If your Easter respite includes mountains and nearly year-round warm temperatures and sunshine, you’ll want to consider California. Once you’ve settled on the Golden State, zero in on beautiful Palm Springs. Not only will you be surrounded by plenty of year-round activities, but there’s also plenty of history to explore as well as Easter fun to be had.
Palm Springs and the surrounding area has several churches where you can attend services while enjoying vacation. Many will be holding special Easter services, including sunrise services, to mark special the day. Contact your choice of church and inquire about dates, times, and locations for services and plan a day to remember.
A traditional Easter celebration is a delicious brunch, whether or not you attended services earlier in the day. Select restaurants in and around Palm Springs will be serving the traditional Easter meal of ham and all the fixings that go with it. Contact your restaurant of choice and ask about reservations, as well as the availability of pick up or delivery if you’d like an intimate meal at home without the fuss of preparation.
Escape Room Palm Springs
The escape room craze has made its way to Palm Springs. The largest escape room games in Southern California are located right in Palm Springs. You can choose from six rooms varying in degree of difficulty and number of players to solve. Solve the clues and break out of the room within 60 minutes to win. There are themes like Bank Heist, Vampire’s Lair, Merlin’s Magic School, and others. Ask about age requirements or other accommodations before booking.
The perpetually good weather in the area makes Palm Springs a golfer’s paradise. When you visit the Golf Capital of the World on your Easter break, make sure your clubs make the packing list. Book tee times online for some of the best courses in the area. Don’t worry, if your clubs couldn’t make the trip many courses offer rental gear.
Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cactarium
Named for its founders, Patricia and Chester “Cactus Slim” Moorten, the garden has over 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants grouped by geographic regions including Arizona, California, Colorado, the Mojave and Sonora deserts, and Texas, as well as other parts of the globe like South Africa and South America. Patricia and Slim have also designed and installed landscapes for Frank Sinatra, and also consulted with Disney on their design for the western-themed Frontierland and the park that eventually became Disneyland.
The mountains and trails surrounding Palm Springs make for a refreshing hike full of picturesque views. Lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera and sun protection, and head out. There are trails for beginners as well as more challenging paths. Suggested hikes include Indian Canyons, Palm Springs Museum Trail, and the Palm Canyon Trail.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Go up, up, and away for a different view of the area. Palm Springs is home to the world’s largest rotating tram car. The 80-passenger cars make their way along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station to the Mountain Station – an elevation change of nearly 6,000 feet in just ten minutes. At the top there are more breathtaking views, as well as a restaurant and cafe, gift shop, nature exhibits, educational documentary theaters, and more than 50 miles of hiking trails in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park Wilderness area.
Joshua Tree National Park
Two distinct ecosystems came together to form one breathtaking place. The Mojave and Colorado desert meet and host a variety of plants and animals in the landscape sculpted by strong winds and torrents of rain. The over 790,000-acre park was originally declared a national monument in 1936 and became a national park in 1994. Head there on your own and wander as you will, or take the self-driving audio tour on the National Park app and hit must-see locations like Quail Mountain, the highest mountain in the park and the highest point in the Little San Bernadino Mountains, the Desert Queen Mine in the Colorado Desert – a long-lived but now abandoned gold mine, and many other trails and loops where you can get lost for hours at a time.
Easter Fun in Palm Springs
From a cozy two-bedroom for an intimate experience with your sweetest or your small family to a spacious four-bedroom for everyone to enjoy an Easter respite in Palm Springs, Luxsy Palm Springs has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step into your rental and feel your stress melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. All units come with kitchens fully equipped kitchens with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal. Come together in open living spaces for a group movie or find a place to relax on your own. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, and more.
Call us today to start planning your fun-filled Palm Springs Easter vacation!