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Palm Springs Follies - Photo courtesy of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

he mere mention of Palm Springs conjures visions of endless summer days and starlit summer nights. Since the 1930’s, the city has been the playground of choice for Hollywood stars, movie moguls and even Presidents. And why not! Few places on earth can compete with Palm Springs when it comes to the perennially warm weather that averages 350 days of brilliant sunshine, lush vegetation, a totally relaxed atmosphere, worldclass dining, shopping, golf and tennis. Palm Springs is a captivating combination of desert and mountains, live entertainment and year-round outdoor recreation. The desert has been a favorite destination for gay and lesbian visitors from around the world since the 1970s. Much of the area has grown and flourished in the hands of the GLBT community and today these same neighborhoods are host to a variety of wonderful hotels, resorts, inns and beautiful private homes. In recent years Palm Springs has become known as much as a Gay Oasis as a Hollywood playground, having a permanent gay and lesbian population approaching 50%. Visitors have over 40 gay and lesbian resorts from which to choose. Many are clothing optional for those who despise tan lines. Just a short distance from Los Angeles and San Diego, it’s a perfect place for relaxation and a break from the fast-pace of the larger cities. Since sunshine is almost always guaranteed, there really isn’t a bad time to visit Palm Springs. If the weather hasn’t persuaded you, certainly the resorts, restaurants, attractions, shopping and nightlife, present a rather convincing argument. This is truly a city of excitement and entertainment. The possibilities for a great time are endless.



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from the Director Palm Springs California….Like No Place Else Welcome to our sunny playground in the heart of Southern California! If you’ve arrived in Palm Springs, you’re already in the mood for a wonderful, warm, relaxing vacation – there is no better place to unwind and enjoy what life has to offer than in this desert getaway. Waking up in the morning to breathtaking mountain views, hiking in the pristine Indian Canyons, or floating lazily in a sunny swimming pool can bring you back to the finer moments of life. Of course, its not all R&R – there is vintage shopping, alfresco restaurants, and hotspots at night to be explored! If you haven’t yet arrived, take a close look at the inns, resorts, hotels and vacation homes – picking out a place to stay in Palm Springs is half the fun. Over 25 gay and lesbian resorts are waiting to welcome you. From historic properties to mid-century gems, to Mediterranean inspired villas, all are warm, inviting and unique. Whether you are coming to enjoy one of our many LGBT events or just for a getaway with friends or family, we are delighted that you’ve chosen to join us in sunny Palm Springs. With warm regards,

Mary Jo Ginther Director, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

A Letter... from the NGLCC Dear Friend: Greetings from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce® (NGLCC)! Let us be among the first to welcome you to Palm Springs. As the national business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we are excited to have you visiting an area which is home to one of our affiliates, The Desert Business Alliance. We encourage you to show your support of our community by stopping in at any of the many LGBT owned or friendly establishments in the city. The Palm Springs area is rich with opportunity for LGBT business and recreation. We hope that you enjoy your stay and understand why we take such pride in our member businesses and local chamber affiliates. At the NGLCC we believe that a strong economic infrastructure will speak volumes in our quest for equality; by frequenting LGBT-owned establishments you are building stronger businesses and helping us make our case from Washington, DC to Wall Street and down Main Street, USA. For more information about the NGLCC and the work we are doing on behalf of the national LGBT business community, please visit us at www.nglcc.org. Sincerely,

Justin Nelson


Chance Mitchell


Co-Founder, President Co-Founder, CEO National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)






1466 North Palm Canyon Drive camp-palm-springs.com Beautiful Camp Palm Springs is centrally located on N. Palm Canyon Drive with easy access to fine eating, shops and clubs. Take laps in our large 24 hr Pool, or luxuriate in the lucky “shamrock” spa, and steam grotto (always very hot). You'll love the traditional Officers' Club with big screen TV and Grand Piano. Your Luxury Quarters will include either one Cal-King or Two Queen Beds, TV/VCR/DVD, Refrigerator, In-Room Digital Safe, Private Phone with Digital Voice Mail, Microwave, Private Bath, Air Conditioning. Complementary Enhanced Continental Breakfast. Full Daily Maid Service. There is a Licensed Massage Therapist on campus for your pleasure and relaxation. We also offer day and night passes, with 24 hour play areas.

