Palm Springs is undoubtedly known for its stunning golf courses, hot springs, stylish hotels, world-class spas and more. This amazing town is full of the great scenic beauty, offering visitors beautiful hot springs experience, new midcentury architecture and breathtaking tram tours.
I loved Palm Springs in my tour of southern California – The town has everything we needed such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, restaurants, Palm Springs vacation homes, Ariel tramway, and living desert zoo, etc.
Along with these, there are tons of things to do in palm springs with kids. Palm Springs is a social destination place where you can enjoy happily with your family.
Now, if you are planning to visit palm springs and strive to know about the things to do in palm springs with kids. Then don’t worry we got you covered in this article, check out our 10 best things to do in palm springs with kids.
Best things to do in Palm Springs with Kids:
- The Living desert zoo:
Kids always love to watch animals, and the best place to watch them is the living desert Zoo. It is one of the best spots in palm springs where you could spend an enjoyable time with your kids and family. The Zoo in palm springs is smaller when compared to the other zoo’s in united states, but it is the house to 600 plus animals. It is one of the incredible places to experience real joy & fun activities with your family.
The kids mainly love to watch giraffes spot in the zoo, because they can get to feed giraffes and kids love this experience so as adults. Along with these, they will also enjoy watching the butterfly exhibit, African monkeys place and Camel tours as well.
When you visit the living desert zoo with your family, don’t ever miss the excellent model train display & the gecko gulch playground as kids will have great entertainment in these spots. You can find different wild cats, hoofed mammals, and other wildlife species as well in this zoo.
2. Tramway tour:
Kids always love to experience tramway tours as they love heights. If you are planning to visit palm springs, then keep these tramway tours in your to-do list. This is probably one of the favorite things you have to do with kids and families. Here all you have to do is take a go for backpack your bags and go towards the tramway road. Then you’ll come across the canyon- hugging gondola ride.
Just take a rotating car inside the old station and soon after boarding it you’ll find a double-digit temperature drop, and soon you will realize that you are on the top of the Coachella Valley. This rotating car lingers will be stopping at the mountaintop where you can find lots of restaurants, cafes or hiking activities as well.
Usually, the Greater Palm Springs areas cover nine cities, and you can take an exciting trip around the Coachella Valley from the Palm Springs Tramway.
The tramway experience in winter season is simply incredible because of the Snow. Most of you might be wondering about snow in the desert??? But I bet you’ll find snow, and It is enough for a surprise, this memory will last longer because you can experience some incredible scenes in winter tram tour. Even in summer, you’ll find out hiking and camping experiences. So, no matter which season it is kids always loves tramcar.
3. Palm Springs Air Museum to Amaze Kids:
Kids always love to watch planes, and in my experience, some kids are even more fascinated to watch planes. Now, if your kid is fascinated with planes? Then you should be visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum. It is the best place to watch out the Korea and Vietnam combat aircraft. In this Air Museum, you’ll find more than 40 static and flyable planes right across the three air museum warehouses.
You can have a glance at the B-17 flying fortress to the incredible vintage F-4 fighter jet along with the normal aircrafts such as PBY, C-47, etc. If you can afford to abord, then you can aboard planes like C-47 Skytrain and the vintage P-51 Mustang. With all these experiences kids can even learn about more about the aircraft. So, this is the best thing you have to do in Palm Springs.
4. Tahquitz Canyon:
Do you love to watch flowing water that too in the of the middle of the Sonoran Desert? I bet you’ll like to see these visuals as it is one of the Rear things. To experience it, you have to take a two-mile loop, and it will lead to a 60 feet waterfall which is raffled into the ” Tahquitz Canyon.” These stunning waterfalls are located within the Agua Caliente Band, and so you have to pay a minimum admission fee to visit a waterfall. But guess what? It has impeccable maintenance, unlike regular waterfalls it also has ranger-led hikes. If you are on a tour of palm springs, then you have to look at this gorgeous waterfalls. No matter, what age group you are you’ll love this trip.
5. Horseback Riding:
Kids usually love horseback riding so that you can make use of horseback riding in palm springs trip. You can find lots of tree stables in the palm springs. The only thing you have to do is select the best one you like to go along with your trip. In most of the cases, horseback riding is an obvious choice for families as well. So, it’s better to experience the horseback riding in the palm springs trip.
6. Cycling on the San Andreas Fault:
Kids always love cycling, if your kid is fascinated with cycling in Adventurous places then take your kid to the lotin palm desert. Here you can find a 20-mile cycle adventure sport. This spot involves riding along the San Andreas Fault. However, there will be support vehicles nearly 500 meters before the riders all along the road, so there is no need to worry about your kid’s sport.
In this cycling trip, there will be no turns, no crossroads, and decidedly less traffic. You can find jagged strata and paloverde tree throughout the roads. While riding along the route kids have to cross the desert training center as well. Most of the kids love these type of adventures, so it is the best place to let your kids play & enjoy riding a bicycle.
7. Kids Discovery Museum of the Desert:
Kids are usually active, and there always try to do some tasks. If you kids are similar to that, then they will love this kids discovery museum. As this museum has over 80 hands-on fun & exciting activities. So, this is an excellent place for all the kids to explore themselves. If your child is inactive, then these types of places will help them to get them out of their present state. So, you shouldn’t miss this when you are traveling with your kids.
8. Joshua Tree:
The road trip to the Joshua tree is pretty awesome. If you want to explore the Joshua tree, then you have to travel 45 mins away from the palm springs to come to this fantastic park. Kids will love this place because the scenic beauty of this park is indescribable and Joshua tree is, in fact, the best attraction of this place.
9. Indian Canyons:
Indian Canyons are the located right at the south of the palm springs. There are divided into the three canyons one is Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon, and Andreas Canyon and these are right at the lands of Agua Caliente.
All these three places offer the hiking, and you can see some breathtaking desert scenery along with other activities in this place. Visitors will always state this place as peaceful and also stunningly beautiful. But the only problem is temperatures is a bit high in this place. So have to be careful about temperatures.
10. Cabazon Dinosaurs:
Kids always love watching dinosaurs whether it is a toy, movie, or statue. If your kid loves dinos means you can take them to the 100 ton T-rex and brontosaurus sculptures on their way to the palm springs. You can find some funny activities over there along with the interesting facts on dinosaurs. Kids shouldn’t miss this so make sure include this on your to-do list.
These are the ten best things to do in Palm Springs with kids. Kids and families will definitely love these experiences because these are simply awesome. We’ve tried these in our trip now what about you? Let us know your views in comments section below.