Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. on February 21 in the lobby of the Ace Hotel Includes 5 nights accommodation, 2 dinners, all admissions, guides and transportation for listed events

Does not include airfare, airport transfers or alcoholic beverages with meals

Accommodations :: Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Wednesday February 21

Palm Springs: 7 Decades Walking Tour

Preservation Greensboro director Benjamin Briggs get us ready for our busy five days with this orientation walking tour focused on

Palm Springs architecture’s rich and varied architectural

Mod With A Twist--MODLIFE

Our overview focus continues with this very popular event.  Five presentations.  Fifty minutes.  You do the math. Yep, ten content filled minutes each. This year’s topics include A is for Architecture; ModWest; From Fill er Up to Plug it In! – The rise and fall of the American gas station; Maggiore di Moderno (Greater than Modern) and Midcentury Utopias

Dinner :: The Tropicale

We keep it retro with this hip meets South Pacific (and did we mention delicious?) spot

Thursday, February 22

Stars and Star-chitects Walking Tour

A midcentury neighborhood once home to such Golden Era names such as Loretta Young, William Holden, Liberace, Jerry Lewis and Carmen Miranda.  Still stunning after all these years and with some of the most attractive desert landscaping in Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate

Now under the aegis of The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, “Twin Palms” was designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams and is the very definition of midcentury rat pack cool

Palm Springs Art Museum Permanent Collection Tour

 We have a docent led tour of the PSAM’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary masterworks

Frey House II Tour

Albert Frey designed this iconic house as his personal residence and lucky us we get a much sought after docent led tour of this gorgeous property now owned by the Palm Springs Museum

Private Cocktail Reception

Wine and nibbles in the movie colony after our very busy first full day

Friday, February 23

Heart Of The City Walking Tour

This walking tour focuses on the architecture that that connects Palm Springs to beginnings as an agricultural settlement to its transition as a world-renowned playground for the rich and famous

Architecture Design Center 'In Conversation' Tour

We tour this exhibition of two designers, Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk, who shared a powerful sensibility based on organic forms and the natural world

Saturday, February 24

Hidden Paradise of Show Biz Legends in the Mesa Walking Tour

The Mesa is perhaps Palm Springs most eclectic neighborhood with homes running the gamut from the romantic Spanish Colonial Revival of the 1920s to today’s dramatic contemporary styles

Palm Springs Art 'No Glass Ceiling!' Tour

We tour this survey exhibition of women’s work and central role in the studio glass movement

Private Cocktail Reception

This is all about the sunset over the mountains—okay, all about the fab house, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and the sunset over the mountains--but the point is this cocktail hour is timed to coincide with the spectacular solar show—so we start at 4:30 p.m.!

Sunday, February 25

Glass & Steel 2018 House

This newly constructed home is based on original midcentury plans that now fuse contemporary architectural vision with modern technology and iconic design.

Dinner :: La Quinta Cliffhouse

We kept it old school for our sendoff dinner—steakhouse with views.  Need I say more?

Monday, February 26

Tour Ends