The American Southwest has a truly unique culture, with a landscape, climate, and people all its own. Nowhere is this history and culture on better display than in Indio. From the date gardens of Shields, to the original “Submarine Cooler” used by early desert pioneers on display at the Coachella Valley History Museum, to world-class golf courses, Indio features the desert in ways every visitor must see. Book your next adventure in Indio, you may just find the desert lifestyle growing on you.
Featured Attraction: Shields Date Garden
Floyd and Bess Shields came to the California desert in 1924 and started Shields Date Garden, working long and hard to build up their business and educate their customers about date culture. Today, a 15-minute film Romance and Sex Life of the Date shows continuously during store hours, where you can still hear Mr. Shields talking about his favorite subject: the Date.
The Date Gardens also feature an outdoor cafe offering breakfast and lunch, specializing in traditional American and Mexican dishes, as well as new twists on old favorites. The majority of The Cafe's seating is on the outdoor patio boasting fresh white umbrellas, ivory linen covered tables, our rose garden, date palms and mountain views - all creating an experience that feels like a vacation right here at home. After a deicous meal, enjoy a journey through a 17 acre Date Farm. Proceed at your own pace, stopping to reflect and enjoy the beauty.
Featured Golf Course: Terra Lago
The Golf Club at Terra Lago (formerly the Landmark Golf Club) was established in 1998 and played host to the 1999 – 2002 PGA Tour Skins game, hosting the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, among others. The Golf Club at Terra Lago presents 36 challenging holes (North Course and South Course). The North Course features dramatic elevation changes, stunning views, and a beautiful and challenging island green par 3.