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Coachella Road Trip: 15 Fun Things to Do in the Drive LAX to the Desert

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Posted on Apr 8th 2010 7:00PM by Spinner Staff.
It’s about 125 miles from Los Angeles to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. With no traffic on the I-10, you could get there in maybe two hours. But why the rush? You’re in Southern California, the laid-back capital of America. Chances are you’ve made a quick stop at a “kush doctor” on Venice Beach and are ready to warm up your ears blasting your iPod in the rented convertible. So here are some choice stops from LAX airport to Indio that will enhance the three-day party that is Coachella.

Skinny-Dip at the Living Waters Clothing-optional Spa

Located atop a natural aquifer that produces water between 104 and 160 degrees, the town of Desert Hot Springs has several hotels offering the natural spa experience. We suggest the Living Waters Spa, where clothing is optional. Water flows continuously from a 200-foot well through the hotel’s two mineral pools, keeping things clean without chlorine. “Back in the day, people with polio would soak in the water,” says owner Judy Bowman. “They say it might have a trace of lithium, so maybe that’s why it feels so good.”