Santiago Resort
Santiago Resort is a luxury getaway where men come to hit pause, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.

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It’s kind of amazing that one simple gate can separate paradise from the rest of the world, but that’s exactly what walking into Santiago Resort feels like.

A private escape for gay men resting at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Santiago is a place where the stillness and serenity of the desert infuse everything. Where the bubbling spa, rustling palms, and singing birds become your personal soundtrack. Where your only commute is the one from your room to the pool. And you look forward to it.

Santiago’s professional staff effortlessly provides attentive service while allowing you just the right degree of solitude. It’s a combination that creates a tranquil atmosphere of casual extravagance unmatched anywhere in the desert. So come step through our gate. Exhale. And smile. You made it.

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Essentials

Desert oasis? Sure, those have water.
We offer a little more.

  • Expansive heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor heated spa
  • Outdoor mist cooling system
  • Luxurious poolside sun beds
  • Luxury pool towels and accessories
  • Poolside garden shower
  • Communal fire pit
  • Continental BREAKFAST
  • Complimentary “Stay n Splash” poolside LUNCH (specialty sandwiches, salads, wraps)
  • Always open Cantina with complimentary coffee and beverages
  • Multi-speed city bicycles
  • Overnight off-street parking
  • So-close-you-can-almost-touch-them mountain views
  • Fast Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet
  • Fenced property for ultimate privacy and relaxation
  • Meticulous grounds featuring native plants, cacti and palms
  • Luxurious, two-man hammocks
  • Twenty-three spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable rooms
  • Individual room heating and cooling systems
  • King-size beds 
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Gilchrest & Soames luxury bath products
  • Refrigerators, irons, and in-room electronic safes
  • In room microwaves and hairdryers available upon request
  • On-site electrical vehicle charger
  • And of course the attentive, and personable Santiago Staff!
Amenities
  • Individual room heating and cooling systems
  • King-size beds
  • Flat-screen Smart TVs
  • Gilchrest & Soames luxury bath products
  • Refrigerators, irons, and in-room electronic safes
  • In-room microwaves and hairdryers available upon request
  • On-site electrical vehicle chargers
  • And of course the attentive, and personable Santiago Staff!

Rooms

With three room types and a variety of furnishings, our property offers great flexibility when it comes to accommodations. If you don’t see anything that looks like it will work for your party, please email or call us at 760.322.1300. We’re sure we can make arrangements to suit everyone. Please note all rooms are non-smoking.

King Room: Features one king bed; maximum two people

King Suite: Features one king bed plus a built in daybed to sleep a third person

Deluxe Suite with fireplace, daybed and private patio. Ground floor. Pet friendly.

About Us

About Us

Whether you come to Santiago to enjoy some solitude or to be a social butterfly, you’ll find your rhythm here. Led by Kent Taylor (GM), our amazing staff are masters at gauging where you fall on this spectrum, effortlessly providing the level of service and attention that matches your mood and your agenda.

If you have any questions or would simply like information before you arrive, please feel free to e-mail us. We’re here to make your vacation the very best it can be.

Please take a look at our complete portfolio of distinguished properties in Palm Springs, including Descanso Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

Have questions? Special requests? Confused about the concept of not having to worry about a single thing while you’re here? We’re happy to clarify. Contact us anytime.


760.322.1300

Santiago Resort
650 E. San Lorenzo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

 

Close to everything, yet a world away.

Whether you enjoy showing off your new designer suit or prefer swimming free, remember, it’s all about sunscreen.  Lots of sunscreen.

Rates
Rates are for single/double occupancy.  Extra person charge is $55 per person per day.  All rates are subject to a 12.5% local government room tax.

Resort Fee
A $20 per day fee will be charged to cover all hotel amenities.

Check In/Check Out
Check in time is between 3pm and 5pm daily.  Early check ins will be accommodated to the best of our ability but cannot be guaranteed. The front desk closes daily at 5pm. Arrivals after 5:00pm are self check in.  Check out time is 11am.

Reservations
Each reservation requires a one night Advance Payment (deposit.) The balance of your reservation will be charged on arrival. Early departure constitutes a non-refundable cancellation.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 14 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund of the Advance Payment (deposit). Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival will result in Forfeiture of the Advance Payment (deposit).

Parking
Parking is for registered guests only.

Pool
The Pool and Spa are open 24/7.  No glass is allowed anywhere in the pool & spa area.

