Biking Around Palm Springs: A Mid-Century Mod Architecture Tour
Palm Springs is famous for it's mid-century mod architecture, and we love seeing all the bright and colorful houses! It's one of our favorite things to do in Palm Springs, but it can be hard to figure out where exactly you should go. Luckily for you, we figured it out so you don't have to! This is our little Palm Springs mid-century mod architecture "tour," aka us riding around on bikes finding cute houses.
Racquet Club Road Alexanders
We rented bikes from Bike Palm Springs, which was probably the best idea we've ever had. Palm Springs is pretty much all flat, so it's super easy to bike all around town. There's also a bike lane that runs through the city (and cute houses), so it really couldn't be easier. Use this self-guided tour map as your guide! The first area we explored was the Alexander's along Racquet Club Road, and then explored some of the smaller side streets, where we found the house with the yellow door and this dope Airstream.
Twin Palms Estates Alexanders
The next day, we explored the other Alexanders along Twin Palms Estates in South Palm Springs, pretty close to the Ace Hotel. You can just bike through the streets, explore some little cul-de-sacs, and let your wonder take you wherever.
Getting Around Palm Springs
We really can't recommend renting bikes in Palm Springs enough! Rental cars are a pain (especially if you want to have a cocktail), so we usually just Lyft around whichever city we're in. If you're new to Lyft, you can get $50 in credit with our code "locallove." But the good news is that Palm Springs is a "driving optional" city! They have a free "buzz" trolley that runs through the whole city, so it's totally possible to get around for free.
If you want to do things like see the houses, where walking would take forever, biking is a super great option.
That Pink Door
The most famous of all the Palm Springs houses is #ThatPinkDoor, the house so famous it has it's own Instagram hashtag. It's so gorgeous, and I guess the owners don't really mind people taking photos on their doorstep everyday? You can find the house with the pink door at 1100 E Sierra Way.