Why you should go to Palm Springs !

The sun always shines in Palm Springs, a Colorado Desert oasis about a 100 miles (185 km) southeast of Los Angeles. Well, more than 350 days a year anyway. It's famous for summer pool parties, winter cocktails on the patio, golfing, hiking, biking and glitterati. Around here you''ll find streets named after late local residents - Gene Autry Trail, Jack Benny Road, Dinah Shore Drive, Bob Hope Drive and Bing Crosby Drive. For a while there, Palm Springs came across as a somewhat faded beauty overshadowed by the string of glitzy cities down the Coachella Valley, but of late Palm Springs is where things are happening again with a new design district, new hotels and restaurants and Leonardo DiCaprio the new owner of Dinah Shore's estate.

A longtime playground and hideaway for Hollywood celebrities and high on the list of LGBTQ-welcoming communities, Palm Springs boasts one of the highest percentages of same-sex households in the US - 7.2 percent compared to a national average of 1 percent. The city, whose mayors have included Charles Farrell, the silent screen actor, and Sonny Bono, routinely elects gay mayors and council members.

The city caters to LGBTQ tourists and has a goodly selection of men-only/women-only resorts. It hosts a number of Pride events, including the Pride Celebration in early November with a golf tournament, a concert commemorating Stonewall and the Broadway in Drag Pageant. The Dinah is legendary among lesbian parties.