With Spring Break just around the corner, now is the best time to begin planning for your upcoming Spring Break adventures! Travelers that are craving time under the sun and immersed in desert beauty will find every second spent in Indio and Palm Desert, California a delight. This inviting and exciting collection of destinations all within reach of Palm Springs makes for a great place whether your Spring Break plans are solo, a trip as a couple, or a getaway with the entire family in tow. Whether you’re looking forward to time outside exploring or you’re excited to enjoy the savoy side of life while you’re here, both Palm Desert and Indio are packed with opportunities for fun. The following are only a few of the many options to add to your itinerary when you’re considering heading this way for an upcoming Indio and Palm Desert Spring Break getaway trip.
Explore Civic Center Park
Year-round, Palm Desert enjoys beautiful weather and those heading here over Spring Break will find this season is no exception to the rule. This makes it a wonderful time to check out Civic Center Park. Located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue, Civic Center Park is the largest in the area and is a great place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the beauty and fun of the great outdoors. It’s a local destination that often hosts public activities and events throughout the year and in total, sprawls over 70 acres of terrain. The park is home to a concession area as well as tennis courts, volleyball courts, and basketball courts as well. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the rose garden or make the most of the picnic pavilions when a spring picnic is the perfect addition to a sunny afternoon. There’s public art displayed throughout the park and a variety of walking trails that lead you to the amphitheater and skate park alike. From the playground for little ones to the dog park for those traveling with a canine companion this spring, Civic Center Park has just about everything you need to make a fun day of it.
Indulge in a Little Retail Therapy
Spring often marks the season for sales before summer merchandise hits store shelves. This makes a Spring Break getaway to Palm Desert a wonderful time to indulge in a bit of well-deserved retail therapy. Be sure to set aside time to check out the upscale El Paseo shopping district as well as the inviting Westfield Mall while you’re in the area. El Paseo hosts a variety of art galleries, custom boutiques, and plenty of walk paths between the stores to enjoy too. Westfield Mall offers up the home goods, apparel, and accessories that come with a more traditional shopping trip. Either way, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here this Spring Break.
Visit the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens
When you’re traveling to Palm Desert this Spring Break and you have the family with you, a stop at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a must. This stop brings the beauty of nature and wildlife to the forefront of the experience with every ticket purchased. Located at 47900 Portola Avenue, the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts over 500 animals on-site as well as gorgeous gardens highlighting plant species from across the globe. From animal encounters and feeding exhibits to private tours, live shows, and opportunities to learn more about wildlife conservation, this is a stop you won’t want to miss. The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Check Out the Coachella Valley History Museum
Those who are looking to infuse some exciting history into their Spring Break visit will find a stop at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio most definitely worth their while. Located at 82616 Miles Avenue, this museum is in fact a sprawling complex that includes a historic schoolhouse, a date palm museum as well as a restored home from the 1930s. It’s open daily from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and is a great place for families to check out a variety of permanent and evolving exhibits and displays. On certain days throughout the year designated as Community Days, admission here is free so it’s worth checking out the calendar before you head over.
Enjoy Time at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
If you feel fortune is on your side this Spring Break, time at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio might be a lucrative choice. This casino keeps its doors open 24 hours a day and hosts no less than 1,800 slots alongside table games, on-site dining, and live entertainment most nights of the week. There’s also late-night laser bowling hosted here which is great when a little friendly competition would go a long way toward the fun!
No matter when you make your way to Palm Desert or Indio, having beautiful, stylish, and luxurious accommodations in place can enhance your stay even further. Reach out to the team at TRAVLR to learn more about our exciting lineup of property options available in these areas and how we can help you turn your Spring Break travel plans into a reality!