Safe, New Tours for 2020/21
It is no longer safe to travel together in a van, but beginning this November we'll be offering new tours that are covid safe and every bit as fun and informative.
DRIVING TOURS - Experience all the great modernist homes, buildings and neighborhoods from the safety of your own vehicle. You'll follow Trevor's lead using state of the art technology to maintain clear, comfortable two-way conversation between cars. Along the way we'll see literally hundreds of fine works of modern architecture, stopping to consider the city's most iconic and interesting buildings in detail. (2 1/2 hrs.)
BIKE TOURS - Energetic visitors can combine fun outdoor activity with great modern architecture by biking through the city's most beautiful neighborhoods. Bike tours are offered as custom tours for groups of 4 or more. Bikes aren't included, but can be accessed at many local resorts, vacation homes or bike rental companies. (Minimum 90 minutes up to half day.)
HIKING TOURS - Hike one of the many mountain trails around Palm Springs while gazing at spectacular views and learning about the city's fascinating past, natural history and architectural legacy. (Min. 3 hrs up to half day)
"We had a fabulous time in Palm Springs but it wouldn't have been half the trip if we hadn't taken this tour with Trevor. It set the context for our entire visit and got us in the "Palm Springs" frame of mind. Trevor is conscientious, polite, personable and so interesting. I was worried that such a tour might be too touristy but it was in depth and entertaining. Thanks from Southern Alberta!!."
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About Trevor O'Donnell
Tripadvisor's top-rated architectural tour guide, Trevor O'Donnell is a lifelong architecture buff, designer, preservation advocate and modernism enthusiast. Trevor fell in love with Palm Springs when he restored a classic 1958 post & beam in the Deepwell Estates neighborhood. He is currently working on a 1952 house that was home to architect Richard Harrison, one of Palm Springs' most celebrated modernists, and he recently completed restoration projects in the Pioneertown/Joshua Tree area north of Palm Springs and in Saugatuck, Michigan. Today, Trevor shares his passion for architecture and deep knowledge of the region's history and design with visiting architects, design professionals, scholars, midcentury modern fans and curious visitors from all over the world.
Banner photo: Iconic Palm Springs "butterfly" tract home, 1957, designed by William Krisel and Dan Palmer for the George Alexander Construction Co.