"This was their Hideaway, this was their Playground"
There are a number of movie stars and celebrities who have (or had) a home here. In some cases it was the hideaway, for others, the primary home. Without a doubt its heyday was in the 40's, 50's and 60's, partly driven by the constraints of the old Hollywood studio system, which required them to be able to report to work at a moment's notice. In recent years, young celebrities have flocked to the desert, renting homes, or in some cases buying a second home as a refuge. Fascination with celebrity never dies. The desire to connect to Hollywood — the excitement, the razzle-dazzle — remains as strong today as it was in the '50s. And Palm Springs will always be part of that Tinseltown allure. Locals and visitors still marvel at many celebrities' houses, some for their architectural prowess, others for their curious history. That's why we hit the road to learn more about them. Think of this as a do-it-yourself celebrity home tour. The houses we visited are easily accessible and beyond architectural mystique.
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, and I will tell insightful stories about the history of these famous movie stars, and why they call this" The Playground of the Star's". The tour takes you to see the homes of Elvis, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Marylin Monore, Bob Hope, Clark Gable and other famous stars. You don't want to miss this tour, because these people made this area what it is today. They had such a profound impact on Palm Springs, you can still feel there presence. The tour takes you to all of that, and then some. Palm Springs was created by movie stars for movie stars.
The greatest movie legends of all times made it their playground.
They loved here, laughed here, danced and sang here, as the world looked on through newspaper clippings. It was their safe haven. So call today, and book this tour!
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: 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.
Duration: 3 hours
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 in 3 hours, let me know, and I'll make sure we move at an appropriate pace.
Your transportation needs will vary according to the number of guest in your party. We are a independent contractor, and we specialize in smaller private tours but can accommodate larger groups as well. TBL of Palm Springs also specializes in Step-on Guided tours as well, and has worked with many destination management services.
Sure you've done your research and you've got your guide book in hand, but we can all use a little help in navigating through these immense attractions of Palm Springs. A Movie Star map can only tell you so much! Allow another side of Tours by Locals of Palm Springs to help you get the most out of your experience by providing a personal and private tour guide to show you the way. Your guide extraordinaire, will help you to put together a personalized and customized tour before your trip to Palm Springs, they will get a feel for your likes and dislikes and will work one-on-one with you to show you a side of Palm Springs you could never have seen on your own. Allow us to make your trip to Palm Springs as easy and carefree as it should be.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 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 private tour.
I will take you to some of the most famous historical landmarks in all of California,there dedicated to the many Hollywood Stars who lived, loved and played in this beautiful desert oasis called Palm Springs.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 your 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 the are additionl charges that must be provided for to meet your personal accommadations and your own transportation needs. Over the years here in the Palm Springs area I have worked for a lot of different transprotation companys, and can acquire just about any type of transportation you and your guest may need.
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Jack was our tour guide today in Palm Springs. He was fabulous, so knowledgeable and gracious. We so enjoyed the day and would highly recommend him. Thank you for allowing him to give us this tour.