Minimum Age
Sorry, Santiago is not appropriate for guests under 18

Pets
Our Casita, with private patio, is pet friendly. A $100 fee per pet applies. Certified ADA Service Animals are allowed on the property (no pet fee.) Certified E.S. Animals are allowed on the property with advance notice ($100 pet fee applies.)

Smoking
All rooms and outdoor areas are non-smoking, with the exception of designated areas.  A $200 cleaning fee will be charged for smoking inside a room.

Visitors
Please feel free to show visitors around the property, but understand that the use of the property is for registered guests only.  There is limited space intended exclusively for our guests.

Special Needs
Please let us know if you have specific allergies or any other special needs.

Smoking
All rooms and outdoor areas are non-smoking, with the exception of designated areas.  A $200 cleaning fee will be charged for smoking inside a room.

Visitors
Please feel free to show visitors around the property, but understand that the use of the property is for registered guests only.  There is limited space intended exclusively for our guests.

Special Needs
Please let us know if you have specific allergies or any other special needs.

Oohs & Aahs

We like making people glad they chose Santiago Resort.
Here’s what some of our recent guests say about us.

“This is a place of sheer delight. The ideal place to escape. You’ll arrive, relax and won’t want to leave. You’ll be pampered by the most pleasant resort staff anywhere – they smile, they say hello, they work hard to make your stay the best.”

“Everything is done in the most beautiful way. From the great orange towels, the beautiful landscaping, the thoughtful amenities, to the friendly and helpful staff and the wonderful guests this resort attracts, we loved every minute!”

“You lose track of time and days at this place. We had a lot of plans for Palm Springs but ended up spending most of our time at Santiago.”

See full reviews and our ranking at  TripAdvisor

Staff Picks

1501 Uptown Gastropub

A lively casual dining environment with elevated pub cuisine, crafty cocktails, and artisan draft beers. 1501 is open for dinner only, seven nights a week, and open late on weekends. Also, open for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Reservations recommended.
760-320-1501
1501uptown.com

533 Viet Fusion

A very thoughtfully created menu of delicious modern Vietnamese-inspired food – from pho to a spring roll bar, paired with unique twists on classic cocktails, beer, and wine. This South Palm Springs hip dining room is a guest favorite for both food and decor.
760-778-6595
533vietfusion.com

Al Dente

Downtown Italian-Tuscan restaurant that has a cozy step-down patio with twinkling lights and is great for people-watching. Everything is homemade with the freshest of ingredients beginning with flavorful antipasti, fresh salads, and a variety of soups and made-from-scratch pasta. Open Late until 10 PM.
760-325-1160
aldentepalmsprings.com

Azúcar Restaurant @ La Serena Villas

Farm-to-table Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired menu includes small plates and full course options. Expect sharable plates like watermelon salad with pepitas and mint pesto and Kobe sliders in an Estrella beer-based BBQ sauce. A guest favorite! Reservations recommended.
844-932-8044
azucarpalmsprings.com

Bill’s Pizza

With great takes on classics and clever specialty pizzas, this local pizzeria is highly regarded by locals and visitors alike. Gluten-free and vegetarian options.
760-325-5571
billspizzapalmsprings.com

Billy Reeds

Opened in 1975! Billy Reeds is considered by many a true comfort food haven here in Palm Springs, complete with a kitschy red velvet wallpaper interior. Billy’s grandmother taught him all her secret family recipes, specializing in Sunday dinner classics, and her award-winning baking recipes that are all still made fresh daily.
760-325-1946
apps.billyreedsps.com

Birba

Amazing hip Italian, Neapolitan pizzas, small plates, killer cocktails. Cozy outdoor dining, with a fun LA Vibe. Weekends will be busy! Summer Hours: Open until 10PM. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday, Closed completely from 7/15-8/14.
760-327-5678
birbaf10.com

Blackbook

Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until 1 AM.
Happy Hour everyday 4-6 PM
Thursday 5-7 PM- Local Bear meet-up
760-832-8497
blackbookbar.com

Chi Chi

Latin American food gets a healthy kick in the pants at this alfresco cool-kid haunt. Awesome outdoor romantic dining by the pool.
760-318-3005
avalon-hotel.com

Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse

An all you can eat steakhouse, featuring the authentic flavors of Brazilian fire roasted meat selection, brought and carved tableside, just a short 20 minute walk from Santiago Resort! This new modern dining room, taking on an old Brazilian tradition has been the buzz about town since opening. In addition to the tableside  menu, you can also choose just the ‘fresh market table’, filled with many dishes that includes salad bar, and warm dish options.
760-409-7555
churrascobr.com

Clandestino

Modern Mexican located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, with a great mountain view!A great choice for a wonderful dining experience filled with sophistication and a delicious seafood forward menu From the owners of FARM and Tac/Quila.
760-699-6222
clandestinopalmsprings.com

Copley’s on Palm Canyon

Part of the former Cary Grant estate, this romantic restaurant offers elevated American dishes. Beautiful outdoor patio with stunning mountain views!
760-327-9555
copleyspalmsprings.com

Crudo Cervicheria

A seafood-centric bistro with fish offerings so fresh, you won’t believe you are in the desert. Delicious citricy ceviches, as well as other entrees, salads, and latin inspired dishes that always have big flavor and fresh ingredients. Very casual, no reservations taken, closed on Sundays.
442-268-9389
crudopalmsprings.com

Del Rey

A beautiful and intimate, paneled room in the renovated Villa Royale Hotel, the Del Rey has become a popular place to enjoy craft cocktails and delicious shareable plates of whimsical tapas-inspired food,. Late Night food, open until 10PM.
760-327-2314
villaroyale.com

Eight4Nine

Modern décor and cuisine at this uptown darling. Great menu, friendly service and a very sexy dining room. The bar is great for walk ins and a more casual menu.
760-325-8490
eight4nine.com

El Mirasol

Just a short walk from Santiago, El Mirasol offers artfully prepared regional Mexican cuisine and some of the best margaritas in Palm Springs.
760-323-0721
elmirasolrest.com

El Patio

Palm Springs’ newest Mexican restaurant, is locally owned and known for its delicious homemade food and huge shady patio. They have a full bar that serves several festive margarita selections!
760-832-6332
elpatiopalmsprings.com

Farm

Intimate country-chic eatery serving farm-to-table Provencal fare. Best known for fantastic breakfast & lunch. Friday & Saturday Chef’s tasting dinner menu is amazing. Very popular, make reservations early.
760-322-2724
farmpalmsprings.com

Felipe’s

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant is a great addition to Palm Springs and has become a local favorite since its opening. Literally owned by two guys named Felipe, serving food from generations of family recipes, using the freshest ingredients, and no skimping, no skipping steps, in anything.
760-318-9277
apps.felipespalmsprings.com

Fisherman’s Market

Extremely casual. A seafood favorite served fresh & fast.
760-327-1766
fishermans.com

Fuzion Five

Fuzion Five serves traditional Vietnamese and Lao cuisine fusing home cooking techniques from both regions. Great downtown location, can be busy on weekends.
760-322-6162
fuzionfive.com

Grand Central

American Restaurant on La Plaza, serving seasonal, fresh farm-to-table food. Now serving dinner, but already a hit for breakfast and lunch! People talk about prosciutto benedict, sweet potato gnocchi, and tomato salad.
760-699-7185
grandcentralpalmsprings.com

Il Corso

Absolutely authentic Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood, and roasted leg of veal. Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like gnocchi and seasonal dishes. Big on flavors, but portions tend to be on the smaller side, think multiple courses when you order.
760-341-6700
springs.ilcorsodining.com

Jake’s

Hip, casual American bistro, charming courtyard, or intimate indoor dining room. Delicious chef-inspired originals and gourmet comfort foods, a full bar, and a great wine list!
760-327-4400
jakespalmsprings.com

Johannes

Modern European Cuisine from Austrian-born Chef Johannes Bacher, Upscale casual ambiance that has become a local favorite.
760-778-0017
johannesrestaurants.com

Kreem

This tiny ice cream shop offers up HUGE flavors, including quite a few dairy-free options. Walking distance from the resort, Kreem is the perfect way to cool off on those warm Palm Springs nights.
760-699-8129
ilovekreem.com

L’Atelier Cafe

This adorable cafe offers traditional French-made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch options at an affordable price. Perfect spot for a couples brunch.
760-778-7895

La Tablita

A great ‘off the path’ local Mexican restaurant in Cathedral City. Absolutely a local favorite. This amazing, hidden gem is an actual sit-down restaurant with very reasonable prices for delicious homemade food, in generous portion sizes.
760-321-5935
latablitamexicanrestaurant.com

