The Palm Springs area is among America's Top Destinations for Gay and Lesbian Travelers. Many Gay and Lesbian Travelers Visit Palm Springs and Decide to Make it there Home Shortyly thereafter.  Excellent Weather, Beautiful Desert Views, Clean Air, Quite, Not Much Congestion, Relatively Easy Place to Live, Very Welcoming Community.  What More Can One Ask for.  Many have Vacation Properties, either Single Family Homes or Condo Communities in Sprawling Open or Gated Desert Communities that are the Envy of Friends Back Home. The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism provides a comprehensive listing of LGBT places to stay at LGBT Hotels .

There are Many Local Real Estate Magazines Advertising Wonderful, Spectacular Desert Homes and Properties. Many Gay-owned Businesses can be found in The Bottom Line (www.psbottomline.com), the Desert's Free Biweekly Magazine of Articles, Events, and Community Guides for the Gay and Lesbian Reader,  which is available at Hotels, Newsstands, and from Select Merchants. The Palm Springs Visitor and Hotel Information Center publishes an Official Gay Visitors Guide. Feel Free to Obtain It and Additional Information at their office at 2901 N. Palm Canyon Dr. (tel. 800/347-7746; www.VisitGayPalmSprings.com ).

In March, the Desert AIDS Walk benefits the Desert AIDS Project, while one of the world's largest organized gathering of Lesbians -- the DinahShore Weekend (www.clubskirts.com) -- coincides with the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship in March. The Predominantly Male White Party (www.jeffreysanker.com), the area's largest circuit party event, takes place Easter weekend. Greater Palm Spring Pride occurs the first weekend in November, with a parade and 2-day cultural fair (tel. 760/416-8711;www.pspride.org).

Tennis is big in the desert. There are 3 international gay and lesbian tournaments throughout the year www.GLTA.net. The local gay tennis  organisation www.deserttennis.us/ organises a range of activities. Visitors are welcome.

Palm Springs has More than Twp Dozen Gay Hotels; Many are concentrated on Warm Sands Drive south of Ramon. Others are Located throughout Palm Springs in Excellent Locations Not Far From Downtown and All the Excellent Attractions Palm Springs Has to Offer.  Known simply as "Warm Sands," this area is home to many of the Private Resorts -- mostly discreet, gated inns, many of them clothing-optional. Look for them in the Hotel and Other Sections of Trip Advisor.

Gay Bars Exist as Well on Arenas Street. Hotspots Include Hunters, Street Bar and Other Fun Spots and Shopping on the Areas. Toucans is Up the Street on Palm Canyon, More for Night Owls and Evening Fun.