Recommendations in Palm Springs for a week solo

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    May 30, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    I'm planning a trip by myself to Palm Springs and would like to spend some time relaxing and also having a bit of fun.

    Does anyone have recent experiences/recommendations for any of the gay hotels in the area? Also looking for bars that I could go to on my own without feeling too uncomfortable.

    Thanks! Can't wait for some time in the sun.

  • shyguysport

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    Jun 01, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    I go there very often, but stay with friends. So I can help with the bars and give you my somewhat dated info on the hotels.
    The Friday afterhour place is at Wang's. They have a great patio. Can get packed. The food there is pretty good as well. A lot of guys then head to El Merasol - a simple Mexican place nearby that serves killer marqaritas.
    A fun place to stop in is Spurline. They show comedy, movie and TV clips on about a dozen large screen tv's. I can only take about an hour of this.
    Hunter's is THE big bar and dance club there. Nice big bar, lots of TV's, good music and a seperate dance floor. The place can be a little intemidating, as about 3/4 of the crowd is the pretty boy groups from LA.
    Also, Tucans in North PS can be fun. It has a tropical theme - dance floor,etc.
    More laid back.

    As far as the hotels, some are very nice - some are not so nice.
    The smaller places tend to be nicer, cleaner, etc. The bigger ones - such as Vista Grande seem to accomadate the horny taveller. They have little paths for guys to get it on, a steam room, etc. They even sell day and nite passes. (To me, that sort of gives it a bathhouse feel).

    There was recently a big sting in town involving cops intraping guys who were lurking around out front of the hotels. It ended in a mess, with the police chief getting fired and so, on. Long and short of it, I wouldn't recommend trying to pick guys up late at night in from of the hotels.

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    Jun 01, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Thanks for the recommendations. If anyone has more hotel opinions, please post them.

    Can't wait to get out there.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 01, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    texasfit saidI'm planning a trip by myself to Palm Springs and would like to spend some time relaxing and also having a bit of fun.

    Does anyone have recent experiences/recommendations for any of the gay hotels in the area? Also looking for bars that I could go to on my own without feeling too uncomfortable.

    Thanks! Can't wait for some time in the sun.




    My recommendation would be to go a few hours further southwest and stay in San Diego.
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    I went a couple of years ago alone, but had a timeshare I stayed in. As for what I did there, I took my mt bike and had met a guy online that took me out to a place riding. I also took a day trip to Joshua Tree to see the blooming cactus (it was spring time), took pics of some that I say. I've taken the tram ride too, that's fun.

    As for places to eat and drink, there are many. The gay section isn't real big but there's also the Tool Shed (sort of a light leather bar) outside the gay area and the Barracks in Cathedral City, next town over that has a nice Sunday beer bust (I think).

    I went to one of the gay resorts for the day while I was there. It was fun and if you're not modest, nice scenery. Loved laying by the pool naked . Had several pools, a steam room, fun room and garden area.

    I suggest you plan some activities and then look on here or other sites for guys that are from the area. See if there's anyone interest in just coffee or a drink, doesn't have to be a date or something serious. Have fun, enjoy the heat, I wish I were there now!
  • shyguysport

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    Jun 02, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    I forgot about Barracks. Beer bust there on Sunday is really good. I know
    Triangle Inn is very nice as is Innexile.
  • Life_Is_Good_...

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    Jun 02, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    sunscreen, bring plenty of it and ask the hottie in the lounge chair net to you to rub some on you.
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    Jun 02, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    texasfit saidI'm planning a trip by myself to Palm Springs and would like to spend some time relaxing and also having a bit of fun.

    Does anyone have recent experiences/recommendations for any of the gay hotels in the area? Also looking for bars that I could go to on my own without feeling too uncomfortable.

    Thanks! Can't wait for some time in the sun.




    My recommendation would be to go a few hours further southwest and stay in San Diego.


    I can't agree with you more : ) but I am biased.
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    Jun 02, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    Another possibility for food and drinks, the Alibi, we know the owner, a great guy.

    http://georgiesalibi.com/palmsprings/palmsprings.html
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    Jun 02, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the recommendations. For those who are saying I should go to San Diego, that's my next trip later this year! I love it there, and one day want to move to SD.
  • Life_Is_Good_...

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    Jun 02, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    texasfit saidThanks for all the recommendations. For those who are saying I should go to San Diego, that's my next trip later this year! I love it there, and one day want to move to SD.


    I have a room to rent, close to the beach and a roof deck s the traffic reporters can get a look at you sunbathing icon_surprised.gif