Le Vallauris

Le Vallauris is considered one of the finest French culinary destinations in Palm Springs. Specializing in five-star dining and first-class service. The impressive menu includes many French inspired culinary delights. Perfect for date night, a special occasion, or dinner with friends. For something really special, consider the 7 course chef’s tasting menu, you won’t be sorry!
760-325-5059
levallauris.com

Low Desert

Funky modern Mexican farm to table restaurant. Interesting take on many classics, with many vegetarian and vegan plant based menu items. Located in Smoke Tree Plaza, just 1 mile from Santiago. Closed on Mondays.
760-656-0231
lowdesert.net

Lulu’s California Bistro

Large menu of California Cuisine. Known in town for being a fast-paced dining room, hip crowd, great for people watching. Open Late
760-327-5858
lulupalmsprings.com

Manhattan In The Desert

A New York Style Delicatessen carrying on the tradition of a New York style Deli right here in the heart of Palm Springs. An easy few minutes drive from the resort which is great for a feel-good meal! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving up big portions in their old-school diner setting. Don’t forget to hit the dessert case!
760-322-3354
manhattaninthedesert.com

Miro’s

Always a guest favorite since opening in 2003. Known for Eastern European food, prepared classically and deliciously. A more slightly formal dining room, great for a special night out, or a date night. Just a short walk from the hotel. Reservations highly recommended, they are a local favorite and do get busy.
760-323-5199
mirospalmsprings.com

Norma’s

Brightly colored open-air Terrace restaurant in the Parker Hotel, that serves breakfast & lunch all day and night. Fun and hip place to grab a meal, especially if you like breakfast for dinner!
760-770-5000
parkerpalmsprings.com

Paul Bar

Hidden in an unassuming strip mall on the edge of Palm Springs, this speakeasy-style bar offers expertly-crafted cocktails and late-night bites. Kitchen is open until 10PM.
760-656-4082
thepaulbarps.com

PS Underground

Offering one of the most unique dining experiences in Palm Springs, PS Underground is an ever-evolving supper club featuring gourmet meals and world-class entertainment. No two dinners are ever the same.
760-636-8442
psunderground.com

Purple Room

The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era come alive here, the desert’s premiere supper club. Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No Cover. Ticketed Shows are from Friday through Sunday.
760-322-4422
purpleroompalmsprings.com

Ruben and Ozzy’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Relaxed, open-view kitchen with an eclectic menu specializing in seafood, and delicious small plates. Known for its amazing seafood tacos and pasta dishes. Big outdoor seating area. Open daily until 9PM
760-325-8800
rubenandozzys.com

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey Bar

Creative selection of hand-crafted sushi and whiskey pairings. Considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the valley. Reservations are definitely recommended, it is small and popular. Open Late.
760-537-1022
sandfishps.com

Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar

Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar, tucked away in a small alleyway behind Fisherman’s Market, opens in the afternoon but truly comes to life at night with live music Thurs-Sat. Famous for fish tacos (as featured on the Food Network), fresh seafood, small & large plates, and cold beers. Late-night happy hour begins every night at 9 p.m. and goes until closing.
760-322-9293
fishermans.com

Sherman’s Deli

Since opening its first location in 1953, Sherman’s has become a landmark in Palm Springs for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, reminiscent of a New York-style deli. Specializing in Jewish comfort food & huge portions! Homemade desserts are famous throughout the valley.
760-325-1199
shermansdeli.com

Spaghetteria

Spaghetteria is like eating in your Italian grandmother’s home, and I am not kidding. Simple delicious, Italian comfort food, made with lots of love. Owned by the same family for more than 20 years. An absolute local secret, and favorite.
760-322-7647
yelp.com

Spencer’s

One of the most romantic patios in the city, serving delicious California classic food. Also a hot spot for Brunch.
760-327-3446
spencersrestaurant.com

Tac/Quila

This eatery in the heart of downtown Palm Springs offers a fresh take on Mexican classics as well as some creative originals. Steer yourself towards some of the more esoteric dishes to truly stimulate the senses.
760-417-4471
760-417-4471
tacquila.com

The Rooster and the Pig

Worth the wait for a table and enjoy an unusual dining experience, and it is typically a wait. The space is cozy and eclectic, and the food is quite possibly some of the best Vietnamese-inspired food in the valley. They tend to be very busy, and sometimes service suffers. try to be patient and enjoy something different.
760-832-6691
roosterandthepig.com

