Palm Springs, California

When I Went: April 18-21, 2013

Was That the Best Time of Year to Go? Yes, because it was during the festival. There are 2 weekends for the festival, we choose to go the second weekend. The first weekend is best if you are trying to get face time with all of the celebrities.

Why I Went There: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival

Who Went With Me? My boyfriend

We Stayed Here: Avanti Boutique Hotel. It was only a block from where the Coachella shuttle picks up.

You Won’t Want to Miss: If you stay at the Avanti Hotel, borrow the old-school hipster bikes for free! On Monday after the festival, we road bikes all around downtown to explore the shops and restaurants.

Eat Here: Brunch: Cheeky’s, lunch: Trio, dinner: Viceroy

Play Here: At the VIP sections at the Empire Polo Club for Coachella in Indio, of course!

If I Went Again: The trip was perfect, but if I had to switch it up next time, I would stay in a house with friends closer to the Polo club for Coachella. Our hotel was perfect, but we had a 45 min shuttle ride each day.

How Did You Get There From Dallas? A US Airways flight from Love Field to Palm Springs Airport

Other Tips For Fellow Travelers: Stay an extra day after the music festival to explore Palm Springs. It was an amazing trip.

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