Palm Springs

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    Sunny Palm Springs is the poster child for gay travel. Folks flock to this well-known desert oasis to meet, mingle—and relax by the pool. Hightail it to one of the town's many gay resorts and gay hotels!

    Where to Stay

    From chichi to kitschy, Palm Springs is packed with gay hotels—and gay-friendly mainstream options. Concentrate your search in the Warm Sands, San Lorenzo, and Cathedral City areas.

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    Things to Do

    • While sunning is the #1 sport in Palm Springs, tennis and golf are a close second.
    • Admire mid-century modern architectural masterpieces on a guided tour.
    • Bargain shoppers will adore the nearby Cabazon Outlet Mall.
    • Take the kids to the ever-popular Living Desert, where you'll glimpse 400+ desert animals in their element—don't miss the beloved petting corral.
    • Palm Springs hosts a few of the biggest gay events of the year. Put Dinah Shore Week or the White Party on your calendar!


    Palm Springs rolls out the welcome mat for LGBT couples in love. Plan spa excursions, candlelit dinners, or just lounge by the (sometimes clothing-optional) pool.


    Bustling East Arenas Road in downtown Palm Springs is home to a wide range of gay bars, restaurants, and shops. The Bottom Line, a biweekly magazine, is your best bet for goings-on in Palm Springs.

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