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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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The Woods Resort Guerneville California
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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
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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 | 10-Apr-2020 until 19-Apr-2020 Coachella has been postponed. If a later date can’t be found it will most likely be cancelled. Coac...

 | Palm Springs, CA | 24-Apr-2020 until 27-Apr-2020 One of the world's biggest circuit parties - unmissable!

 | Long Beach | 16-May-2020 until 17-May-2020 This event has been postponed due to coronavirus. A new date is yet to be announced. Check the Long Beach...

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

 | various venues Los Angeles  | 2020-Jun Cancelled due to coronavirus. Due to the concerns of COVID-19, CSW will postpone all events related to th...

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

 | various venues San Diego | 18-Jul-2020 until 19-Jul-2020 San Diego hosts its legendary annual gay Pride festival in July each year to celebrate with the local LGB...

 | Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs | 16-Sep-2020 until 20-Sep-2020 The Dinah Shore Week 2020 has rescheduled due to coronavirus. It was supposed to take place from 1-6 Apri...

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Featured Venues

The Silver Fox

 | Long Beach

Long-running gay nightclub in Long Beach (since 1981). The Silver Fox was the first video...

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

Gay bar RetroRoom Lounge with retro-styled, Hollywood-inspired interior is known for its relaxed...

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,  15 bars, VIP lounge...

Mo's Bar and Grill San Diego

MO’s Bar & Grill

 | San Diego

Gay bar & restaurant and a hotspot for the LGBT community in San Diego. MO’s Bar &...

Martinis Above Fourth San Diego

Martinis Above Fourth

 | San Diego

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


 | 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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