Cathedral City

Guide to Cathedral City, CA

Just east of Palm Springs, Cathedral City is bursting with family-friendly fun. This desert city is home to a number of attractions you won’t find anywhere else in the Coachella Valley, from the desert’s only IMAX theater to go-kart racing and ice-skating facilities. So round up the kids (or the kids at heart) and get ready to play in Cathedral City.

Find family fun and beautiful mountain scenery during a visit to Catherdral City.

Movie buffs and cinephiles won’t want to miss a larger-than-life movie screening at the Desert IMAX in Cathedral City. Next door, you can catch the latest blockbusters at the Mary Pickford Theatre, and for budget-conscious moviegoers, there’s even $1 screenings at Cinemark 10.

Outside the Mary Pickford Theatre, you’ll find the Cathedral City Town Square. Often the site of free concerts and performances, Town Square is also filled with public art and a bubbling Fountain of Life that can be enjoyed all year long.

If your idea of a good time includes adrenaline-fueled thrills, Cathedral City’s new indoor go-kart racing facility has your name on it. Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing (XIK) offers 50,000-square-feet of high-octane, air conditioned fun. Speed demons take the wheel of an Italian-made electric kart and zip through the twists, turns and straightaways of the quarter-mile racetrack, reaching speeds of 45 mph.

You can also take the fun outdoors with go-kart racing, bumper boats and miniature golf at Boomers! on Highway 111. After a few laps around the track or a round of golf, you can head indoors to unleash your inner gamer and redeem tickets for prizes in the arcade.

Or you can cool off during your Palm Springs getaway at Desert Ice Castle, the Coachella Valley’s only ice skating rink. This frosty indoor facility offers daily public skating sessions for all skill levels.

At Big League Dreams Sports Park, you can live out your Major League dreams at the park’s three replica baseball fields, representing Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field.

No matter what your idea of fun is, you’ll find a way to play in Cathedral City.

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