Credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas
Credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Visit the City of Rancho Mirage for a Family Weekend of Fun in the Sun

The Perfect Itinerary For a Getaway to This Desert Destination

The beautiful desert city of Rancho Mirage offers scenic mountain views, world-class resorts, fine-dining and shopping experiences for an unforgettable family weekend away. There’s no shortage of recreation or relaxation in this sun-soaked enclave of Greater Palm Springs. Combine leisure with luxury as you hit the green for a round of championship golf, then indulge in a serene spa treatment at Spa Las Palmas. You’ll love everything about this desert destination, and lucky for you, we’ve pieced together a day’s worth of activities for you to enjoy! Rancho Mirage Itinerary

 

Stay at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Omni Rancho Las Palmas is a relaxing oasis in the heart of Rancho Mirage that caters to any budget and lifestyle, making it the perfect family destination. With on-site amenities like five resort restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center (complete with Peloton bikes), a 20,000-square-foot European spa, 23 tennis courts, six pickleball courts and a lazy river with a cliffside hot tub, this renowned resort is sure to keep everyone in your crew entertained. Check into one of their Spanish Colonial-inspired guest rooms or suites that feature timeless comforts mixed with modern technology—private patios, in-room coffee makers, luxury linens and more. You’ll be glad you chose Omni!

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Grab Breakfast at Si Bon 

 

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Start your morning off with a delicious breakfast at Si Bon. This stylish Belgian-inspired restaurant specializes in homemade crepes and delectable omelets among other classic staples to satisfy your cravings. Grab a seat on the patio and try the Chinook king salmon and spinach omelet for a feast of rich flavor or the mango-stuffed Belgian waffles if you’re craving something sweet.

 

Head to the Pool at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Slip into your swimsuit and have some fun in the sun at Splashtopia, Omni Rancho Las Palmas’ on-site waterpark! This kid- and adult-friendly pool area features a 425-foot lazy river, two 100-foot waterslides and a fun zone with a cliffside hot tub, sandy beach and play areas with fountains and sprinklers for the kids. And if you’re looking to escape the heat and snag some shade, you can reserve your very own private cabana! Cabana reservations can be booked through ResortPass and include up to five wristbands, which allow access to all of the resort’s family-friendly pools. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, snag some lunch at Splash Grill, which serves everything from signature cocktails to tasty bites like sandwiches, salads, tacos and wraps.

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Activities for All

For Mom

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Let mom relax and rejuvenate at Spa Las Palmas, where a steam room, sauna, hot tub and pool await. There are over 20 invigorating treatments to choose from, ranging from massages and body wraps to manicures and pedicures. All of the signature aroma essences are 100% pure with essential oils and certified organic ingredients.

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For Dad 

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There is ample opportunity for dad to test his swing at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. The resort features three distinct nine-hole golf layouts (North Course, South Course and West Course), and each one is surrounded by stunning views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains. Six lakes and plenty of bunkers on this Ted Robinson-designed course can entertain both amateurs and professionals.

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For the Whole Fam 

There’s an abundance of activities to enjoy as a family at Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Play a competitive game of tennis on one of the 18 tennis courts or even a light-hearted game of pickleball. Stunning views of the surrounding mountains and natural desert landscape can also be seen by embarking on a family hike on the nearby Bump and Grind Trail—a four-mile loop that’ll have your whole crew huffing and puffing!

 

Explore The River at Rancho Mirage

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The River at Rancho Mirage is a one-stop destination for fabulous shopping and dining while you enjoy an outing with your family. Local staples like Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewery, DRINGK Eatery and Bar and Acqua California Bistro offer savory dinner options for all. Take a stroll to enjoy the beautiful ambiance of The River after dinner and maybe even catch a movie at Century Theater.

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Dine at bluEmber

Rancho Mirage Restaurants
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For a taste of California New American cuisine, dine at the resort’s signature restaurant, bluEmber. The sophisticated dining room, award-winning patio and cozy firepit will surely set the scene for a dreamy dining experience. Start with an order of the white bean hummus, then move on to entrees like the jumbo shrimp scampi, bluEmber signature burger or braised short ribs with grilled heirloom carrots and boursin whipped potato.

Local Insight: Parents, don’t fret—bluEmber also features a stellar all-day kids menu.

 

Visit Sunnylands  

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A trip to Rancho Mirage wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Visited by many presidents in the past, this 15-acre property is a historic site and is home to a lush array of plant life. Families can explore the winding labyrinths of tall cacti, aloe vera and colorful flowers and can also choose to tour the historic estate.

Rancho Mirage Itinerary

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.568.2727

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Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.

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