Fast walking is not required but you should enjoy walking at a good pace. The tours are not difficult to walk – no stairs to climb but there may be some steep roads (The Mesa Tour). We may stand for up to ten minutes at a time with no seating available, so good comfortable shoes are recommended. Each tour typically covers roughly 1 walking mile per hour. Please be mindful that each tour is presented as a conversational “show and tell,” so there may actually be more standing then walking.
The tour is approximately 2 hours long – perhaps a bit shorter, but typically up to 15 minutes longer – depending on the number of people on the tour and/or traffic on the streets. Questions and conversations can also make the tour go longer than expected. If making brunch, lunch or dinner plans, best to allow yourself a margin of 30 minutes for a reservation. Same applies to the twilight tour which runs approximately an hour, but may go over.
Please note that each tour leaves promptly at designated starting time and it will be difficult to join if you’re late. We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour. Remember to allow extra time for finding public parking or if taking public transportation.
There are several public parking lots around town, but street parking is usually available within two blocks of the meet place. Because some tours may end up to four blocks away from their starting point, you may want to consider parking at the end point of tour (location provided at time of purchase) or halfway between the start and end locations.
Due to our desert climate and intense sunshine, it is highly recommended that all tour participants apply sunscreen before arrival. Also, it is very important to be properly hydrated and to stay that way, so please drink at least 8 oz. water just prior to the tour and plan to bring enough to quench your thirst along the way.
Please mute cell phones/pagers prior to beginning the tour. It is important for you and everyone on the tour not to be distracted during the walk. This is a rare opportunity to allow yourself time to connect with your surroundings, to listen to the tour guide and to reflect amongst your fellow participants. Consider it a “mini vacation” away from anything electronic.
We suggest that you dress casually and appropriately for the actual weather. Dress in lighter colors if possible and wear comfortable shoes (remember, you will be doing a lot of standing) – the tour is outdoors and Palm Springs is typically sunny so a cap or hat is recommended as are sunglasses. To make your tour as comfortable as possible, try not to carry more than you need.
Each tour is designed for adults or young adults with an interest in history, architecture and/or celebrities/icons of the past. Not recommended for those under the age of 13. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The tours are lighthearted but factual and the content is relatively sophisticated yet informal.
While we like furry friends, unfortunately no animals are allowed on the walk unless a licensed service dog on a short leash. Copy of license must be present.
Sorry, there are no public restrooms during the walk but there may be restrooms available in the coffee shop or meeting place near the start or end of the tour.
Go to the Tours page, choose a tour and click the ‘Book Now‘ button. You can then check the availability of tour days and hours.
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Yes – on the website. Or with a debit card online.
Cash, check or money order NOT accepted as forms of payment unless prior arrangements have been made with P.S. Walk With Me. Thank you.
We never ask for a tip, but at the end of the tour a tip is appreciated if you think you received a quality experience above and beyond the tour price!
Tour is cancelled only in cases of heavy rain, excessive wind, or forecasted temperatures exceeding 98 degrees at scheduled start time.
A decision to cancel the tour will be made two hours prior to the tour in which case you will receive an email or call. You may also text 760-567-4696 to inquire about extreme weather status within two hours of your scheduled tour.
You may do so 24 hours or more prior to start time of tour in order to receive a refund. Booking fees are non-refundable and a cancellation fee as outlined at time of booking may apply.
Private and group tours are available five days per week. $50 per person.
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YES. Electronic Gift Cards for most tours can be requested and purchased via email: email@example.com. The gift card code will be emailed to recipient of choice. Gift cards are valid for one year from date of purchase. To redeem, the recipient will need to go onto our website ( PSWalkWithMe.com ) and book the tour using code provided in email.