California, United States
The Coachella Valley is located in the Southern California desert. It extends for approximately 45 miles in Riverside County and includes well-known landmarks like the Salton Sea, Coachella Valley Vista Point, and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. The San Andreas Fault crosses the valley from the Chocolate Mountains in the southeast corner and along the centerline of the Little San Bernardinos. The fault is easily visible along its northern length as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.
The Chocolate Mountains are home to a United States Navy live gunnery range and are mostly off-limits to the public. The Coachella Valley is sometimes referred to as the "Desert Empire" to differentiate it from the neighboring urbanized Inland Empire and the Imperial Valley.
The valley contains the resort cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Cathedral City altogether with a population of almost 500,000 in April, declining to around 200,000 in July and rising to around 800,000 by January.. There is a large population of seasonal residents in the winter months, known as snowbirds, which at peak times may surpass 100,000 with another 3.5 million annual conventioneers and tourists.
Coachella is also home to one of the most famous music festivals. Each year in the valley hosts two, three day music festivals, which is made up of some of the most famous bands in the country. This is a "MUST DO" for most visitors.... Additionally, the valley attracts golfers and sun worshipers alike. There is plenty of world class golf courses to enjoy and the whole valley has plenty of spas, great restaurants and fun bars to enjoy.
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