Add more fun to your family vacations! Head to Greater Palm Springs resorts where days are filled with the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation and unforgettable family fun. From racing down dueling water slides to knocking down bowling pins, there’s plenty of entertainment for you and the kids.
There are many opportunities for parents to have alone time while the kids are soaking up every last moment of summer fun. In fact, there are so many things to do, the hardest part might be trying to squeeze it all in one visit. Don’t worry, you can always come back!
Pinz and Pints at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect place to keep the entire family entertained. The kids can play duckpin bowling on the 4-lane bowling alley, while the parents taste test the variety of beers on tap at the microbrewery style bar. Families can also enjoy classic arcade games, brewpub food to keep bellies full and comfy couches to sink into and relax.
If the kids are feeling independent, they can head to The Kids Club Discovery Room for camp-like activities such as arts, crafts, games and movies while the parents take a scenic cruise around the resort. Prefer being around water? You can either fish for compliments by the pool, or fish for…well, actual fish. That’s right! There is a fishing pond with fish you can catch, open on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has 7 outdoor pools and a splash pad to cool off. Depending on your poolside mood, there is an option for everyone!
For the more adventurous pool-goer, spend your time at HyTides Plunge Waterpark! You’ll find side-by-side dueling waterslides that launch guests from a third-floor tower down into a crystal blue pool. The spiral 30-foot-long slides, fittingly named The Rattler and The Sidewinder, make for some friendly waterslide competition.
If floating around is more your style, grab a floaty and let the current take you away through the 450-foot Desert Twist Lazy River that weaves and winds.
Other weekend activities that the entire family can take advantage of include dive-in movies, s’mores at the pool, water balloon target practice and cornhole competitions.
The posse of pink Chilean Flamingos that greet you near the resort’s entrance makes you feel like you’re in paradise. It also sets the tone for the plethora of activities you are walking into.
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa resort has four pools for splashing around and sunbathing. If you’re in the mood for some friendly family competition, try croquet, lawn bowling, horseshoes or the mini-putting course. If you want to step it up a notch, find basketball action on their half-court NCAA basketball court. There are also yoga and fitness classes so the family can stay fit together.
After a day of activity, take a gondola ride along the resort’s vast waterways that wind around the resort and feature breathtaking vistas of the property and surrounding mountains.
Don’t forget the JW Entertainment Zone, full of new and retro arcade games. The kids can win prizes while the parents revive their 80s video game skills.
If maximum pool fun is key, then Splashtopia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage is where you’ll want to be.
Lowkey relaxation seekers can float along the 425-foot lazy river, while those who want a bit more of a rush can zoom down two huge 100-foot water slides that weave through and end with guests out the side of a faux mountain.
There’s also a water play zone with fountains and sprinklers for splashing around, a cliff-side jacuzzi and a sandy beach for tropical beach vibes. For the parents, soak under the sun at the secluded adults-only Azure Pool, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views accompanied by a peaceful atmosphere.
If you get hungry or thirsty throughout the day, try the Splash Grill for refreshing tropical drinks and tasty poolside bites.
With pools to soak in during the day and a unique golf experience at night, Indian Wells Golf Resort will keep everyone happy on vacation! When the sun goes down, that’s when the fun starts at the Indian Wells Gold Resort.
Shots in the Night provides nighttime golf fun for the whole family and golfers of all skill levels. Why stop hitting the balls when nighttime falls? This night golf experience takes place on the resort’s driving range and putting green; it will surely stimulate the senses with glowing golf balls, lasers and flashing targets that make sounds.
Let’s not forget about the food truck, serving award winning cuisine from Vue Grille & Bar, and the drinks that will add flavor to everyone’s night.
Shots in the Night opens for the season in mid-October.
For more nighttime fun, check out these 6 Awesome Activities After Dark.