Coachella Valley, CA Communities
Popular Desert Cities
Popular Country Clubs
The Coachella Valley is an arid desert valley in Southern California's Riverside County. The valley is also referred to as Greater Palm Springs due to the prominence of the city of Palm Springs. It is bounded on the northeast by the San Bernardino and Little San Bernardino Mountains, and on the southwest by the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains.
The valley is noted for being the location of several wintertime resort cities, especially Palm Springs, that are popular destinations for snowbirds—people who live in cold climates and seek out warmer weather during the winter. The valley is also known for a number of annual events, including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, and the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, all held in eastern end of the valley. Other events include the Palm Springs Modernism Week, Palm Springs International Film Festival, the ANA Inspiration Tennis Tournament, and American Express Desert Classic golf tournament, and the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament.
In addition to Palm Springs and the area's largest city Indio, the valley is home to the resort cities of Cathedral City, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage. Because it is a major winter destination, the valley's population fluctuates from almost 500,000 in April to around 200,000 in July and around 800,000 by January. It is estimated that 3.5 million conventioneers and tourists visit the valley each year. Wikipedia