2 Chaps Inn


312 East Camino Monte Vista www.chapsinn.com Don't stay where the boys are .... stay where the men are!! Chaps Inn is the place that sizzles, and not only during the summer!! 10 rooms, heated pool, spa and steam room. All rooms are equipped with ceiling hooks to accommodate slings and we have slings for rent. Clothing optional throughout the resort, full kitchens or kitchenettes all with full size fridge, flat screen TV's in all rooms, extensive VHS and DVD library.

3 Desert Paradise Resort Hotel, The


615 South Warm Sands Drive www.desertparadise.com “DESERT PARADISE” the Award-winning immaculate Resort Located in the very center of the gay WARM SANDS area, with Romance, Beauty, Fun people! 14 rooms, large baths, showers for two, refrigerator, microwave, and fifteen adult channels. Wireless, guest computer, salt-water pool, spa, steam, sauna, sun deck, fire pit, and romantic outdoor shower. Relax among the gorgeous landscaping with fountains, Koi and turtle ponds, breathtaking views! Continental-breakfast in Cafe Paradise. All the essentials for an ideal dream vacation are here. Recipient of Out and About’s Editor’s Choice Award every year!

4 El Mirasol Villas


525 Warm Sands Drive www.elmirasol.com El Mirasol Villas is the original Palm Springs resort catering to gay men since 1975. Built by Howard Hughes in 1947, renovations have preserved this hotel's charm and privacy while offering the style and comfort sought by today's gay travelers. This private resort is only blocks away from the gay nightlife of downtown Palm Springs. Meandering paths lead to Bungalows, two Clothing Optional pools and a 10-man Jacuzzi/Spa.

5 Casitas Laquita Resort


450 East Palm Canyon Drive www.casitaslaquita.com Women and their friends from around the world travel to Casitas Laquita to feel the vibe. Savings abound at this private and secure oasis. There are no resort fees, no parking fees, but there are fully appointed kitchens and a crystal clear pool. Out & About-Travel rated this Inn “one of the top ten most romantic guesthouses on the planet for Lesbians and bestowed upon it the highest 5 Palm rating.


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6 Triangle Inn


555 San Lorenzo Road www.triangle-inn.com Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice is yours. This award-winning Palm Springs Gay Men’s Resort is a feast for all your senses, with a special flair for Southern (California) hospitality. So come on! Escape to the secluded privacy of our unique walled compound where clothing is always optional, and fun is a way of life! Discover our lush tropical gardens, sparkling swimming pool, soothing jacuzzi, outdoor misting system, large sundecks, and spectacular mountain views.

7 Warm Sands Villas


555 Warm Sands Drive www.warmsandsvillas.com Established in 1933, this remarkable complex has been restored to its original condition to preserve its charming Spanish architecture and expansive courtyard but has also updated the guestrooms to include modern amenities. All 27 rooms feature complete climate control, travertine stone floors, king sized beds, WiFi and new furnishings. A top rated and sophisticated hotel for gay men who prefer the ambiance of a private resort. Pet Friendly! Come see what people are talking about...



2651 Westwood Drive, Las Vegas, NV www.bluemoonlasvegas.com


Las Vegas’ ONLY hotel exclusively for gay men. For when “gay friendly” doesn’t cut it. Blue Moon offers 45 rooms and suites professionally designed with the male traveler in mind. Offering king size or two queen size beds in each room. Private pool compound offering nude sunbathing. Our world famous Jacuzzi grotto cave with ten foot water fall, 400 square foot steam room and wet area, video lounge, free breakfast daily, free wifi, retail area, and Commando Wax Spa Services. Take part in our FREE BBQ every Sunday or check our Special Events calendar for parties and events throughout the year!

Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort


551 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui Island, HI www.mauisunseeker.com Located on Maui’s sunny south shore, Hawaii's largest LGBT resort offers Studios, Suites and a 1,000 square foot Penthouse. Experience Maui’s Little Beach, Iao Valley, Hana and Haleakala Volcano. Enjoy spectacular views, private lanai's, jacuzzi's, outdoor showers, BBQ's, Free Wi-Fi, and clothing optional sundeck. Sunseeker Activities can arrange tours for your fun filled vacation. Guests truly become a part of our Hawaiian ohana or family. Maui Sunseeker welcomes the diversity that is our community.

TAG APPROVED ACCOMMODATIONS Cathedral City CCBC Resort Hotel 68369 Sunair Road Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 36101 Date Palm Drive

800-472-0836 760-324-7711

Palm Springs Ace Hotel and Swim Club 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Alcazar Palm Springs Hotel 622 North Palm Canyon Drive Andreas Hotel & Spa 227 North Indian Canyon Drive Escape Resort 641 San Lorenzo Road Hilton Palm Springs 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Hotel Zoso 150 South Indian Canyon Drive Hyatt Regency Suites 285 North Palm Canyon Drive INNdulge Palm Springs 601 Grenfall Road La Dolce Vita Resort 1491 South Via Soledad Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel 888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn 412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way Tortuga Del Sol, A Gay Resort 715 San Lorenzo Road Triangle Inn Palm Springs 555 San Lorenzo Road


Indian Wells Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa 44-600 Indian Wells Lane


760-325-9900 760-318-9850 888-327-5701 760-325-5269 800-445-8667 760-325-9676 888-591-1234 800-833-5675 877-644-4111 760-322-6000 800-966-9597 888-541-3777 800-732-7555



*** Unless otherwise noted all businesses are located in Palm Springs ***



Restaurants / Cafes

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Bongo Johnny’s 214 East Arenas Road Davey’s Hideaway 292 East Palm Canyon Drive Don and Sweet Sue’s Cafe 68995 Ramon Road El Gallito Mexican Restaurant 68-820 Grove Street Georgie's Alibi / Azul 369 North Palm Canyon Drive Hamburger Mary's 415 North Palm Canyon Drive Kaiser Grille 205 South Palm Canyon Drive Leon's at Desert Princess 28555 Landau Blvd, Cathedral City LULU 200 South Palm Canyon Drive Michael’s Cafe 35-955 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City Ming’s Chinese Cuisine 35300 Date Palm Drive Pinocchio 134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Rainbow Bar and Grill 216 South Indian Canyon Drive Red Tomato & House of Lamb 1201 East Palm Canyon Drive Three Sixty North Lounge & Restaurant 360 N Palm Canyon Dr Tootie’s Texas Barbeque 68-703 Perez Road Tropicale, The 330 East Amado Road Vineyard Tuscan Grill, The 265 South Palm Canyon Drive Wangs in the Desert 424 South Indian Canyon Drive Zin American Bistro 198 South Palm Canyon Drive Zini Cafe Mediterrano 140 South Palm Canyon Drive

760-866-1905 760-320-4480 760-770-2760 760-328-7794 760-325-5533 760-778-6279 760-323-1003 760-325-5002 760-327-5858 760-321-7197 760-770-3663 760-322-3776 760-325-3989 760-322-0700 760-327-1773 760-202-6963 760-866-1952 760-320-8041 760-325-9264 760-322-6300 760-325-9464

NIGHTLIFE Bars / Dance Clubs / Lounges / Piano ...see page 18 for full nightlife listings

RESOURCES Desert Business Association 611 South Palm Canyon Drive 310-266-4915 Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism 277 North Avenida Caballeros 760-778-8415 Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce 190 West Amado Road 760-325-1277

SHOPPING & SERVICES Adult Entertainment / Products 31 Gear Leather & Fetish

650 East Sunny Dunes Road


Attractions ...see pages 21-22 for more information on area attractions Palm Springs Air Museum 745 North Gene Autry Trail 760-778-6262 32 Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Musuem Drive 760-322-4800

