Group relaxing mid-tour at Arrive Hotel (Chris Pardo, Architect)
Why PS Architecture Tours?
Trevor and his team are passionate, experienced and engaging architecture enthusiasts who love sharing their deep knowledge of Palm Springs architecture and history with visitors from all over the world. If you're looking for smart, friendly, informative and accommodating tour guides 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 these reviews on Tripadvisor.
Where does the tour meet?
Scheduled 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. Custom private tours and larger group departures vary.
Do we go inside?
All of the iconic architectural homes worth seeing inside are privately owned and not open to the public. Visiting Palm Springs' A-list homes requires appointments with owners who are typically paid an honorarium to cover costs associated with cleaning, security and preservation. While we can arrange custom group 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.
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.