The Sandwich Spot

Fun concept sandwiches. Not your standard sub-shop.
760-778-7900
sandwichspotpalmsprings.com

Tlaquepaque

No frills at this inexpensive taqueria. A delightful alternative to the touristy cantinas of downtown. Open until 10PM on weekends.
760-325-1125
taqueriatlaquepaquerest.com

Tony’s Grill

This is an awesome local burger joint that is 10 minute walk from the hotel. Best known for their giant burgers, fries and onion rings, but also have salads, pastas, and other grill-style classics. Very casual and affordable. Open everyday until 9PM.
760-318-1555
tonysgrillandbar.com

Truss & Twine

Carefully crafted cocktails and a diverse small-plates menu make this a must-stop when going through Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District. Food is served until 11 PM on weeknights and 12 AM on weekends.
760-459-3451
trussandtwine.com

Wilma & Frieda

Breakfast and lunch comfort food with a twist. Dishes reminiscent of childhood favorites with a grown-up flavor profile. Awesome farmhouse-inspired 2nd-floor café setting, and try to save room for the homemade baked goods.
760-992-5080
wilmafrieda.com

Workshop Kitchen

James Beard award winner. Farm-to-table focus using local ingredients and craft cocktails. The menu focuses on locally-sourced small plates, while entrees skew heartier but all still filled with culinary surprises. Considered a “foodie” favorite.
760-459-3451
workshoppalmsprings.com

Acrisure Arena

Acrisure Arena is a recent addition to the event venue scene in Palm Springs. Big name concerts, comedians, sporting events, and the home to our beloved AHL team the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Check out what is happening for your upcoming visit!
888-695-8778
acrisurearena.com

Architecture and Design Center

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion is located in downtown Palm Springs. It is the country’s first historic structure to be transformed into a free-standing architecture and design museum that is housed in a modern building. The 13,000-square-foot building is a classic mid-century international-style structure, that will showcase architecture and design exhibitions, a store, and curatorial offices.
760-423-5260
psmuseum.org

Big Wheel Tours

Big Wheel Tours offers Bicycle, Jeep, and Hiking Tours in Palm Springs California – Joshua Tree National Park, San Andreas Fault, and Mojave Desert.
760-779-1837
bwbtours.com

Bike Rentals

Even though we have complimentary Townie Bikes available at the hotel for all the guests to use, sometimes we have guests that are looking for a racing bike or long-distance road bicycle. This is the place to go. Open seasonally.
760-832-8912
bikepsrentals.com

Cabazon Dinosaurs

From the interstate highway I-10, you will see the uncommon view of two giant dinosaurs. When you arrive, Cabazon Dinosaurs’ odd yet iconic adventure includes a dinosaur exhibit featuring over 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth!
951-922-8700
cabazondinosaurs.com

Celebrity Tours

Celebrity Tours regales visitors with fun facts about Palm Springs and its famous residents past and present. The tour is a fully narrated excursion that visits 50-60 homes of movie stars and celebrities providing a history of Palm Springs along with information on the Windmills, desert plant life, and much more.
760-895-8005
palmspringscelebritytours.com

El Paseo Shopping District

A unique shopping district filled with over 200 delightful discoveries… Shops, restaurants, art, and more! Don’t miss all the special events like Art Walk (1st Friday, Nov-May), Cruise Night (1st & 3rd Fridays through April), Jazz Concerts (Jan-Apr), Fashion Week (Mid-March) and so much more!
877-735-7273
elpaseocatalogue.com

Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, Palm Desert

This is a satellite location of the Palm Springs Art Museum located in Palm Desert. It is always free, and open daily from Sunrise to Sunset. This consists of a 4-acre garden that features 14 sculptures and over 60 desert plants!
760-346-5600
psmuseum.org

Hiking

Hiking trails are abundant in Palm Springs. From easy walking trails to difficult terrain, spectacular mountain vistas, waterfalls, natural streams, rocky gorges, and unusual rock formations. This Website is a great resource for hiking in Palm Springs and surrounding areas. Don’t forget to always bring water!
hiking-in-ps.com

