An oasis in the arid heart of the Southern California desert, at the foot of the rugged peaks of the San Jacinto mountains, Palm Springs is the land of endless summers and hot romantic nights. Beneath crystal blue skies and sun drenched palms, gay travelers from all over the world lounge about turquoise pools, hike the majestic canyons, shop at world-famous stores and outlets, and dance the night away under multi-colored lights.
Palm Springs boasts a large and diverse local gay population as well as a constant stream of out-of-town, out-of-state and international visitors. You will sense the friendly spirit from the moment you arrive. Palm Springs, Cathedral City and the other communities of the Coachella Valley take pride in the warm hospitality extended to everyone, both visitors and residents alike.
Here, more than anywhere else, gay men and women of all ages, from all backgrounds and places, can visit, be together, and be at ease. When you leave this tropical oasis, you will find yourself carrying more than the souvenirs of happy times, you will also have new friendships that will last a lifetime.
For more information about Palm Springs, check out the Travel and Tourism links on this page, download a Gay and Lesbian Visitors Map and Business Directory and visit the Queerintheworld.com Palm Springs City Guide.