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Palm springs w/10 and 12 yr old

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Newtown, Ct.
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Palm springs w/10 and 12 yr old

We are thinking of traveling to Palm springs for Easter vacation. Is this a good destination with kids? What is the best place to stay with kids this age?

Seattle, Wa
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1. Re: Palm springs w/10 and 12 yr old

So much to do- and the weather is so great at Easter- we take our 7 year old twins there every year- water slides, Kobe for the hibachi grill, Banduccis for family italian, the zoo, Joshua tree..they love it! You can find some great rentals on PS4rent if you want a house or the Windermere site, we also stay at the Doral in a suite or connected rooms, also heard the Chase hotel is great and in walking distance to everything, checked out Caliente Tropics hotel last year and the kids loved it. good luck!

Mission Viejo, CA
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We bring our nieces and nephews to Plam Springs once or twice a year. There is a very nice desert-themed zoo there (desert animals from around the world) that's bigger than you'd expect and with reasonable entrance fees - I think it's less than $20 for adults. There's also lots of hiking and exploring to be done in Joshua Tree National Park which is near-by. You can do more exploring on land owned by the local Agua Caliente Indians, but you have to pay a small entrance fee. The kids would probably LOVE the tram that takes you from the desert floor in Palm Springs up to the top of the local mountains. Around Easter time, you'd be in shorts and t-shirts when you got on the tram and would need long pants and a jacket when you got to the top of the mountain - you might even still find snow up there. Also, lots of good restaurants, shopping and I believe there's a waterpark.

Stay at "A Place in The Sun"! It's a small 16-unit place with bungalows rather than regular hotel rooms. You get a separate bedroom, a real kitchen, a private backyard and patio and a fold-out bed in the living room counch. Plenty of room for four people. Or you could splurge for the big unit with 2 bedrooms and a private jacuzzi in the backyard. The pool is visible, and just a few steps away, from every room. So you could run in and grab a drink or make a snack and not worry about leaving the kids out by the pool.

It's a quiet place that families flock to, including mine. No wild guests or loud parties, but it's not a "granny" place either where the kids can't splash and have fun at the pool. When we're there with our nieces and nephews, we're in the pool all day long - the water in purified using a salination process rather than chlorine, so it's very gentle on the eyes, skin and hair. The jacuzzi uses the same process.

And because it's such a great place (beautiful grounds, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, poolside continental breakfast on the weekends), you don't have to worrry about cramming 18-hours of activities into each day just so you can escape your cramped hotel room. You will find that there are days where you won't want to leave "A Place in the Sun" at all and will be happy to spend hours relaxing in the sun by the pool.

San Diego, Ca
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I'm not sure about 10/12 year old girls, but boys would probably really enjoy a trip to the Palm Springs Air Musuem.

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KHawes:\

Bad news. Eleanor Bond Banducci died this year and the restaurant has closed for good.