Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Indian Wells
Credit: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Indian Wells
Credit: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

Fill Your Calendars! These 5 Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Indian Wells Are a Must

This Family Summer Vacay Never Disappoints

While many tend to steer clear of the desert during the hotter months, Indian Wells is offering tons of summer fun to change their minds. And for those planning a stay at the gorgeous Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, finding an activity or event to enhance your visit is easier than ever! Whether you’re looking for a fun, quick getaway with a special someone or want to take your family vacay to the next level, we’re sure that these five happenings at Indian Wells’ Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa will make this summer one to remember.

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Book an Experience at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Indian Wells
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Renaissance Esmeralda makes for a beautiful stay at any time of the year, providing guests with spacious and stylish rooms, delicious food, a beach resort-style pool and much more. While there’s nothing wrong with living your best vacation life simply and without plans, there are a number of bookable experiences on the resort’s summer calendar that are perfect for all ages if you’re one to fill up the schedule. For foodies, we recommend the impressive seven-course sushi and sake pairing or sharing a fireside wine and charcuterie board pairing made with sustainably sourced ingredients. Sunchasers and fitness buffs will want to sign up for an outdoor yoga class led by a Yoga Central instructor, and adventurers will absolutely love taking the famous Red Jeep Tour around the area!


Play on at the Desert Glow Entertainment Zone

Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Indian Wells
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For those looking for amped-up nightlife or a fun way to escape the outdoor heat, we recommend exploring the Desert Glow Entertainment Zone, Renaissance Esmeralda’s exciting gaming and lounge experience that offers numerous ways to play and elevate your stay. The Desert Glow Entertainment Zone has something to do for all ages, ranging from classic arcade games and duckpin bowling to high-tech, action-packed virtual reality games. We think it’s fun to roam around while munching on light bites and sipping on a cocktail from the bar, but if you want something more group-oriented, we suggest reserving an escape room experience. Our tips for escape rooms? Remember that not all clues are what they seem, and your group’s different styles of thinking are a major strength!


Sip and Savor at Cava Happy Hour

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There’s no doubt that Cava Restaurant should absolutely be on your to-dine list when you visit Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells this summer. With its beautiful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, delicious American fare and equally delicious cocktails, Cava is serving up a fun and exciting experience with every dish—especially during happy hour. Happening from 4:30-6 p.m. every day, the happy hour menu boasts craveable bites and tons of local flavors. Don’t miss discounts on wine by the glass, beer, well drinks and house cocktails while indulging in tasty appetizers like the spinach and artichoke dip or the bacon-wrapped dates. The real star of the happy hour menu, however, is probably the three-course experience for $29–complete with a soup or salad course, a choice of mouthwatering entree and a sweet jar for dessert.

Local Insight: Cava’s happy hour is one of Indian Wells’ very best, so we highly recommend making reservations by calling 760.836.1276 to secure a spot!



Endless Fun at Camp Esmeralda

What summer is complete without summer camp? Making good on its promise to provide exciting, entertaining experiences for guests of all ages, Renaissance Esmeralda’s Camp Esmeralda is the perfect way for kids and families to enjoy an array of fun activities together with the help of creative and caring camp counselors. Some of our favorite activities include family games, arts and crafts, playing with slime, making jewelry, face painting and sand art! Parents or guardians must be present with kids during these activities, making it the perfect opportunity to get playful and crafty together in an unforgettable way.


Tee up at Indian Wells Golf Resort

One of the desert’s biggest attractions has always been its plethora of stunning golf courses, and lovers of the sport will absolutely want to take advantage of Renaissance Esmeralda’s enticing Stay and Play package. It includes three nights’ accommodations at the resort, three rounds of golf on the par-72 Celebrity Course and the John Fought-designed Players Course, and the opportunity to reserve a lesson with a PGA pro. The 36-hole grounds offer no shortage of stunning views, water features and exciting challenges, making it an ideal way to spend a summer day while perfecting your swing. 


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
44400 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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