With a rich Mexican heritage, Coachella, known as the City of Eternal Sunshine, is a place where you'll find colorful public artwork, a fantastic selection of authentic Mexican food, and two casinos.
With much of the city consumed by farmland –– grapes, citrus, corn, artichokes, peppers, and carrots are grown here –– nearly 95% of dates grown in the U.S. come from Coachella and neighboring communities. Foodies can book an agritour to get a closer look at the fields of brightly colored fruits and vegetables surrounding the city.
And if you're into color, you'll want to check out one of the area's best-kept secrets — the Coachella Walls, gorgeous murals painted by local artists that celebrate the city's history. Self-guided tours are a great way to spend a leisurely morning or afternoon.
Coachella is also known for its two casinos –– Spotlight 29 with slot machines, table games, a bar/nightclub, casual dining ––and the more intimate local's favorite Augustine Casino.
Ironically, you won't find the Coachella Music Festival here ––it's held in Indio –– but it's worth a trip to Coachella for the colorful cultural heritage on full display.