Bookstores / Cards / Gifts Just Fabulous Mischief Cards and Gifts

515 North Palm Canyon Drive 210 East Arenas Road

760-864-1300 760-322-8555

319 East Arenas Road 305 East Arenas Road 333 North Palm Canyon

760-323-8940 760-416-6436 760-320-3007

Clothing (Men’s) Bear Wear Gay Mart R&R Menswear, Inc

Food Stores / Markets Aspen Mills

555 South Sunrise Way


68-406 East Palm Canyon Drive 172 East Andreas

760-699-5401 760-320-8789

Hair Stylists Peroxide Precision Hair Studio

Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness 34 WorkOUT Gym

2100 North Palm Canyon Drive


132 La Plaza


650 East Sunny Dunes Road


Jewelry / Jewelers 33 Hephaestus

Leather / Erotica 31 Gear Leather & Fetish

Pharmacies / Health & Beauty Community Walgreen Pharmacy 555 South Sunrise Way


Photography Imageville

128 La Plaza


Professional Services Palm Springs Facials

2225 East Tahquitz Canyon Way


Tattoos / Piercings Palm Springs Piercing Company

210 East Arenas Road


Transportation Services American Cab Company

690 West Garnet




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DINING 11 Michael’s Cafe


NIGHTLIFE 21 Barracks Bar 22 DiGS


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Camp Palm Springs Chaps Inn Desert Paradise Resort Hotel El Mirasol Villas Casitas Laquita Resort Triangle Inn Warm Sands Villas

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Pinocchio Tropicale, The Zin American Bistro Zini Cafe Mediterrano


Gear Leather & Fetish Palm Springs Art Museum Hephaestus WorkOUT Gym



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67-625 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City thebarracksbarps.com Hours: Open 2 PM - 2 AM everyday Description: The Barracks caters to an eclectic adult patronage. If you're into most any fetish, or just like cruising HOT MEN, The Barracks is for you! TAGS: leather, military, cigars, patio bar, rubber, tattoos

22 DiGS


36737 Cathedral Canyon Dr., Cathedral City www.digsbar.com Hours: Mon-Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 10am-2am Description: The bar is teeming with diversity – from cowboys to Latin dancing men to pool players to bingo players, Digs has it all for you. TAGS: BBQs, Latin dancing, country western, pool table, Wii Sports

12 Pinocchio in the Desert


134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way www.pinocchiops.com Hours: Summer – 7:30am-2pm, other seasons 7:30am-3pm Description: Pinocchio’s is perfect for brunch on the weekend and lunch during the week and with a full bar, you can’t go wrong! TAGS: full bar, bottomless champagne, TV screens, outdoor seating

23 Street Bar


224 East Arenas Road psstreetbar.com Hours: Mon & Tues 12pm-12am, Wed-Sun 10am-2am


Description: Street Bar is crawling with drag performances! Stop by for a drink around happy hour and check out some art. TAGS: Retro Thurs, Popstarz Fridays, drink specials, happy hour

13 Tropicale, The


330 East Amado Road www.thetropicale.com Hours: Sun - Thurs 5 - 10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm Description: With a hip mid-century style bar, sexy black leather bar-stools, it is reminiscent of the upbeat lounges of old Palm Springs! TAGS: Sunday brunch, exotic cocktails, lounge, outdoor bar


NIGHTLIFE Bars / Dance Clubs / Lounges / Piano 21 Barracks Bar, The 67-625 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City Davey’s Hideaway 292 East Palm Canyon Drive 22 DiGS 36737 Cathedral Canyon Dr., Cathedral City Georgie's Alibi / Azul 369 North Palm Canyon Drive Hamburger Mary's 415 North Palm Canyon Drive Hunters 302 East Arenas Road 12 Pinocchio 134 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Rainbow Bar and Grill 216 South Indian Canyon Drive Score 301 East Arenas Road Spurline 200 South Indian Canyon Drive 23 Street Bar 224 East Arenas Road Studio One11 67-555 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City Tool Shed, The 600 East Sunny Dunes Road Toucans Tiki Lounge 2100 North Palm Canyon Road 13 Tropicale, The 330 East Amado Road 14 Zin American Bistro 198 South Palm Canyon Drive


