Southern California has its fair share of incredible vacation spots but few exceed the reputation of Palm Springs. Know for its lavish spas, hot springs, and golf courses, the desert city offers year-round warm weather, sunny skies, and plenty of fun things to do. If you’re traveling with kids, you may be wondering about kid-friendly activities and attractions. You’ll be glad to know that there is plenty of fun to be had for children of all ages, from outdoor adventures and zoo trips to educational museums and land tours.
One of the most difficult decisions you will need to make when planning a trip to Palm Springs is choosing where to stay. Accommodations are not hard to come by but many hotels and vacation rentals are not suitable for young kids. Families who prefer a safe, quiet, and kid-friendly atmosphere opt for an Airbnb. Here’s our top choices for kid-friendly Airbnbs in Palm Springs.
1. Spacious Home with Canyon Views & Outdoor Fun
Family Features: Pool, hot tub, outdoor seating, pool table, table tennis, and BBQ area.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, and crib.
Experience all of the amenities you’d find in an upscale hotel in this beautiful Airbnb. Guests have full access to the pool and hot tub, as well as the outdoor BBQ and seating areas. Inside, there are games like pool and table tennis for the kids to play.
If your children are up for an adventure, head over to Desert Rocks where they can take a rock-climbing class. Get Air Trampoline Park is also just a short drive from the property and offers wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, ninja courses, and much more.
2. Unique, Kid-Friendly Airbnb Near Joshua Tree
Family Features: Pool, wood burning fireplace, outdoor fire pit, cactus garden, hot tub, and lounging areas.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, outlet covers, children’s books and toys, babysitter recommendations, changing table, room-darkening shades, bathtub, baby monitor, children’s dinnerware, baby bath, and crib.
Just an eight-minute drive from Joshua Tree National Park sits this dream property perched on a hill, overlooking the valley. The property offers three bedrooms, two baths, a chef’s kitchen, lounging areas, wood burning fireplace, pool with cabana, outdoor fire pit, and a 65-year-old cactus garden.
When you’re not at the property soaking in the huge hot tub or watching the kids roam the lush landscape, enjoy nearby activities. Satisfy your little one’s sweet tooth with a treat from Lappert’s Ice Cream or look for familiar names along the Walk of Stars.
3. Kid-Friendly Mid-Century Home with Pool
Family Features: Pool, jacuzzi tub, outdoor playhouse, playroom, and childproof fencing.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, outlet covers, bathtub, children’s dinnerware, and children’s books and toys.
Just a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs is this charming home on a quiet street. There is childproof fencing around the pool and a jacuzzi tub where mom and dad can soak. There is also plenty of fun for the kids, including an outdoor playhouse and bonus area playroom located just off the kitchen.
After enjoying all that the home has to offer, venture out to Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Walk the path through the beautifully-landscaped gardens or go on a free guided tour. Tahquitz Canyon is also a great spot for hiking and provides beautiful views of the local area.
4. Mid-Century Home “Humming Bird House”
Family Features: Pool, outdoor fire pit, cable TV, wifi, outdoor seating, and fully-equipped kitchen.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, pool toys, bathtub, children’s dinnerware, and room-darkening shades.
Situated in Rancho Mirage, this stunning home is the ultimate destination for families who enjoy the great outdoors. The property offers amazing views of the mountains and guests can head out to the backyard where trails begin that lead through the San Bernardino National Forest. The home is also equipped with a pool, outdoor fire pit, cable TV, wifi, and a fully-stocked kitchen.
This sleek Southern California home is just minutes from El Paseo where guests can enjoy world-class shopping, art galleries, and fine dining. Kids will enjoy roaming the local Rancho Mirage Community Park which offers tennis courts, barbecue areas, and a children’s playground.
5. Secluded Desert Retreat with Expansive Views
Family Features: Private yard, pool, hot tub, outdoor dining area, fire pit, BBQ, sound system, laundry facility, fireplace, AC, wifi, and TVs.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, and bathtub.
This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is anything but ordinary. The home sits on a stunning hillside and has been newly remodeled. The vacation rental features a private yard with pool and hot tub, al-fresco dining, fire pit, BBQ, wet bar, sound system, and laundry facilities.
It is also in close proximity to many of the area’s top attractions. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is just a 15- to 20-minute drive and hosts live music performances, sporting events, and more. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is also a must-visit for families. The desert botanical garden and zoo is home to mesmerizing gardens and a variety of wildlife.
6. Clean & Luxurious Kid-Friendly Oasis
Family Features: Saltwater pool, games, outdoor space, spa, and outdoor kitchen.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, and window guards.
Live in luxury during your stay in Palm Springs when you reserve this beautiful seven-bedroom home for your family. The property offers more than 3,000 square feet of indoor space and an addition 0.5 acres of private landscaped outdoor space. Children will enjoy the oversized saltwater pool, pool table, ping pong, foosball, and shuffle table. Parents can soak in the spa or prepare meals in the custom outdoor kitchen.
After a good night’s rest at the Airbnb, guests can head out for a day of fun. The Palms Springs Aerial Tramway allows families to get a birds eye-view of the incredible wilderness as they ascend on the world’s largest rotating tramcar. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, consider a guided horseback ride through Indian Canyon at Smoke Tree Stables.
