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Father’s Day in Palm Springs

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A Guide to Celebrating with Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a trip to one of California’s most iconic destinations – Palm Springs. This desert oasis offers plenty of activities for dads of all ages, so whether you’re looking to relax poolside or hit the golf course, there’s something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the best ways to spend Father’s Day in Palm Springs.

Take a Jeep Tour

Palm Springs offers several Jeep tour options for visitors who want to explore the surrounding desert landscape. Here are some popular choices:

Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours

This company offers several guided tours, including the San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour, the Indian Canyons Jeep and Hiking Tour, and the Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour. Each tour offers a unique perspective on the desert landscape, with knowledgeable guides providing information about the flora, fauna, and geology of the area.

desert adventures red jeep tours

Big Wheel Tours

This company offers a variety of tours in Palm Springs, including several Jeep tours. One of their more popular options is the Indian Canyons Jeep and Hiking Tour, which takes visitors to the ancestral homeland of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The tour includes a short hike to a waterfall and the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the tribe.

big wheel tours

Adventure Hummer Tours

While not technically a Jeep tour, Adventure Hummer Tours offers a similar experience for visitors who want to explore the desert landscape. Their Desert Adventure Tour takes visitors through the San Andreas Fault zone, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and canyons.

No matter which Jeep tour you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience exploring the beautiful desert landscape around Palm Springs..

Adventure Hummer Tours

Relax Poolside

For dads who prefer to take it easy on their special day, Palm Springs offers plenty of luxurious poolside options. Many hotels in the area have stunning pools with stunning mountain views, perfect for kicking back and relaxing with a cold drink.

Father and children in swimming pool family

Start the day off right by booking a cabana at one of the many resorts in the area. Most cabanas come equipped with comfortable seating, a mini-fridge, and a ceiling fan to keep Dad cool and relaxed. Plus, many cabanas offer a private pool, so you and your family can enjoy the day in peace. The new Drift Hotel offer private cabanas and stunning views.

Drift Palm Springs

Once settled into your cabana, order up some refreshing drinks and snacks to fuel your day of relaxation. Most resorts offer a full bar menu and a variety of light bites to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. From fresh salads and sandwiches to gourmet burgers and fries, there’s something for everyone.

Visit the Palm Springs Air Museum

For dads who love aviation, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a must-visit destination. The museum’s aircraft collection includes warbirds from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. You’ll find everything from classic fighters like the P-51 Mustang to bombers like the B-17 Flying Fortress. Each aircraft on display has its own unique history, and you can learn about their stories from knowledgeable guides who are always on hand to answer any questions.

One exciting feature of the museum is the opportunity to take a ride in a vintage aircraft. You can choose from several planes, including a P-51 Mustang and a T-28 Trojan. It’s an unforgettable experience that your dad is sure to love.

In addition to the aircraft, the museum also features a range of interactive exhibits. Especially fascinating is the extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the era of aviation. You can see everything from uniforms to photographs to parts of planes, making the museum an immersive experience. You will even see Walt Disney’s airplane!

palm springs air museum

It’s a great way to spend a few hours learning about the history of flight and admiring some beautiful planes and make some memories with dad.

Relax with a Spa Treatment

If you’re looking for a unique and relaxing way to spend time with your dad, why not consider a spa treatment in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs has long been known for its luxurious spas that offer a range of treatments to pamper and relax its guests. From massages and facials to body wraps and aromatherapy, there is something for every dad to enjoy.

Man having stone massage in spa salon

Start the day by treating your dad to a delicious breakfast at one of Palm Springs’ many restaurants. Then head over to your chosen spa for a day of relaxation and pampering. At the spa, your dad can enjoy a massage or facial to help him unwind and de-stress. The soothing atmosphere and skilled therapists will leave your dad feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

The Spa at Sec’-he is designed to both embrace and reflect the natural desert landscape and honor the history and heritage of the Tribe while introducing a new generation to the sacred hot mineral spring’s restorative properties. The state-of-the-art day spa offers an unparalleled experience, maintaining its close connection to the land while providing a variety of pampering, relaxation and wellness services.

TAL-treatment room at spa at sec-he

For the more adventurous dad, try the signature Intraceuticals Vitamin C + 3 Oxygen facial at the St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Resort. This oxygen facial helps strengthen, protect and support healthy skin with three synergistic forms of Vitamin C. It fights free redical damage and provide a co-factor for collagen syntheses. In other words, it will make dad look good.

A spa treatment in Palm Springs is a perfect way to show your dad how much he means to you.

Treat Dad to a Steak

While Mom’s Day is all about brunch, sometimes dad’s just like a good steak on Father’s Day. As a haven for foodies, we’ve got you covered. But don’t worry if dad’s not a meat eater, we have lot of vegetarian and vegan options as well.

Mr. Lyons was originally opened in 1938 as a private club where Hollywood stars and executives would frequent. Today, it still maintains its classic feel with dark wood accents, leather booths, and vintage photos of the Rat Pack adorning the walls. In addition to the restaurant, Mr. Lyons also has a speakeasy-style bar called Seymour’s.

mr lyons dining room

Another popular steakhouse in Palm Springs is LG’s Prime Steakhouse. Located in the heart of downtown, this upscale restaurant offers a sophisticated atmosphere with dim lighting, leather booths, and a classic piano bar. But it’s the food that truly steals the show at LG’s. The menu features everything from porterhouse and filet mignon to seafood options like lobster tail and salmon. And don’t forget to save room for dessert – their chocolate soufflé is a must-try.

LG’s Prime Steakhouse

Kaiser Grille offers antibiotic and hormone-free USDA PRIME beef and free-range organic chicken served with house made sauces. Their wild seafood is fresh and caught sustainably.  They serve locally sourced produce and salads paired with in-house made dressings. They also make all their own desserts. 

Kaiser Grille steak

Another hidden gem is the The Steakhouse at the Agua Caliente Casino.  Renowned for its prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood dishes, and extensive wine list, this upscale restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in a delicious meal on Father’s Day.

The Steakhouse serves only the highest quality cuts of meat, including tender filet mignon, juicy ribeye, and rich porterhouse steaks. The seafood offerings are equally impressive, with fresh lobster, crab legs, and shrimp cocktails on the menu. For sides, diners can choose from classics like creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, or opt for more unique offerings like truffle fries or roasted Brussels sprouts.

To accompany your meal, The Steakhouse boasts an extensive wine list with over 300 options, as well as signature cocktails and an impressive selection of whiskeys and scotches.

The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casino

Father’s Day in Palm Springs offers something for everyone. With so many activities to choose from, you’re sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember. So pack your bags, grab your dad, and head to Palm Springs for an unforgettable celebration.

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