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Best Palm Springs Family Resorts

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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:

  1. In-N-Out Burger
  2. Matchbox Vintage Pizza…
  3. Yogurt Island
  4. Acqua Pazza – a…
  5. The Homestead
  6. Las Casuelas Nuevas
  7. Ruby’s Diner
  8. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  9. California Pizza Kitchen

And now for our list of the BEST Palm Springs Family Resorts:


Rancho Las Palmas Resort And Spa

41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Number one pick! With the awesome Splashtopia! Fresh on the heels of an incredible 35 million makeover, the new Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa is classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined for the 21st century … more
  • Viceroy Palm Springs

    415 South Belardo Road
    The Viceroy Palm Springs is located in the historic district, within walking distance of downtown, and approximately five … more

  • Colony Palms Hotel

    572 North Indian Canyon
    Having 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 Springs

    1600 North Indian Canyon Drive
    The Riviera Palm Springs portrays everything that is. … more

  • The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

    412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way
    The 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 Hotel

    888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Located near the Palm Springs Convention Center, this Spanish-colonial style hotel surrounds the largest swimming pool in Palm Springs. … more

  • Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs

    4200 East Palm Canyon Drive
    This Le Meridien Hotel is located approximately three miles from downtown, features palm trees and landscaped gardens, and is four miles from … more

  • Ingleside Inn

    200 West Ramon Road
    The 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 Zoso

    150 South Indian Canyon Drive
    A 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 Suites

    1875 North Palm Canyon Drive
    Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate. The Palm … more

  • Courtyard by Marriott Palm Springs

    1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Averaging 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 Resort

    400 East Tahquitz Way
    The Hilton Palm Springs hotel is a desert retreat situated in the desirable downtown Village at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. … more


Also see our Top Hotel Deals in Palm Springs, CA

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 :).


If you’ve been on a Palm Springs family vacation –leave us a comment about your adventures, we’d love to hear about them!

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