Located 23 miles east of Palm Springs, Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California that is part of the Coachella Valley region. Coachella dates back more than 100 years and was originally named ‘Woodspur’ up until 1901 as a result of the mesquite wood terminal that created a thriving business. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the Salton Sea’, Coachella is one of the fastest growing areas in California with its large year-round agriculture production. It has become a popular destination, attracting visitors with a variety of art, historical sites, and rich culture.
Things to Do in Coachella
For those interested in learning more about Coachella’s culture, several points of interest include Veterans Memorial Park – a gathering spot for locals and a venue for special events - located at 5th Street between Bine and Orchard Avenues, and the Hometown Heroes Monument, which is dedicated to Coachella’s citizens who make a difference. Visit Coachella’s first fire station at the northwest corner of 6th Street and Vine Avenue, and check out the first site of Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church on 1st Street. Coachella is also known for its art and murals that can be seen throughout town, including “Casa De Trabajador” – a mural that was created by The Date Farmers – located on the north-facing wall at 722 Vine Street.
Coachella Day Trips
There are many great desert cities with lots of fun things to do in Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert and La Quinta. Boomers! Palm Springs is located in nearby Cathedral City and is an adventure park for the entire family with an 18-hole miniature golf course, go karts, water park fun, and more. In Palm Desert, visitors can go on Adventure Hummer Tours, an open-air desert adventure on four wheels that takes guests on a tour of the San Andreas Fault, Joshua Tree National Park, historic goldmine trails, and through the Mojave Desert. A fun thing to do in Palm Springs is going for a ride on the Aerial Tramway, which has been labeled the “eighth wonder of the world” and takes guests on a ride above the mountainous chino canyon. Engage in a round of golf at La Quinta Resort & Club, a posh venue with access to six golf courses, or indulge in a signature garden bath experience followed by a sacred stone massage at Spa La Quinta, which is also located at the same resort.
There are many great places to stay in the Coachella area, ranging from luxury condos in gated golf communities to private estates. You can easily find a desert home via Tripping.com in one of Coachella’s premier neighborhoods, which are primarily suburban style homes. De Oro Park is a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees and schools, making it a popular area for families. Avenue 53 is a popular residential road that offers walking access to stores, hiking, nature, and has easy freeway access as well.
Driving a car is the most convenient way to get around Coachella, especially during the hotter summer months, but there are other methods of transportation as well. SunLine Transit Agency is the regional transportation mode of choice within Coachella Valley, with stops at popular destinations such as Coachella Valley Museum, Palm Springs Convention Center, and Agua Caliente Casino. Fare is extremely affordable at $1 for adults and 85 cents for children and teens. Yellow Cab of the Desert and Uber are also popular options for getting around town.
Vacation Rentals in Coachella
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