Results tagged “Palm Springs”

LGBT spring travel picks for 2014

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 30, 2014 9:00 AM |
  Miami Beach Photo by Phillip Pessar/Flickr Miami Beach Gay Pride is an exciting event, April 11 to 13, that features a massive beach party, a parade and festival with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area.  Coming into its sixth year, the hugely successful event in 2011 attracted ... [Read]

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]

Escapes: California Dreamin'

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 11, 2013 11:10 PM |
Camping might not be your first thought when visiting Los Angeles, but The Hotel At The Los Angeles Athletic Club is putting a unique twist on pitching a tent. The hip hotel has transformed one of its nine luxury suites into an urban campsite. Guests get to experience a tented bed, along with kitschy camp decor including old leather ... [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]

Popular destinations for LGBT travelers, Palm Springs, Key West and Puerto Vallarta, are also among the list of top vacation rental destinations for 2013. The list was compiled by the vacation rental website,, and based on year-to-date bookings. According to USA Today, a review of FlipKey's data finds that Key West is the top Florida destination from January to May, ... [Read]

Five fall gay travel picks

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
September 1, 2012 11:45 AM |
Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer travel season but that's no excuse to put away the luggage. Elsewhere has five fall LGBT travel picks to help stimulate your wanderlust: September 27 to 30: Get Wet Weekend (Curacao) - In celebration of its diverse and gay friendly community, the beautiful southern Caribbean island of Curaçao will host its ... [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]

Melanie Amaro - Listen (Photo credit: Rockstarr 4) After announcing last week that Mary J. Blige will be the headline performer during White Party Palm Springs' main dance event on Saturday, April 7, organizers announced today that Melanie Amaro will perform at the Sunday T-Dance. Amaro was the 2011 winner of The X Factor.  She also co-stars, along with Elton John, in a Pepsi ... [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]

A top destination for gay travelers, California's gay-friendly desert city of Palm Springs has added another gay resort, Pura Vida. The 24th gay men’s resort to open in Palm Springs (there are also two lesbian resorts), Pura Vida is located in the Warm Sands neighborhood. It's a luxurious eight-suite boutique offering an all-inclusive experience from airport pickup to morning ... [Read]

Summer temperatures can get out of control in California's desert city of Palm Springs but the deals for gay travelers are very cool. As part of Summer Splash 2011, nearly two dozen of the city's gay-friendly hotels and resorts are offering deep discounts: INNdulge (gay men): 2nd night free Tortuga del Sol (gay men): all rooms $69, Sunday through Thursday ... [Read]