Nothing is better than taking a trip with the whole family. Being parents to 3 girls, we have to find ways and places to visit to keep them stimulated, excited, and also learning. We love to take them places they will remember, but also experience places that are very different than home and that spark excitement.
One thing that is fun here in the Southwest is road trips and traveling by car. With so many great places with 1000 miles of Los Angeles, there is never a lack of places to visit and sites to see. While we may not be able to travel a thousand miles or even hundreds of miles all the time, we have many close yet distance places to visit. From skiing in the Mountains, to enjoying the real desert living of Palm Springs, we have a lot of local options within 1-2 hours of driving from our home.
We love Palm Springs for many reasons, but one is the climate! I know some people think the heat can be too much, but during the non-summer months, its very comfortable. While summer is hot, there are pools and plenty of ways to cool down. Many downtown stores and restaurants have misters over the sidewalks along with plenty of shade from palm trees.
But its not always scorching hot, and is super mild during the winter months, 70 degree mild. Having visited as a family we have some favorite things to do in Palm Springs California for families all year round!
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5 Things for Kids to do in Palm Springs
Enjoy a Palm Springs Resort
We stayed at the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa during our last stay. This Resort is located on the west end of Palm Springs, with easy access to downtown which includes nightlife, top restaurants, fun shopping, art galleries, and a casino within walking distance.
Check out VisitPalmSprings.com for a list of excellent places to stay in Palm Springs.
Hikes for Kids in Palm Springs, CA
There are several hiking spots in Palm Springs. While hiking can be found around the area, a popular spot is the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park about 1.5 hours from Palm Springs. This huge park contains 500 miles of dirt roads and miles of hiking trails.
The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Wildlife includes a chance to see roadrunner, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer, bighorn sheep, iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake.
A closer hike for kids is the Tahquitz Canyon Trail. This is located on the city edge and fairly easy for kids. Pack water and wear shoes and have fun!
Eat Ice Cream In Palm Springs
During the non-summer months Palm Springs is much cooler. With Summers hitting well over 110 degrees, Ice Cream and kids just go hand-in-hand. But even in the winter, kids and ice cream go hand-in-hand, or I in this case from hand to mouth.
But no matter what, find a fun ice cream shop like the artisan selections from kreem and other local spots. Check out VisitPalmSprings.com for a list of ice cream shops and desserts that any kid will love in and around Palm Springs, CA.
Swimming for kids in Palm Springs is just as important as ice cream, if not more. Most resorts and hotels will have pools with some locations have fun water slides and features. Want to take it up some levels then check out Wet ‘n’ Wild. (Open seasonallyy from Mid March to October).
For our kids they pretty much love any pool and will swim anytime year round as long as the weather is over 60.
Dine with the Kids in Palm Springs
There are so many great places to eat in Palm Springs with the kids. From fancy dinners to Great Shakes (that is a name of an actual shake joint) Palm Springs has it covered. With cuisines from all around the world to dessert places, our kids love coming back to Palm Springs.
There are so many places to eat within walking distance, especially in the downtown area. With so many locally owned and operated establishments, you will always find something new and fun to experience. There really are so many fabulous restaurants, you have to see for yourself.
While its not super hot in Palm Springs right now, the weather is perfect for just enjoying the outdoors. While we love the heat, winter time is still a great time to visit with the kids.
Check out VisitPalmSprings.com and check out all it has to offer for all.
This post is sponsored by Palm Springs but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.