This isn't directly related to Disneyland (though it might end up being that way) but I'm hoping some Southern California residents might have some insight that would help. I'm looking at taking my two oldest children to the tennis tournament in Indian Wells next March and am trying to figure out a place to stay. From MapQuest it looks like surrounding cities are Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio, Thousand Palms and LaQuinta.
Any recommendations on cities to focus on or avoid in that area?
Any recommendations on hotels in the area?
Is that area fairly busy/crowded (comparable to the Anaheim area) or is it a little less developed?
Anyone live in that area that might know if it gets really crowded around the Tourney? Just trying to figure out how soon I'd need to tie down a hotel room and airfare, since we're not sure yet if we can pull this off cost-wise.
It looks like flying into Palm Springs is pricey so we may fly into LAX, Orange County, Ontario or Long Beach instead. If that is the case, then the temptation is to extend the trip a day or two for Disneyland
Thanks in advance for any information that might be available. Hope it's okay to post this here in the So Cal planning area. We really are thinking about adding a day or two at Disneyland--just can't be that close and not get a fix.