The Best Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Palm Springs
Memorial Day weekend—the traditional kickoff for the summer season—is just around the corner, which means it’s time to make your plans for a fun-filled holiday weekend in Palm Springs. Here are the top 4 ways for the whole family to celebrate and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers for Memorial Day:
Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop: An annual tradition you don’t want to miss, the Flower Drop commemorates those who sacrificed their lives during World War II. The museum’s B-25 Mitchell Bomber aircraft drops thousands of red and white carnations in honor of our fallen warriors. The flower drop happens at 1 p.m., but other family activities, including WWII reenactments and musical performances, will take place throughout the day. Active duty and their families always receive free admission to the museum.
When: Monday, May 30, 10 am - 2 pm
Cost: Active duty military and their families FREE, Retired military $14, Adults $16, Seniors (65+) $14, Youth 13-17 $14, Children 6-12 $9
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Get a sweet taste of freedom aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar. Take in a majestic view of the mountains, then enjoy a tasty meal, go for a hike, or embark on a guided nature walk. The first tram up will be at 8 am throughout Memorial Day weekend.
When: Memorial Day Weekend, First tram up at 8 am, last tram up at 8 pm
Cost: Adults $24.95, Children 3-12 $16.95, Seniors (65+) $22.96 Wet ’n’ Wild Palm Springs: Splash into summer at Palm Springs’ one and only water park. The season kicks off Memorial Day weekend, so pack your sunscreen and head over for an action-packed day of water slides, wave pools and the 4-story water playhouse. The park is open everyday beginning Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day Weekend Hours: 10 am - 4 pm Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Saturday through Monday Cost: Adults $38.99, Children 3-11 $27.99, Seniors (62+)
$27.99, Military $32.99 Memorial Day Celebration at the Living Desert: Spend the day with your family among the beautiful wildlife of the Living Desert. Our nation’s heroes and their family members are honored with 50% off admission with identification. These include active duty, reserve and retired U.S. military personnel, police officers, firefighters and EMTs, and up to 6 family members. Time: Monday, May 30, 9 am - 5 pm Cost: Adults $19.95, Children 3-12 $9.95, Seniors (62+) $17.95 Which of these will you be enjoying during Memorial Day Weekend? Tell us in the comments!