Experience Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and Addicted to Americana author, Charles Phoenix! With his unbridled enthusiasm and keen expertise, Charles leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus highlighting exterior views of spectacular midcentury modern estates and homes, commercial and civic buildings, retro neighborhoods and other treasures that have made Palm Springs world famous.
Charles shares the glories and stories of legendary landmark homes and hotels in all the historic neighborhoods, including Vista Las Palmas, Movie Colony, Twin Palms and more. Marvel at Elvis’ “House of Tomorrow” hideaway and the famed “Twin Palms” estate of Frank Sinatra. He also dishes on his favorite local restaurants, resorts, bars, boutiques, and other not to be missed local attractions in Palm Springs.
Charles Phoenix is an entertainer, author, tour guide, and food crafter. His live retro slide show performances, “field trip” tours, “test kitchen” creations, coffee table books and social media celebrate classic and kitschy American life and style, past and present.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Masks may be required on this tour.
Free parking is available on nearby streets; paid parking is available in the lot on Avenida Caballeros.
Check-In: on the east side of the Convention Center on Avenida Caballeros.
Bus tours depart promptly. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time or risk the possibility of your seat being sold to stand-by passengers.
Seating: Tickets are for upper deck only.
Hats and sunscreen are highly recommended for sun exposure.
Wheelchair accessible for lower deck only.
Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, smoking, vaping, food, glass containers, and pets.
Comfort Stop: Yes
This event is EXTERIOR VIEWS ONLY.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Charles Phoenix
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