Best Staycation Ideas for Families in the Inland Empire

June 23, 2016 5:00 AM

(credit: Desiree Eaglin)

(credit: Desiree Eaglin)


There’s no better way to create life-long lasting memories than to take a staycation as a family. So pack up your bags, grab your pillow and head to one of these fabulous staycation destinations in the Inland Empire.
(credit: Miramonte Resort & Spa)

(credit: Miramonte Resort & Spa)


Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 341-2200
www.miramonteresort.com

Situated at the base of the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains, Miramonte Resort & Spa is a gorgeous 11-acre Mediterranean village inspired resort which features romantic architecture, intricate stonework, tranquil piazzas, Italian fountains, outdoor fire pits, olive trees, fragrant citrus groves, and rose, herb and flower gardens. Families will enjoy the newly renovated pool, award-winning spa, gourmet dining, as well as a line-up of live musical performances scheduled throughout the summer.

(credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa)

(credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa)


Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 568-2727
www.omnihotels.com

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage is home to Splashtopia-a desert heaven for families. Splashtopia is the most incredible family friendly water feature encompassing almost two acres where families can drift away in the 425 foot lazy river, go sliding down one of the two 100 foot long waterslides, build a castle and play on the expansive sandy beach before taking the zero entry right into the river. Splashtopia also features unique water-play zones with fountains and sprinklers a raging waterfall off their mountains, plus a mountainside Jacuzzi and a huge swimming pool.

(credit: Ericka P./yelp)

(credit: Ericka P./yelp)


Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Autograph Collection
27984 Hwy 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
(909) 336-1511
www.marriott.com

Situated at an elevation of 5,106 feet, The gorgeous Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa sits in the San Bernardino National Forest along the shores of picturesque Lake Arrowhead. Offering plenty of fresh air and clear-blue skies, it’s an ideal place to not only get away but also have some great family fun. The city of Lake Arrowhead is a perfect family staycation location with plenty of activities during the summer such as swimming, boating, fishing and hiking and during the winter such as skiing, sledding and snowboarding.

(credit: Sleepy Forest Resorts)

(credit: Sleepy Forest Resorts)


Sleepy Forest Resorts
400 South Eureka
Big Bear Lake CA 92315
(909) 866-7444
www.sleepyforest.com

Located centrally to most popular Big Bear Lake activities, Sleepy Forest Cottages sits within 1 mile of The Village down-town area and Snow Summit Ski Resort, and is just a 5 minute walk up the street from the Lake, a great sunset spot, Swim Beach and Meadow Park.

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(credit: tricia m./yelp)


Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
29345 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California, 92591
(951) 676-5656
embassysuites3.hilton.com

Located conveniently off the 15 freeway and in the heart of Temecula, the Embassy Suites Temecula Valley is in the center of the family fun that can be had in the city of Temecula. Downtown Temecula with plenty of shopping and the Pennypickles Children’s museum is less than 5 miles away and wine country for a relaxed afternoon is less than 5 miles away as well. All two-room suites at the Embassy Suites Temecula have a private bedroom and living area, with a full-sized sofa bed, a 37-inch, flat-screen HDTV, complimentary high-speed internet access and a wet bar featuring coffeemaker, small refrigerator and microwave.

(credit: Serendipity Ranch Bed and Breakfast )

(credit: Serendipity Ranch Bed and Breakfast )


Serendipity Ranch Bed and Breakfast
11520 Green Lane
Oak Glen, CA 92399
(909) 797-0253
www.serendipityranch.net

Surrounded by an abundance of nature and animal life, Serendipity Ranch Bed and Breakfast offers well-appointed rooms in a relaxed, affordable getaway. Families will be surrounded with mountain scenery away from traffic and city life, where you can sit by the koi pond, relax in the park-like setting, or take a family stroll under the wisteria-laden gazebo in the English garden. The kids will love the country breakfast served in the morning. During apple harvest season in Oak Glen, September through November, you can pick apples and enjoy fresh-pressed cider, apple butter, apple jelly, and other apple products. Families can also enjoy picnics, the candy shop and animal petting parks too.

Desiree Eaglin is an Inland Empire family staycation queen, you can find her on her personal blog The Funny Mom Blog.