Sprawling across the Coachella Valley, the über gay Palm Springs and its fellow desert cities are tucked between two mighty mountain ranges that let visitors experience everything from the cactus to the clouds. Whether you're in the mood for excitement and adventure, or just want to get away from the hassles of everyday life, gay Palm Springs lets you relax under the hot desert sun in true Californian luxury. And with the highest per capita LGBTQ population in the States, there are plenty of opportunities for gay travelers.
Gay Palm Springs history
Originally established as a California resort town, Palm Springs swiftly became one of the top retreats for the Hollywood elite. Only a two hour drive from Los Angeles, the desert city attracted famous actors like Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra, who escaped to to the city for solitude and sun. While Hollywood celebrities still visit, more recently Palm Springs has established itself as one of the top destinations for LGBTQ travelers, so you'll find Palm Springs resorts that cater specifically to gay travelers.
Palm Springs Pride and other gay events
Aside from the regular gay bars and clubs in Palm Springs, the city’s gay calendar is packed with stuff going on. In November Palm Springs Pride takes place, luring thousands of visitors to celebrate. In March and April, Dinah Shore attracts many gay women to the city, and in June, the Desert Romp party turns Palm Springs into a clothing optional paradise. Start planning your ultimate gay Palm Springs vacation today.