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In the vacation town of Indian Wells, about 30 minutes from Palm Springs
With just 5,000 permanent residents, Indian Wells is dominated by tennis players, golfers, and spa goers. The town is home to the BNP Paribas Open -- part of the Masters 1000 -- in the Indian Wells Tennis garden but also has some upscale shopping and restaurants. The Miramonte Resort is a half-hour drive from downtown Palm Springs.
Once known as a destination only suited for spring breakers or retirees, Palm Springs has become a classy and clean desert destination for anyone looking for an uncluttered city with resort amenities. With a healthy gay scene and the Coachella valley (and music festival) just over 30 minutes away, the Palm Springs crowd is slowly becoming harder and harder to define. Most who come are there to spend, exercise and relax.
Located in the vacation town of Indian Wells, which is full of golf courses and tennis courts, the Miramonte Resort is a destination for travelers who don't plan on leaving the area. It's a peaceful haven, with a first-rate spa, multiple pools, an organic restaurant, and lush gardens. The Tuscan decor and abundance of greenery combine to create a Mediterranean vibe.