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6 Family-Friendly Attractions to Look Forward to in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California – situated at the base of the Mount San Jacinto Mountains – is known for constant sunny weather, stunning terrain, palm trees lined along the streets, and remarkable mid-century style architecture. Notable Hollywood stars made Palm Springs even more popular when they made it their home, given its proximity to Hollywood. It owes much of its prominence to the showbiz industry especially in the early days of Hollywood. Even today, Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio admittedly have fallen under its spell. But nowadays, not only Hollywood A-listers can enjoy the place, guests and travelers can have their piece of the pie by staying in Palm Springs rental homes.


Palm Springs is also a place for a real family getaway, even though it is unknown to many. Whether or not guests go for a few vacation days or a full week, you won’t run out of things to do even when you are accompanied with kids and kids at heart. Palm Springs has a wide selection of activities for different kinds of travelers. From hanging in the air, visiting art museums, guided tours in the desert and different water parks, it is quite easy to go around Palm Springs.

Picking what to do is so difficult, so here our our top six things to do when visiting Palm Springs with kids:

  1. The Living Desert – formerly named as The Living Desert Museum – is a zoo and a not for profit desert botanical spread over four hundred eighty-six hectares. Guests will see a huge selection of desert vegetation from different types of palm trees and cacti. It is also a sanctuary to an abundance of animals from Africa to North America namely tortoises, cheetahs, giraffes, birds, meerkats, warthogs, zebras, goats, and lizards. You can also slip into the Animal Hospital for a brief demo of their wildlife when the heat gets too intense. Complete with miniature desert trains, little boys and girls would not want to miss the G-Scale Model Train Exhibit. In addition, the Living Desert also offers demos, educational workshops, and tram rides throughout the trip.
  2. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – one of the best attractions in the Palm Springs – takes guests in a rotating tramcar suspended in the air for up to 2,600 meters to the top of the Santa Rosa and the San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The floor of the car rotates so you and your kids can get a full view of the Coachella Valley – a desert valley in Southern California. Once you get to the top, you can either go hiking for more picturesque views or walk around the station. There are also restaurants that serve refreshments, a bar, gift shop for souvenirs, and a photo booth. They are also complete restrooms and other facilities which guests can use for their convenience. The picturesque scenery from the top is remarkable including Joshua Tree National Park – a National Park located at Southern California which is characterized by jagged rock formations and plain desert landscapes – to the left, meanwhile, Palm Springs and its neighboring towns below. Apparent to the top are also some of the many wind generators located along the Coachella Valley.
  3. The Palm Springs Air Museum is a not for profit educational institution which houses one of the world’s biggest collections of World War II airplanes in good flying condition. The library sources are used to preserve and propagate the rich American history, in addition to the aircraft, artifacts, and artwork. Also, real war veterans are present and are ready to educate and inform all guests about the Second World War’s history. Who wouldn’t want to listen to an actual soldier with the first-hand experience of the war right? You will be able to view fighter planes and old cars, to get into a real B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber, and to test their flight and coordination skills using the simulators in the library.
  4. Red Jeep San Andreas Fault tour. If you want your kids to experience the real adventure for the first time, take them on a Red Jeep our along the San Andreas Fault – a continental transform fault which extends roughly 746 miles. The jeep tour will take guests through the desert where the guides will teach you all you need to know about geology, earthquakes, and the like. The tour guides have the immense information they can share about the area. The views are both thrilling and dazzling as well.
  5. The Palm Springs Art Museum is situated in the core of the suburbs. This museum offers a taste of various American art and relics dating back to the 19th century. The museum boasts its total number of 28 galleries, five art storage vaults, two statue gardens, and resource centers where vast pieces of information can be accessed and digested. Its permanent collection is home to not less than 55,000 objects. Palm Springs is truly a perfect escape for individuals who wish to bask in creativity.
  6. Walk of Stars. Palm Springs has something in store for classic Hollywood enthusiasts as well. In here, you will find a bit of movie magic in the desert. Palm Springs has since been known as a refuge for Hollywood stars given its proximity to the place. And as an honor, has its own Walk of the Stars. Get to know big names in the Show Business Industry such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and other Hollywood greats as you walk through downtown Palm Springs.


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