760-321-9688 760-320-4480 760-321-0031 760-325-5533 760-778-6279 760-323-0700 760-322-3776 760-325-3989 760-327-0753 760-778-4326 760-320-1266 760-328-2900 760-320-3299 760-416-7584 760-866-1952 760-322-6300



Attractions Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum

Knotts Oasis Waterpark

67-616 East Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, CA 760-329-7610, cabotsmuseum.org

1500 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs 760-327-0499, www.soakcityusa.com

McCallum Theatre

Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center

73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Springs 760-340-2787, mccallumtheatre.com

Moorten Botanical Gardens

82616 Miles Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 760-342-6651 www.coachellavalleymuseum.org

1701 S Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 760-327-6555, moortengarden.com

Date Gardens

Palm Canyon Theatre

Oasis Date Gardens 59-111 Highway 111, Thermal Indio Orchards 80-521 Highway 111, Indio Shields Date Gardens 80-225 Highway 111, Indio The Coachella Valley is the "Date Capital of the World". Palm groves have thrived here since the 1800's. Stop by, take a tour and try a delicious date shake.

Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, The Historic Plaza Theatre, 128 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs 760-327-0225, www.psfollies.com

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, CA 800-342-5000, fantasyspringsresort.com

Indian Canyons South Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 760-325-3400, indian-canyons.com

538 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 760-323-5123, palmcanyontheatre.org

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs, CA 888-515-TRAM, www.pstramway.com A breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the desert below. Open year-round.

Palm Springs Air Museum 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs 760-778-6262 www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 760-325-7186 or 760-325-0189 www.psmuseum.org

Tahquitz Canyon 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs 760-416-7044, www.tahquitzcanyon.com

Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree, CA 760-367-5500 www.joshua.tree.national-park.com


The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert/Indian Wells 760-346-5694, www.livingdesert.org


Events JAN


Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival

P.S. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

January 10th - 21st, 2013 www.psfilmfest.org PSIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America. The Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. And also features a stellar line-up of more than 230 films from 65 countries, seminars, special events & Gala receptions.


September 20th - 23rd, 2012 cinemadiverse.ning.com Presenting LGBT cinema from around the world, and bringing together film artists, film lovers, and industry professionals in elebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich, and often transform lives.

OCT Palm Springs AIDS Walk

Dinah Shore Weekend March 28th - April 1st, 2012 www.thedinah.com One of the premier events for gay girls all year. Great DJs, fun pool parties, hot girls.


Official 2012 dates TBA (previously on October 22nd, 2011) www.desertaidsproject.org Palm Springs AIDS Walk and Community Health & Wellness Festival is a fundraising event that benefits the Desert AIDS Project.


White Party Palm Springs April 6th - 9th, 2012 www.jeffreysanker.com Hailed as the largest gay circuit party in the world, White Party is a 3 day long, non-stop dance party with big name dj's, superstar entertainment and the always popular sunday t dance!

MAY Palm Springs Hot Rodeo May 5th - 6th, 2012 www.palmspringsrodeo.org Proudly Presented by the Greater Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association!

JUN Palm Springs Shortfest June 19th - 25th, 2012 www.psfilmfest.org ShortFest has a huge selection of dazzling new animated, live action & documentary short films for its line-up.

Palm Springs Pride Festival November 3rd - 4th, 2012 www.pspride.org Only a rainbow mile from downtown, the unique two-day pride festival is held at the former spring training home of the California Angels and Chicago White Sox. On pride weekend, thousands will take to the field, serving as the gathering spot for friends and a celebration of diversity and unity. Complete with gay-owned and LGBT friendly companies, the festival includes music, dancing, food vendors, and booths.

Palm Springs Leather Pride November 8th - 11th, 2012 desertleatherpride.com A festive 4 day event filled with venders, leather education seminars, dance parties and the Mr Palm Springs Leather Contest.

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