The Palm Springs Walking Tour


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City, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a fun tour for the whole family,couple's,or just a single person just wanting something to do.I speicalize in making coustomized tours for our guest, and love doing them. This is what makes Tours by Locals so unquie, so bring the family, kids, and we will all have alot of fun, theres a lot to keep them busy, and asking "Questions".

Friendly: Yes.
This tour is suitable for people with disabilities.Wheelchair bound people can succesfully take the tour within certain limitations.I will be more than willing to meet your needs, discuss, and then customize a tour for those needs.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

The only way to see downtown!

This is a great tour for the first time vistor to the Palm Springs, Ca. area, or even if your a local, and you want to more about your city. It is the foundation tour for all the information that you would need to know about downtown. The history of Palm Springs is as varied as those who live here and come to visit. Palm Springs continue's attracting more visitors and residents. Whether it's a round of golf in the winter or a massage at a first-class spa resort, Palm Springs is the place to enjoy life. Often described as a small city with the cultural amenities of an urban area, the shopping, entertainment, dining and recreational opportunities are first-class. In downtown Palm Springs, the palm trees grow tall and straight along the City's main drag - Palm Canyon Drive. That's where the City's many parades and festivals are staged. Cruise the one-way strip lined with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and night clubs and you'll soon spot something that will catch your eye.


This is a walking tour so please be prepared, bring a hat, water, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.
This is a very casual tour of the downtown area. The Village Green in a lovely park-like setting amid the hotels, shops and restaurants of legendary Palm Canyon Drive. According to anthropologists, Native Americans have lived beside the sparkling waters of Palm Springs' tree lined canyons and around its bubbling hot springs for over a thousand years. I will be talking about the history of Palm Springs, how it all got started, how some of the early pioneer's arrived here, and why they decided to make this area there home. While cities everywhere are scrambling to create a walkable downtown environment, Palm Springs is building on its existing downtown assets to transform itself into an entertainment, cultural, and lifestyle center desired by so many. It has always been a place to walk.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Palm Springs Historical Society/The Village Green Area-221 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
This location is easy to find.

End location: The tour ends in the same spot.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 a hour and a half, let me know, and I'll make sure we move at an appropriate pace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.

The tour is mostly outside and could be affected by weather.This is a walking tour so please be prepared, bring a hat,water,sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.


Sense this is a walking tour we won't be needing any extra transportation other than our feet, because everything we need to see for this tour is right downtown.
Transportation Method: 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.

What’s Included

This is a fun time to explore Palm Springs downtown area, and to get a overall sense, and view of what makes our area so speical.
I will provide the cost into The Palm Springs Historical Society,McCallum Adobe, to start us out. I will also provide extra water for this tour.
Transportation Method: 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.

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.

What’s Extra

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". While we are walking downtown, I will include the "Palm Springs Walk of Stars" tour at no extra charge. A historical landmark,it's dedicated to the many Hollywood Stars who lived, loved and played in this beautiful desert oasis called Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Walk Of Stars immortalizes over three hundred of them in Downtown Palm Springs along Palm Canyon Drive, Museum Way and Tahquitz Canyon Way!

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a great afternoon tour with Jack. He was knowledgable and entertaining. Thanks for fitting us in on short notice and picking us up at our location.
Lois Dicknoether

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