If you’re looking at Palm Springs vacation rentals to fit your whole family but don’t know what to do in the area, let VaycayHero be your local guide! Palm Springs offers up hundreds of activities for families with children of all ages. Here are some options to throw on the itinerary to make sure everyone has a great time:
Discover Hands-On Fun
You know how you’re always telling the kids to stop touching things? Now you can stop! The Children’s Discovery Museum is a children’s paradise where they can run around, learn, touch, feel, and engage in 40 hands-on exhibits. The museum slogan, “It’s Not Just Play – It’s Serious Fun!” is taken quite literally. When it’s difficult to try and find entertaining things for the littlest ones in the group to do, this museum takes out all the guesswork.
Cool Off in the Pool
Looking to cool off on a hot summer’s day? Grab the beach towels and make some time in the day for some splash time. The Palm Desert Aquatic Center not only has two 20 foot water slides and a water playground for toddlers, it also features a full-size lap pool for the adults to work off all the good Palm Springs eats. For the older kids, there’s a skate park, as well as tennis and basketball courts a short walk away.
Ride a Tramway Cable Car
Did you know that Palm Springs is home to the world’s largest rotating tram and cable cars? There’s nothing more thrilling than taking the family on a breathtaking ride through the clouds to see the surrounding snow-capped amphitheater. With nearly half a million guests visiting every year, the aerial tram is one of Palm Springs’ most popular activities, so be prepared to wait a little.
Head Indoors for Entertainment
Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in the desert, and if you’re on vacation, it’s up to Mom and Dad to make sure no one gets cabin fever. For some fun-filled indoor family bonding time, head to Boomers Family Entertainment Center just east of town. This massive complex is teeming with activities from bumper boats and go-karts to video game arcades, miniature golf, and an indoor rock-climbing gym. On-site dining means you don’t have to make trips back to your hotel or condo, and late hours mean once the kids get to bed, the adults can come back and have their fun too!
Go 4X4ing in the Desert
Have a group of up-and-coming adrenaline junkies on your hand? Palm Springs is the jumping off point for some of the best off-roading in the country. Gather the kids and climb aboard a jaw-jarring Hummer tour along the infamous San Andreas Fault or through scenic Joshua Tree National Park. With tours as extreme or gentle as you want, this is the sort of adventure everyone in the family will be talking about for years to come!
VaycayHero has tons of great vacation rentals in the Palm Springs area – find the perfect one for your family here!