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The city of Indio sits in Southern California’s picturesque Colorado desert region about 130 miles east of Los Angeles. The name is Spanish for “Indian,” hinting at the city’s rich history. The town of roughly 90,000 sprang up in 1876 after the South Pacific Railroad established lines running between L.A. and Yuma, Arizona. The railway workers stopped here to rest and refill the engines’ water tanks. A hotel followed to attract railroad employees, and the town quickly became a social hub of dining and dancing. Indio had transitioned to agriculture by the end of the century after local farmers learned to irrigate the desert terrain.
By the 20th century, the population had grown enough to establish schools, medical facilities, and businesses. Many economic opportunities arose, and today Indio is a bustling city. Distant foothills provide a stunning panorama for outdoor enthusiasts, and golfers have access to amazing courses at Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta.
Indio has earned the moniker “City of Festivals.” The festivals celebrate Native American culture, art, food, music, and hot-air ballooning. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, and the International Tamale Festival attract visitors from around the country. More than a million foodies and music lovers descend on Indio to watch performances by some of the country’s top musicians at the Empire Polo Grounds. On weekends, they check out the local music scene at the Date Shed, an old date repository that’s now a performance venue.
Indo’s population increases dramatically when snowbirds come in from colder regions to enjoy the abundant days of sunshine and little rainfall. Although daytime temps often reach triple digits in summer, the arid climate remains comfortable. The best thing about summer here? Just about every place serves up a creamy cold shake made with ice cream and dates, the valley’s favorite fruit. Try one while wandering through the date and citrus groves at Shields Date Garden & Café, in business since 1924. Learn how the dates are grown and harvested.
Other top activities in the valley include equestrian events and gaming. The polo matches from January through April at the Empire Polo Grounds are a must-see. Pack a blanket and a picnic lunch for the full experience. Hit the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for wagering at video poker, 40 game tables, bingo, and 2,000 slots. The casino includes a posh hotel with touring performances and laser bowling late at night.
For nature lovers, the city is a gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. It’s the best place to see some of the world’s most fascinating geological displays where the Colorado Desert meets the Mohave.
Indio is definitely a place to play in the great outdoors, not work on your outdoor chores. Weekends are for exploring, not for lawn mowing. Instead of letting the to-do list consume your free time, leave it to LawnStarter, the premier name in everything lawn care. We create enviable lawns throughout Indio and the rest of California.
Getting started is easy. Go to the LawnStarter website or download the free app. Type in your ZIP code, and you’ll get a list of all the services available in your neighborhood. Choose what you need, decide on a schedule and confirm. While you’re out enjoying your weekend, a team of lawn care specialists will do your lawn mowing, edging, trimming, and pruning.
Contact LawnStarter today, and go out and enjoy your weekend.