Great food, great fun all in the beautiful and family friendly Palm Springs.



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A beautiful weekend in Palm Springs, and the kids can come? Palm Springs is not only the playground for the stars, it can be the playground for you and your family. The Sands Hotel at Indian Wells is the perfect home away from home for your weekend in Palm Springs, it offers large rooms, with kitchenettes in every unit so that you can bring your own lunches when you visit the mysterious and beautiful Indian Canyons and plunge into Knotts Soak City saving your money for the arcades at Boomers. Now that you have had your fun in the sun, enjoy some of Palm Springs culture and enjoy the Olly-O-Land Children's art gallery, created by local artist Ron Chespak.

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Day 1 - Palm Springs


Pack up your swim suits and make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring the sunscreen because it is off to the the mysterious Indian Canyons, in hopes to find traces of past Indian civilizations. Make sure to pack a lunch with you before you head out, you do not want to pass on the opportunity to picnic in the beautiful desert of Palm Springs. Now that you are all packed you can either pile into a cab or rent a car, probably best to rent a nice spacious car or van, whatever your family needs. Once you have arrived at your destination, do not be in a hurry, take your time and enjoy the beauty of the desert, who knows what a careful eye might reveal. I'm sure you will have worked up quite a voracious appetite with your hike in the Indian Canyons, no problem, Simba's is there to fill you up right with their great selection of barbequed soul food. While you are dining remember that you are in a Palm Springs landmark, you are in a bank.


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Indian Canyons

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Location:

South Palm Canyon Dr
(Continue driving onto the reservation)
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 325 3400 / +1 800 790 3398


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Simba's

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Location:

190 North Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5202

Contact:

tel: +1 760 778 7630
fax: +1 760 320 1509


Day 2 - Palm Springs, Cathedral City


After your day in the desert it is time to escape to Knotts Soak City water parks, where you and your family can get away from the sun for the day. Knotts has a variety of rides and attractions, from huge waterslides to relaxing rivers, they have something for everyone. When it comes to around noon and your stomachs are rumbling you can either enjoy the foods Knotts has on premises or you can pull out the sandwiches you made back at the hotel this morning. When the sun finally does begin to go down, have no fear the fun is not over, it is off to Boomers and their awesome arcades. Along with their arcade they offer a variety of foods for dinner. If parents feel comfortable, they can sneak off and enjoy themselves at a local bar The Nest is just for you, do not feel guilty, the kids have their arcade. When everyone has decided they have had enough fun for the day it is back to the Sands Hotel at Indian Wells for a well deserved rest.


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Knotts Soak City

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Location:

1500 S. Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Contact:

tel: 760 327-0499


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Boomers

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67-700 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Contact:

tel: 760 770-7522


Day 3 - Palm Springs


The fun does not stop here, after breakfast at the Sands it is time to dive into the Olly-O-Land Childrens Art Gallery, where the exhibits are comprised only of paper. Make sure to stop at the gift shop before you leave, they offer inexpensive souvenirs as well as copies of the book. Before you head to your next stop, make sure to stop in at the Canyon Bistro and enjoy anything off of their delicious menu. Now it is off to the Living Desert where you can try and keep count of the 400 different species that live on the premises. Make sure you remember you are in Palm Springs and not Africa, because the animals make it hard to think otherwise. If you can tear yourselves away from the Living Desert, you can find solace in tearing into a burger or anything else you could want at Ruby's restaurant. If you still have energy after this memorable day why not make some more memories by playing miniature golf back at the Sands Hotel?


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Olly-O-Land Children's Art Gallery

Location:

139 East Tamarisk Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: 760 416 0200


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Canyon Bistro

Location:

415 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 322 8664


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Ruby's

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Location:

155 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact:

tel: +1 760 406 7829
fax: +1 760 406 7834


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