"History's Repeating Itself In Palm Springs"
Come celebrate the mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and was typified by clean, simple lines which came to define desert modernism.
On Palm Spring's main drag sits one of the city's oldest architectural touchstones: a concrete bell tower salvaged from the long-gone Oasis Hotel, which was designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank) in 1924. Catch glimpses of the iconic Albert Frey-designed Tramway Gas Station, Richard Neutra's 1946 Kaufmann Desert House and the mass-produced but stunning Alexander homes that your guide identifies by pointing out the four key components — "garage, breezeway, windows, wall" — in their various arrangements.
This is a special tour in the Palm Springs area and is a favorite for international travelers and locals alike. As your personal guide, we will drive around the Palm Springs area, where you will hear insightful stories about the history of these famous architecture's that helped make Palm Springs what it is today. As your personal guide, we will drive around this amazing area. The tour takes you to see the homes and buildings designed by Frey, Williams, Wexler, Cody, just to name a few. You don't want to miss this tour, because these people made this area. They had such a profound impact on Palm Springs, you can still feel their presence. The tour takes you to all of that, and then some. Palm Springs is becoming the center of "Desert Modernism, " with stellar examples of mid-century modern architecture tucked throughout the community and available to enjoy.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: TBL of Palm Springs likes to provide a door to door service. Just let us know where you are staying, we will come and pick you up to start the tour, and drop you off at said location.
End location: The tour ends in the same spot, or said loaction.I find that tour times can vary up to 20 minutes, depending on the rate guests choose to take in the sights. I like to let you go at your own rate, but if you have time constraints and wish to finish in exactly 3 hours, just let me know, and I'll make sure we move at an appropriate pace.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Your transportation needs will best decided upon talking to me one on one.This will help determined the best source of transportation to and from you hotel room, or where ever you might be staying.
There are no extra costs on this tour other than the purchase of any snacks,(you've got to have a DATE SHAKE) beverages, and other personal items.Please don't forget your camera's. I will have one available, and there is no extra charge for me taking pictures of you and your family, I went to school for many years to learn how to take pictures of "TOURIST".Transportation Method: Your transportation needs will best be decided upon talking to me one on one.This will help determine the best source of transportation to and from you hotel room, or where ever you might be staying.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - We may stop in at one of the local shop's,and you do see something that catches your eye. Maybe there's a t-shirt that you want to buy as a souvenir. We can stop at one of the many pub's,or bistro's, for a glass of one the many favorite wine's to our area.It's important to know that any of the tour's offered by Tours by Locals can be customized to fit your personal needs. This is what make's Tours by Locals the best company to help arrange your next personal vaction.
I will tell you about the coming attractions here in the Palm Springs area. I will then help you customize a tour that best suits you needs.
If you have a larger party, and you require a mini-van,small mini-coach(25 people), or you own personal limousine,than of course there are additional charges that must be provided for to meet your personal accommodations and you own transportation needs. Over the years here in the Palm Springs area I have worked for a lot of different transportation company's, and can acquire just about any type of transportation you and you guest may need.
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It was a really interesting and funny tour!! we really like Jack! he was very funny and took us to all interesting places! thank you Jack!