Adventures with Dad in Palm Springs

Posted By: Palm Springs Insider Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Celebrate Father's Day in Palm Springs

Whether it’s taking an off-road tour along the San Andreas Fault, getting a bird’s eye view of the desert from a helicopter, or climbing into a B-17 bomber at the Palm Springs Air Museum, we've rounded up must-see attractions and activities to help celebrate Father’s Day in Palm Springs.

A Nice Drive in the Desert

Summer golf specials in PalmTahquitz Creek Golf Resort Springs are swinging into action. Master the game of golf while taking advantage of reduced rates at four Palm Springs golf courses: Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, Escena Golf Club, Indian Canyons Golf Resort and Mesquite Golf Course.

Thrilling Off-Road Tours

Hop into a jeep, hummer or ride an ATV for a scenic excursion to learn about the geological wonders of the San Andreas Fault Zone and maze through box and slot canyons, walk along the gurgling streams and witness unusual sandstone formations. 

Free Admission to Air Museum

Explore one of the world’s largest collections of WWII flyable airplanes at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Climb into a B-17 bomber, tour the planes and historic artifacts, and meet WWII veterans. On Father’s Day, June 19, dad gets a free admission with paid child (of any age) admission.

Aerial Adventures
Experience a new vantage point of Palm Springs when you take a tour of the desert’s stunning vistas, natural beauty and majestic mountains via
helicopter, bi-plane or hot air balloon ride

Vegas-Style Gaming

Skip the long drive to Vegas, and go to the downtown Palm Springs Spa Resort Casino for table games, slots, and nightlife and dining.

Hike in a Pristine Wilderness
From palms to pines, ride the world’s largest rotating tramcar of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to experience a 10-minute breathtaking journey
to access over 50 miles of hiking trails at Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Knott's Soak City
A Playground of Fun in the Sun
Dad can act like a kid again while sliding down a 7-story waterslide, swimming in an 800,000-galloon wave pool or chillin’ on the lazy river at
Knott’s Soak City.

Hot Deals on Lodging

Through September 30, 2011, more than 30 hotels, vacation home rentals, restaurants and attractions are offering special summer hot deals up to 40% off and free mid-week room nights.
Summer hot deals in Palm Springs online at


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