AMSN Convention 2017 Tours – Palm Springs, CA

Celebrity Home Tour

Travel through the beautiful city of Palm Springs, California, and learn history and facts about the playground of the stars. Your entertaining guide will drive through the famous neighborhood of Las Palmas, regale you with stories and play a fun and often hilarious game of "Guess the Stars Homes." This area is comprised of all custom homes and boast an amazing collection of fascinating architecture including the popular mid-century modern homes in such great demand today.

Incorporated in 1938, Palm Springs has a rich and colorful history. Once a tent city serving as a sanatorium...learn how Palm Springs became the playground of the rich and famous. Did you know Palm Springs had at least two other names before it was finally dubbed Palm Springs?

Your professional guide will treat you to dozens of celebrity homes all right in the City of Palm Springs. Your guide will add fun and spice with stories and vignettes...and maybe a secret or two along the way. Why did Hedy Lamarr, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Reeves and Dorothy Dorothy Lamour all live on the same street?

Elvis Presley not only honeymooned here but also owned a lovely estate where he and his "posse" could enjoy the warm and dry desert weather. Frank Sinatra built "Twin Palms" and is buried locally. Dean Martin, Liz Taylor, Dinah Shore, Liberace, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Lowe, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alan Ladd, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe...and dozens more came to bask in the warm sun and soak in the free and easy desert life style.

Since some residential streets in Palm Springs are closed to large buses, we use smaller less intrusive vehicles that are free to roam even the narrowest passageway and have complete access to all city roads.

So, whether you are interested in local architecture or history...or just want to have a great fun, relaxing time...this tour is for you! This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

For your convenience, we’re offering two dates for this tour, Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. Select the date that suites your schedule.

  • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Pick up at the front lobby of the Renaissance Hotel
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Advance registration by September 29, 2017 is required
  • Register by calling Christy at 760-320-1365 (Be sure to mention that you are with AMSN Group)
  • Or register online:
  • Note: Tours have a 20 person minimum. If the minimum is not reached, the tour will be canceled and your payment will be refunded.

Tramway Tour

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

We'll spend about an hour at the top where you can have lunch and take in the sheer beauty of the area.

  • Date: Sunday, October 15th, 2017.
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm - Pick up and drop off at the front lobby of the Renaissance Hotel.
  • Cost: $65 per person (includes transportation to and from the hotel/tramway and tramway admission).
  • Advance registration by September 29, 2017 is required.
  • Register by calling Christy at 760-320-1365 (Be sure to mention that you are with AMSN Group)
  • Or register online:
  • Note: Tours have a 20 person minimum. If the minimum is not reached, the tour will be canceled and your payment will be refunded.

About the Tour Company

The Best of The Best Tours is Southern California's premier entertainment and informational tour service. Our tours have been voted among the 100 best tours in the world!

While based in the beautiful Coachella Valley, people visiting and living in Southern California journey to our area to take our tours. The tours are fascinating and educational. They offer photo opportunities galore. We accommodate groups and conventions with advance notice and reservations, regardless of group size or age of participants.

Our professional, courteous and eager to serve team has been assisting travelers to the Palm Springs area for over 20 years.