Top Summer Attractions for Family Fun in Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a family-friendly place where everyone can have fun! Grab your floaties, sunscreen, sneakers, and lots of smiles before you head out to the desert this summer. Below is a list of top family activities in the Greater Palm Springs area:

Knott’s Soak City Water Park

Beat the desert heat with some splashing fun! Whether you are looking for a thrill ride or a relaxing lazy river, this water park has it all. Make some memories in soak city!

Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Watch over 130 rare desert animals run around the natural preserve, feed a giraffe, or take part in many of the activities. Not only will it entertain the kids, but be interesting for you as well.

Go Off-Roading

Hit the dunes with an ATV or dune buggie in a private riding area for lots of adrenaline filled fun. Race along your kids for moments you won’t forget.
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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fly over the Greater Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley for an experience like no other! Greet the sun in the early morning breeze or float into the sunset to lit up skies. Your family won’t forget this adventure.

Palm Springs Tram

Ride all the way to the mountain top in the world’s largest rotating tram & cable cars. Experience the incredible scenic adventure and even have the opportunity to dine up top at one of the many restaurants.

Desert Adventures Eco Tours and Events

Explore Indian Canyons, San Andreas Fault, Joshua Tree National Park, and more in the famous red jeep tour. Take an open-air Jeep Tour, a sightseeing or hiking tour and create a desert adventure of your own.

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

With over 80 hands-on educational exhibits your kids will not be disappointed or bored in this museum. Turn learning into curious fun with everything this attraction has to offer.

Joshua Tree National Park

Grab those water bottles and hiking shoes and head out to Joshua Tree National Park to explore the variety of plants and animals you can see on your trek. Maybe even step up your adventure and go rock climbing with proper gear!

Kid’s Lounge at Emerald Desert

We open up the kid’s lounge in the summer for children of all ages to relax, play, and watch fun movies. We feature kids crafts, movie nights, s’mores nights, ice cream parties, and much more for the kiddos, giving you that much needed time to relax! Learn more HERE.