While Indian Hills may be known as a first-rate conference destination, as well as home to the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament and the Indian Wells Golf Resort, the lesser known attractions in this gorgeous desert community could very well be what make your visit a memorable one.
Frequented in the past by the likes of Desi Arnaz and Dwight D Eisenhower, as well as more current celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Will Ferrell, and Ben Stiller, Indian Wells' unparalleled year-round climate, upscale atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and arts events offer visitors the perfect venue for rest and relaxation. And when you stay in one of our vacation homes in the gorgeous Palm Springs area, you'll have easy access to it all!
Where is Indian Wells, CA?
Situated in Coachella Valley between the sunny town of Palm Desert and golfer's paradise at La Quinta, about 17 miles southeast of Palm Springs and 37 miles west Joshua Tree State Park, Indian Wells offers a convenient central location amidst many must-see California attractions.
Where to Eat in Indian Wells
If fine dining is what you're looking for, Vicky's of Santa Fe is the place to go. A hub of activity with live music, an enticing menu, carefully crafted cocktails, and a walk-in wine cellar, Vicky's is sure to satisfy a wide range of palates. Start off with an Onion Flower, then move on to a Poached Pear & Gorgonzola Salad before your entree of Pan Seared Sea Scallops arrives. Enjoy your meal with a nice chardonnay, then bring the meal to a sweet close with Flourless Chocolate Torte and a Grand Marnier as you listen to the musical act of the night.
Lively entertainment is also a focal point at The Nest, which features nightly acts alongside a menu that offers everything from filet mignon and blackened salmon to frog legs and a variety of pasta dishes, as well as mouthwatering appetizers and delectable desserts. Keep an eye out when you're at The Nest, as you're likely to spot a few celebrities and sports stars.
After a few days of cooking in the privacy of your homey vacation rental, you'll likely be in the mood for breakfast out, so check out The Grove Artisan Kitchen and Lantana for delectable breakfast fare and outdoor seating.
Art and Culture in Indian Wells
In the spring, a traveling art festival arrives in Indian Wells featuring the work of about 200 international artists. Wander through the world-renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden and take in this three-day festival as you listen to live entertainment, sample delicious food and drinks, and observe hands-on demonstrations by professional artists.
The impressive lineup - past, present, and future - at the Desert Town Hall Lecture Series is indicative of the high-quality and thought-provoking talks you might encounter: Karl Rove, Sanjay Gupta, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, as well as Captain Scott Kelly, Condoleeza Rice, and author Michael Lewis.
Regardless of how long you stay or how you like to spend your time, when you stay in a Vacasa vacation rental you're guaranteed a secure and private home base for the quality experience you deserve!
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