Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a California destinations that appeals to so many different people for many different reasons. Palm Springs is a desert city two to three hours west of Los Angeles. It also has its own airport that is easily accessible. Palm Springs is known for golf, spas, mid-century modern architecture, desert camping in Joshua Tree, an LGBTQ-friendly community and the venues for Istagram-worty music festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach. It has become a popular destination for bachelorette parties, guys golfing getaways and an escape from the cold.
Palm Springs is surrounded by a mountain range and desert which provides lots of opportunities for hiking and great views. If hiking isn't your thing buy you still want the views, there's an Aerial Tramway that will take you all the way up the mountain all year round. If staying on the ground is more your speed, there's several self-guided or group tours of the hundreds of Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Springs like Frank Sinatra's and Elvis' homes.
Because Palm Springs is in the desert, the best time of the year to go is October through March to enjoy the best weather. If you like the heat and want. good deal, summer is the time to go and float in a resort pool. With over 300 days of sunshine, it's always a great place to lounge by the pool and work on a tan while sipping a cocktail or booking a tee time at one of the hundreds of golf courses in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs has been a safe place for the LGBTQ community for decades as a close vacation destination for people from Los Angeles and Hollywood. Visitors can find stores, bars, restaurants and resorts owned by and catered to the LGBTQ community.