If there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Palm Springs, it’s this: It’s hot! And I don’t just mean the weather! This guide includes gay resorts and retail shops where you can find mister right/ mister right now or something to attract him. 

Let’s face it, plenty of guys come out to Palm Springs to relax, get some sun, and get rowdy! Home to many famous clothing-optional resorts, the Palm Springs area has lots of options for places to stay. But what about the locals or those looking to explore outside their hotel room? Here are some better options for the day (or night) player looking for more adult fun.

Clothing Optional Resorts

All Worlds https://www.allworlds.com/ 

535 S. Warm Sands Dr., Palm Springs 

 All Worlds is easily the premier gay adult resort in the Palm Springs area, and it draws crowds accordingly. Situated at the gateway to the cruisy Warm Sands neighborhood, All Worlds epitomizes what you probably imagine a gay resort in Palm Springs is all about. It’s more LA bathhouse than a San Francisco sex club, but its real success is straddling the two in true Palm Springs fashion. You can find a wide variety of guys here; what brings them together is they are all looking to have fun.

Day passes are available for the pool Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm, and the world-famous maze at All Worlds is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weekends from 8 pm – to 3 am. Passes are $35 and must be purchased through their website. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. All Worlds also hosts a monthly CumUnion sex party on the last Friday of each month

Exotic Dreams Resort Hotel

526 S. Warm Sands Dr., Palm Springs 

It is billed as “Palm Springs, California’s only true Lifestyle Resort” for swingers. Exotic Dreams Resort offers 40 rooms that are spread out over the property. Designed with a romantic and sensual experience in mind, visitors can select from nine customized and unique ‘room types’ for the one that best fits you and your partner’s needs, expectations, and fantasy! 

They feature “rich with restful and playful amenities”, (all with 24/7 guest access), including three pools, two hot tubs, a designated ‘group play’ area, and of course the Sex Maze.

CCBC ccbcresorthotel.com

68-300 Gay Resort Dr, Cathedral City

is the largest clothing-optional gay men’s resort in the USA, and indeed there is plenty of space to roam across its 3.5 acres, tucked discreetly into the base of the Cathedral City Cove neighborhood. CCBC stands for Cathedral City Boys Club, but while adults of all ages are present and welcome, its embrace of the wilder side — the resort plays host to fetish weekends throughout the year, and a monthly Saturday CumUnion sex party — tends to draw a clientele that’s more men than boys.

A bar and restaurant on the property – Runway serves breakfast on weekends with lunch and dinner service Wednesday through Sunday. Runway also has a full bar and carry-out as well as live entertainment; check their website for details.

Features include a pool, two hot tubs, four indoor playrooms, and a sizeable military-themed play area. Their famed Walk snakes around the back of the property, the landscape dotted with secluded (or not) alcoves for a bit of outdoor fun.

Passes 8 hours) are available Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 am for $30, Fridays and Saturdays for $40. With special events and Holidays for $50. Wednesdays passes are only $20. Proof of Fully Vaccinated Status, onsite Negative Antigen, OR Negative PCR COVID Test Result (within 72 hours) will be mandatory.

 CCBC is the largest clothing-optional gay men’s resort in the USA, and indeed there is plenty of space to roam across its 3.5 acres, tucked discreetly into the base of the Cathedral City Cove neighborhood. CCBC stands for Cathedral City Boys Club, but while adults of all ages are present and welcome, its embrace of the wilder side — the resort plays host to fetish weekends throughout the year, and a monthly Saturday CumUnion sex party — tends to draw a clientele that’s more men than boys.

A bar and restaurant on the property – Runway serves breakfast on weekends with lunch and dinner service Wednesday through Sunday. Runway also has a full bar and carry-out as well as live entertainment; check their website for details.

Features include a pool, two hot tubs, four indoor playrooms, and a sizeable military-themed play area. Their famed Walk snakes around the back of the property, the landscape dotted with secluded (or not) alcoves for a bit of outdoor fun.

Passes 8 hours) are available Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 am for $30, Fridays and Saturdays for $40. With special events and Holidays for $50. Wednesdays passes are only $20. Proof of Fully Vaccinated Status, onsite Negative Antigen, OR Negative PCR COVID Test Result (within 72 hours) will be mandatory.

Canyon Club www.canyonclubhotel.com
960 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

Canyon Club has been around a while and a hot stop for gay fun lovers in the manner of CCBC and All Worlds. While smaller than both, Canyon Club, on the north end of town, features spartan rooms and lounge, a sprawling grassy garden with classical sculptures and relaxing greenery, a giant pool and hot tub, and a perfectly seedy playroom with a sling, couch, glory hole stalls, and a sex bench.

Day passes are available for $10 from 10:30 am to 10 pm, or until 4 am on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Gay Adult Shops

Not So Innocent
B 101, 2100 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, open until 10 PM (closed Wed)
A friendly, open adult shop on the north end of town, a few steps from Toucans Tiki Lounge, this charming and well-appointed oasis lives up to its name. The friendly staff can give detailed advice on all sorts of apparatuses you didn’t think had nuances about them to discuss, and it’s an excellent place for rookies and experts to find what they may not even know they’re looking for. There’s a decent-sized hetero section for the straight, bisexual and curious as well.

