Palm Springs Insider

The staff at the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism lives and breathes the sweet desert air of Palm Springs. We love it here and we want to share our expertise with you. Follow us daily and get the inside scoop to help plan your next getaway. You experience a desert playground that is really like no place else.

Latest Blogs

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

Frank Sinatra bought his very first home at 1148 East Alejo Road (between Caballeros and Sunrise in Palm Springs), and it was his primary residence from 1948 to 1957. Sinatra had been quoted as saying that in his life he...

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PALM SPRINGS LGBT SCENE SET TO SIZZLE THIS AUTUMN

Palm Springs, California’s famous desert playground, is set to host two vibrant and diverse LGBT events this autumn; Cinema Diverse and Greater Palm Springs Pride will be taking place in September and November...

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Palm Springs Summer Fitness: 5 Ways to Get in Shape While Keeping Cool

Maybe you enjoy hiking great trails around Palm Springs, but you’re ready to try something new this summer? Perhaps you’ve tried running or biking or water aerobics, but just want to lounge and relax when...

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Experience Palm Springs like a Reality TV Star

Whether it was Marilyn Monroe escaping Hollywood in the 50s or the Kardashians recently bringing the cameras here, Palm Springs has been a celebrity haven for nearly a century and now, it’s becoming a hot spot for...

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These Items Will Help You Relax to the Max Poolside in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California has undeniably become an LGBT playground over the years. From happy and gay Arenas Road to the clothing optional resorts, this section of California is, without a doubt, the perfect destination...

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The Top Places to Shop Til’ You Drop in Palm Springs

Ever wondered why there is such a large LGBT community in Palm Springs? It could have everything to do with the weather. Maybe it's the LGBT Cinema Diverse Film Festival. Then again, it could be the Club Skirts presents...

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Why You Might Want to Consider Planning Your Wedding or Honeymoon in Palm Springs

Now that it's finally legal and all on the up and up, the LGBT community has fully embraced what used to be exclusively hetero – getting hitched. It's no secret that the gay community has been flocking to Palm...

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An Awesome Boys Weekend in Palm Springs: Where to Go and What to Do

The phrase gay-friendly hardly describes the atmosphere and possibilities in Palm Springs. This small desert city is more than gay-friendly, it’s a complete community that’s open and has one of the highest...

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5 Cool Ways to Spend a Sunny Day in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has been a popular vacation spot for the LGBT community for decades and the warm and sunny weather is one great reason visitors continue to return to this desert wonderland. Here are some ways to enjoy the...

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Palm Springs LGBT history

Palm Springs is one of the world’s gayest cities.   It is estimated that a third to as much as half of the city’s population of 47,000 is gay.    Palm Springs has had three openly gay...

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Year-round LGBTQ Events in Palm Springs

The biggest LGBT events happen in the spring.  The women take their turn first in April with the world-famous “Club Skirts presents The Dinah,” which boasts that it is the largest lesbian event in the...

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Make plans to see a Drag Show while in Palm Springs

Besides being one of gay Palm Springs’ favorite dance spots, Toucans Tiki Lounge is one of the best places in the city to watch great drag.   The desert’s longest running dragsters, Tommi Rose and...

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Nightlife on and off Arenas Road

For the uninitiated, the biggest concentration of LGBT nightlife in Palm Springs is on E.  Arenas Road, between S Indian Canyon Drive and S Calle Encilia.   The largest nightclub on the block and the...

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Awesome Eats

With a very large LGBT population, it is not surprising that Palm Springs supports a top-notch dining scene.   Some of the most creative chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs are naturally drawn to the Palm...

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Local faves from a Palm Springs Insider

Locals in Palm Springs like to take full advantage of ample outdoor activities in the city’s 350 days of sunshine and the city has no shortage of things to do in the great and sunny outdoors.  Locals love a...

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More gay resorts than any other place

Palm Springs has more gay resorts than any other place on the planet that keep devotees returning time and time again.    Of the city’s 17 gay resorts, 16 cater to gay men and are clothing...

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Taste outside the ordinary - where to get great flavors in Palm Springs

Changing up the everyday is fun, so why not shake up your ordinary ‘let’s get burgers’ night out by trying some new flavors? Italian food has never tasted so good at Sammy G’s where the chefs...

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Fuel up for the day; Palm Springs breakfast options

While some say it's the most important meal of the day, others simply love to linger over fresh food and hot coffee first thing in the morning.  There's something civilized about having someone prepare your first...

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Dine in Old Hollywood

It’s no secret Palm Springs has a long and loving connection to Hollywood. The city has been a getaway destination to the stars for over half a century. If you want to hearken back to that 1950’s era of old...

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Put a little romance in your evening with these Palm Springs restaurants

If it’s been a while since you scheduled a ‘date night’ now’s the perfect time to plan a romantic night out. Palm Springs Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to explore some great new...

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