Group relaxing mid-tour at Arrive Hotel (Chris Pardo, Architect)
Why PS Architecture Tours?
Trevor is a passionate, experienced and engaging architecture enthusiast who loves sharing his deep knowledge of Palm Springs architecture and history with visitors from all over the world. If you're looking for a smart, friendly, informative and accommodating tour guide who can help you get the most out of your Palm Springs visit, you've come to the right place. For candid input from other tour guests, please see Trevor's reviews on Tripadvisor.
Where does the tour meet?
Mini-coach tours usually begin at the official Palm Springs Visitor Center, 2901 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Details will be included in your confirmation email. Bike tours usually meet at convenient bike rental locations or in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive in Downtown Palm Springs. Custom private tours and larger group departures vary.
What are your covid 19 protocols?
All tours except bike tours require proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks while in enclosed spaces. Otherwise, we will follow mask, distancing or vaccination guidelines recommended by the city of Palm Springs, Riverside County, the State of California and/or the federal government.
Do we go inside?
All of the iconic architectural homes worth seeing inside are privately owned and not open to the public, especially during the pandemic. Visiting Palm Springs' A-list homes requires appointments with owners who charge substantial fees for cleaning, security and preservation. While we can arrange custom tours that include home interiors, our exterior tours are designed to give visitors an affordable, enriching, entertaining experience that offers a comprehensive introduction to Palm Springs history and architecture.
The best way to see inside the best homes and buildings is to visit during Modernism Week.
How strenuous are the bike tours?
Bike tours are recommended for fit, healthy individuals, although tour length and relative difficulty can be adjusted to fit varying levels of fitness or endurance. All riders are responsible for their own personal safety and will be expected to sign a liability waiver. Sun protection, water supply, hats and footwear, etc. are the responsibility of the guests.
Are these tours appropriate for children?
These tours are not appropriate for children. They are designed for curious adult learners and, as such, occasionally contain scholarly content regarding history and modernist architecture and design. The tours are recommended for those who can sustain active interest for two hours or more.