Old Las Palmas has a storied history of being the number one neighborhood to the stars in Palm Springs. Take a tour through the gorgeous midcentury and modernist homes owned by some of the most elite stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era until today. Read on below to learn more about these incredible Palm Springs star tours!
First developed during the late 1920s and 1930s, Old Las Palmas has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes in the world. Strolling through the streets of this historic neighborhood, you can take in the sights of homes owned by Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Leonardo DiCaprio, and countless other celebrities. Leonardo DiCaprio’s home in particular is a must-see destination; its Spanish Colonial architecture, red tile roofs, and sleek modernist style represent the epitome of Palms Springs modernism.
Visitors can attend the magnificent and informative walking tour known as the Golden Era Hollywood Homes Tour in Old Las Palmas from October through March, hosted by the Palm Springs Historical Society on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 9:30am. The tour departs from the corner of West Alejo and Vine, across the street from the Temple Isaiah, and lasts approximately two and a half hours. Parking is free on the street, but unavailable at the Temple Isaiah parking lot.
During the Modernism Week Fall Preview in October and Modernism Week in February, tickets can be purchased for $35.00 per person. At other times during the regular walking tour season, tickets are priced at $20.00. Palm Springs star tours are open to visitors ages twelve years and up. As this Palm Springs movie star homes tour is a little more extensive, participants are recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and hats, in addition to bringing water.
This fascinating guided tour through the glamorous days of Hollywood’s Golden Era makes an excellent addition to your vacation itinerary. Take the Palm Springs movie star homes tour as a part of Modernism Week’s festivities, or simply schedule your tour whenever you stop into town. It will give you and your guests a greater appreciation for the Hollywood legacy of Palm Springs.
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