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Palm Springs: Legends and Icons Tour

Palm Springs: Legends and Icons Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Palm Springs and see the houses once occupied by the rich and famous, including celebrities from Hollywood’s golden years. Discover where current celebrities live and keep your eyes open for some star spotting. The glamorous movie colony of Palm Springs boasts more than 50 celebrity homes, including those of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and the small house owned by Marilyn Monroe on Rose Avenue. Many stars built smaller getaways than their LA mansions, located just east of Palm Canyon Drive to Ruth Hardy Park. Visit the property known as “The Rat Pack Hideaway” and the location of the Liberace movie, “Behind The Candelabra,” starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, and Debbie Reynolds. Hear about the numerous Palm Springs landmarks, such as the Art and Air Museum, the Plaza Theater, The Indian and Tahquitz Canyons, the aerial tramways, historic inns, and many more. Dive back in time and learn about how the Cahuilla Indians lived in the area over 3,000 years ago, long before Hollywood arrived.

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree: National Park Self-Guided Tours

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree: National Park Self-Guided Tours

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Your adventure begins at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. From there, you’ll head into the park and hear about the Cahuilla tribe. You’ll also get your introduction to the infamous McHaney Gang and their leader. Before long, you’ll see the iconic Joshua trees themselves. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to hike the ever-popular Hidden Valley Nature Trail, where the McHaney Gang once kept their stolen cattle while waiting to sell them off! Then you’ll head to Intersection Rock, a towering landmark that also serves as a hub for climbers. After that, you’ll cruise through Lost Horse Valley and hear the dramatic true story behind its name. Beyond the valley, Keys Point awaits. This is the most popular vista in the park for good reason! Up next, you’ll stop by the ominous Skull Rock and pass abandoned mines in Queen Valley. Then, you’ll head up to the Oasis Visitor Center. Your Joshua Tree tour concludes here, just outside Twentynine Palms. Your Palm Springs adventure begins at the Palm Springs Visitor Center. From there, you’ll cruise through neighborhoods once filled to the brim with movie stars of yesteryear. Whose houses will you see on your drive? The list isn’t a short one! This tour features homes once occupied by: Elvis Presley Magda Gabore Debbie Reynolds Marilyn Monroe Liberace Bette Davis Sammy Davis Jr. Frank Sinatra and more! Then, you’ll head out of the city to see Frank Sinatra’s tomb. If you’re visiting on a weekend, you’ll keep driving out into the desert to see the astonishing Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve, a lush paradise in the middle of the harsh desert! Your tour concludes here.

Joshua Tree Key View: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Joshua Tree Key View: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 68+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Joshua Tree in 3-4 hours. Embark on an adventure through Joshua Tree National Park, starting from the Joshua Tree Visitor Center, where you'll gain insights into the park's wonders. Next, uncover the mysteries of Samuelsons Rock and the serene beauty of Willow Hole, guided by GPS coordinates. Marvel at natural sculptures at Intersection Rock and Cap Rock, capturing the essence of the park's unique geology. Journey through Lost Horse Valley to discover tales of miners past at the Lost Horse Mine, then pause at Skull Rock for iconic photo opportunities. Expand your universe at Sky's The Limit Observatory with stellar night-sky insights. Climb Queen Mountain for breathtaking views, and delve into history at Desert Queen Mine. The Arch Rock Nature Trail offers a family-friendly exploration of rock formations, while the Ocotillo Patch showcases desert flora. Refresh at Cottonwood Spring, a desert oasis, then learn at the Cottonwood Visitor Center. The tour extends beyond the park to Palm Springs, where the Visitor Center, Aerial Tramway, Art Museum, Walk of Stars, and Air Museum await. Experience the natural beauty of the Coachella Valley Preserve and step into history at the General Patton Memorial Museum. This self-driving audio tour is your key to a treasure trove of natural wonders, historical sites, and cultural highlights, all at your own pace.

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Very interesting Annette shared stories of the stars and their homes and also history of Palm Springs and current news too All in all my daughter and I enjoyed the tour Thank you Jan M

Annette (tour guide) was knowledgeable, humorous and personable. Definitely recommend this tour if you enjoy seeing homes of the movie stars and hearing great stories about them.

Annette was so knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. It really is a must do in Palm Springs. Really get to understand the lay of the land while on the tour.

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny! We hit up a ton of stuff in the 1.5 hrs!

Our guide is a great resource to learn about the history of Palm Springs. Fantastic!