Enjoy the definitive modern architecture tour. The city’s top tour providers have joined forces to offer a fascinating exploration of Palm Springs’ world-famous midcentury modern architecture. $110 (2.5 hrs) Tours occur December through May.
Modernism Week and PS Architecture Tours – Palm Springs’ leading providers of architectural tour services – have teamed up to provide the definitive modern architecture tour experience. Join us for a season-long series of carefully curated small group tours spearheaded by Tripadvisor’s top-rated architectural tour operator, Trevor O’Donnell, and a select team of knowledgeable professional guides. Our new mini-coach tours offer an in-depth introduction to Palm Springs history and the city’s world-famous collection of midcentury modern homes and buildings. You’ll join up to 20 fellow architecture and design fans for a fun, fascinating exploration of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, pausing along the way to learn https://modernismweek.com
about outstanding works of architecture by some of America’s most important modernist designers. You’ll also learn about Hollywood celebrities who made many of these homes famous, and enjoy back stories that add life, humor and awe to Palm Springs’ amazing modernist legacy. Modernism Week is a community supported nonprofit dedicated to education, preservation and appreciation of modernist architecture and design in Palm Springs. When you choose Architecture Tours by Modernism Week, you’re not only choosing the best, you’re helping to preserve and promote modern architecture for generations to come. $110 Things to Know Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required at check-in and face masks must be worn on the tour.
This tour is designed for curious adult learners; it may not be appropriate for children. No pets, other than service dogs, are allowed on the mini-coach. Free parking available. Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible. The organizer of this event is Modernism Week. Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Visitors Center, 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 View Map
Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Starsdedication for architect Richard Harrison, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and Modern Giants – a celebration of the area’s largest collection of midcentury modern commercial buildings at Eisenhower Medical Center. https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/events/signature-events/modernism-week/
This neighborhood began its development in the late 1920s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Throughout the decades stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, and Leonardo DiCaprio, plus many others have made their homes here.
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.