Travel packages for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this month are probably the most decadent way to do the big desert fest, but so what? If you've got money to spend, buying a package to the sold-out event features a hotel room, festival pass and shuttle for three glorious days.
The festival runs on two weekends — April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21 — with headliners Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phoenix and more than 170 other musical acts. Tickets priced at $399 for a three-day pass and shuttle sold out quickly when they went on sale in January.
But as of Monday (today), all-inclusive travel packages with high price tags were still available. For Weekend 1, La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta offers the package with general admission passes for two for $3,249, or $1,624 each; other options are sold out. The hotel is about five miles from the fest's venue at Indio's Empire Polo Club.
The Riviera Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, about 25 miles from the fest, still has packages for general admission that cost $2,689 for two and $3779 for four. Packages with VIP passes cost $3,679 for two and $5,779 for four.