Historical Society Walking Tours

Historical walking tours focusing on Palm Springs’ historic neighborhoods, with a combination of celebrities and local pioneers. 10 different walking tours, all about 2 hours of strolling with a well-informed local carefully chosen for their wealth of information, and facts they have to share.
760-323-8297
pshistoricalsociety.org

Indian Canyons

Home to the world’s largest California Fan Palm oasis, the Indian Canyons feature over 60 miles of hiking trails and offer twice-daily guided tours that touch on the rich history of the once-home of the Agua Caliente Indians.
760-323-6018
indian-canyons.com

International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is celebrating 35 years this year, and is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the film year by a celebrated list of talents.
January 4 to January 15, 2024
psfilmfest.org

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree lies at an ecological crossroads, where the high Mojave Desert meets the low Colorado Desert. The result is amazing desert flora, including those wacky namesake trees. An incredible full-day experience that everybody must see at least once.
nps.gov

McCallum Theatre

Considered one of the very best for music, theater, and dance, the McCallum Theatre is the premier venue for entertainment. Located in Palm Desert, this beautiful auditorium is the spot for performance in the Valley. Definitely worth checking the Calendar to see who is here during your stay.
760-340-2787
mccallumtheatre.com

Mid-Century Architecture Tours

This is a smartphone tour that is a self-driving audio multimedia tour. Drive in your own car from stop to stop and hear all about the iconic buildings that make Palm Springs, California the center of midcentury modern architecture. It is a great way to go at your own pace and see many iconic buildings throughout Palm Springs
moderntourspalmsprings.com

MOGO Silent Disco

Don your wildest outfit (kaftans, cowboy hats, and sequins are encouraged!), turn up our headsets, and bust a move in front of some of Palm Springs’ most Instagram-worthy spots! MOGO runs on Friday and Saturday nights and lasts approximately 70 minutes.
mogosilentdisco.com

Moorten Botanical Garden

This fairly small botanical garden is well-maintained and quite interesting. There is a lot here, considering the overall size of the gardens. This is a pleasant spot for visitors and even more so for people who want to learn more about the vegetation of the desert in the area.
760-327-6555
moortenbotanicalgarden.com

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

A fantastic view of the valley from over 8,500 ft, extensive hiking and nature trails. Facilities feature a restaurant, bar, and cafeteria.
pstramway.com

Palm Springs Air Museum

The Palm Springs Air Museum is rated as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World by CNN Travel. Visit the 65000 sq. ft. non-profit housing over 40 vintage airplanes, models, uniforms, and endless photos. The museum has an incredible volunteer team, all of which are ready to share knowledge, history, and sometimes even a story or two.
760-778-6262
palmspringsairmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs has a surprisingly amazing Art Museum, for a small town. The major exhibits change frequently. The permanent collection is incredible. There is a newly opened sculpture garden and an excellent cafe. Free on Thursday nights, closed on Wednesdays.
760- 322-4800
psmuseum.org

PS Underground

Offering one of the most unique dining experiences in Palm Springs, PS Underground is an ever-evolving supper club featuring gourmet meals and world-class entertainment. No two dinners are ever the same.
760-636-8442
psunderground.com

Smoke Tree Stables

Experience a few quiet hours of “getting away from it all” on over 150 miles of convenient riding trails that provide both solitude and breathtaking beauty. Located in Palm Springs near the Indian Canyons, Smoke Tree Stables offers guided rides by the hour or for the entire day!
760-327-1372
smoketreestables.com

Sunnylands

Sunnylands offers visitors a beautiful, tranquil, and environmentally sustainable space to learn about Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, their history at Sunnylands, the famous people who visited, and the contemporary retreat program. Guests can watch a film, enjoy art exhibitions, and explore over a mile of walking trails through the 9-acre gardens, which are free to see. House tours require an advance ticket purchase. (see website)
760-202-2222
sunnylands.org

Tahquitz Canyon Waterfalls

Take an easy two-mile hike out to this beautiful 50-foot waterfall in Palm Springs. A must-visit for anyone who wants an escape from the town or connect with some desert landscape. Within walking distance from the hotel, so grab a water and head towards the Visitors Center at the end of Mesquite. Admission $12.50
760-416-7044
tahquitzcanyon.com

The Living Desert

The Living Desert offers an experience like no other. A wondrous 1200-acre zoo and garden experience filled with amazement. The Living Desert’s mission is desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation. They frequently do ‘night walks’ when the entire zoo comes to life in a nocturnal way. Great for all ages.
760-346-5694
livingdesert.org

