Palm Desert is the perfect vacation destination for families. With it’s diverse selection of activities and restaurants families can rest easy knowing there is something for everyone to enjoy when visiting. Shopping districts, theaters, art galleries and museums offer culture and style while waterparks, pools, hiking/biking trails and golf courses offer relaxation and exercise for the active and on the go families.
Family Friendly Restaurants
Blaze Pizza is a hip counter-serve pizzeria dishing up crispy, thin-crust pies made with creative toppings & sauces. Kids love it because they can create their own custom pizza without any of the stuff they don’t like. All of the ingredients are fresh and they are open late 7 days a week. Thy even have Gluten-Free crust
Sherman’s Deli is a NYC-style deli serving kosher fare from morning to night, with specialty cakes & other baked goods. They love kids at Sherman’s and spoiled my kids with new toys from the toy box both times we visited. The staff is friendly, funny, and they offer great suggestions. If you think the menu here is huge you should see the latkes! Don’t leave here without trying the Matzoh Ball soup.
Eureka! is an All-American scratch kitchen & craft beer bar specializing in gourmet burgers where guests discover a local blend of America’s best. The decor of the restaurant is very industrial chic, with lots of reclaimed wood, steel, fun light fixtures, and very nice booths. Whiskey is the star of the show as they have a massive Whiskey selection. Kids are offered a watermelon and carrot plate upon arrival as well as some crayons and a coloring menu. Try their rib tips, they are amazing!
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. It was opened in September 1963 as a way of getting from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak and was constructed in rugged Chino Canyon. Before its construction, the only way to the top of the mountain was to hike a number of hours from Idyllwild.
The Views are amazing and when you get to the top there are lots of hiking trails and photo ops. Even a restaurant at the top with breathtaking views. Kids will love seeing the wildlife and learning about nature!
Children's Discovery Museum Of The Desert
When they named the 1,200-acre zoo and botanical garden The Living Desert they weren’t kidding. Mountain lions, wolves, javelins, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards and much more abound here in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains reminding one that the early Indians and pioneers were never alone.
Visit for a fun and fascinating journey into the deserts of the world. Bring your family and friends to discover The Living Desert’s exquisite botanical gardens and the natural wonders of the wild animal kingdom. Get closer!
The Living Desert and Botanical Gardens
The Children’s Discovery Museum Of The Desert is a sizable children’s museum featuring 50-plus interactive exhibits, a giant loom & areas for toddlers. They have drop-in and discover programs, camps and lots of events that encourage your child’s natural curiosity through activities and learning. The museum is best suited for kids 2-8, but babies have fun taking it all in and even teens and grown ups enjoy the puzzles and games.