Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It's time someone got a Coachella guide going. I've gone to Coachella multiple times and have taken great care to learn from my 100+-degree-heat festival going mistakes. I'll throw a tip up at least once a week-probably more as the festival gets closer.

Tip #1: The dates are set-April 16-18, 2009 (dates have yet to be officially announced for some reason). If you don't like to camp (more camping advice later), I strongly recommend going ahead and booking your hotel room NOW. Make sure when you book your room that there are no cancellation penalties if a) the dates end up being different and/or b) you decide to not go for whatever reason. Normally, you can avoid hotel cancellation fees by booking the room directly through the hotel's website rather than a major travel website (Expedia,, etc.)

The closer the hotel to the Polo Fields, the more expensive it will be. Palm Springs is about a 30 minute drive from the venue-the rooms are almost always cheaper out there if you don't mind the drive.

Personally, I'm staying within walking distance.