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March 4-17, 2019

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What Makes the Indian Wells Tennis Garden a Tennis Paradise?

by BNP Paribas Open
01/15/2019

Those who have attended the BNP Paribas Open will understand: there is something almost magical about the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

It is a state-of-the-art tennis facility, to be sure, but it’s so much more than that. A destination in and of itself, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has become synonymous with Tennis Paradise. Like with so many beloved, special places it possesses that mystic, indescribable quality that needs to be experienced to be fully understood and appreciated. But that doesn’t stop us from attempting to articulate: what makes the Indian Wells Tennis Garden a Tennis Paradise?

Indian Wells is a vacation destination.

Surrounded by mountains and bathed by desert sun, the City of Indian Wells, CA and the surrounding Coachella Valley has been a popular vacation destination for decades. Hollywood starlets made the area famous by building lavish homes and retreating to the desert for R&R, a reputation that has been maintained by the construction of stunning hotels, luxurious spas and award-winning golf courses. Visitors come to Indian Wells from all over to relax and unwind, bask in the desert sun and participate in outdoor activities like hiking, golf and, of course, tennis.

Make a vacation out of your own trip to Indian Wells by bundling your BNP Paribas Open ticket and accommodations with one of our popular Hotel Packages.

Paradise in Full Bloom.

Springtime in the Coachella Valley is incredible. Wildflowers paint the desert and the sun shines a little warmer and longer each day. Like the surrounding desert, Tennis Paradise is in Full Bloom this time of year. From our amazing flower wall to the hundreds of flower boxes that can be found on and off court to our tournament signage, desert blooms are abounding.

Eat like kings and queens without missing a point.

Visitors to Tennis Paradise are advised to bring their appetites. Legendary chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Nobu Matuhisa serve up delicious fare each March, ensuring that tennis fans are well fed. With a variety of dining options available, ranging from sit down table service overlooking Stadiums 1 and 2 to a scrumptious selection of concession-style meals and snacks, there is a little something for everyone’s tastebuds in Tennis Paradise.

The closest you’ll ever get to the stars.

Between autograph signings, special appearances and practice court sessions, the chances of seeing your favorite tennis stars up close are strong. Tennis fans are encouraged to watch tennis greats like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep workout on the practice courts. Be sure to check the BNP Paribas Open app for daily practice schedules and prepare to marvel at these legends up close as they prepare for their next match.

You’ll leave wanting more.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has so much to offer fans, both on the court and off. It would be a shame to visit for only a day and leave feeling as if you did not allow yourself enough time to get the full Tennis Paradise experience. Avoid trying to cram too much into too little time and give yourself the luxury of multiple days to watch great tennis, explore the grounds, do some shopping, enjoy a few meals and really soak up the Tennis Paradise atmosphere. We make it easy for fans to make the most out of their visit with convenient Mini Packages. Reserve the same Stadium 1 seat for multiple days and use it as your basecamp as you explore the garden.

Or, to get the full Tennis Paradise experience, consider a Series Package. Be a part of the action from the first serve of round one to match point on Finals Sunday and satiate your tennis craving.

It’s unlike other tournaments.

Unlike the Grand Slams or other major combined tournaments, the BNP Paribas Open calls the desert home. While all modern conveniences are readily available in and around Indian Wells, the fact that the Tennis Garden is over 100 miles away from a major city makes it that much more special. There are no skyscrapers blocking the surrounding natural landscape, no city smog or noises to pollute the senses – just an oasis of palm trees, tennis courts, nightly entertainment, delicious dining and more. Consistently a favorite tournament among players, the BNP Paribas Open is the ultimate destination for tennis lovers. It’s so much more than a tournament. It’s so much more than a tennis garden. It’s so much more than a vacation destination.

It’s all of those things and so much more. It’s Tennis Paradise.

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