacation rentals

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