Summer Vacation Getaway: Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Every year, at least 2-3 times a year my family and I like to enjoy a staycation in Palm Springs or its surrounding areas. This year, we decided on going to Rancho Las Palmas.  I heard about this resort years ago but had never gone. I have to admit, it was the Splashtopia pool area that caught my eye. I knew my kids would enjoy their stay with a pool like Splashtopia. Check out the link for yourself and continue reading our experience. 
With the school year ending and Summer vacation starting we decided to head to Rancho Mirage, CA right after school got out. We had planned for a 4 night getaway. We picked up the boys from school and headed on our way. Grandpa and Grandpa (My In-laws) also came on vacation with us. We arrived mid-day and already the sun was scorching and the kids immediately wanted to go to the pool.  At first glance I noticed how beautiful the resort grounds were.  The landscaping was gorgeous and very well kept. The surrounding greenery and palm trees made such a beautiful scene to take in. One thing we love about Palm Springs is the palm trees and surrounding desert mountains.
Pool Day was the big excitement for everyone. We knew it was going to be an all day pool day. The Splashtopia pool area is secured by employees as you enter. Only registered resort guests are allowed in the pool area and must wear a wristband. There was a different colored wristband for eachday. Although that didn't help as far as the crowds. We checked in on a Wednesday. But by Friday the resort was completely booked and crowded. Everyone seems to love Splashtopia. Not only is there a pool at Splashtopia, it's a mini waterpark! There is a 425 foot lazy river that winds around the splash park full of sprinklers and fountains, a cliff side jacuzzi, a sandy beach for play as well as two 100 foot waterslides. At night, they had movies by the pool, which my kids always enjoy at the resorts we've stayed at. 

One of the days the Hubby and I decided to take advantage of the Spa since we had gotten a Spa credit with our reservations package.  We booked a couples massage and spent some time at the private pool including the sauna, jacuzzi whirlpool and steam room. We had lunch in the spa pool as we relaxed without the kids. Upon my arrival back to my room.  There was a package left for me. "Thank you for being our friend on Facebook". How's that for Social Media interaction? I thought that was so sweet. Of course throughout my stay I had been Tweeting, posting on Facebook and Instagram so that's how they found me. 
A small, sweet treat from the Guest Experience Manager
I also enjoyed the fitness center, which I used everyday. The resort grounds were amazing and really gave the resort a nice, relaxing atmosphere. I liked the adult pool, Azure. The Hubby and I got a chance to relax there for a few hours while the boys went to the Arcade with Grandma. 
All in all the staycation was a hit.  The location of the resort was within walking distance of the main road and The River, an outdoor mall where there restaurants, shops and a theater. We were not too far from other restaurants, the Westfield Mall Palm Desert and the surrounding gems of Palm Springs, like Downtown Palm Springs and El Paseo Shopping District also known as The Rodeo Drive of Palm Springs. The kids enjoyed everybit of it and here's the proof:

Dining: Mid to High price range at Blu Amber. Palms Cafe was a great cafe Starbucks and other small meals and snacks. 
Accomodations: Average. It wasn't fancy or spectacular. Compared to other resorts in the area we've stayed at it was average. 
Resort grounds: Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Clean and very well maintained

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