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Enjoy some of the 30 miles of trails, picnic areas, cool oases, and wildlife and wildflowers, and take a walk into the past in our rustic Visitors’ Center, the Palm House, a palm log cabin built in the 1930s. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.
760-343-1234
cnlm.org

Villagefest

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs they block the traffic for 6+ blocks on Palm Canyon and make way for a diverse array of local artisans, live entertainers, fresh fruits & vegetables, flowers, jewelry, art, and much more. There is also a large section of food booths and food trucks at the North end of the fair. 6 PM-10 PM
villagefest.org

Wandering Mojave Hiking Services

Wandering Mojave is a locally owned and operated hiking guide service that operates exclusively within Joshua Tree National Park. Lead Guide Travis Puglisi has spent the last 20 years wandering, on and off the trails, learning the secrets of the landscape and how to respectfully move through it. 1/2 day or full day hikes are available
760-492-5576
wanderingmojave.com

Windmill Market

I know you are asking, why is a little market in ‘activities’ – It is because going here is a bit of an adventure, but one that might just be of interest to you. Windmill Market has the honor of winning the best Date Shake in Coachella Valley 4 years standing. It is typically in the #1 position of customer reviewed restaurants in Desert Hot Springs on Trip Advisor. And the perfect pit stop for lunch if you are going out to see the Windmills up close.
760-251-4489
windmillmarketandproduce.food87.com

Blackbook

Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until 1 AM.
Happy Hour everyday 4-6 PM
Thursday 5-7 PM- Local Bear meet-up
760-832-8497
blackbookbar.com

Chill

Modern hip dance club, with cute go-go boys and occasional drag celebrities, great patio looking out onto the street. A cool nightspot in the little Arenas Road gay bar neighborhood.
Wednesday 8-12 Karaoke
Saturday 12-3 PM -Bingo
Sunday 8-10 PM Drag Show
760-327-1079
chillbarpalmsprings.com

Dick’s On Arenas

Formally the Eagle 501 Denim Bar, a small men’s watering hole on Arenas Rd. Great place to grab a drink, and chat with locals and tourists alike.
760-327-0753
dicksps.com

Happy Hour Finder

This is a great list on Gay Desert Guide! It is only bars that pay to advertise on GDG, but still a very handy and comprehensive list of the different happy hours, days, and times.
gaydesertguide.com

Hunter’s

The self-proclaimed “center of gay nightlife” in Palm Springs, Hunters hosts numerous themed events throughout the week and late-night dancing on the weekends.
Wednesday 6 PM Drag Bingo
Thursday 9 PM Durbin’s Daddies
Fridays 5-7:30 PM Fur Fridays Happy Hour
Sunday 9:30 PM Drag Show
760-323-0700
hunterspalmsprings.com

One Eleven Bar

A relaxed cocktail lounge in Cathedral City that offers a warm, welcoming environment with weekly events.
Thirsty Thursdays ALL Day Happy Hour
Fridays 8 PM-midnight Karaoke
760-328-2900
oneelevenbar.com

Oscar’s Cafe & Bar

A local favorite that is known for a robust Cabaret calendar and very popular Sunday afternoon Tea Dance.
Sunday 4:30 PM 80s Tea-Dance
760-325-1188
oscarspalmsprings.com

Purple Room

The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era come alive here, the desert’s premiere supper club. Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No Cover. Ticketed Shows are from Friday through Sunday.
760-322-4422
purpleroompalmsprings.com

Quadz

Sister to the QUADZ bar in Las Vegas, fun social atmosphere.
Monday, Friday & Saturday 8-10 PM Broadway Show Tunes Videos
Thursday 9 PM- Karaoke
760-778-4326
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Streetbar

A “Low-Key” bar catering to a mature crowd who enjoy the bar’s cheap, strong drinks. Karaoke nights Sunday thru Wednesday and friendly staff make this a Palm Springs staple!
760-320-1266
psstreetbar.com

The Barracks Bar

Named one of the top 25 fetish bars in the world by Alpha Tribe magazine, The Barracks Is the Desert’s Leather/Boot/Fetish destination.
Sundays 2 PM-2 AM Beer Bust
Regular DILF Parties
760-321-9688
barracksps.com

