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The Best of the Best Tours

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The Best Of The Best Tours is available for group of 10 people or more, perfect for larger events or conventions.

Please contact them directly to arrange a custom tour for your group. They do not offer individual tickets to join a tour.

Indian Canyons

First stop, Andreas Canyon, the second largest palm oasis in North America where you will take an approximate 30-minute nature walk. The tour is filled with information on plants, animals, native lore, and history.

Next stop, Palm Canyon, home to over 3,000 native palms, forming an incredible canopy with breathtaking vistas of the oasis and valley below. At the trading post, you can purchase that special souvenir and snacks.

Learn how the native people, our own Cahuilla Indians, thrived on the desert floor for many hundreds of years. Visit a “kish” and “ramada” to learn how early housing was possible in a natural palm oasis. Be intrigued, standing atop a massive “metate” where mothers and daughters worked side by side to prepare family meals.

Rich & Famous Tour

Learn history and facts about the playground of the Hollywood stars. Your entertaining guide will regale you with stories and play a fun 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 midcentury modern homes.

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.

Windmill Best of the Best Tour

When driving into the beautiful Coachella valley, one of the most striking sights you will see is the vast array of wind turbines that sprout from the desert floor. The words “wind turbine” have evolved into what the locals call windmills. Undoubtedly, that view will pique your curiosity.

Their expert guide will answer your questions and provide interesting background on the subject. You will get an introduction to the weather and geology of the area, learn why windmills were built in California, and why the wind blows the way it does in this mountain pass.

You’ll be stopping at some of the projects where you will get information about the windmills themselves, how big they are, how they work, and the unique features of the different designs and models of windmills. Your last stop will be a power plant in the desert where you will learn about the economics and politics of wind energy in California and around the world.

Modernism 101 Tour

Come join us on the fun and fascinating tour of the midcentury modern design, architecture and the culture in Palm Springs.

Catch glimpses of the iconic Albert Frey-designed Tramway Gas Station, Richard Nertra’s 1946 Kaufmann Desert House and the mass-produced but stunning alexander homes. They will take you through the city’s diverse neighborhoods and see the many treasures and tell all the fascinating history of Palm Springs. You will see homes by noted architects, celebrity homes, film locations, preserved commercial buildings and public architecture.

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The Best of the Best Tours

Locally Owned