Some of our fondest memories can be traced back to the family vacations of our youth, so when it comes to bringing the family to Palm Springs, you’ll want to treat the kids to the very best experiences the desert has to offer. Luckily, Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley offer activities to fit every child’s interest, whether they love nature, enjoy playing indoors or prefer a bit of thrill-seeking.
If your family is more of the nature-loving type, you can explore the desert by foot with a hike through the Indian Canyons. Another great option is to take a guided tour with Desert Adventures or Elite Land Tours. Elite Land Tours’ Hummers offer a comfortable, air-conditioned experience, while Desert Adventures’ open-air jeeps make you feel at one with the desert.
Or you can take family vacations to new heights with a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where your kids can check out the desert with 360-degree views as you ride up the San Jacinto Mountains. At the top, you can take the kids for a nature walk through Mount San Jacinto State Park. If the kids are a little older and more adventurous, take to the skies with a hot air balloon ride courtesy of Balloons Above the Desert.
No matter what your kids love to do, they’ll find plenty to enjoy in Palm Springs. Check out the full list of the 10 best things to do with kids in Palm Springs below.