The Roost Lounge

Gay bar and video lounge in Cathedral City. A comfortable place with lots of atmosphere “to roost” and talk with friends and make new ones.
Tuesdays 7:30 PM-11:30 PM Karaoke
Thursdays 6:00 PM-11:00 PM Show Tunes
760-507-8495
theroostcc.com

Tool Shed

Just a short walk from Santiago, the Tool Shed is known for its down-home, unpretentious, Levi/boots/leather vibe.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-3 PM Bingo
Thursdays 10 PM Underwear Night and Underwear Contest
760-320-3299
pstoolshed.com

Toucan’s

Tiki Lounge is known for its high energy, diverse crowd, and multiple weekly drag shows.
Wednesdays 8 PM Karaoke
Saturdays 3 PM Bingo
Sundays 8pm & 10pm Drag Shows
toucanstikilounge.com

Tryst

Dimly-lit dive bar on the cusp of Arenas Road, complete with pool, darts, cheap drinks, and heavy pours.
yelp.com

Equality Wine & Food Fest

Equality Wine & Food Fest gathers together winemakers, industry professionals, celebrity chefs, vendors, and enthusiasts alike to learn and appreciate great wine and food, and celebrate and support diversity. Festival goers will enjoy over 100 wines, food samples, live entertainment, educational speakers, demonstrations, silent auction.
June 29, 2024
equalitywinefest.com

Independence Day Weekend

Always a festive weekend in Palm Springs with events, fireworks.
July 4 to July 7, 2024
visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

Desert Tea – 4th of July Weekend

Desert Tea returns 4ht of July weekend to Palm Springs beautiful Zozo hotel for four days and nights pr pool parties, after parties, fireworks and all star DJs.
July 4 to July 8, 2024
gaytravel4u.com

HOT PINK – Trixie Motel Pool Party

Guaranteed to be the pinkest pool party in Palm Springs. Featuring DJ Mod Girl, drag shows on the top of every hour starting at 1:00PM, hosted by Mo Heart. 11AM-4PM
July 6, 2024
eventbrite.com

Splash House Music & DJ Festival

Splash House is a summer music festival series featuring multiple weekends of world renown DJs, live music, and pools full of happy people. August 9-11 / August 16-18.
August 9 to August 18, 2024
tixr.com

Dinah Shore Women’s Weekend

September 25 to September 29, 2024
thedinah.com

Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend

A 3 day celebration of leather events, day and night parties, and leather contests.
October 25 to October 27, 2024
pslod.org

Halloween Block Party

All of Arenas Road celebrates this huge costume party, with live entertainment, costume contest, bar events and so much more. On Sunday October 27th this year. 4 PM-10 PM. The event is free but VIP tickets are available.
October 27, 2024
halloweenpalmsprings.com

Palm Springs Gay Pride

As one of the last Pride Celebrations, Palm Springs is known for doing it right! The entire city comes alive with the 3 day Pride Weekend. Dance parties, special events, live performances, and block parties. It is one of the busiest weekends of the year, plan early!
November 1 to November 3, 2024
pspride.org

McCormick’s Classic Car Show and Auction

Taking place at the Palm Springs Convention center, the auction features over 500 classic and exotic cars. Tickets available at the door, Friday is free all day!
November 22 to November 24, 2024
gaydesertguide.com

Festival of Lights Parade

The annual Festival of Lights Parade features lighted floats, equestrians, bands, classic cars, and celebrities, making for a truly unique Palm Springs holiday event.
December 7, 2024
psfestivaloflights.com

International Bear Convergence

The International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier event for Bears and Admirers. The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment, and thousands of bears from around the globe.
February 20 to February 24, 2025
ibc-ps.com

BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined event outside of the four Grand Slams and the most-attended WTA Premier Mandatory and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament in the world.
March 3 to March 16, 2025
bnpparibasopen.com

Coachella Music Festival Weekend I

Coachella Music Festival is one of the largest in the country, boasting an attendance of 250,000+. it is an annual event that hosts artists and performers of different genres. It was designed to showcase established artists who are popular in the mainstream along with up-and-coming musicians and reunited artists. It’s held at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the second and third weekends of April.
April 11 to April 13, 2025
coachella.com

Coachella Music Festival Weekend II

April 18 to April 20, 2025
coachella.com

Blatino Oasis

Blatino Oasis has become California’s largest men of color getaway, attracting over a thousand gay and bisexual men from around the world.
May 1 to May 4, 2025
blatinooasis.com