Blatino Oasis Returns to Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS, CA - Blatino Oasis is California’s premier men of color getaway retreat, held annually in Hollywood’s legendary tropical desert resort oasis escape, Palm Springs, California. Blatino Oasis is a perfect addition to your travel itinerary for 2013.
Palm Springs offers beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, affordable and upscale hotels or clothing-optional accommodations, and of course sexy men from around the world. Now that’s a vacation!
In Palm Springs, California, more than anywhere else, men who love men of all ages & ethnicities, from all backgrounds and places, can visit, be together, party, lounge and socialize at luxury or clothing optional resorts, enjoy each others company and be at ease.
A short drive from Los Angeles, in the arid heart of the Southern California desert, at the foot of the rugged peaks of the San Jacinto mountains, Palm Springs is home to one of the nation’s first out black gay mayors, Ron Oden.
Palm Springs has been a getaway for Hollywood stars and moguls for decades and is the home of endless summers and hot romantic nights. Palm Springs boasts a very large gay/bi population (about seven times the national average) as well as a constant and diverse stream of out of town and international visitors.
Come party with friends and meet new friends, explore the majestic mountain canyons on aerial trams 11,000 feet above sea level, shop at world famous stores and outlets, dine at world class restaurants, enjoy Vegas style casinos, shows and follies, pamper yourself with an erotic or regular massage and spa service, enjoy erotic activities, get wet at Soak City Water Park, go horseback riding or take a sunset balloon ride sipping champagne mimosas or dance the night away beneath the stars.
With ample free parking throughout the city and restaurants, bars, and clubs within walking distance, you will appreciate the convenience and affordability of this upscale desert oasis getaway.
Blatino Oasis 2013 Cost Saving Vacation Tips
With the economy making things tight for almost everyone, it is hard to think about spending a lot of money on a vacation. However, if you plan early, your trip doesn’t have to break the bank.
According to the NY Times, purchasing airline tickets well ahead can save you big bucks. Last minute attempts to book flights, especially to a destination like Palm Springs, will cost more, even if you live in a California. Also, to experience the beauty of the desert upon your arrival, try booking your flight to arrive during daytime hours.
It’s important to know how much money you have to spend. Don’t run up a hefty credit card bill for your trip. Paying cash (or using a pre-paid debit card) the whole time makes your vacation less stressful.
Blatino Oasis attendees have many hotel options. In addition to the three Blatino Oasis host hotels, there is a list of hotel options to fit your budget and lifestyle.
You can also save on the cost of your room by not choosing the pool/mountain view. While you will forego fabulous balcony views, you will save on the cost of your room.
Blatino Oasis Early Bird event passes are on sale now. Purchasing these passes before the January 31, 2013 deadline will definitely save you money.
Some hotels on the Blatino Oasis list offer a free light continental breakfast and Las Brisas Best Western offers a full free breakfast. Host hotel Marquis Villas has rooms with kitchenettes, so you can save money by purchasing your own food and cooking it in your room.
There are numerous places to eat in Palm Springs, ranging from affordable options like IHOP to upscale restaurants. Some favorites include: John’s Diner (next to Blatino Oasis host clothing-optional hotel Canyon Club), Sherman’s Deli or Rainbow Restaurant both just a short walk from host hotel Marquis Villas.
The food at these restaurants is fresh, delicious and affordable. You can also walk a few short blocks to take a stroll downtown along beautiful Palm Canyon Drive to check out Hamburger Mary’s or experience a large variety of eateries!
Although renting a car is definitely the most convenient ground transportation option while on vacation, it might not be the most affordable for some travelers. Palm Springs is a very easy place to navigate and most of our venues are conveniently located and within walking distance or you can take the Sun Bus or a quick cab ride.
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