10 clothing-optional resorts to help get the most out of Palm Springs summer

If waiting for Palm Springs Pride in November (yes, November) seems just too far away, a sweltering summer weekend in the desert may be in order.

Stylish poolsides and day spas make this destination a gay oasis, so pack up the sunblock and swimwear (if you don't dare to go bare). Yes, it's hot. But the combination of pools, misters, and ubiquitous air condition make and discounts make it a fine time of year to visit. 

We've rounded up 10 clothing-optional resorts in Palm Springs for the perfect escape.

Bearfoot Inn

Come for the hospitality, stay for the company. And when the poolside gets too crowded on warm evenings, grab cocktails up in your room while lounging on the private patio.

Bearfoot Inn

Clothing optional resort for men
888 N indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs

Escape Palm Springs

Want something more centrally located? This is a good place for peaceful fun. Gay owned and operated, the owners know what you need. Clothing-optional might mean some cruising.

Escape Palm Springs

Personalized attention at this clothing-optional resort
641 E. San Lorenzo Road Palm Springs

Tortuga del Sol

Start the day with the continental breakfast here before sprawling out poolside all afternoon. For nap time, retreat in the room under the AC. Wake up, head to the pool, order round 2.

Tortuga del Sol

Classy and comfortable clothing-optional resort
715 E. San Lorenzo Road Palm Springs

El Mirasol Villas

Enjoy your wine by the pool in their classy looking plastic wine glasses. As the oldest gay resort in Palm Springs, this isn't a party scene. Looking to relax? Strip down here.

El Mirasol Villas

Palm Springs oldest gay hotel and resort
525 S Warm Sands Dr Palm Springs

Santiago Resort

Be free of all clothing 24 hours a day at this outdoor retreat. Never leave the poolside while lounging nude. With complementary beverages and lunch, what more could you want in an afternoon?

Santiago Resort

Clothing-optional Santiago
650 E. San Lorenzo Road Palm Springs

Chaps Inn

In a no-pressure, non-bathhouse environment enjoy a relaxing weekend at this Palm Springs getaway. It's near the nightlife fun, too, but you'll have to put clothes on for that.

Chaps Inn

Leather/bear resort
312 E Camino Monte Vista Palm Springs

Canyon Club Hotel

Looking for something more open and friendly? Lounge around at Canyon Club Hotel where just about anything is possible.

Canyon Club Hotel

Cast away your stresses, as well as your clothes!
960 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs

INNdulge Palm Springs

This place feels like home, perhaps even a bit more comfy. Strip it all off and mingle with locals and repeat guests because this place is known to be pleasant enough to keep you coming back time and time again.

INNdulge Palm Springs

A tasteful and friendly clothing-optional resort
601 S. Grenfall Road Palm Springs

La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa

Strip down without feeling objectified because this place doesn't have the high sexual energy like other clothing-optional resorts. Make new friends during the complimentary happy hour and even grab continental breakfast together the next morning.

La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa

A resort with a relaxing atmosphere
1491 S Via Soledad Palm Springs

Vista Grande Resort (Atrium, Avalon & Mirage)

Take a dip in the refreshing pool, jacuzzi, and waterfalls. Vista Grande is the perfect retreat for couples looking to get romantic (and nude) around the poolside.

Vista Grande Resort (Atrium, Avalon & Mirage)

Gorgeous tropical resort and playground
574 S Warm Sands Dr Palm Springs
By Tony Taylor