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Desert Stardust: Contemporary Uptown Design District

In the early glory days of our town, Hollywood stars and moneymen alike discovered this neighborhood, which provided them with all they needed to revel in sun-kissed days and star-filled nights.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

Category: Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors

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Many celebrities (Clark Gable and Carole Lombard among them) had second homes here, where elegant Midcentury Modern designs soon stood side by side with dramatic Spanish Colonial-style structures. This desert getaway featured beautiful homes, stately churches, fashionable shops, lively nightclubs, enticing restaurants, and luxury resorts—all of which still grace this unique neighborhood. Revitalization projects brought back a sleek, seductive  ambiance that now attracts a new generation of stars, business titans, and tourists.


Things to Know
Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 AM for your tour.

Tour duration: 2.5 hours.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
A knowledgeable docent will lead the tour.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY.
Free neighborhood street parking.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
All tour duration times are approximate.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
This event is organized by the Palm Springs Historical Society.

Event Check-in Location
Uptown Design District

Meet at the south parking lot at Belardo Rd and W Chino Dr
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Photo Credits: Steven Portoles – Kathy Leonard© All Rights Reserved

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