What to Do in Gay Palm Springs

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It’s well known that Palm Springs is popular playground for the gay community, with the highest per capita gay population in the US, some of the largest gay events, and an array of gay bars and gay hotels to enjoy. With gorgeous weather and a range of activities, you can easily fill your days and nights with relaxation, excitement or whatever else you may be imagining in gay Palm Springs.


Palm Springs Shopping

Sunny fall days inspire relaxed outdoor activity and strolling the boutiques and shops on Palm Canyon Drive is a must. Visit the Uptown Design District for a cluster of shops featuring Mid-Century and modern furniture and accessories. Continue throughout Downtown Palm Springs for a variety of fashion boutiques, artist-owned galleries and an abundance of fabulous dining options. Finally, find yourself at the north end of Palm Canyon to discover a collection of antique and consignment shops.


Hiking and Biking in Palm Springs

If more rigorous outdoor recreation is on your list, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto for some great hiking with spectacular views or check out a variety of other local hiking trails. You can rent bikes at a few different shops or enjoy walking tours focused on historical locations, botanical gardens, early Indian canyon culture, or even tasting tours (okay, maybe that one’s not so rigorous).


Gay Palm Springs Nightlife

As the sun goes down in Palm Springs, the night definitely lights up. Start with alfresco dining on the patio of any number of gourmet gay-friendly restaurants, then later enjoy the plethora of gay bars throughout the city. Make sure to stop in RetroRoom Lounge, rated in the Top 10 Gay Bars on Yelp and featuring nightly live lounge-style entertainment or karaoke and late night drink specials.


Places to Stay in Gay Palm Springs

It’s been claimed that Palm Springs has the most gay hotels of any city and that would be no surprise. You can choose from gay-owned hotels, gay clothing-optional resorts and a range of others as well. If you prefer your own private home oasis, check out Palm Springs Getaways for gorgeous properties of all sizes and styles. Anywhere you stay, you’ll enjoy the endless sunshine and mountain views that make Palm Springs such a popular destination.

Finding gay bars, gay hotels and many gay-friendly activities is easy in Palm Springs. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a group outing or another type of trip, Palm Springs is the perfect gay destination. Feel comfortable here to be yourself, walk hand-in-hand with your partner and enjoy the uniquely welcoming atmosphere of gay Palm Springs.


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