Hiking Palm Springs, California – 2TravelDads

Hiking Palm Springs - 2TravelDads

We love to find places that everybody talks about but nobody knows the cool stuff you can do there.  One such place is Palm Springs, California.  I mean, everybody goes there for a nice weekend or a relaxing vacation, but besides golf, gay bars and swimming pools, what is there?  The ACTUAL Palm Springs!! Agua Caliente Indian Canyons is the reason for the name, and hiking here is awesome!

Have you been to Palm Springs and done the oasis hikes at Indian Canyons or out at the Coachella Preserve and know what we’re talking about?  Been thinking about a visit maybe but didn’t know what to do beyond golf and shopping?  Well, let us give you some motivation to make a weekend trip out of it or at least get you away from the pool for a few hours – try hiking Palm Springs!

Visiting Palm Springs and the Indian Canyons

A two hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego, PS lies to the east of the coastal cities.  You’ll have to pass through Riverside or Ontario, so plan for city traffic on your drive… or you can just take a short flight from any of the Southern California airports.  Actually, most West Coast airports have direct flights into town.

Once you’re in town, drive right through to the end and follow the signs for Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. After about ten minutes you’ll be at the park entrance. Pay your fee and pick where you’d like to begin, then enjoy hiking Palm Springs and all its glory.

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My Palm Springs Friend – Palm Springs Gay B&B

My Palm Springs Friend - Palm Springs Gay B&B

BIG, CLEAN, QUIET ROOM IN PALM SPRINGS GAY B&B

Why stay at an impersonal hotel when you can enjoy attentive care from a local host at our Palm Springs gay B&B? Here, you’re more than a guest, you’re a friend.

Ideally located in a quiet and safe neighborhood at East Mesquite and South Farrell Drives, My Palm Springs Friend allows you to relax within a gated condo community surrounded by a swaying palms, beautiful desertscaping, cool refreshing lawns and colorful, fragrant flowers.

Our property is located less than 1/2 mile from Smoketree Commons and Smoketree Village shopping plazas where you’ll find casual dining and fast food restaurants, two supermarkets, a Walgreens pharmacy, several banks, post office, gas station and a Coldstone Creamery when you get the urge for a refreshing ice cream dessert.

Downtown PS shopping and entertainment are less than five minutes away from our Palm Springs gay B&B. We’re three minutes from the International Airport and are happy to offer free airport pick-up/drop-off.

Start each day of your visit with freshly made coffee/tea and homemade muffins baked by your host. At the end of the day your queen size Sleep Number (TM) bed, fitted with 1600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, awaits your peaceful night’s slumber.

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Visiting Carson City for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Carson City for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

By now you know that visiting Carson City, Nevada is a must-do and it is a pretty cool town. After three visits I can say that it’s one of my favorite places in the Southwestern USA. This is the complete scoop from a local, Lydia Bruegge from the tourism board, on what she loves about living in Carson City and what to expect throughout the seasons in the Reno-Tahoe area. Lydia shared with us where to play and what to expect for weather year-round (it’s not a desert!). And why to visit Carson City for Gay families.

Located in western Nevada, very close to the California border, Carson City is the state capital. It’s a small city / big town with about 55,000 residents.

Even though its elevation isn’t as high as Denver, if you live at sea level, you’ll feel the higher altitude when you set out on a hike. It’s wonderful and you can smell the freshness of the air being so high, but it’ll surprise you if you’re not expecting to be able to feel 4800′ of elevation.

Carson City is laid out in a very easy-to-get-around way, with the downtown being on a grid and the surrounding areas easily accessible via boulevard or freeway. At about 157 square miles, it’s a good sized place. Highways 395 and 50 make it easy to get to the more rural or mountainous areas, such as the shores of Lake Tahoe, while I-580 connects Carson City to Reno.

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Unforgettable Days in Gay Tahoe – 2TravelDads

Unforgettable Days in Gay Tahoe - 2TravelDads

Reno and Lake Tahoe have so many more things to do than casinos and skiing. I’ve created an ideal itinerary for enjoying all kinds of outdoor adventures, history, and great food all around Carson City and the Lake. Many people consider Lake Tahoe for vacations, but there is a whole world just a few miles from the lake that is perfect for families or solo adventurers alike. Use this itinerary as a gay Tahoe / Reno travel / trip planner to build the sort of vacation YOU want.

This four day itinerary will give you a nice mix of culture, nature and Nevada’s historic mining past. With time in Nevada’s State Capitol, Carson City, and in the mountains surrounding the Eagle Valley, all the way to Lake Tahoe’s shores, this travel plan will keep you busy and allow for plenty of down time to relax and enjoy the area. You’ll find many things to do between Reno and Tahoe!

4 Days in Gay Tahoe /Reno Itinerary

As you arrive in the Reno-Tahoe airport or general area, you’ll most likely fly into Reno (RNO) or be driving from the San Francisco Bay Area. Either way, you’ll do some quick sightseeing in downtown Reno, driving under the Reno Arch and checking out the facades of some of the famous vintage casinos. But then you head south and start your awesome vacation.

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Hacienda at Warm Sands – Palm Springs Gay Resort

Hacienda at Warm Sands - Palm Springs gay resort

PALM SPRINGS GAY RESORT –
SPACIOUS, STYLISH, EXCLUSIVE

Come to Palm Springs and get reacquainted with someone special – you – as a guest at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.

The Hacienda is one of the Coachella Valley’s best kept little secrets: stylish, spacious, and exclusive – a luxurious Palm Springs gay resort in the heart of Warm Sands – the gay Mecca of this LGBTQ+ firiendly city.

