Indio offers a wide variety of entertainment options. On the south side of the city sits the renowned Empire Polo and El Dorado Polo Clubs, featuring some of the best polo clubs and players in the world. To the north you can enjoy fun and entertainment at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, with music and comedy acts entertaining throughout the year at their special events center and outdoor show venue the Rock Yard. Along with the best dining and golf options in the area, Indio is the place to play!
Welcome to sunny Indio California, the perfect year-round golf destination. During the winter season, with average temperatures 80’s, golfers flock to courses challenging like The Golf Club at Terra Lago and Indian Palms Country Club. In the summer as the Desert begins to heat up, prices to some of the top rated courses in the world go down. Whatever your skill level, whatever your budget, Indio has a course for you.
The City of Indio came about because of the need of a halfway point for the Southern Pacific Railroad between Yuma, Arizona and Los Angeles. The engines needed to be re-filled with water. The location for this stop would ultimately be “Indio”, after a Spanish variation of the word "Indian". After the railroad's arrival in 1876, Indio really started to grow. While Indio started as a railroad town, it developed into an agricultural area shortly after. The history of the area is well documented in places like the Coachella Valley History Museum and Shields Date Garden.
It is not uncommon to dine at restaurants in Indio that have long ago celebrated 30 and 40 year anniversaries. The locals, victors and celebrities alike have long recognized the restaurants in Indio are some of the best in Southern California. Up and down the 111 corridor, in the city’s downtown and on its borders, Indio offers over 100 dining options to our guests.