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Who is Going?? (and/or has Attended in the Past)

Hmm... no reason I couldn't go for a few days. And I've never been to that part of the country.

Who is going?

Who has been... what do you like about the tournament?

Where is a good place to stay?

And the area,... what great things to see and do are nearby?
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March 8 - 11. It's a great tournament. Last year it rained (although that is uncommon and I hope that doesn't happen again this year). The scenery is great, and it's a large facility. When you enter the facility you see dozens of practice courts, so you can watch several players practicing up close. You can even sit on the sunk-in steps and watch right on court as they practice. It's also a men/female event, so you can see top players from ATP and WTA.

I can't say there is much to see/do in the area. I'm 25, though, so that's my own opinion. There are things life golfing or restaurants and there is a casino nearby if you are interested in that. I personally just go for the tennis so it doesn't interest me.

Where to stay, well, if you haven't booked a room yet you'll likely have a difficult time. There are some very nice resorts (e.g. The Esmerelda Hotel, which is the player's hotel, or the Indian Wells Resort). I personally decide last year (and this year) to stay at Motel 6, as it's cheap and I'm only in my room to sleep so luxury isn't important for me during this trip.







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^^ Thanks! I think I waited a little too long to decide to go, but maybe I'll still do it at the last minute. I can work from wherever I go, if I have a hotel with high-speed internet, so i can kind of go anywhere I want whenever I want pretty much.

I was looking at the location on a map and it does seem like there is a lot around there... desert, forest, mountains, indian reservations, national park. I've never been to that part of the country.

But, probably next year....
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^^ Thanks! I think I waited a little too long to decide to go, but maybe I'll still do it at the last minute. I can work from wherever I go, if I have a hotel with high-speed internet, so i can kind of go anywhere I want whenever I want pretty much.

I was looking at the location on a map and it does seem like there is a lot around there... desert, forest, mountains, indian reservations, national park. I've never been to that part of the country.

But, probably next year....

Bummer Is it the hotel issue? Where are you from? Have you been to any other tournaments? I haven't had the chance to go to tournaments outside of California, but from a fan perspective, I can't think of many tournaments that would be better than Indian Wells for seeing multiple players up-close. If you can, yeah, try to plan for next year then.







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Bummer Is it the hotel issue? Where are you from? Have you been to any other tournaments? I haven't had the chance to go to tournaments outside of California, but from a fan perspective, I can't think of many tournaments that would be better than Indian Wells for seeing multiple players up-close. If you can, yeah, try to plan for next year then.
Hey, if I do go, I'll let you know and we can hook up for drinks or something.

No, it's not the hotel, just getting my act together in time.

I've been to Cincinnati (both ATP and WTA separately and a bunch of times, since I live there), Charleston, and Amelia Island.
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I'm attending March 10-18th. I went last year and had a good time, but it rained like crazy though.
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