Luxury guide to the Coachella festival in California

You’ve probably heard the name before and seen it plastered across social media platforms a thousand times or more and asked yourself, “what the heck is Coachella?”

Well, in case you are not familiar, pay close attention and listen carefully to the specs –

  • Firstly and right out the gate, Coachella has nothing to do with designer handbags.
  • Secondly, and just so you know, nor is it fancy slang for “flying” coach.
  • Thirdly, and contrary to what some have humorously fathomed, it is not a chocolaty, nutty irresistible health bar.

So, forget those descriptions.

What is Coachella?

What we are talking about is the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella for short), held each year in April in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club.

This unique festival started in 1999 as a continuing protest (initially led by the rock group Pearl Jam in 1993) to exorbitant Ticketmaster surcharges and lasted only two days.

Because of the massive crowd growth over the years, in 2012 the founder (Paul Tollett) added a second weekend of festivities with a different musical lineup, making Coachella one of the most extraordinary and enormously profitable music festivals in the world.  Indeed, in any given year, the event caters to two-hundred-fifty-thousand plus guests seeking musical thrills and visually pleasing works of art.

If you have ever attended this festival, then you are well aware of what this high energy, celebrity-packed, two-weekend, outdoor concert series and art festival entail.  The list of artists from A-Z reads like a short story with a great plot and explains why Coachella is named one of the most renowned festivals in the United States.

If you plan to attend, it would behoove you to purchase tickets as early as possible.  Also, before you venture off to attend this grand festival, contact CarHopper and reserve your luxury car rental and prepare to create memorable moments that last a lifetime.

Coachella is a Musically Artful Masterpiece

The festival showcases a phenomenal cast of domestic and international lyrical talent and features established and emerging artists from many genres of music including indie, rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, and more.  Also included in the lineup are musical groups reunited to deliver tunes from the past to an anticipatorily nostalgic audience.

Throughout the festival and campgrounds, one can also find displays of visual art created by up and coming artists that include three-dimensional sculptures and original large-scale site-specific art installations designed to change the perception of a space entirely.

Wondering What to Wear?

Not only does the excitement of the festival focus on the array of musical performances, but additionally on bohemian swag and the glamorous high-end lifestyles of adoring attendees and performers.

Fringes, maxi skirts, printed maxi dresses, graphic tees, head wraps, hair bands (for bad-hair-day ponytails), skinny jeans and ankle boots, knee-high gladiator sandals, lacy-knit sweaters, floppy hats, and natural jewelry can all be found at this music festival.  OK, there is more, but I think you get the picture.  It is evident that “natural chic” clothing is a marker of identity for this festival and dominates completely.  After all, you are in the valley!

However, if bohemian all-natural does not speak to your fashion sense, feel free to pump up your style with a little glitz and glamour. Rest assured, you will not be alone in your decision.  You can never go wrong with a bit of sparkle.  So, no worries about what to wear here.

Coachella is All About Executing Your Vision

Lamborghini Aventador in California for Coachella Music Festival

For sure, there is the no more extravagant function to attend than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  With every designer outfit, handbag, shoe, hairstyle, hair clip, makeup, and accessory you can imagine on full display, it is like attending an outdoor “all brands on deck” fashion show where luxury, exoticism, and bohemian chic reign.

Ah, and then there is you.  Dressed to the nines and wheeling your exotic dream car through the crowd, putting on a personal fashion show of power.  The venue is vast, so there’s plenty of room to mesmerize spectators and execute your vision when you “slow the roll” of your curvaceous and pretentiously stylish 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn convertible, park and exit the vehicle, and begin to move through the crowd.  Yeah, your swagger is in check, and the strut is definitely working.

So, you can thank  CarHopper Los Angeles, with their impressive collection of luxury and exotic car rentals, for helping you execute your vision.

More Luxurious Things to Explore Outside of Coachella

With all the fascination unfolding around you, why would you want to be anywhere else than in attendance at this magnanimous event?  Nonetheless, should the urge to escape the constant crowds and loud music for a while overtake you, here are a few ideas to consider in splendid California.

Find an Oasis of Calm Away From the Noise

If you are looking for a place that offers rich, lavish luxury from dawn till sunset, look no further than the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa located in Greater Palm Springs.  For a haven away from the chaos of Coachella there is no better oasis than Indian Wells Resort & Spa.  Here you can wake up in your private luxury villa and view — through the glass of your oversized floor-to-ceiling windows — lush gardens, fairways, and beautifully manicured greens.  A most dazzling sight to behold.

Moreover, with all the privacy given, your stay is complete with your very own private butler, who will handle all the little details such as drawing your bath, bringing your meals, and keeping you up to date on your days’ activities.  The paradise you search for is here, and the spa treatments only add to the exceptionalism found at the heart of the Hyatt.  So as they say at Greater Palm Springs, come “find your oasis.”

Rent a Boat or Charter a Yacht and Cruise Newport Beach

OK, this may take you a little time, but the trip will be well worth it, and you will be back before the second half of Coachella kicks off.  A two-hour drive up the coast in your exotic silver drop top 2017 Ferrari California is what you need to test the performance of your dream supercar.  With a 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission and 8-cylinder turbo engine, there’s no question of how much power and energy reside in this vehicle.

So, up the coast, you go cruising to Newport Beach to enjoy a water experience of elegance aboard a private yacht with other upper-crusters.  Consume a gourmet meal, savor the alluring views of the ocean, and finish the evening with a little whale watching.  Alternatively, perhaps you prefer to take your voyage on a boat or maybe even a romantic gondola while the gondolier serenades you on a moonlit harbor cruise.  Whatever your decision, a moment away from the chaos of Coachella is another moment for your memoir.

Take a Ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

You have never seen such breathtaking views of a city as you will see from inside the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  This tramway ascends more than eighty-five-hundred plus feet, carrying riders on a ten-minute journey for two-and-a-half miles along the impressive cliffs of Chino Canyon over stunning vistas of the valley floor below to the pristine wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park.  Once you reach the top, spend time dining in one of two restaurants or perusing the observation decks and the natural history museum.  If that does not excite you, perhaps you will enjoy visiting the two documentary theaters, shopping, or challenging yourself to a fifty-mile hiking venture.  Only if you dare, is it a remarkable excursion to experience.

Spend a Few Days at the Outdoor Resorts of Indio

After all, you are going to be in California for some days, so why not contemplate a stay at Southern California’s Class A Motor Coach Resort and get the pampering you deserve?  The resort invites its guests to experience affluence the way it should be.  Spend time enjoying the lakes, waterfalls, and exotic landscaping.  While you’re at it, engage in a few rounds of golf on their Par 3, 18 hole golf course.  In the evening, watch the sunset, take in a movie, or perhaps a spin on the dance floor.  Awake in the morning to a beauteous sunrise and enjoy picturesque views of the Mountain Vistas.  The activities here are endless, and the property is ripe for displaying your high-performance, hyper-exotic, futuristic 2015 Lamborghini Aventador convertible.  OK, cue your entrance and cruise slowly.  It’s time to make headlines for neighbors and observers to read in the morning.  So, for now, just coast.

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