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September 8th, 2008, 12:41 PM
We plan to be in Palm Springs the last week of December 2008. We have 2 children with us, and would like some ideas of things to see and places to go. We are planning to driving to L.A. for 1 day, my daughter wants to see Hollywood/Rodeo Drive.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

September 8th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Hey there snowballgal - sounds like you're lining up a great trip! Question - what are the ages of your kids?

September 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM
My daughter is 13 and my son is 11.

September 8th, 2008, 02:48 PM
OK, then I suggest you look into....

Hiking - when you get into town, ask for directions to Ramon Road. You'll want to head west until it ends which is where you'll find some of the best trails.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - see: http://palmsprings.com/active/tramway.html

The Living Desert - see: http://palmsprings.com/points/desert.html

And, if they're adventureous, how about a hummer tour or even a horse guided trail ride? Here are some links for more info:

Also, there's a Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. You can reach them at 760-321-0602.

Natalie Lambert
September 8th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Hello Snowballgal:

In addtion to the fabulous suggestions from Jojo, may I also suggest taking a nice hike in the Indian Canyons - 760.325.5673. They offer guided tours and the canyons are just beautiful!

Also, if your children are into Museums, there is the Palm Springs Air Museum 760.778.6262 and the Palm Springs Art Museum - 760.322.4800.

Looks like you guys will have a fun filled week!

Natalie Lambert

September 8th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks alot for the suggestions. WE look forward to our visit at the end of December..:):):):)

David Clarish
September 21st, 2008, 05:58 PM
You will also have to check out The Living Desert in Palm Desert. A fun & great place to take the kids...


September 22nd, 2008, 07:59 AM
Thanks for the idea !!:)

June 22nd, 2009, 09:56 PM
When I go to palm springs and stay in a love taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The sites are amazing. I also like taking my kids to the water park.