Palm Springs desert resort enclave popular with LGBTQ community

Palm Springs

A popular desert resort in Sunny California with a high concentration of same sex couples. 

City Overview

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in California. It is located approximately 110 miles (172 km) east of Los Angeles. The city is mid-century modern architecture, arts and cultural scene. There is something for everyone in this desert oasis.

Located approximately two hours’ drive from Los Angeles and San Diego the city is a popular place for weekend breaks for Southern Californians.

There is a very large gay population of which many have lived there for a long time and some retired to Palm Springs due to nice climate. But in truth is you'll see every type under the sun here. There are plenty of cool gay bars and modernist hotels have great bars.

There are many gay resorts with clothing optional policy so you can sunbath naked by the poolside.

Places to stay

Palm Springs has some exclusively gay Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Resorts exclusively gay Hotels and a number of very gay friendly places to stay. Some of the exclusively gay places to stay are clothing optional which allows you to naked. Therefore, choose your place to stay based on your clothing preference.

All the places to stay bookable on our website are exclusively gay or gay friendly so you can be assured to be welcome.

Bars, Clubs & Parties

The majority of the night life is located in either the Arenas Road area. Some of the more popular are listed below

The Barracks is a long running leather men, bears, and musclemen bar with large outdoor patio. Address 67-625 East Palm Canyon Drive.

Hunters Palm Springs is a stylish hip dance and video bar. Address 302 East Arenas Rd

Tool Shed is a bar popular and friendly that attracts bears and the leather/levi crowd. Address 600 East Sunny Dunes Rd.

Streetbar is a very friendly bar for martinis and shows. Address 224 East Arenas Rd.

Cafes & Restaurants

Palm Springs has a good choice of cafes and restaurants. The typical burgers, shrimp and steak restaurants are popular. Look for places to dine with your eyes and nose to see the food being eaten by other diners and if the customers are cute.


Currency – United States Dollar (USD)

Language – English

Visas – Most visitors from Europe do not need a visa. ESTA permits citizens of 40 countries to enter the US without a visa.

Best Time To Visit – March - November

Timezone – Varies per state. Check per destination.

Homosexual Activity – Legal but attitudes vary per state

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