Just add water, and play. Once a favorite desert hideaway for the likes of Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the luxurious Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has, after a more than 60-year history, added a pair of 100-ft. waterslides, pool and sandy beach, a lazy river, and tot-sized fountains and sprinklers – and calls those two acres Splashtopia. Still available to the adults while the kids get wet: the spa, as well as golf and tennis.
41-000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage
866-423-1195
www.rancholaspalmas.com