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Take the Kids out on Different Adventures in the City of La Quinta

Written By: Kandace Cornell La Quinta Family Fun

It’s August, and that means only a few precious weeks remain before the kids head back to school. If a vacation isn’t in the cards, there’s still plenty of time to make the most of these summer days (and nights). From parks and pools to museums and summer classes, we’ve rounded up the 10 best activities in La Quinta that are sure to provide hours of fun for the whole family.

 

1 | Free Wheeling La Quinta Family Fun

Pedego Electric Bikes La Quinta


Exploring regional culture and topography has never been easier, thanks to Pedego Electric Bikes. By renting one of these battery powered two-wheelers, the whole family can spin around town, hopping on and off at leisure, without tired legs slowing down the fun. “Most families are looking to do activities together, but many members of that family have dramatically different levels of activity,” says Bryan Newman, owner of Pedego La Quinta. “With our Pedegos, no one gets left behind, and riders who want exercise can very easily achieve that.”

Native Knowledge: Twenty different eBike models are available to provide the perfect fit for each family member.

Pedego Electric Bikes La Quinta

78-075 Main St, Ste 104

La Quinta, CA 92253

760.972.4017

 

2 | Join the Club La Quinta Family Fun

La Quinta Resort & Club


The Main Pool at this ultra-luxe resort makes for the perfect oasis for your crew. Kids rule at this pool, with plenty of space to splash, and alcoholic beverages are always on-hand to cool down the grownups. Create a private space to stretch out and stash the gear by renting one of the stately cabanas, and set up shop for a fun-filled day in the sun. “Not only is our family-friendly Main Pool a great spot for kids to splash around, but it’s also big enough for adults to have their own separate fun, too, with private cabanas and poolside service,” explains Chris George, Director of Marketing. “Until Aug. 22 (when it moves back to the 21+ only Plunge Pool), the Main Pool will have a special lounge area for adults to imbibe at the Veuve Clicquot ‘Après Swim’ Happy Hour on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3-6 p.m.”

La Quinta Resort & Club

49-499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253

760.564.4111

 

3 | See It on the Screen La Quinta Family Fun

Century La Quinta and XD

Sometimes you just need someone else to entertain the kids, and at Century La Quinta and XD, you can let the movies be your babysitter. Take in a family-friendly flick, like the remake of Disney’s 1994 classic, The Lion King, and get ready to pass the popcorn in a cozy theater with plenty of air conditioning to give you a break from the summer sun.

Century La Quinta and XD
48-800 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253

760.771.5682


 

4 | Paint the Town La Quinta Family Fun

Old Town Artisan Studio


With a variety of fun, introductory, youth studio art classes, including acrylic painting and ceramics, Old Town Artisan Studio is a hub for budding artists of all ages. Nurture creative instincts through early exploratory classes in clay play, and encourage older kids with more advanced sessions in painting and pottery. You can’t make them stop growing, but you can preserve your children’s hands or footprints in clay on display as a precious work of art, and a memento that will last a lifetime.

Native Knowledge: For $150 per month, you can become a member and get full-time access to the studios during business hours, 20 percent off classes and a storage locker for stowing gear.

Old Town Artisan Studio
78-046 Calle Barcelona

La Quinta, CA 92253

760.777.1444


5 | Go With the Flow La Quinta Family Fun

Gather Movement and Wellness Studio 

When kids take classes at Gather, they’re learning so much more than the basic downward dog. Based upon the principles of mindfulness, kindness and compassion, Owner Jennifer Yockey and her three teachers have created a program designed to teach children valuable lessons in the form of engaging stories, breathing techniques and yoga poses to achieve calm and stillness. 
”What we aim to do is integrate life lessons, and then take them off the mat and into the real world,” says Yockey. “Parents often stay and get to see the different learning techniques and coping mechanisms [the kids] learn for when they get sad or frustrated, and they can take that home with them.”
 Parents, of course, can get in on the inner peace, with a full schedule of yoga and meditation classes of their own to choose from.

Native Knowledge: Yockey leads a free online guided meditation at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings for those looking for some extra zen.

Gather Movement and Wellness Studio 

78-065 Main St, Ste 203

La Quinta, CA 92253

760.219.7953


 

6 | Too Many Cooks

Cooking With 
Class

At La Quinta’s destination for hands-on cooking classes, parents can learn to whip up summer barbecue fare, taste Thai cuisine or learn the history of Italian sauces, while kids ages 7-12 can become whizzes in the kitchen with fun courses of their own. Through Cooking With Summer’s Kids Camp courses, each mini Julia Child or Jacques Pepin will learn valuable professional skills in sanitation, knife safety and problem solving, as well as enjoy fun team building exercises and delicious treats. “Learning to prepare new food encourages [kids] to try things they might not ordinarily try,” says Andie Hubka, Owner and Executive Chef. “The more they gain confidence with following a recipe, the better prepared they are to attempt things on their own when the class is over!”

Cooking With 
Class
47875 Caleo Bay Dr, Ste A107
La Quinta, CA 92253

760.777.1161

 

7 | Get Moving

La Quinta Community Fitness Center & Park

Make fitness a family affair by bringing the whole team down to the community center for a day of physical recreation. Parents can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness facility, which comes complete with customized workouts and trainers to help keep you on track and hit your fitness goals. Meanwhile, kids can join in on team sports and group activities that will keep them moving in ways that feel more like fun than exercise.

Native Knowledge: Sign up for a Get Fit Pass, which offers free year-round access to the facility for $75 per year.

La Quinta Community Fitness Center & Park

77-865 Avenida Montezuma
La Quinta, CA 92247
760.564.9921

 

8 | When Nature Calls

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Center


Whether you’re into hiking trails or just relaxing with a picnic, Lake Cahuilla makes for an ideal spot to take the family for a day to reconnect with nature. Sparkling waters, views of the nearby golf course and the surrounding mountains make this lakeside retreat the perfect backdrop for family fun. Bring along games, snacks and drinks, or for a fee, take the camping gear and make a weekend out of it.

Native Knowledge: Previous hikers have reported sightings of bighorn sheep along the trails.

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Center

58075 Jefferson St
La Quinta
, CA 92253
760.564.4712

 

9 | A Walk in the Park

La Quinta Park


Boasting an expansive playground for active kids, including a large water feature for added fun, this beloved park is a favorite place for families to unwind on a summer day. Benches, tables and barbecue areas easily facilitate larger gatherings like birthday parties and sports team practices, with enough room for kids to run around in the sun while the grownups cool off in the shade.

La Quinta Park

78468 Westward Ho Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.0096

 

10 | The Rest Is History

La Quinta Museum

With entry free of charge, it’s always a good time to brush up on some local culture at the La Quinta Museum. Featuring two galleries (one devoted to the history and culture of La Quinta through archived documents and artifacts, and a second with revolving exhibits that rotate every three to four months), kids and parents alike can enjoy learning about the region’s rich history through interactive attractions and dioramas.

La Quinta Museum

77885 Avenida Montezuma
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.7170