I recently took a trip to Palm Springs and stayed at the beautiful Riviera. Although I was there for work, I could not get out of my head what a great place this would be to come back to with my husband and kids. You can lounge by the bar and pool, while the kids splash around all day. If you want they have bikes you could all take out to explore downtown. They even have a great Kids Club where you can escape the Palm Springs heat for indoor games and activities. This got me thinking, what other places are there in the Palm Springs area for kids?
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The Riviera Kids Club 2 of 11
The Riviera Kids Club is open daily and is a great place for kids to enjoy outdoor games, billiards, and even fun Wii and Xbox games that everyone can play together.
Find out more at Riviera Palm Springs.
The Living Desert 3 of 11
The Living Desert was created to preserve the wildlife and ecosystems that were being overrun by the growing population in Palm Springs, and throughout the last 40 years it has done just that. Watch wild animals roam around their natural habitat, engage in educational activities and programs to learn even more about the living zoo around you. The park is even open at night to get a completely new glimpse at the rambunctious world inside.
Find out more at The Living Desert.
Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs 4 of 11
Cool down from the Palm Springs heat at Knott's Soak City Water Park. Splash around in wave pools, slide down water slides at high speeds, and escape the heat of the sun with a refreshing lemonade by the pool.
Find out more at Soak City Palm Springs.
The Indian Canyons 5 of 11
Take a hike as a family through the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs. Keep an eye out for the plants and trees native to the desert and relax by the cool streams. Pick between Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Murray Canyon, all very rich history.
Find out more at Indian Canyons.
Horseback Riding 6 of 11
Go horseback riding in Palm Springs to experience the desert in a whole new way. Take your pick of a one hour or two hour trail ride through an Indian Reservation, or along the mountains.
Find out more at Smoke Tree Stables.
Palm Springs Festival of Lights 7 of 11
On December 7th the annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights will take place. This gigantic glowing parade heads down Palm Canyon Drive with floats covered from top to bottom in holiday lights. If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, I'm not quite sure what will.
Find out more at Palm Springs Festival of Lights.
Crafting Community 8 of 11
Head out to beautiful Palm Springs to take part in Crafting Community. This event brings together the perfect combination of family, creativity, and friends. This weekend retreat is all about taking a step back from your hectic life to connect with others and your family through activities and crafts.
Find out more at Crafting Community.
ATV Rides 9 of 11
Take the family on an energy filled ATV tour around the Palm Springs area. Stop for a bite to eat and then hit the dirt trail once again for a real adventure.
Find out more at The Quad Squad.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 10 of 11
Hop aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to see the sights from soaring heights. This tramway is the world's largest rotating tramcar that shows you a stunning view as you rise up the Chino Canyon. This a great experience for the entire family to enjoy, especially when it gets chilly in the desert.
Find out more at Palm Springs Tramway.
Children’s Discovery Museum 11 of 11
Discovery, learn, and play with your child at the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. This hands-on museum was created to let children explore and learn more about the world around them. There are exhibits about science, learning how things work, imagination, art, and play.
Find out more at Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.