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Gay California

California is one of the richest and most dynamic states in the USA. It’s home to multiple world-class gay scenes.

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Gay Los Angeles • Mid-range Hotels

Our selection of the best hotels in Los Angeles. Reviews, discounts, book online.

Gay San Francisco • Mid-range Hotels

Great-value hotels in San Francisco for gay travellers. Save up to 75%.

RetroRoom Lounge Palm Springs California

Palm Springs Gay Bars

Our guide to the best gay bars in Palm Springs.

Badlands Sacramento

Sacramento Gay Dance Clubs

A complete guide to gay dance clubs and parties in Sacramento.

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The Woods Resort Guerneville California
Great location.

The Woods Resort

Great location. Nice bathrooms.

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Guerneville : 3-star

Rooftop pool.

The London West Hollywood

Rooftop pool. Close to WeHo nightlife.

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Los Angeles : 4-star

La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa
Popular gay hotel.

La Dolce Vita Resort

Popular gay hotel. Great location.

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Palm Springs : 3-star

Courtyard Sacramento Midtown Hotel
Convenient location.

Courtyard Sacramento Midtown Hotel

Convenient location. Helpful staff.

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Sacramento : 3-star

Near Union Square.

Hotel DIVA

Near Union Square. Modern rooms. Popular with gay guests.

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San Francisco : 3-star

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California Events

 | Coachella Coachella | 2020-04-10 until 2020-04-19 Coachella has become America’s most iconic music festival. It’s around an hour’s drive ...

 | various venues Sacramento  | 2020-06-01 Sacramento will held their Annual Pride in June 2019. Sacramento Pride is the city’s largest LGBT c...

 | various venues Los Angeles  | 2020-Jun For 40+ years, LA Pride has created safe and inclusive spaces for the Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community...

 | various venues San Francisco  | 2020-06-27 San Francisco Pride holds one of the oldest and largest annual LGBTQ+ parades in the world. With hundreds...

 | various venues San Diego | 2020-07-11 San Diego hosts its legendary annual gay Pride festival in July each year to celebrate with the local LGB...

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Featured Venues

The Silver Fox

 | Long Beach

One of the most popular clubs in Long Beach. The Silver Fox (since 1981) draws in diverse crowds...

The Abbey

The Abbey

 | Los Angeles

This multi-level cafe bar in West Hollywood is an L.A. gay institution and definitely makes for one...

Eagle LA


 | Los Angeles

Popular gay leather bar on Santa Monica Blvd, in the heart of the L.A. gay scene. This bar will...

RetroRoom Lounge Palm Springs California

RetroRoom Lounge

 | Palm Springs

RetroRoom Lounge is a popular Palm Springs gay bar, playing host to weekly happy hours and karaoke...

The Depot Sacramento

The Depot

 | Sacramento

Lively crowds, strong drinks and racy music videos are what you can expect from this popular...

Badlands Sacramento

Badlands Sacramento

 | Sacramento

Well-known gay nightclub & bar in Midtown, Sacramento. Badlands has multiple bars, disco-style...

Faces Sacramento


 | Sacramento

Popular gay nightclub in Sacramento. Faces is equipped with 3 dance floors, massive 15 bars, VIP...

Mo's Bar and Grill San Diego

Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill

 | San Diego

Popular gay bar & restaurant in San Diego. Urban Mo’s serves tasty food and handcrafted...

Martinis Above Fourth San Diego

Martinis Above Fourth

 | San Diego

This upmarket San Diego gay bar boasts a contemporary lounge space, award-winning martinis, casual...


 | San Francisco

Home to the USA’s longest-running queer burlesque show, The STUD has played host to many LGBT...

Powerhouse San Francisco Bar California


 | San Francisco

SoMa’s biggest, best-known gay cruise club, with a 50-year legacy of servicing the leather,...

Q Bar

 | San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro district, Q Bar is a gay club and popular...

Club OMG

 | San Francisco

Gay nightclub in downtown San Francisco. OMG has a full bar with nicely-lit dome roof and dance...

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