Cathedral City in California

20 February 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Patrick Pelster/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Patrick Pelster/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cathedral City, colloquially known as “Cat City”, is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Colorado Desert‘s Coachella Valley. Situated between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, the city has the second largest population, after Indio, of the nine cities in the Coachella Valley. Its population was 51,493 at the 2020 census, a slight increase from 51,200 at the 2010 census.   read more…

Indio in the Coachella Valley

30 April 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  17 minutes

Coachella 2018 © - Raph_PH/cc-by-2.0

Coachella 2018 © – Raph_PH/cc-by-2.0

Indio (Spanish for “Indian”) is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley of Southern California‘s Colorado Desert region. It lies 23 miles (37 km) east of Palm Springs, 75 miles (121 km) east of Riverside, 127 miles (204 km) east of Los Angeles, 148 miles (238 km) northeast of San Diego, and 250 miles (402 km) west of Phoenix. The population was 89,137 in the 2020 United States Census, up from 76,036 at the 2010 census, an increase of 17%. Indio is the most populous city in the Coachella Valley, and was formerly referred to as the Hub of the Valley after a Chamber of Commerce slogan used in the 1970s. It was later nicknamed the City of Festivals, a reference to the numerous cultural events held in the city, most notably the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.   read more…

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