Fun Things to Do with Kids in Indio and Greater Palm Springs – Ready to escape to sunny Greater Palm Springs for a family vacation? With so many fun things to do with kids in the area and a quick trip from anywhere in Southern California, it’s the ideal location.
Fun Things to Do with Kids in Indio and Greater Palm Springs
The first step is choosing an awesome place to stay. When traveling with kids, it’s hard to beat a vacation rental, where you can enjoy the perfect blend of luxury hotel amenities and the comfort of having an entire house to yourself. At The Brooklyn Penthouse in Indio, your family of up to 10 can check in and enjoy a long list of vacation amenities, including:
- 40 foot saltwater pool and spa with dual tanning ledges
- Gourmet kitchen
- Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, BBQ, and smart TV
- Backyard fire pit
- Juke box
- Whole house Sonos sound system
- Ping pong, air hockey, and mini golf in the backyard
- Movie theater
- Game room with pool, darts, basketball, arcade games, and board games
- Located in a gated community with a private 20 acre lake
We wouldn’t be surprised if you are content to spend the entire vacation at this fully equipped luxury vacation rental, but if you are looking for something fun to do with the kids in Indio or the surrounding areas, check out these ideas.
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Spend a day at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in nearby Palm Desert, a zoo focused on desert climates of the world. Your kids will love getting to see all kinds of desert animals, including the opportunity to book special encounters where you can pet, feed, or get an up close and personal look at amazing creatures like rhinos and giraffes.
The Living Desert is also home to one of the most impressive desert botanical gardens, with 50 immersive gardens representing North America and Mexico, hiking trails of varying difficulty, and more.
Step inside an air conditioned theater to enjoy some family friendly entertainment at Desert Theatreworks. The community theater draws from an impressive pool of local talent to put on live performances that include dramas, comedies, and musicals. Part of the Indio community for over 10 years, Desert Theatreworks is a consistently award winning venue you won’t want to miss if you are a fan of performing arts.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway features the world’s largest rotating tram car, presenting the perfect opportunity to take in some impressive views of the desert. Your family members from youngest to oldest will love this ride, starting at the Valley Station, with an elevation of 2,643 feet, and ending at the Mountain Station, after an elevation gain of over 2,000 feet in just 10 minutes.
After arriving at the top, you will find two restaurants, observation decks, a natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop, and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Make a full day of this outing by trekking through the desert landscape on a hiking trail, enjoying an educational exploration of the museum, and relaxing at one of the delicious restaurants with a view.
Ready to book your family vacation to Indio? Check the availability of The Brooklyn Penthouse here.