When staying in one of our Palm Springs vacation rentals make sure to enjoy a bicycle tour, Palm Springs is a great destination for your adventure. Year round pleasant temps, beautiful sights, and exciting camaraderie are the perfect ingredients for a memory-filled bicycle adventure. Palm Springs is amazingly bike friendly with loads of biking lanes and great equipment vendors. As you plan your tour, consider these easy planning options.
If you're looking for a guided bicycle tour through scenic Palm Springs, popular companies such as Big Wheel Tours are the perfect option for an all-inclusive biking experience. This touring vendor offers several amazing scenic tours such as the Earthquake Canyon Express Tour, guiding guests through the beautiful Mojave Desert and the Coachella Valley.
Why roam around Palm Springs on your own spending countless hours or days looking for celebrity homes and haunts when you can let Palm Springs Celebrity Tourstake you to all the best places? Not only will you explore these areas in comfort while discovering "insider" details you never knew about your favorite celebs, but you can meet new friends who have the same interests.
Where can you explore labyrinths, canyons, a real oasis, majestic rock formations and an ancient forest? No, it's not a movie, it's a real-life adventure like no other - Palm Springs area desert jeep tours let you experience the one-of-a-kind, uniquely California natural features you've only heard about until now.
Guided tours through Joshua Tree National Park take you through two deserts and two eco-systems. Not only will you be introduced to the native plants and animals in the park, you'll also learn about its rich history. During growing season, some tours may take you through California's famous agricultural areas where you'll see date tree fields, grape farms, orange groves, and lots of other crops.
Back in the mid-1960s, a historic estate was about to emerge in Rancho Mirage when Walter and Leonore Annenberg contracted architect A. Quincy Jones to design their mid-century modern winter home, Sunnylands estate.
The home is a glowing example of Jones' unique style, including overhangs that shield rooms from direct sun while still allowing outdoor ambiance and brightness to grace the interior through the full glass walls. Sunnylands also boasts a signature "statement roof" of Jones' in the form of a pink pyramid. Inside, the open floor plan creates a flow that echoes the vast spread of the surrounding gardens, a favorite of Leonore.
Are you an avid fan of all things mid-century? Ever been to Palm Springs? If not, you're missing the mecca of all things mid-century modern. More specifically, you're missing the monumental mid-century architecture in Palm Springs, with so many marvels to behold it's breath-taking. So what are you waiting for, mid-century enthusiasts? Pack your bags and head to Palm Springs.
The sheer number of mid-century buildings will make your head spin, but why not start with one of the stars: Richard Neutra's beautifully restored Kaufmann house. It's a must see for any mid-century modern enthusiast. The iconic Kaufmann Desert House is considered one of the top architectural monuments in North America. Designed in 1946, for the same family as commission the Falling Water House by Frank Loyd Wright (also considered a top architectural destination), this brilliant home was created to both blend with and offset its desert environment. With its stark outlines, walls of windows, use of locally quarried stone and classic Neutra design, it stands as a star example of mid-century architecture in Palm Springs.
The progressive design of midcentury modern architecture emphasizes linear simplicity that so many people find desirable today. Built between 1945 and 1975, these structures take many different forms, from homes to gas stations.
Midcentury architecture is particularly popular among baby boomers, whose childhood memories revolve around events involving these vintage structures. Its transparent, honest simplicity of design is also highly appreciated in a sort of backlash way against the complex technology-driven, fast-paced contemporary world we live in.
You can find plenty of midcentury architecture in Palm Springs - here are a few places to explore as they take you back to another time.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, also called The Palm Springs Tram, is the epitome of midcentury design. Completed in 1963, it not only gives you an ideal view of midcentury modern architecture, it also affords the best aerial views of the Greater Palm Springs area. The ride from the Valley Station takes you to the Mountain Station, both of which were designed by important midcentury architects.
Located at the southern end of Palm Canyon Drive, the Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cactarium is a favorite Palm Springs attraction.The Moorten Botanical Gardens now boasts 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants grouped by geographic regions