Oh, yeah, the best Palm Springs family resorts all in one place! This should make your vacation plans easy as pie. Palm Springs is a lovely family vacation destination, with eight major resort communities in the area including: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and LaQuinta, and others. With abundant sunshine, blue skies, and tons of family fun, you’ll find a host of wonderful hotels with great kids programs, and many great attractions and activities for families. We’ve found the best Palm Springs family resorts, as well as the best kid friendly restaurants in the area for you, so read on to see which ones made our list. Also be sure to see our post Palm Springs Family Activities for lots of ideas on where to go for some family fun.
Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 37 miles east of San Bernardino, 111 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 136 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego (Click here to see San Deigo Family Activities). Many of the top resorts in this area have added excellent kids programs and family activities that will have the whole family wishing their vacations were longer.
The best kid-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs:
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Where to Eat: this area has a lot of delicious food options for families. Here are a just a few of their favorites:
- Breakfast at Normas, The Parker Hotel: This is a cool and funky place to dine and you may spot a celebrity while enjoying a gigantic plate of Lemon Griddle Cakes or Eggs Benedict.
- Blue Coyote Grill: this place is hopping at night. With live music, fun atmosphere and a great selection of full flavor dishes, you can people watch and enjoy lunch or dinner from the patio.
- Tommy Bahamas Tropical Cafe: a fun and lively spot to take a break from shopping at El Paseo in Palm Desert.
- Palm Springs Fudge and Chocolates: this store is a kid’s dream with a huge selection of every chocolate and sweet treat. Stop and hang out near the fountain and enjoy on of their famous Date shakes.
And (according to voters on UrbanSpoon.com) here are their picks:
- In-N-Out Burger
- Matchbox Vintage Pizza…
- Yogurt Island
- Acqua Pazza – a…
- The Homestead
- Las Casuelas Nuevas
- Ruby’s Diner
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- California Pizza Kitchen
All Kid Friendly Restaurants in Palm Springs area: (click on neighborhood to see more)
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And now for our list of the BEST Palm Springs Family Resorts:
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I hope you and your family will get a chance to visit Palm Springs California and do a least a few of our picks for the top 10 Palm Springs family activities. It will surely be a family vacation you’ll not soon forget. And maybe you’ll even get a chance to see a few movie stars along the way :).