San Luis Obispo
I'm so stoked that my bf and I scored tickets to Coachella! I've never been before, but if you have, would you suggest camping or staying in a hotel? And what hotel would you recommend in the area? We're driving in for the second weekend.
My bf thinks that camping would be fun, but I'd like to hear more about other people's experience with that before I commit. What's it like?
Congrats on landing a ticket to Coachella as it sold out FAST this year. You could also rent a campervan out of LA and drive it over to use as your homebase during the show.
Full disclosure: I work for Escape Campervans. www.escapecampervans.com
Another campervan company I like is Lost Campervans. http://www.lostcampersusa.com/
We send about 100 each weekend to the festival and I bet 80% of those are return customers.
Let us know if we can be of assistance!
Definitely camp! It's cheaper AND way more convenient. I went with friends two years ago and some of us camped in Indio, while a few others stayed in hotels in Palm Springs. The ones who stayed in hotels took forever to join us each day because they a ton of time waiting for cabs and being in traffic. Aside from that hassle, camping is also way more fun anyway and definitely added to my Coachella experience, so it was worth the price of the camping pass (which is way cheaper than a hotel anyway).
Here's what's onsite on each of the campgrounds:
What I suggest bringing:
Have fun! I'm so jealous that you scored passes!! :)
The camping is packed but fun and so convenient!! It is a big drag to have to drive out of that mess! But a hotel in La Quinta would be nice too, but be prepared for the traffic each night!