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Palm Springs Walking Tours

Wednesday - Saturday, October - May and other times by request. Meet at 193 S Palm Canyon Drive. Tour 1: The Architecture of Palm Springs - A focus on the standout examples of midcentury Desert Modernism and Spanish Colonial Revival styles and the "Starchitects" of the designs. Learn the elements of each and see how these divergent styles continue to comfortably coexist and are being preserved today. 9:30 a.m. 90 minutes Tour 2: Palm Springs History: Past to Present - Learn about the local Native Americans, pioneers, celebrities, and the post WWI and WWII midcentury 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. 4:30 p.m. 90 minutes Tour 3: Ghosts and Legends of Palms Springs **** Note: This tour is presented in October on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings 7:30 p.m. Explore the dark side of Palm Springs as you hear Native American legends and lore as well as stories of residents and visitors who never left the desert. Learn about the effect of the San Andreas earthquake fault and the vortex in the Palm Springs area. Tour 4: The Uptown Tour - seasonal and by request - A trendy district with midcentury Modern and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, courtyards, new stores and a hip, high energy vibe.