Palm Springs ranked No. 2 spring break spot for gay college students

Palm Springs spring break

The Spring Break Pool Party at the Wyndham Hotel in Palm Springs is shown in this, April 12, 2009, file photo. (Richard Lui/The Desert Sun)

Palm Springs is the No. 2 most popular destination for gay college students on spring break this year.

So says, a “travel dating site.”

It surveyed about 15,400 users of their site who identified themselves as gay college students.

(Photos: Gays enjoy Spring Break in Palm Springs)

A total 633 of those survey responders said they planned to head to Palm Springs, according to the Huffington Post report of the survey.

The Top 10 spring break destinations for gay college students:

  1. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  2. Palm Springs, California
  3. Key West, Florida
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. South Padre Island, Texas
  6. Cancun, Mexico
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Panama City, Florida
  9. Miami, Florida
  10. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Blatino Oasis , Dinah Shore and White Party likely helped Palm Springs rank high — all events that have drawn more and more gay college students to the city, said Reggie Cameron, the entertainment director for Greater Palm Springs Pride.

“The [website] that performed the study that commissioned the report is geared toward attractive young people who are interested in vacationing with generous patrons,” he said.

“I suppose in fabulous locales like Palm Springs there is a long history of that sort of thing from the gay and the heterosexual community. However, I was told that the study itself wasn’t of users of the website, but among the LGBT demographic of college students overall.”