Palm Springs Travel Guide [family friendly]

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Dreamy colors, triple degree temps, fruity drinks and affordable fun.

What’s not to love?

My love affair with Palm Springs began 4 years ago when a friend invited us out to celebrate her birthday. I was immediately taken by the midcenteiy architecture, Desert landscape and the warm weather.  Since that trip Palm Springs has become a home away from home. We come so often that we were offered a local discount recently at a restaurant and had to explain we were actually from out of town.   

 

The Saguaro Palm Springs

WHERE TO STAY

Fruity drinks, bright colors and tasty tacos. What's not to love?

 

The Sauaro boasting bright rainbow colors, a great pool and amazing food. The grounds have a gym, corn hole, giant jenga, ping pong ball, hammocks and bocce ball.  

The hotel wraps around their pool featuring two spas, lounge chairs and cabana style seating. Pool side service is available so you can indulge in blended drinks and tasty baja style fish tacos. 

On site you can dine in at the El Jefe cantina. They feature a wide range of tequila, craft beers and fresh squeezed cocktails. 

The hotel is located directly across the street from a major grocery store. We like to stock up on sandwich supplies, fresh fruit and drinks to put in the provided mini fridge. 

If you are looking for the quintessential brightly colored Palm Springs hideaway The Saguaro can't be beat.

Kid friendly palm springs travel

KID FRIENDLY?

PS—We generally come to stay during the week, so with that being said the weekends can be more of a party atmosphere. On the weekend there is a DJ by the pool during the spring summer months that makes the pool area feel less kid friendly than we are used to


WHERE TO EAT

Food that is gram worthy and delicious and will satisfy the whole family.

BREAKFAST: 

While The Saguaro has tasty breakfast on site it's worth hopping in the car and heading down the road to Kings Highway located at the oh so hip Ace Hotel. The avocado toast is not only gram worth but tasty and super filling. From pancakes to standard eggs and bacon this diner covers everyone for the most important meal of the day. Looking for something grab and go? Check out locals fave and hidden gem Townie Bagels & Coffee. They serve up delicious fresh baked bagels and gourmet coffee. 

LUNCH:

My family likes to be in the pool ALL DAY so we generally opt for quick sandwiches in the room and fresh fruit. Not in to in room dining? Stop at The Sandwich Spot for huge, I repeat HUGE sandwiches served on their tasty fresh baked bread. Save half of your plentiful portion to have as a snack later in the day. 

Looking for a sit down option? Check out Tommy Bahama for grilled Mahi- Mahi bowls and frozen Mai- Tais. 

DINNER:

Want to dine surrounded by millenial pink and plants? You can do that in Palm Springs. Head to The Tropicale and request patio dining. Their menu is broad with something for everyone from pizza to asian fusion. Order the coconut prawns with chili sauce and have a margarita for me when you go. 

 

DESSERT:

Palm Springs travel guide

Triple degree temps are the norm in the dessert. Ice cream is essential. Check out Ice Cream & Shop(pe) located at The Arrive hotel. Find the classics like chocolate and vanilla along with vegan coconut and lavender. 


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WHERE TO GO

What to see and where to go. 

The Moorten Botanical Gardens is the first cactarium in the world featuring thousands of cacti. Take home succulents from their nursery and tour the beautiful grounds. The grounds boast agave plants the size of a small vehicle and cacti over 10' tall. Kid Tip--This is recommended with older kiddos or little ones in baby wearers. (sharps things everywhere)