Palm Springs Top 10 Family Fun Guide

A vacation in Palm Springs has more to offer than just sunshine and relaxation. Palm Springs area attractions are one of a kind and sure to please the whole family. Make your family vacation truly unforgettable with a trip to some of the "Palm Springs area's best family attractions."

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Top 10 Family Things To Do in Palm Springs:

Knott's Soak City Water Park - Beat the heat at Palm Springs largest water park. A family friendly, seasonal water park, Knott's Soak City offers great water rides and attractions for the whole family! Plan your trip to the Palm Springs Water Park

Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens - The Living Desert is a zoo, botanical gardens, and natural preserve that is sure to please. It's family friendly, kids and adults will enjoy seeing desert animals large and small and activities for all ages, including hiking and North America's largest model train set. Find out more about the Palm Springs Zoo

Boomers - Boomer's Family Entertainment Center is indoor-outdoor fun for the whole family, including video games, go-karts, "bumper boats," rock climbing, and mini-golf. More info on Boomer's Palm Springs

Children's Discovery Museum - At the Children's Discovery Museum, kids are encouraged to touch, feel, learn, think, and play. It's an interactive museum for children with hands-on learning exhibits in an environment that sparks imagination and curiosity. Check out the Children's Discovery Museum

Indian Canyons - Indian Canyons is a natural oasis with hiking trails featuring lush scenery, beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and creeks that run year round. Great for kids and parents. Find out more on hiking in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Tram - The Palm Springs Ariel Tram is an amazing scenic adventure ride to the top of the beautiful Palm Springs mountains, Mt San Jacinto. In the summer, the top of the tram offers a great retreat from the heat and spectacular hiking. Plan your trip to the Palm Springs Tram

Desert Adventures Eco Tours and Events - The famous Red Jeep tour company is proud to be the longest running and most respected tour company in the Greater Palm Springs Area, with many family friendly tours available including Indian Canyons, San Andreas Fault, Joshua Tree National Park and more! See more info on

Palm Desert Aquatic Center -  The Palm Desert Aquatic Center has pools for lap swimming, diving, two 20' water slides, a water playground for kids and toddlers, and a snack bar. It's also walking distance to great playgrounds, tennis, basketball, skate boarding and more at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Make a splash in Palm Desert!

Desert Ice Castle - The Palm Springs ice skating rink offers public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and special events. Click here for more on the Desert Ice Castle

Palm Springs Area Museums

From dinosaurs to modern art, the Palm Springs area has a variety of fun and educational museums and exhibits that the whole family can enjoy.

Cabazon Dinosaurs: Check out the Cabazon Dinosaur Museum, featuring games, rides, and "the world's biggest dinosaurs."

Address: 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Ca 92230
Phone: (951)922-0076
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm; Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm

Cabot's Pueblo Museum: Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a delight for the whole family. The 5,000 sq. ft. pueblo was built by hand and features remarkable arts and crafts. Guided tours are available and special events are scheduled year-round.

Address: 67616 E. Desert View, Desert Hot Springs, Ca 92240
Phone: (760)329-7610
Hours: October 1 - April 30, open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00am - 4:00pm; May 1 - September 30, open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Palm Springs Air Museum: The Palm Springs Air museum showcases vintage military flying aircraft displayed in spacious indoor air-conditioned airplane hangars. Kids can climb into real planes, fly flight simulators, and watch pilots show off their amazing talents. See more info on the Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum: The impressive Palm Springs art museum features a great variety of beautiful works - works by historically significant artists as well as contemporary Native American artists. The museum is free the second Sunday of every month and often features art projects and events for kids. Discover more on the Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Area Museums

Taking in the natural landscape of the Palm Springs area is a rewarding family experience. The unique arrangement of mountains and desert offers beautiful natural scenery and a great opportunity to explore and experience nature.

Smoke Tree Stables: Experience breathtaking beauty on horseback as you ride through the peaceful trails of the canyons. Guided tours start at $50 for an hour.

Address: 2500 Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Ca 92264
Phone: (760) 327-1372

Off Road Rentals: Families looking for excitement and adventure in their vacation will enjoy hitting the dunes at Off-Road Rentals. They offer ATV and dune buggie rentals in a private desert riding area.

Address: 59511 Highway 111, Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Phone: (760)325-0376

Palm Springs Area Movie Theaters

Palm Springs area movie theaters have several options for families looking to relax and enjoy the latest offerings from Hollywood. From cozy theaters to the remarkable Desert IMAX Theater featuring the latest in 3D entertainment, there's something for everyone.

Camelot Movie Theaters

Address: 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760)325-6565

Palm Springs Stadium 9

Address: 789 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760)322-3456

Century Theatres at The River

Address: 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Phone: (760)862-9997

Regal Rancho 16

Address: 72777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Phone: (760)322-3456

Cinemas Palme d'Or

Address: 72840 Hwy 111 (at the Westfield Mall), Palm Desert, California 92260
Phone: (760)779-0730

IMAX Theater

Address: 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, California 92234
Phone: (760)324-7333

Mary Pickford Theater

Address: 36850 Civic Center E, Cathedral City, California 92234
Phone: (760)328-7100

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