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Martinis and Mid Century Architecture

Palm Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Kurt

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks and transportation

What you'll do

Travel into the past and see the houses of some of the biggest stars of the 1960's like Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and, even Marilyn Monroe. This exciting tour takes you into the heart of the 1960's where Palm Springs meets Las Vegas!

After cruising through the architectural past, it will be time for an adult refreshment. In true Palm Springs fashion, we'll stop for a martini! There Kurt will share his martini knowledge with you. You'll discover why martinis are shaken and not stirred and how this drink became the signature cocktail of the era.
Other things to note
Bring a camera. Palm Springs is the capital of mid century architecture. There is a lot to photograph! If the dates scheduled don't work, we may be able to create an experience on another day.
Travel into the past and see the houses of some of the biggest stars of the 1960's like Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and, even Marilyn Monroe. This exciting tour takes you into the heart of the 1960's where Palm Springs meets Las Vegas!

After cruising through the architectural past, it will be time for an adult refreshment. In true Palm Springs fashion, we'll stop for a martini! There Kurt will share his mar…

What's included

  • Drinks
    martini
  • Transportation
    Maximum 5 persons

Meet your host, Kurt

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 88 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Kurt Cyr is a designer and owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad. He gives daily architectural tours of Palm Springs.
Kurt is co-founder of Salon for the Parched, a monthly gathering for creative thinkers. He is also co-founder Makerville, a collective of makers who established a studio above Palm Desert. Currently he is foraging the juniper berries found at Makerville to craft his own bespoke gin.
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From $128
/ person
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Where you'll be

The architectural portion of the tour lasts 60 minutes. We travel through Palm Springs and see the town that Hollywood made their famous playground. Then we'll be ready for a martini!
Fern
November 2019
Kurt has so much knowledge to share, which he does in an engaging manner, and the martinis are nothing to sneeze at. Don't miss this experience.
Cristian
October 2019
Kurt’s tour was amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable about Palm Springs and Mid Century Architecture. Took our group to see great houses, and also gave us lot’s information about the architects who built Palm Springs. We highly recommend this tour.
Kurt’s tour was amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable about Palm Springs and Mid Century Architecture. Took our group to see great houses, and also gave us lot’s information abou…
Gary
August 2019
Kurt from start to finish made it a fun and informative experience. Kurt's passion for Palms Springs life and experience comes through with his extensive knowledge and anecdotes. You really get a sense of the history, architecture, and community. thank you!!!
Kurt from start to finish made it a fun and informative experience. Kurt's passion for Palms Springs life and experience comes through with his extensive knowledge and anecdotes.…
Deborah
August 2019
We were looking for something that would give us a great feel for Palm Springs but not be overly touristy. Mid century and martinis was perfect. Not too long...personal and cocktail to pull it all together. Definitely a fun way to spend an hour or two while in the area.
We were looking for something that would give us a great feel for Palm Springs but not be overly touristy. Mid century and martinis was perfect. Not too long...personal and cockt…
Brian
May 2019
Great experience. Enjoyed the tour immensely. Kurt was a great guide. It was a combo educational architecture tour and a time machine ride back to Palm Spring's Hollywood heyday.
Tad
May 2019
I have been to Palm Springs at least 50 times but this tour gave me a perspective of the city I had never seen. Kurt was an amazing host. Very personable with extremely interesting stories and information about the cities history and architecture. We all left the tour impressed and wanting to do another one with Kurt the next time we visit.
I have been to Palm Springs at least 50 times but this tour gave me a perspective of the city I had never seen. Kurt was an amazing host. Very personable with extremely interesting…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

curiosity and architectural enthusiasm