Stadium 1 | March 19, 2016

Tom Barrett, North Carolina: It really is tennis paradise. If you made a bucket list with all the things you want from a trip - amazing tennis, perfect weather, beautiful mountains, restaurants, dining, golf, hotel accommodations, easy access to the city and venue - Indian Wells has it.

In addition to an exceptional year-round climate, the city of Indian Wells boasts a variety of renowned special events, including the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Art Festival and Desert Town Hall Indian Wells Lecture Series. What's more, the city's four premier luxury resorts and Indian Wells Golf Resort offer a dazzling array of amenities that draw visitors from around the world.

Whether watching world-class tennis, hitting the links on an award-winning golf course, taking a tram through the mountains or lounging by the pool, the beautiful desert oasis of Indian Wells is has plenty to offer!

WHERE TO STAY

Set among a desert Oasis, picturesque Indian Wells features some of the finest resorts and spas in the world. Whether planning a romantic getaway, golf outing or family vacation, the city of Indian Wells features a resort property that caters to all occasions.

The award-winning AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa features seven swimming pools, including an adult pool with private cabanas, and a family pool with a water slide.

If you’re looking to experience a piece of history, look no further than the Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, this Indian Wells classic boasts award-winning golf courses and several tennis courts.

Named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Resort Spas, the Miramonte Hotel & Spa is ideal for a relaxing getaway. The beautiful hotel features 3-treatment rooms, including a menu for both indoor and outdoor treatments.

Featuring spacious guest rooms, fashion boutiques, waterfalls and a kids’ day camp, the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is certainly a destination for the entire family. Make sure to cap the evening at the resort’s award-winning Italian restaurant, Sirocco Pizza Company, for some Neapolitan pies.

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Rafael Nadal plays a round of golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, California Thursday, March 10, 2016.(Photo by Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)

WHAT TO DO

Make sure to bring your golf clubs, as the city of Indian Wells features some of the best golf courses in the world. The Indian Wells Golf Resort features a course named by Golfweek as one of Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California, and is the location for three-time BNP Paribas Open Champion Rafael Nadal's annual outing.

Enjoy beautiful hiking trails, shop and dine on historic El Paseo Drive, or catch one of several festivals in and around the city.

CIW Golf Pavilion

QUOTABLES

Novak Djokovic, World No. 1: Just talking with Rafa and the guys in the locker room, and we all have great impressions whenever we come here. We feel like the facilities are improving each year. They are doing their best to promote the event, and it’s really growing. It’s good to see that. It’s serving as a great example for the other events.

Jason Collins, former NBA Player: This is my first time here at the tournament. It’s amazing actually coming on the grounds. The first thing we did was go to Nobu for lunch. I was like “you have a Nobu on site?” But it’s amazing. You hear about it. I watch a lot of Tennis Channel. People talk about it, but to be here and to see it and experience it. It’s absolutely amazing.