The MidMod Architecture of Palm Springs

Experience hosted by Barry

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

Architecture & Food
My husband and I have lived in Palm Springs for over 6 years and know most of mid- century structures in town; and are curious foodies, with some high expectations!
We can customize your adventure to your specific interests, or we are also happy to lead the way without any input.
Let's start with the best coffee in town at a Hugh Kaptur building; swing by the Albert Frye "former" gas station; and nobody wants to miss the Donald Wexler glass and steel houses.
As for food, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the range of cuisines and prices (and bars) in a town of only 44,000 people.
Let us welcome you to the best of Palm Springs!
Other things to note
Ask us questions...please.
Trouble walking?
Kids?
Gluten-free diet?
Architecture & Food
My husband and I have lived in Palm Springs for over 6 years and know most of mid- century structures in town; and are curious foodies, with some high expectations!
We can customize your adventure to your specific interests, or we are also happy to lead the way without any input.
Let's start with the best coffee in town at a Hugh Kaptur building; swing by the Albert Frye "former" gas station; and nobody wants…

What's included

  • Food
    You pick you choice of snacks...or choose from ours, from healthy to "full...
  • Drinks
    We'll make a coffee/snack stop mid-afternoon at the Hugh Kaptur-designed Ko...
  • Transportation
    Honda Odyssey 8- passenger van

Meet your host, Barry

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
Welcome to our Experience!
My name is Barry; my husband Ron and I have toured friends in Palm Springs for 5 years; and we are passionate architecture (mid- century modern in particular) aficionados, and curious, experienced foodies.
We want to customize this adventure to your specific interests, although we're happy to lead the way without ANY input!
We know the world- famous mid-century structures, and you can choose to drive by, and hear about just "the best-of-the-best," or tour dozens for hours!
We can add the best coffee in town - in a Hugh Kaptur building - see Donald Wexler's glass-and-steel houses,and Albert Frey's gas station (!), now the Palm Springs Visitor Center.
And food...for a town of only 45,000 you'll be pleasantly surprised at the range of cuisines...and price ranges.
Come enjoy some of the culture of Palm Springs!
Welcome to our Experience!
My name is Barry; my husband Ron and I have toured friends in Palm Springs for 5 years; and we are passionate architecture (mid- century modern in particular) aficionados, and curious, experienced foodies.
We want to customize this adventure to your specific interests, although we're happy to lead the way without ANY input!
We know the world- famous mid-century structures, and you can choose to drive by, and hear about just "the best-of-the-best," or to…
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From $200
/ person
Sat, Jul 31
$249 per person
$249 per person
Sat, Aug 7
$249 per person
$249 per person
Sat, Aug 14
$200 per person, previously $249
$200 per person, previously $249

Where you'll be

Palm Springs Visitor Center (Albert Frey)
Hugh Kaptur Motel & Koffi Bar
Donald Wexler (all over town, including the soon-to-be demolished Post Office)
Alexander Homes (especially the famous "butterfly" roof homes)
Mid-Century Tiki Bar(s)...original and restored
MidMod Banks of Palm Springs (incl. Stewart Williams)
Albert Frey Racquet Club Ruins
William Cody's Del Marcos Hotel
Charles DuBois' "Swiss Miss" Sunset Lanai Apartments

And lots more!

1 review

James
January 2020
Barry and Ron provided a good tour of mid-century modern architecture in Palm Springs. We learned a lot about both residential and commercial mid-century modern architecture and heard some fun stories about Palm Springs and some of the folks that have lived and visited there over the years. The combination of the two made this a fun and interesting tour. We enjoyed the experience and their company.
Barry and Ron provided a good tour of mid-century modern architecture in Palm Springs. We learned a lot about both residential and commercial mid-century modern architecture and h…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Curiosity

Sense of humor