Discover Sunny Palm Springs! America’s Great Gay Oasis in the heart of Southern California! With more than 26 LGBT Resorts, multiple Gay Bars, Gay Restaurants, Gay Shopping and over 330 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is a perennial favorite for gay and lesbian travelers!
In the 1930’s, Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and world leaders discovered sunny Palm Springs and made it their secret hideaway. And with them came the Gay boys and girls of the day to enjoy the pools, the weather, the cocktails, and the freedom to enjoy it all without the scrutiny of Hollywood’s cameras and gossip columnists.
In the 1950’s, yet another wave of Hollywood greats discovered Palm Springs. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, the Rat Pack, and even Lucy & Desi moved to Palm Springs. And again, their friends, the Gay boys and girls, joined them to sip martinis by the pools of their fabulous Mid-Century homes.
In the 1980’s, Gay Palm Springs exploded with the opening of dozens of LGBT exclusive resorts and clubs. And today the tradition continues with Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Spring Break, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, Gay Pride in November, and parties all year long. Palm Springs ranks with Sitges, Mykonos, Ibiza, Key West, and Provincetown as one of the world’s most famous Gay destinations!
Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities and events throughout the year. Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto on the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, shop ‘til you drop along Palm Canyon Drive, or hike the ancient palm groves of the Indian Canyons. Tour celebrity and Mid-Century homes, attend fabulous theatre performances, wind down with a poolside massage, or just spend the day in the sun at your LGBT resort. In the evening, dine in one of the dozens of award winning restaurants downtown, then drop into the gay bars for drinks and dancing. Finalize your day with a midnight swim under the stars.
Palm Springs has the largest concentration of LGBT resorts in the Western United States, and most are clothing optional. Palm Springs is a short drive from most major Southern California cities and an easy air flight from the rest of the world. Come discover our warm desert paradise!