Results tagged “California”

That rodent Punxsutawney Phil says there are many more weeks of winter left in the season but that doesn't mean you have to sit around waiting for the next polar vortex. It is plenty warm in California's desert city of Palm Springs and Florida's southernmost city of Key West - two of the most gay-friendly destinations in the United States. ... [Read]

And babe, don't you know it's a pityThat the days can't be like the nightsIn the summer, in the cityIn the summer, in the city Los Angeles is giving '60s rock band The Lovin' Spoonful exactly what they wanted -- a summer of fun days and nights. One City One Pride The City of West Hollywood will once again ... [Read]

The nation's capital will be the fifth stop in the 14-city tour of the Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by the City of Palm Springs, Calif., with support from Here Media and Alaska Airlines. As part of the challenge, the best professional and amateur bartenders from across North America are being asked to stir up their own signature ... [Read]

For nearly a quarter of a century, the city of Palm Springs, Cal. has been home to the biggest all-girl event in the world: The Dinah Shore Weekend, popularly known as The Dinah. Coinciding with the Ladies Professional Gold Association’s Kraft Nabisco Championship Golf Tournament (formerly the Dinah Shore Golf Championship), The Dinah has become the world’s largest lesbian event. ... [Read]

Destination: Sonoma

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 5, 2013 7:49 AM |
Less than an hour north of San Francisco is some of the best wine country in the U.S. and a welcoming destination for LGBT travelers. Sonoma County is home to more than 350 wineries as well as top spas, restaurants and attractions. Gay Wine Weekend, sponsored by Out in the Vineyard, is great opportunity to experience some of the best ... [Read]

5 must dos: West Hollywood

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
November 13, 2012 6:03 PM |
The intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards with its brightly colored rainbow crosswalks is hands down one of the gayest spots you can find. Of course, it makes perfect sense given that these two streets cross in the middle of one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world - West Hollywood. Located in Southern California's Los Angeles ... [Read]

West Hollywood: The sound of music

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 12, 2012 10:00 AM |
On August 25, 1970, Elton John performed his first show in the United State at West Hollywood's Troubadour club. John was introduced by "Troub" regular Neil Diamond. John and Diamond are just two of the multitude of musicians who have passed through the doors of the Troubadour, and the Troubadour is just one of the many West Hollywood's venues that have shaped and continue to ... [Read]

The LGBT-oriented travel-and-event company Out in The Vineyard is hosting Gay Wine Weekend in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley, during the heart of June’s Gay Pride Month, June 15 through June 17. Highlights of the event-packed weekend include a Wine & Dine OUT dinner at which local winemakers pair wines with delectable treats from three of the area’s top restaurants, a meal ... [Read]

Destination: Palm Springs

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
May 7, 2012 8:03 PM |
In the heart of Southern California, Palm Springs is a top gay-friendly destination. This desert city offers LGBT travelers a wealth of outstanding activities and events throughout the year. More information about Palm Springs and a chance to win a 4 days/3 nights vacation (entries are due by June 30, 2012) are available at [Photo by Troy Petenbrink] ... [Read]

White Party Palm Springs founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker announced today that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige will be among the headliners of this year's event. Billed as the largest gay dance music festival in North America, the White Party will celebrate its 23rd anniversary the weekend of April 6 to 9 in Palm Springs, California. Building on his reputation for attracting premier ... [Read]

More than 15,000 women from all over the world are expected to gather in Palm Springs, Calif. for The Dinah, also known as The Dinah Shore Weekend, the legendary all-girl party and music festival slated for March 28 to April 1, 2012. The five-day event has been in Palm Springs for 22 years, and coincides with the Ladies Professional Gold Association’s ... [Read]

Stay and dine in Palm Springs

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
February 13, 2012 8:00 AM |
Just in time for gay sunseekers planning a late winter or early spring escape, a collection of Palm Springs LGBT-friendly accommodations have partnered with some of the city's best restaurants to offers “Stay Two Nights and Dinner’s on Us” packages.  Now through April 30, 2012, the packages feature eight gay and gay-friendly properties and 22 restaurants, and provides two night’s lodging and a $50 dining ... [Read]

California's gay-friendly City of Palm Springs is often described as a “living museum,” by design dwellers and architecture enthusiasts who gather in this famed desert city to experience its mid-century modern architecture, especially during Modernism Week, scheduled for Feb. 16 to 26, 2012. Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the country, and to pay tribute ... [Read]

Palm Springs: Lights, camera, action!

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
December 27, 2011 11:15 AM |
Long known as Hollywood’s playground, Palm Springs has announced that it will once again host several premier film festivals in 2012. Featured film festivals include the star-studded Palm Springs International Film Festival, Festival of Native Film & Culture, Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest and Cinema Diverse. Palm Springs will roll out the red carpet for Brad Pitt, ... [Read]

"INNdulging" in Palm Springs

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
December 12, 2011 9:41 AM |
Rated one of the top gay male resorts in Palm Springs, Cal. and the U.S., INNdulge is offering rooms through the end of December 2011 and in January 2012 starting at just $99 for a weekday night and $129 for a weekend night. INNdulge has 24 rooms and suites, a large temperature controlled pool, 12-man hot tub, resort wide WiFi ... [Read]

Palm Springs' annual White Party is one of the largest and longest running gay circuit parties. And tickets and passes for next year's party, April 6 to 9, are on sale now. Founded by promoter Jeffrey Sanker more than two decades ago, the White Party has become famous for its various parties and entertainment. Past guest stars have included Lady Gaga, ... [Read]