Rich And Famous Tour
Venture through the Playground of the Stars!
Travel through the beautiful city of Palm Springs, California, and learn history and facts about the playground of the stars. Your entertaining guide will drive through the famous neighborhood of Las Palmas, regale you with stories and play a fun and often hilarious game of "Guess The Stars Homes." This area is comprised of all custom homes and boast an amazing collection of fascinating architecture including the popular mid-century modern homes in such great demand today.
Incorporated in 1938, Palm Springs has a rich and colorful history. Once a tent city serving as a sanatorium...learn how Palm Springs became the playground of the rich and famous. Did you know Palm Springs had at least two other names before it was finally dubbed Palm Springs?
Your professional guide will treat you to dozens of celebrity homes all right in the City of Palm Springs. Your guide will add fun and spice with stories and vignettes...and maybe a secret or two along the way. Why did Hedy Lamarr, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Reeves and Dorothy Lamour all live on the same street?
Elvis Presley not only honeymooned here but also owned a lovely estate where he and his "posse" could enjoy the warm and dry desert weather. Frank Sinatra built "Twin Palms" and is buried locally. Dean Martin, Liz Taylor, Dinah Shore, Liberace, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Lowe, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alan Ladd, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe...and dozens more came to bask in the warm sun and soak in the free and easy desert life style.
Since some residential streets in Palm Springs are closed to large buses, we use smaller less intrusive vehicles that are free to roam even the narrowest passageway and have complete access to all city roads.
So, whether you are interested in local architecture or history...or just want to have a great fun, relaxing time...this tour is for you! This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.