7. Private Villa Indio with Putting Green
Family Features: Pool, spa, fire pit, wifi, sound system, smart TVs, and family dining area.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, and babysitter recommendations.
This six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home is located within walking distance of Empire Polo Fields and many other local attractions. The vocational rental is equipped with high-end furnishings, pool, fire pit, premium wifi, sound system, and smart TVs. There is dining space for eight and the house is stocked with essentials.
Looking for some kid-friendly activities nearby? Take the family down to Splashtopia, a water park with two 100-foot water slides and a 425-foot lazy river. If you have a child who is a fan of airplanes, take time to explore the Palm Springs Air Museum which has the largest collection of flyable WWII aircrafts.
8. Ranch Home in Panorama Heights Near Joshua Tree
Family Features: Pool, outdoor heated rain shower, laundry room, indoor gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, TV, memory foam mattresses, and water filtration system.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, children’s dinnerware, room-darkening shades, bathtub, and children’s toys and books.
Located in the neighborhood of Panorama Heights in Joshua Tree, this 1956 remodeled ranch offers incredible desert sunsets and boulder views. The home provides an outdoor sitting area, hammock chairs, fire pit, water filtration system, cowboy pool, and a fully-stocked kitchen.
Take a day trip from the property to enjoy the surrounding attractions, such as Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs, a water park with 14 different slides and a 600-foot lazy river. For dinner, dine at Fisherman’s Market & Grill. The indoor and outdoor dining areas are decorated with nautical props and will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Pirates of the Caribbean film.
9. La Quinta Family Home with Pool
Family Features: Pool, back patio, BBQ, outdoor seating, and outdoor fireplace.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, and bathtub.
This large and spacious four-bedroom home boasts tall ceilings, back patio with BBQ, pool, outdoor seating, outdoor fireplace, and much more. Guests can enjoy preparing meals for the family in the chef’s kitchen and lounging in the cozy living room.
There are plenty of cool things to see nearby, such as Cabazon Dinosaurs. The dinosaur lover in your life will love seeing these prehistoric creatures up close. In the evening, head to downtown Palm Springs to VillageFest which features arts, crafts, food, and entertainment.
10. Charming Mid-Century Modern Home with Pool
Family Features: Mountain views, pool, spa, outdoor shower, fully-equipped kitchen, and tan deck.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, and baby bath.
Conveniently located within 5 minutes of the top Palm Springs attractions, this mid-century modern home offers a wide range of lavish amenities. Guests can enjoy spectacular mountain views, pool, spa, and outdoor shower. The kitchen contains stainless steel appliances and a wine fridge, and there is a tan deck that allows guests to use the lounge chairs in the pool.
Children will enjoy their time in Palm Springs due to the wide array of attractions. Allow your kids to become merry men at Robin Hood Archery. Guests can take a break from the heat at Desert Ice Castle, an ice-skating rink located in the middle of the desert.
11. Fully-Restored Home in Historic Racquet Club Estates
Family Features: Pool, jetted tub, umbrellas, lounge chairs, outdoor showers, BBQ grill, fire pits, and outdoor seating areas.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, game console, room-darkening shades, babysitter recommendations, outlet covers, and crib.
While this home may have been fully-remodeled and upgraded, it still possesses much of its original charm. The 1959 home sits on a quarter-acre lot on a quiet street in historic Racquet Club Estates. The property offers a desert landscape garden, new saltwater pool, jetted tub, lounge chairs, umbrellas, outdoor showers, fire pits, outdoor grill, and dining areas.
If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll want to check out the local kid hot spots. Boomers! Palm Springs offers bumper cars, miniature golf, go-karts, rock climbing wall, batting cage, and other attractions for kids. If you have a child who loves baseball, stop over to Big League Dreams Sports Park where your child can practice their swing.
12. Private Oasis in the Heart of Ruth Hardy Park
Family Features: Salt water pool, outdoor gas grill, free wifi, washer and dryer, TV with streaming service.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, room-darkening shades, game console, bathtub, and outlet covers.
The charming vacation rental has everything you’re looking for in an Airbnb. The two-bedroom, two-bath home provides spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains, as well as a private salt water pool. There is also free wifi, outdoor gas grill, washer and dryer, and streaming channels.
While visiting Palm Springs, don’t miss out on the chance to make some family memories. Go on a Jeep Tour and see the beauty of the natural world up close and personal. If you have children who are interested in outer space, consider a Stargazing Tour where your kids can search for constellations.
13. Family-Friendly Desert Home Near DT Palm Springs
Family Features: Pool, lounge chairs, outdoor dining area, smart technology, bocce court, and backyard.
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, children’s books and toys, room-darkening shades, and children’s dinnerware.
Built in 1961 by an architect, this stunning home is the perfect getaway destination while in Palm Springs. The home has been updated with modern amenities, as well as smart home features, wireless charging stations, central sound system, and bidet toilets in both bathrooms.
Outside, guests have full access to the large heated pool and fire pit. The entire family can join together for a game of bocce on the court or can have dinner while enjoying unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Palm Springs is known for its amazing attractions and there are plenty near this property. Take a hot air balloon ride high above the Coachella Valley or go on a covered wagon tour in the desert.
The Toddle is reader-supported and may earn a commission when you book or purchase using our links.