Color comes alive in the City of Eternal Sunshine, whose rich Mexican heritage shines through in community events like Día de los Muertos and authentic cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in Greater Palm Springs. The tacos at El Tranvia Restaurant, owned by Oscar Ventura, whose grandparents once sold tacos out of a pushcart in their native Zamora, Mexico, will change your life. Sample other outstanding tortilla-filled treats and sip on a Coachavela (beer, tomato juice, and Tabasco over ice) at the Tacos, Tequila, and Chavelas Festival. Die-hard foodies can even book an agri-tour to get an up-close look at the fields of brightly hued fruits and vegetables that surround the city. Learn how growers cultivate their crops, many of which end up on your plate at some of Greater Palm Springs’ finest restaurants.
Art & Casinos
Equally colorful — and perhaps one of the area’s best-kept secrets — are the Coachella Walls, beautiful murals painted by local artists throughout downtown that celebrate the city’s people and history. Stroll the historic sidewalks with a self-guided tour and admire their artistry. Coachella is also known for its two high-stakes casino properties, Augustine Casino and Spotlight 29 Casino, for those who like to extend the fun well into the night and will soon welcome Hotel Indigo, a sprawling 35-acre resort.
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