It’s an “insider’s” secret that summer is actually the best time of year to vacation in Indian Wells. Indian Wells hotels and resorts offer amazing packages and room rates whether you want to getaway solo, with family or friends. Discounts abound for dining, golf, spa treatments and more. You’ll find shorter lines at attractions and you rarely need a reservation for dinner. Plus, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat! There are so many reasons to visit Indian Wells year-round, but here’s our Top 5 for summer!

  1. Pay summer rate greens fee to play a round or two on the championship courses at the Indian Wells Golf Resort , and then enjoy casual après-golf beverages, dining and spectacular views in the Golf Resort’s VUE Grille & Bar. Book a stay and play package at one of Indian Wells’ four sensational hotels. In fact, why not start an annual Indian Wells guy’s golf getaway tradition this summer?
  2. Pamper yourself with a spa getaway at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Miramonte Resort & Spa or Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. All luxury spas at these properties offer fantastic specials on spa treatments and skin services throughout the summer. For example, check out the Girlfriend Getaway package from the Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.
  3. Discover the wonders of The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden, the desert’s one-of-a-kind attraction sure to delight visitors of all ages. The Living Desert is open every day this summer from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Consider booking the Miramonte’s Living Desert Family Escape package that includes admission to the park.
  4. Play a game of tennis in the footsteps of Nadal and Federer at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open. Tennis Club court fees this summer are only $10 per person, per day for non-members.
  5. Make Indian Wells your luxury basecamp for a visit to Palm Springs International ShortFestJoshua Tree National Park, The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and the 2014 Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines festival. Our premier Southern California resort destination is conveniently located an hour’s drive or less from these world-renowned attractions.

Visit and be sure to bookmark for the latest information on 2014 summer tourism deals in Indian Wells, California!

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Imagine a body scrub composed of fruits and vegetables so fresh that you’ll be tempted to eat it!  The Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells is now offering this delectable spa experience in its award-winning luxury spa, THE WELL Spa.

This exciting new body treatment incorporates the wholesome natural ingredients of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. With a daily selection of eight to ten fruits and vegetables coming from locally grown produce, plus the Miramonte’s herb garden and lemon trees, the ingredients are freshly combined with olive oil and an exfoliating salt or sugar base for a specific skin benefit. For example, sage moves toxins, increases blood flow and breaks down cellulite, while lemons act as an anti-inflammatory and brighten skin with nourishing vitamins C and K. Following the “Farm-to-Table Scrub” guests are treated to a Vichy shower rinse and application of all-natural coconut shea butter.

Click here to learn more about this invigorating new spa treatment and the premier spa amenities at THE WELL Spa in Indian Wells.

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If you’re an aspiring or confirmed “foodie,” you’ll definitely want to visit Indian Wells at the end of May for the ultimate culinary adventure of 2014. Many top Indian Wells restaurants are set to join in the annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week taking place from May 30-June 8, 2014. More than 100 restaurants, hotels, spas and attractions throughout the Southern California desert will be participating this year. Tantalize your taste buds and at great values too; each Restaurant Week eatery will be offering three-course, prix fixe dinners gently priced at $26 or $38 per person (tax, beverage and gratuity not included). Advance reservations suggested. Click here for more details.

Participating Indian Wells restaurants include:

  • Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa
  • Lantana Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
  • Sirocco at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
  • The Nest Restaurant & Piano Bar
  • Vicky’s of Santa Fe

Additional Restaurant Week specials in Indian Wells include hotel rate and spa specials. Check with individual resorts – click here to discover all the upscale amenities our luxurious Indian Wells hotel properties have to offer.

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Great Blog Write Up For The Desert

Thank you Samantha Mullen From for the great write-up.–touring-in-the-desert

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Enjoy a honeymoon retreat in a desert oasis at indian wells

Begin a new chapter of your love story with an unforgettable honeymoon getaway at the most secluded oasis retreats in Palm Desert. Unwind after a busy period of wedding planning in one of the 1,438 accommodations offered at our four Indian Wells resorts:

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

This “oasis within an oasis” offers plush accommodations from standard guestrooms to penthouse suite and villas along picturesque courtyards, sparkling fountains and a bridged waterway.

Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Built by Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, this “Gem of the Desert” features exquisite amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast buffet.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

This Mediterranean-inspired resort boasts 215 guestrooms, suites, and bougainvillea-covered villas and is the home of our award-winning spa, the WELL.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Named one of Travel & Leisure’s “Best Hotels of the World”, this Indian Wells resort sports one of the best pools in Palm Desert, equipped with a sandy beach area, a waterfall and multi-colored pool lights.

From any of these locations, enjoy easy access to 36 holes of championship golf, 29 tennis courts and 11 sparkling pools. We guarantee that you and your special someone will be thoroughly entertained when you find the chance to leave the comfort of your signature “desert dream bed”.

Live the life of a King and Queen with some of the finest dining and shopping offered in Palm Springs and treat yourselves to pure bliss at one of our three world-class spas:

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Desert oasis weddings at indian wells

Before you know it, wedding season will be here with its tiered cakes and tales of romance. Have you considered the desert oasis of Indian Wells as your Southern California wedding destination? A great alternative to Palm Springs weddings, Indian Wells offers enchanting mountain vistas, an endless canopy of stars and four distinctive resorts to choose from.

Whether you are planning an intimate or grand ceremony, Indian Wells boasts unique spaces of every style and size to host your most cherished occasion. Our luxurious resorts, spas, restaurants and golf courses also create the ideal destination for your honeymoon.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Hold an intimate reception or a larger-than-life event on scenic lawns, or in one of the resort’s gorgeous banquet rooms at Hyatt Regency Indian wells Resort & Spa, the most stunning choice among Palm Springs wedding venues.

Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Plan weddings and ceremonies in a spectacular indoor banquet room, outdoor gathering space, or in the renowned Loren restaurant with the help of creative onsite event planners.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

Among bright bougainvillea, olive groves and Italian fountains, your wedding will hold classic Mediterranean-style elegance against the backdrop of desert beauty. This Indian Wells wedding location features two-story Mediterranean-style buildings with generous terraces that overlook lush gardens and sparkling pools.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Considered one of Southern California’s most romantic locations, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort features outdoor wedding locations in the Rose Garden and Garden Lawn surrounded by picturesque mountain vistas.

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Pair the ultimate dining experience with the ultimate wedding experience at Indian Wells Golf Resort, home to VUE Grille & Bar. Sleek venues offer panoramic views of mountains, towering palm trees, and a colorful flowering landscape. Our talented culinary team will be pleased to offer creative selections customized to your expectations.

Learn more about planning weddings at Indian Wells.


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2014 BNP Paribas Open Sets Another Record for Fan Attendance

The 2014 BNP Paribas Open was, by all accords, a smashing success. The tournament began with the Saturday, March 1 grand opening of its new Stadium 2 hosting the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance, which raised $80,000 for local charities. The grand opening not only showcased Stadium 2, but also other magnificent elements of the site expansion that include a new entrance off of Washington Street, a 19,000-square-foot shade structure, 400+ new palm trees, additional practice courts, three fine dining restaurants, and free public Wi-Fi.

A packed house on that first night was a sign of things to come as for the eighth straight year, the BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined event, broke its attendance record by welcoming 431,527 fans during the two-week tournament.

In addition, the BNP Paribas Open mobile-friendly application, which was introduced this year for iPhone and Android platforms, was downloaded more than 47,500 times and recorded almost eight million screen views over the course of the event.

The tennis tournament also garnered incredible media coverage with more than 350 journalists from around the world attending and reporting about the event.

On the courts, Italian and World No. 21 Flavia Pennetta captured her first BNP Paribas Open title by defeating World No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-1 in the final. On the men’s side, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic captured his third BNP Paribas Open title (2008, 2011, 2014), overcoming Roger Federer, a four-time former BNP Paribas Open champion, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final.

Classic Series packages for the 2015 BNP Paribas Open for Stadium 1, Stadium 2 and Stadium 3 offering the best seat locations and value are already on sale

For more information, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office (760) 200-8000 or visit

By Jan Maguire

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Book Now for an Unforgettable Holiday Stay at Indian Wells’ Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa December 16-27

The month of December is abuzz with a dazzling array of holiday events and activities at Indian Wells hotels and resorts. One of our favorites is 12 Days of Esmeralda [link to 12 Days flyer], now in its third year with multiple days of holiday events and activities taking place at the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. The festivities include everything from carriage rides to carolers and cookie decorating to a holiday cocktail class. Most activities are complimentary and some require reservations. Call (760) 836-1286.

During the 12 Days of Esmeralda, special holiday rates start at $139 during the week and $179 on weekends from December 16-27. Guests receive $50 in resort credit to be used towards spa and dining with a donation of a gift for a child. To make your Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa reservations today, click here now.

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The Indian Wells Golf Resort’s New VUE Grille & Bar Serves Up Sushi and More

As a confirmed sushi lover who is very particular about my spicy tuna roll, imagine my surprise when I discovered some of the best sushi in the Southern California desert at the new VUE Grille & Bar located in the Indian Wells Golf Resort. And, beyond the new sushi bar helmed by famous sushi Chef Akio Naito, diners will savor Executive Chef Cale Falk’s new seasonal, farm-to-table VUE menu with tantalizing dishes incorporating ingredients from local farms and nearby ranches. Gather a group of family, friends and/or colleagues for the special large party lunch and dinner multicourse menus. The bar specializes in hand crafted cocktails and offers an extensive sake and wine list, as well as local craft beers from local breweries like La Quinta Brewing Company and Saint Archer.

With its trendy yet luxurious interior that gives a nod to the colors and feel of the surrounding desert, plus live entertainment six nights a week, the VUE Grille & Bar is already becoming a social and dining hub for Indian Wells hotel guests and area residents.  Dine indoors or out on the terrace. Either way, the fairway and mountain vistas are simply spectacular and will have you coming back for the VUE time and again.

Jan Silver Maguire

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Experience the Ultimate Guys Golf Getaway in Indian Wells

Last fall I ran into an old high school friend who is now a popular Los Angeles-based television actor. He and a group of pals  – some of whom had flown in from across the country – were relaxing and enjoying lunch at the IW Club after a spectacular morning of golf on the Indian Wells Golf Resort’s world-renowned courses. And why not?  The legendary Indian Wells Golf Resort is the ideal facility for a guys golf getaway and has long been a favorite destination for celebrities, golf tournaments of every size and skill level, and even PGA pros and presidents. And with summer golf course maintenance just about complete, the fairways and greens are lusher than ever. In fact, there’s no time like the present to bond with your buddies, find your perfect swing on the championship Celebrity and Players courses, and take advantage of all the amenities that Indian Wells hotels, resorts and restaurants have to offer.  Indian Wells’ four luxurious hotels generally offer special golf packages and rates year-round. Right now, check out Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s Stay & Play Unlimited package valid through 12/31/13 and Miramonte Resort & Spa’s “Tee for Two” Unlimited Golf package.

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