Note: Tours for this season are over.
          Tours will resume October 2014.
    

Tours are generally offered by prior reservation-but I'm fairly flexible so feel free to call or email and we'll schedule a tour convenient for you. Tours cost $20/per person. (usually) 10 a.m. 

    
              Thanks for another good season.  
     The tours listed below are on hiatus...until October 2014.
     
  
  
Tours meet at 193 S. Palm Canyon Drive outside of the PS General Store on the corner of Arenas and Palm Canyon Drive, across the street from Kaiser Grill Restaurant. 
      
  Tour 1: The Architecture of Palm Springs  
  
      A focus on the standout examples of downtown Mid-Century Desert Modernism and Spanish Colonial Revival styles and the "Starchitects" of the designs. Learn the evolution of and elements of each and see how these divergent styles continue to comfortably coexist and are being preserved today. Lasts 2 hours.  

 Tour 2: Palm Springs History: Past to Present 
    Learn about the local Native Americans, pioneers, celebrities, and the post WWI and WWII mid-century boom, bust and revival. This tour also touches on the architectural styles, public art, geography and climate that make Palm Springs a charming, quaint, quirky, compelling and desirable location.  Lasts 90 minutes      

    
 
  Tour 3: G
hosts and Legends of Palms Springs
    
Explore the dark side of Palm Springs as you hear stories of residents and visitors who never left the desert as well as Native American legends and lore. Learn about the effect of the San Andreas earthquake fault and the vortex in the Palm Springs area.    90 minutes  Offered on request.
 
  Tour 4 - Uptown Palm Springs -    Hip and historic.  A great combination!  Learn about and experience this fun and fascinating area.
Not currently offered.
  
 
Tour 5: Inns: The History, the Architecture and the Charm  
      Stroll the streets in the neighborhood with the largest concentration of
inns - all charming, eclectic and historic.  Hear about the famous people
 who stayed here in the shadow of the mountains.  90 minutes. 
 

 

         
            
        Historic Walking Tours - - -
Enjoy an entertaining and informative stroll through the heart of historic downtown Palm Springs with Patti, a professional tour guide.

    Palm Springs 
         Walking Tours

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This is the Village Green, home of the two oldest existing homes in Palm Springs. This area is also home to many wonderful restaurants; LuLu and Las Casuelas are directly across the street. These two restaurants represent the two predominant architectural styles: Mid Century Modern and Spanish Colonial Revival.




 
This is the old Welwood Murray Library with the Spanish Revival building, La Plaza de las Flores, in the background, a building  with a soaring atrium and beautiful fountains.