Survive Festival Season
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Prioritize Your Health and Wellness During a Weekend in the Heat

Thousands of visitors flock to the desert during its peak music festival season to see world-class artists and make unforgettable memories. Coachella and Stagecoach are two famous festivals that guarantee a good time, but while you plan your perfect outfit and pack all of your party essentials, it’s important to remember some basic necessities that will help you navigate these action-packed weekends safely. You know the basics: always hydrate with water and keep sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat handy to protect yourself against the desert heat. Here are some local businesses in Greater Palm Springs that will help you thrive this festival season. Survive Festival Season


1 | Refresh With an IV

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With proximity to the festival grounds (only 5 miles away, or they’ll come to you!), Live Well Clinic has a team of local doctors who are on call the whole month of April and are already pre-booking for the festival weekends. Nutrient bags like the “Go-chella Juice” and “Flu-Fighter” will keep you hydrated, energized and healthy during your three-day weekend. Partying a little too hard? Live Well Clinic has you covered with the ultimate hangover cure! Call to book your IV party and recharge during a weekend of festival fun. Live Well Clinic is a comprehensive health center that offers a seamless wellness experience.

Live Well Clinic
Location: La Quinta


2 | Relax at the Spa

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Renowned as one of the top spas in America, Spa La Quinta offers water and touch therapies, body renewal and advanced skin care that will rejuvenate you after a weekend of partying it up at the Empire Polo Club. Swap the noisy crowds for some peaceful relaxation at the end of your day with the Garden Bath Ritual. Bask in the surroundings of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the sound of the swaying palm trees as you soak in the splendor of your very own private garden tub. Choose from Spa La Quinta’s Signature Citrus Blossom Bubble Bath or a choice of bath truffles.

La Quinta Resort & Club
Location: La Quinta



3 | Refuel With Fruits and Veggies

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Flood your body with essential vitamins and minerals with a healthy beverage from Fresh Juice Bar after you tackle the festival grounds. Quench your thirst built up from walking from stage to stage with hand-crafted, fresh and raw organic juice, green smoothies, bowls and other innovative creations. Traditional acai bowls are available as a post-Coachella snack, which are packed with healthy fiber, antioxidants and omegas. Fresh Juice Bar offers cleanses available in one, three or five days, consisting of vegetables and fruits that yield maximum results. A stop here is the perfect way to beat the heat!

Fresh Juice Bar
Locations: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta



4 | Eat a Nourishing Meal

If you work up an appetite after trekking from stage to stage and aren’t in the mood for any of the festival food booths, opt for something fresher at Heirloom Craft Kitchen in Indio. This local restaurant offers delicious homemade soups, salads, small plates, sandwiches and signature dishes that feature organic produce. A full menu of vegan and vegetarian dishes with gluten-free options is also available to tempt your tummy. Try Chef Andie Hubka’s Tomato Basil Sandwich with burrata, balsamic, pickled onion and arugula to put an extra spring in your step, so you can then dance the night away.

Heirloom Craft Kitchen
Location: Indio



5 | Cool off in the Desert Ice Room

Greater Palm Springs is known for its warm climate, and if you find yourself overheated while spending too much time outdoors, cool off in style at Azure Palm Hot Springs. This world-class resort and day spa oasis is home to a Desert Ice Room, and a large cedar sauna is also available, complete with therapeutic benefits that are helpful to one’s overall health and wellbeing. Relax muscles, remove tension in the body and increase blood circulation to help soothe joint aches and pains. After soaking in a mineral water pool and lounging at this spa, you’ll never want to leave.

Azure Palm Hot Springs
Location: Desert Hot Springs

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Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.




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