Indian Wells is a city in the Coachella Valley. Incorporated in 1967, it lies in between the cities of Palm Desert and La Quinta. It is home and a Mecca to top level tennis enthusiasts and boasts the impressive Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Indian Wells hosts the sixth-largest tennis tournament in the world, the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament, presently known as the BNP Paribas Open. The Indian Wells Masters is one of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 high-level events operated by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and one of the four WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments of the Women's Tennis Association. It is held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which contains the second-largest tennis-specific stadium in the world.
Nestled in a cove of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the city of Indian Wells, California, blossoms with palm trees, gardens and lush, breathtaking scenery in all directions and features some of Greater Palm Springs’ most luxurious resorts offering world-class dining, spas and meeting facilities—yet is just a 20-minute drive from the Palm Springs International Airport. From its earliest days as a Cahuilla Indian village (whose hand-dug water wells inspired the city’s name) to its golden Hollywood era in the 1950s and ’60s to today, Indian Wells has embodied the ultimate haven for relaxation—and still does. In this oasis of luxury, visitors can discover a rich culinary scene ranging from local, organic roasts at the ultra-chic IW Coffee to modern Mediterranean cuisine and craft cocktails at The Pink Cabana to elevated bar bites at Eureka . World-class cultural events and attractions, including the Indian Wells Arts Festival, Ironman 70.3 and Taste of Tennis, bring tens of thousands of art lovers, athletes and epicureans to the city each year, while 36 holes of championship golf invite visitors to tee off where the likes of Arnold Palmer and President Dwight D. Eisenhower once played. And with its unmatched collection of spectacular accommodations and pampering spas, the options for finding your own oasis are as endless as the city’s pristine views and blue skies.