Mid-Century Modern Palm Springs California

California sightseeing tour guide:

This desert getaway offers a European-style ‘village,’ Mid-Century Modern architecture, great food, spectacular hiking and golfing, affordable intimate lodging, and a star-studded past.

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Palm Springs Guided Sightseeing Tour

Lying just two hours east of Los Angeles or San Diego, and a one-hour flight from San Francisco, Palm Springs has long been the favorite hideaway of Hollywood stars. Set amidst a breathtaking mountain backdrop, the European-style ‘village’ welcomes hikers, golfers, spa enthusiasts, or simply anyone wishing to relax. Palm trees, swimming pools, street markets, outdoor restaurants and cafes, and Mid-Century Modern architecture abound. Choose from dozens of stylish yet affordable unique intimate lodgings. There’s plenty to see and do, too – a revolving aerial tramway, vintage furniture shops, art galleries, a casino, native American culture, and former Hollywood stars’ homes.

People tell us all the time that our tours make travel easier and much more interesting. So download this Palm Springs guided sightseeing tour and come walking and driving with us to see California desert living at its best. You’ll see where Presidents and Hollywood stars came to relax and play

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  • Exotic Palm Springs California
  • Visitor Center & Aerial Tramway
  • Walking Old Palm Springs
  • North Palm Springs Driving Tour
  • South Palm Springs Driving Tour
  • Indian Canyons
Transportation Walking & Driving
Specialty City/Town, Off the Beaten Path
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  • Any stay in Palm Springs should include a Thursday night, when the Villagefest street fair takes place.
  • Pick up a picnic lunch at Sherman's deli (401 Tahquitz Canyon Way) before boarding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. At the top there are unbeatable picnic spots with valley views.
  • If you're taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up Mount San Jacinto, plan on staying late. The stars and valley lights are spectacular.
  • Before visiting downtown Palm Springs, stop in at Just Fabulous bookstore (515 N. Palm Canyon Drive). They sell vintage postcards, maps of modernist and stars' homes, and special books on desert architecture.
  • Why bring home touristy souvenirs? Palm Springs True Value Hardware (233 S Farrell Dr) sells retro chic housewares and gifts. How about a Marilyn Monroe retro alarm clock or a pink flamingo lawn ornament?
  • When visiting Palm Springs, pick up Wednesday's edition of the local Desert Sun newspaper. It has numerous 2-for-1 dining offers.

Suzanne Hogsett

Suzanne is a self-confessed travel addict and world explorer who has ventured into 49 states and 110 countries. She has authored two travel books, taught a wide array of travel classes, and created customized itineraries for 22 years. She also journeyed extensively as a tour guide and is passionate about photography.


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