The Hacienda at Warm Sands is easy to find but hard to leave. Many of our repeat guests tell us that returning to The Hacienda that it feels so much like ‘coming home’. We hope you will feel the same.

The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the perfect getaway. Few places offer ALL of our expected services, amenities and elements – a sophisticated, warm, sun-filled, secret hideaway resort oasis that will become your home away from home.

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Arroyo Vista Inn – Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

Arroyo Vista Inn - Gay Friendly Pasadena B&B

GAY FRIENDLY PASADENA B&B NEAR DTLA

Welcome to the Arroyo Vista Inn, in South Pasadena under five miles from Old Town Pasadena just seven miles to everything that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. We’re also just fifteen minutes by foot from the South Pasadena Gold Line Station.

Our gay friendly Pasadena B&B is in a historic Craftsman home originally built in 1910 and later converted to a bed and breakfast in 2006. The original home was designed by the famous architect Lester Moore, and features ten rooms.

Each of our guestrooms at the Arroyo Vista Inn has a queen- or king-sized bed and private bath, with wifi internet access and cable television.

Our South Pasadena Inn is perched on a hillside overlooking the Arroyo Seco with fantastic views of the San Gabriel mountains in the distance.

You’ll have your choice of rooms, from one of our mountain view guest rooms to a quieter hill-facing room, nestled under the shade of our beautiful old Oak Trees.

Guests enjoy our large sixteen-person dining table and beautiful outdoor patio for breakfast. We serve both vacationers and business travelers, with a continental breakfast weekdays with hot dishes also served at the table. On the weekend, we provide a full sit-down breakfast, with at least two specialty items from our kitchen. If you prefer to have breakfast in bed, there’s an additional charge to have breakfast for two delivered to your room.

We try to accommodate our guests’ special dietary needs with advance notice. Please tell us about any special food requests in your reservation note and we will do our best to meet them.

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Santiago Resort – Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, California

Welcome to SanSantiago Resort - Gay Owned Resort in Palm Springs, Californiatiago

LUXURY RESORT GETAWAY FOR MEN

Welcome to Santiago Resort, a luxury boutique hotel and gay Palm Springs resort, where men come to relax, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.

Santiago Resort serves a free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina every day.

We offer a ton of amenities, including the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, as well as big, clean remodeled rooms with pool or mountain views.

Santiago Resort is conveniently located just a mile and a half from from Downtown Palm Springs.

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Inn at 2nd & C – Lesbian Owned Inn in Eureka, California

Inn at 2nd & C - Lesbian Owned Inn in Eureka, California

NEWLY RENOVATED BOUTIQUE VICTORIAN INN

The Inn at 2nd & C offers many enticing spaces to spend your time. We host a yoga studio, conference and banquet rooms as well as a spectacular Theater Ballroom with stain-glass ceiling and wrap-around balcony with reading nooks. Set right in Old Town some of the finest local restaurants and shops are within minutes walk of the Inn’s front steps

* Organic Continental Breakfast consisting of locally made fresh breads, scones and jams, bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruits, granola, yogurt and Coffees & Teas
* Evening Social Hour with a complimentary glass of wine between 5-6pm
Teatime! Enjoy an assortment of teas and tasty cookies baked just down the street, 4pm daily
* The third and fourth floor offer beautifully furnished common sitting areas that overlook Humboldt bay.
* High-Speed Wi-Fi Access in Rooms and throughout the Hotel
* Access to our on-site yoga and exercise room, complete with mats, blocks, and relaxation and meditation area.
* In-room massages available (please request at least 24 hours before)
* Free on site Parking
* All floors are accessible by stairs or elevator

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Cabrillo National Monument – 2 Travel Dads

Cabrillo National Monument - 2 Travel Dads

San Diego, California is such a popular west coast destination. We all love to head to SoCal for the nearly guaranteed sunshine and beaches where you can actually swim. And the coastal vibe is so different, with bare feet everywhere and flowers blooming on the bluffs year round. Cabrillo National Monument is a great place to experience that great SoCal feeling.

Cabrillo National Monument is part of the National Parks system (#FindYourPark) and it’s perfectly located for an awesome afternoon during a San Diego visit. Planning a day out at Cabrillo includes everything from lighthouses to tide pools, picnics to National Park Passport stamps. Yep, our family has favorite activities and Southern California is the perfect spot to do all of them!

Finding the Cabrillo National Monument

A lot of people visiting San Diego are going to be playing tourist in the Gaslamp District or being fancy and lounging on Coronado Island, but there’s so much more to San Diego. The beach neighborhoods are awesome! Starting at the north is La Jolla (it’s own city) with its cove full of seals, then working the way down is Hermosa and the bluffs, and then it’s the beaches!

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Big Pines Mountain House – Gay Friendly Motel in South Lake Tahoe, California

Big Pines Mountain House - Gay Friendly Motel in South Lake Tahoe, California

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE!

Big Pines Mountain House reinvents Hotels, offering our guests the option to “consume better”. For a very reasonable price, you’ll get your guest room, all-you-can-eat continental breakfast, free wifi internet connection, and a bunch of little extras for no extra fee.

More Than Just a Hotel:

The Big Pines creative, friendly concept offers clean, comfortable, charming rooms that won’t break the bank. Our South Lake Tahoe hotel is a medium-size property with seventy-two rooms in the heart of town, making it easy to get to everything.

Quality Plus Personality:

Big Pines Mountain House is a budget friendly Hotel that is truly unique, offering great value and fantastic customer service yearround at a very affordable price.

Our Mission:

We are committed to exceeding your expectations, creating a friendly environment and giving our customers the best value for their money.

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