Planning to visit Palm Springs with kids? Don’t hesitate, this family friendly paradise is only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and is blessed with an average of 350 days of sunshine each year. Aside from being a favorite place for western Canadians to visit over Christmas and Spring Break, the area has other seasonal events worth checking out.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival the first week in January offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries.
The Desert Classic Golf Tournament in mid January consists of four days at La Quinta Country Club, PGA West Palmer Private, and PGA West Nicklaus Private courses with 144 professionals and 144 amateurs.
At the end of January you can take in The HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, a nine-week equestrian show jumping competition with about $3 million in prize money!
Modernism Week February 13-23 highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture at various locations throughout Palm Springs.
The BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament usually coincides with Spring Break and brings in about 300,000 tennis fans.
The Coachella Valley Music Festival and Stagecoach run back to back in April, but get your tickets way in advance.
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Fun Things To Do In Palm Springs With Kids
Your visit to the Coachella Valley isn’t complete without a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. There is a gorgeous park at the top as well as a restaurant and interpretive center. We love to go up when there’s snow!
Tailgating at Polo is fun for the whole family. We always go with a crowd of friends and have picnic.
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is one of our favorite places in the desert. For several years we had an annual membership so we could visit often. There are always fun activities for kids. The gardens are amazing and we love visiting the butterfly exhibit.
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert -a fun interactive museum where children can experience the joy of learning through hands-on exploration.
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Joshua Tree National Park
Brunch at The Parker Parker Palm Springs
Shields Date Garden – cheap and yummy breakfast – date shakes Shields Date Garden