Walter Reinthaler's question in United States

Outdoor / Family

Going to Palm Desert this weekend with wife and our 3 high school kids. Any suggestions on a couple of activities or hikes that will keep the kids enthused and still think Mom and Dad are cool?

Joshua tree? So many options there!
You can rent 4WD vehicles and go on self guided (or guided) desert safaris! Coyotes, eagles, big horn sheep, and friggin road runners (meep meep!)
Also the sky tram right outside Palm Springs! You can take a cable car up a mountain and be in a completely different forested mountain cool environment from the desert in minutes. And kids love the cable car. I loved it when I was a kid