Family Friendly Tours & Attractions in Palm Springs
Southern California is like its own state. In Palm Springs especially, guests can see the breathtaking desert landscape and thrilling attractions that define our city and influence our culture. Sitting to the east of the San Jacinto Mountains, Hyatt Palm Springs benefits from the natural beauty, abundant wildlife and incredible outdoor activities provided by this colossal neighbor. On the other side of our hotel you get Coachella Valley, more in character with Arizona’s arid topography than the Golden State’s rolling hills. Put together, guests can enjoy family-friendly attractions that showcase both kinds of scenery, like The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens as well as the Moorton Botanical Garden.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Other Spectacular Tours
Access into the mountains is usually a tricky venture. Driving through thick forests and protected preserves can be an all-day ordeal because of limited entry points. Flying is quick, but can be too expensive. For guests at Hyatt Palm Springs, the solution is the Aerial Tramway 6 miles away. Rated the single best attraction to see in the city, this scenic glide to the top is perfect for people of all ages. In fact, sightseeing like this isn’t altogether rare here. You can reserve a hot air balloon ride for a truly unforgettable trip. Explore Coachella Valley via covered wagon, or take The Buzz trolley tour of downtown Palm Springs. Movie fanatics can even hire a private bus to drive by famous movie star homes that display famous “Desert Modernism” architecture. Leave no stone unturned.
- Moorton Botanical Garden – 2 miles
- Wet’n’Wild Palm Springs – 4.6 miles
- The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens – 16 miles
- Joshua Tree National Park – 34 miles
The Palm Springs Desert Art Museum has no equal in California. Within walking distance of Hyatt Palm Springs, this one-of-a-kind facility offers a theater and café to accompany its focus on works from prominent European and Native American artists. Several blocks away, niche museums like this grow in number. A comprehensive sweep of Palm Springs history is available at the Palm Springs Historical Society. Artifacts from decades ago come roaring back into the spotlight at Ruddy’s General Store Museum. Even our Air Museum 5 miles away is ranked by CNN as one of the best 14 in the world. Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as soon as you can.
- Ruddy’s General Store Museum – 0.4 miles
- Palm Springs Historical Society – 0.4 miles
- Palm Springs Air Museum – 5.2 miles
There’s no better way to experience a day in Palm Springs than to participate in one. Here’s how: resist our delicious hotel snacks, get your loved ones out the door and attend our famous VillageFest. Arts, shopping, crafts, farmer’s markets, entertainment—even the pickiest among your family will find something to love. The fare is like a friendly embrace, and the live music and booming beats do nothing short of lift spirits. When the sun sets, your group is close enough to Hyatt Palm Springs that you can drop off your souvenirs and get ready for a performance at the Annenberg Theater. Just like the Spa Resort Casino, this amenity requires very little foot-peddling to reach, and makes for wonderful late-night memories.