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LGBTQ Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs wears its pride on its sleeve. This LGBTQ oasis is home to several gay resorts and hotels and offers countless things to do and see while you’re here. Whether you’re into art or the outdoors, poolside chill, or shopping thrills, you’ll find so many unique experiences and adventures that give you all the vacation feels. And if you prefer to just sit back and do nothing—absolutely nothing—at all, we have plenty of sparkling pools and sun-kissed skies for that, too.

Arts & Culture
Shop your way through the eclectic stores and vintage boutiques in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Browse high-end art galleries and retailers on El Paseo, then wander through the outdoor sculpture garden at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Or book a midcentury modern tour and see homes from the area’s glamorous past. 

Outdoor Adventure
Explore ancient palm oases and waterfalls in the Indian Canyons. Change your latitude on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Or break a sweat on one of several adrenaline-pumping hikes.

Nightlife & Entertainment
Bar hop on Andreas Road, where a half dozen or so gay bars open their doors for dinner, drinks and dancing. Indulge your inner diva at one of several nightly drag shows. And don’t miss these great LGBTQ happy hours when 5 o’clock rolls around.