Feb 20, 2017
The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury leisure lifestyle communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior perspectives of Desert Spanish and Midcentury Modern architecture, two predominant styles found in Palm Springs. From the oldest existing structure in Palm Springs, the McCallum Adobe, and the expansive grounds of the exclusive Villa Paradiso Estate, to Albert Freys 800 square foot Frey House II perched on the mountainside, passengers will gain a better understanding of the historical richness and architectural diversity found in this desert oasis.
Tour highlights include exterior views of William Krisels House of Tomorrow, Richard Neutras architectural masterpiece, the Kaufmann Desert House, Donald Wexler & Rick Harrisons Steel Development Houses and E. Stewart Williams legendary Twin Palms estate, the former residence of Frank Sinatra. Other architecturally significant buildings on the tour will include Palm Springs City Hall, Saint Theresa Parish and the iconic Tramway Gas Station, now the Palm Springs Visitors Center. Discover why Palm Springs is synonymous with Desert Modernism!
All seats are on the upper deck and exposed to the elements. Hats and sunscreen highly recommended. Wheelchair accessibility is on the lower level only. No pets allowed. A comfort stop will be made approximately mid-tour. EXTERIOR VIEWS ONLY