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:
HipTravelMama recommends: (thanks HipTravelMama!)
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
And now for our list of the BEST Palm Springs Family Resorts:
Rancho Las Palmas Resort And Spa
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Viceroy Palm Springs415 South Belardo RoadThe Viceroy Palm Springs is located in the historic district, within walking distance of downtown, and approximately five … more
Colony Palms Hotel572 North Indian CanyonHaving just re-opened after an extensive renovation, The Colony Palms Hotel, recently named to Conde Nast Traveler 2008 HOT LIST, has regained its swagger … more
Riviera Palm Springs1600 North Indian Canyon DriveThe Riviera Palm Springs portrays everything that is. … more
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn412 West Tahquitz Canyon WayThe Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is located in the old village nestled up against Mt. Saint Jacinto, the willows is a short walk to downtown … more
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel888 Tahquitz Canyon WayLocated near the Palm Springs Convention Center, this Spanish-colonial style hotel surrounds the largest swimming pool in Palm Springs. … more
Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs4200 East Palm Canyon DriveThis Le Meridien Hotel is located approximately three miles from downtown, features palm trees and landscaped gardens, and is four miles from … more
Ingleside Inn200 West Ramon RoadThe Ingleside Inn & Melvyn’s Restaurant has been featured as One of the Top Ten by Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Fashioned from a gracious estate, The … more
Hotel Zoso150 South Indian Canyon DriveA jewel set at the foot of the glorious San Jacinto Mountains and the famous Indian Canyons, Hotel Zoso embodies the glamour, luxury and … more
Shilo Inn Palm Springs Suites1875 North Palm Canyon DriveGuests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate. The Palm … more
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Springs1300 Tahquitz Canyon WayAveraging 350 sunny days a year,it is a favorite desert getaway in Southern California. Our Courtyard hotel by Marriott puts you … more
Hilton Palm Springs Resort400 East Tahquitz WayThe Hilton Palm Springs hotel is a desert retreat situated in the desirable downtown Village at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. … more
See more kid friendly Resorts & Hotels in Cities Near Palm Springs & Rancho Mirage
- Palm Desert –
- Cathedral City
- Thousand Palms
- Indian Wells
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 :).