Summer road trips are our family’s jam. We love to hit the road for long weekends, visiting fun California places like Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and more. It’s easy to let our kids get lost in their smartphones while on the road, but a family trip is also an opportunity to connect and engage in some low tech things to do on a road trip.
Santa Barbara is one of our family’s favorite places, and over Memorial Weekend we visited this beautiful beach city along the California Coast for a little getaway.
We’ve had many fun family adventures in the Palm Springs area, and we’ve stayed in several different parts of the Coachella Valley. After all of those visits, we’re convinced that Downtown Palm Springs is a great destination with kids because there is so much to do, see, eat and explore. Everything is located in an area we can easily walk.
When people think of the desert, they typically envision endless sand dunes, scrubby little plants, some prickly cactus, a bunch of rocks and maybe a lizard or two. But a zoo in the desert? Yep, and The Living Desert is awesome.