GayMart gaymart.business.site
305 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, open daily 10 AM to 10 PM
Want some cute swimwear for your next pool party or something for Underwear Night at Barracks? Don’t have time to wait for Amazon delivery? GayMart is your one-stop-shop. As the name implies, this Arenas Road staple is as gay as it gets. It’s a great place to get something juicily sexy and ostentatiously upscale. There’s a small adult section tucked in the back, GayMart is one stop shopping.

Desert Mischief Cards & Gifts desertmischief.com
226 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Exquisite product selection of adult toys, novelties, and, of course, the best prices in the desert!

Bear Wear bear-wear-etc.shoplightspeed.com
319 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, 
This little shop on Arenas Road may be small, but its deals are mighty. Find a wide variety of cock rings and a broad selection of lubes. T-shirts come in sizes from small to 5XL, and tank tops and t-shirts go all the way to 6XL. Swimwear in adult sizes from XS to 7XL.

Q Trading Company
606 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, open until 6pm (8pm Thu-Sat)
If you seek variety, this is the motherlode. The oldest adult shop in the area has four rooms: one for toys; another for accessories, swim and fetish wear, and books; one for general gay-themed gifts; and one more that’s all-greeting cards. Of all the adult shops in the area, Q Trading has the widest variety of goods and gifts, not just in terms of style but also brands, which means one can shop with the benefit of price comparison.

Gear Leather and Fetish gearleather.com

 650 E Sunny Dunes Rd #1, Palm Springs, Open Sunday-Thursday:11 AM-6 pm and Saturday and Sunday:11 AM-6 pm

Great Gear for the bar, street, and locker room, plus the best toys, restraints, lube, and playroom equipment. Exclusively at Palm Springs’ store for men who play hard.

Gear carries only the finest quality leather and fetish goods, gym wear, toys, and furnishings, all designed to get you off and make you look good while you’re doing it.

Everything they sell is crafted by other guys who play hard, just like you. It’s stuff we love because it’s stuff we use. And it’s the reason they’re Palm Springs’ favorite gay store.

So get in some gear. And play long and hard!

Video Booths

Perez Image Video 
68366 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, open 24 hours
This wide-ranging video store in Cathedral City caters to straight and bisexual adventurers as much as anything, although there is plenty of gay material for those who like their porn on DVD. The main attraction here is the video booths, which are pay-as-you-go cubicles with nearly 100 channel options for your viewing pleasure. At least, that’s the official purpose. Some cruising is unofficially tolerated, as long as it’s discreet and you’re putting money in the slots; if you’re loitering as a freebie, the staff are diligent about getting you to move along.

Hidden Joy
68424 Commercial Rd, Cathedral City, open 24 hours
 Located a block from Perez Video and down the street from the former Trunks bar, Hidden Joy is a small but very gay-leaning adult video store with booths. While the store area is small, the video booths downstairs are surprisingly expansive. Here you can buy an all-access pass to the video booths for $2, good for the time you are in the shop with no in-and-out privileges. And while you still want to conduct yourself with dignity in the open, it’s a bit more conducive to getting to know your fellow patrons on a deeper level.

Bars

Palm Springs bars make it easy to meet Mr. Right or at least Mr. Right now. There are a few that are committed to removing more barriers than others.

The Barracks barracksps.com

67625 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City

The Barracks bills itself as “your desert cruise destination” this wildly popular leather & gear bar is a sprawling warehouse complex that has earned its notoriety for hosting the world’s most-attended Sunday Beer Bust; it also hosts many of the world’s most popular leather/kink events.

Open from 2 pm until 2 am Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 pm to 12 am Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Their underwear night on Wednesday goes until 2 am. Join them for Hell’s Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 8 pm. Remember, no frontal nudity is tolerated…

The Eagle 501 eagle501bar.com

301 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs

In the heart of Palm Springs LGBT community, this is where LEATHER, FETISH, KINK, LEVI, GEAR PIGS, & BEARS gather to cruise heavy, drink up, have a blast, get horny, find a ride, or be ridden, and come back for more.

 A leather bar in the vintage sense, a Levi bar in a modern way, and a cruise bar, the way it was done when the notion of the EAGLE meant the place to go and be yourself. With Gear night on Thursdays and Bear Trap Fridays, you are sure to have a good time.

OPEN Monday Through Thursday 11 am – 2 am, Friday 11 am – 2 am, Saturday and Sunday 6 am – 2 am

The Tool Shed pstoolshed.com

600 E Sunny Dunes, Palm Springs

The Tool Shed was voted the best Dive/Gay Bar in Palm Springs. Located in the famed Warm Sands District since 1993, Tool Shed is the Original Leather + Levi Bar in Palm Springs!

They cater to men who appreciate the Leather/Levi community but welcome all open-minded people. With massage Mondays and underwear night that includes a sexy underwear contest on Thursdays. The men are friendly, flirty, and fun.

Open daily from 10 am to 2 am