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California Mid-Century Design Tour – with a Tiki Twist!

California Mid-Century Design Tour – with a Tiki Twist!

$2900 per person

Travel back in time to mid-century Los Angeles and Palm Springs and immerse yourself in a golden era of design. Step back into old Hollywood, experience iconic mid-century architecture, and lose yourself in the world of tiki culture. Together we will experience the best that mid-century design – and drink – has to offer.

Pricing and Inclusions

Join the California Mid-Century Design tour for $2900 per person, land-only price based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates are available. A deposit of $500 per person will secure your spot on this tour due immediately at sign-up. The deposit goes toward your base tour costs. See the full list of inclusions and itinerary under the Itinerary page.The tour itinerary is subject to change based on availability of venues and updated schedules. The full program will be outlined in detail in the daily itinerary provided to all participants just prior to the start of the tour

The California Mid-Century Tour is a collaboration between Hello Voyager and Lisa Ball Travel Design. Payment will be processed through Lisa Ball Travel Design. She will accept personal checks or Visa or Mastercard via Paypal.

  • Departure Date
    November 6, 2019
  • Return Date
    November 10, 2019
  • Included
    Admission for all experiences
    Breakfasts and many meals included
    Gratuities and taxes
    Ground transportation
    Local guides
    Personal Guide
    Porterage at the hotels
    Round trip airfare*
    Small group experience
    Superior boutique hotels

The adventure begins

Wednesday, November 6: Fly from your home airport to Los Angeles.

Welcome to Los Angeles!

After checking into our Downtown L.A. hotel, we travel high above Sunset Boulevard to tour the iconic Stahl House, a gem of the Mid-Century Modern (MCM) design movement. We’ll marvel at L.A.’s sunset views from the Stahl House terraces before dining together at Pacific Seas, the Tiki bar inside Clifton’s Republic in Downtown L.A. The first round of Tiki cocktails are on the Hello Voyager tour team – followed by a delicious dinner. Accommodations in L.A.: Two nights at a boutique hotel with unique and modern amenities; Breakfast included.

Exploring L.A.

Morning: Let’s discover the final resting place of many Hollywood legends during the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour. On this tour we’ll “meet” Judy Garland, Rudolph Valentino and Cecile B. DeMille, among others. You can't go to California without visiting the beach, right? We will head over to the Venice Beach area. Here you can explore the famed boardwalk, head up to Abbot Kinney for shopping and lunch, or just bask in the view of the Pacific waves. (Lunch on your own.)

Get ready for the tiki bar tour

As the sun sets on L.A., we'll be heading out to visit classic California tiki bars. We will visit a trio of some of the greats – starting with Tiki Ti, then on to Tonga Hut (the oldest Tiki bar in L.A.) and finally one surprise classic L.A. tiki spot. Dinner included over two of these establishments; drinks on your own. Not had enough? You can continue to taste the tiki libations that California has to offer. We will provide you with a map of the bars in town.

Heading out to Palm Springs

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take the scenic drive from L.A. to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Upon arrival, we will ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up to the stylish Peaks restaurant for lunch. Here we will enjoy a unique dining experience with a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley.

Tiki Palm Spring Style

What better way to spend an evening in Palm Springs than visiting tiki bars! We'll hit the Tonga Hut's second location, along with Bootlegger Tiki, where we will enjoy a private cocktail class. (First round of drinks and the Cocktails Class included; food and other drinks on your own.)

Private Modern Architecture Tour

Palm Springs is a treasure trove of mid-century modern architecture. After breakfast at the hotel, and the morning to yourself, we will go on a Mid-Century Modern Homes Tour. For more than two and a half hours we’ll be on an intimate curated tour of some of Palm Springs’ finest examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture and design. Our MCM Homes Tour concludes with a Celebration Dinner at one of Palm Springs’ most famous locations!

Heading Home

After a sun-soaked weekend, it's time to go home. We will drive back to Los Angeles in the morning, dropping our travelers off at LAX.

The Mid-Mod Tiki-Tastic Tour Inclusions

  • Small group of 15 to 20 for a fun, personalized tour
  • Round trip airfare
  • Ground transportation in California
  • 2 nights at a boutique hotel in downtown LA
  • Tour of the Stahl House
  • Dinner and cocktails at Pacific Seas Restaurant
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery walking tour
  • LA Tiki Bar Tour Dinner (food only)
  • 2 nights at a hotel/spa in Palm Springs
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Lunch at Peaks restaurant
  • Palm Springs tiki tour drink and cocktail class
  • Mid-century modern homes tour and cocktail drink
  • Celebration dinner in Palm Springs
  • Meals included: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


The California Mid-Century Design Tour - with a Tiki Twist is a 4-night southern California adventure. We explore the mid-century landmarks and classic tiki bars of Los Angeles, before heading to the epitome of mid-century cool, Palm Springs.

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