Palm Springs

Palm Springs Gay Pride is the stuff of legend — and there's a reason why. With its trendy, upscale shopping, several gay clothing-optional resorts, vibrant local eateries, and stunning vistas (the whole city rests in the shade of a snow-capped mountain), Palm Springs is California's must-see, sexually-charged desert oasis, conveniently located two hours south of Los Angeles. Whether you're looking to rent one of the many modern houses (usually with accompanying swimming pool) or spend the weekend at the steamy Canyon Club Hotel, Palm Springs is the place to get away from it all — and cruise to your heart's content. Out has all the best travel tips for your gay Palm Springs getaway.

From the Palm Springs desert rose a Palm Springs helped launch an entire architectural movement.

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"It was the sexual freedom that was the most popular draw of Palm Springs..."

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Readers help us plan our next visit to the Coachella Valley.

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Some hiking, biking and climbing are good for what ails you.

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Though originally built for California's leisure class, Palm Springs has become more accessible in recent years, allowing travelers from all walks of life a chance to revel in the desert breeze.

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