Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Your gay Atlanta vacation

Maybe it's the allure of Scarlett O'Hara, or maybe it's the fact that the South has few bona fide gay-welcoming cities, but Atlanta acts as the hub where all Southern gays seem to end up living and working, making it an ideal gay travel destination. It's vibrant, cosmopolitan and surprisingly international (about half of the residents are not from the South). And the gay and lesbian scene is the biggest in the region. Bring on the mint juleps and let Orbitz serve up your next gay Atlanta vacation.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Atlanta hotels

From $92

Georgian Terrace Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

4 stars
4.1 / 5 570 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Southern classic hotel near Atlanta’s top attractionsCelebrating 100 years, be part of the history. The Georgian Terrace Hotel has been Atlanta's place to be for a century. This hotel hosted the world premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1939 – it doesn't get any more classic than that. Presidents and movie stars have... More

From $114

W Atlanta - Midtown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

VIP luxury, from Bliss spa to a rooftop event space with skyline viewsThe W Atlanta Midtown caters to guests who like their lodging with a heavy dose of ambiance. Unique paintings, lighting and furnishings lend a gallery feel, while the Bliss spa, nightclub and global restaurant are tailor made for pampering and people... More

From $79

Hotel Indigo ATLANTA MIDTOWN

3 stars
3.7 / 5 99 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Receive a warm welcome at boutique style hotel in midtown AtlantaGuests planning to visit the famous Fox Theatre find that the Hotel Indigo Atlanta is an ideal place to stay, as it is just across the street. In midtown Atlanta, this hotel offers stylish accommodations for travelers seeking the city experience. Business... More

From $99

Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.3 / 5 96 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

A sophisticated gem near downtown AtlantaThe Glenn Hotel does its best to make guests feel as though they are staying with a close friend, and they deliver. This boutique hotel has 110 rooms and suites. The Glen's small size means the focus is on individual service--a personal host helps customize your Atlanta visit.... More

From $109

The Ellis on Peachtree

4 stars
4.1 / 5 146 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Upscale accommodations, a women-only floor and executive amenitiesGuests looking for luxury touches find them in spades at The Ellis on Peachtree, an Atlanta institution. The 127-room property is boutique in feel, with modern décor and personalized service. The Ellis on Peachtree is on the National Register of Historic... More

From $99

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 80 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel combines Southern hospitality with modern designThe Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel allows guests to enjoy a world of contemporary elegance within the center of Atlanta’s artistic and music scene.  The hotel is an ideal venue to meet with co-workers and friends, with an... More

From $89

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

4 stars
3.8 / 5 216 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Save 15% on your stay

Atlanta's landmark hotelThe Westin Peachtree Plaza has transformed with a grand scale renovation of all meeting spaces and public areas.  In addition to 1,073 newly renovated rooms and suites, both leisure and business travelers can experience nature-inspired designs, new meeting spaces, flexible lobby seating and... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Atlanta hotels

From $92

Georgian Terrace Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

4 stars
4.1 / 5 570 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Southern classic hotel near Atlanta’s top attractionsCelebrating 100 years, be part of the history. The Georgian Terrace Hotel has been Atlanta's place to be for a century. This hotel hosted the world premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1939 – it doesn't get any more classic than that. Presidents and movie stars have... More

From $114

W Atlanta - Midtown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Save 20% on your stay

VIP luxury, from Bliss spa to a rooftop event space with skyline viewsThe W Atlanta Midtown caters to guests who like their lodging with a heavy dose of ambiance. Unique paintings, lighting and furnishings lend a gallery feel, while the Bliss spa, nightclub and global restaurant are tailor made for pampering and people... More

From $85

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

4 stars
4.1 / 5 128 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

An abundance of quality in the heart of downtown AtlantaThe Atlanta Marriott Marquis towers above the heart of downtown Atlanta. This 50-story building has 1,569 rooms and 94 suites. It's business-friendly and includes 84 separate meeting rooms and 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Sports fans love High Velocity, one... More

From $79

Hotel Indigo ATLANTA MIDTOWN

3 stars
3.7 / 5 99 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Receive a warm welcome at boutique style hotel in midtown AtlantaGuests planning to visit the famous Fox Theatre find that the Hotel Indigo Atlanta is an ideal place to stay, as it is just across the street. In midtown Atlanta, this hotel offers stylish accommodations for travelers seeking the city experience. Business... More

From $99

Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.3 / 5 96 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

A sophisticated gem near downtown AtlantaThe Glenn Hotel does its best to make guests feel as though they are staying with a close friend, and they deliver. This boutique hotel has 110 rooms and suites. The Glen's small size means the focus is on individual service--a personal host helps customize your Atlanta visit.... More

From $109

The Ellis on Peachtree

4 stars
4.1 / 5 146 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Upscale accommodations, a women-only floor and executive amenitiesGuests looking for luxury touches find them in spades at The Ellis on Peachtree, an Atlanta institution. The 127-room property is boutique in feel, with modern décor and personalized service. The Ellis on Peachtree is on the National Register of Historic... More

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Gayborhood

Atlanta Gayborhood hotels

From $92

Georgian Terrace Hotel Summit Hotels and Resorts

4 stars
4.1 / 5 570 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Southern classic hotel near Atlanta’s top attractionsCelebrating 100 years, be part of the history. The Georgian Terrace Hotel has been Atlanta's place to be for a century. This hotel hosted the world premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1939 – it doesn't get any more classic than that. Presidents and movie stars have... More

From $114

W Atlanta - Midtown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Save 20% on your stay

VIP luxury, from Bliss spa to a rooftop event space with skyline viewsThe W Atlanta Midtown caters to guests who like their lodging with a heavy dose of ambiance. Unique paintings, lighting and furnishings lend a gallery feel, while the Bliss spa, nightclub and global restaurant are tailor made for pampering and people... More

From $99

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

4 stars
4.1 / 5 56 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

Elegant and comfortable, in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoodsThe Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown hotel offers 254 luxury suites, right in the heart of one of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods, midtown. The city’s art museums and Piedmont Park are a short walk away. There’s a wide selection of places to eat... More

From $99

Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.3 / 5 96 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

A sophisticated gem near downtown AtlantaThe Glenn Hotel does its best to make guests feel as though they are staying with a close friend, and they deliver. This boutique hotel has 110 rooms and suites. The Glen's small size means the focus is on individual service--a personal host helps customize your Atlanta visit.... More

From $99

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 80 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel combines Southern hospitality with modern designThe Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel allows guests to enjoy a world of contemporary elegance within the center of Atlanta’s artistic and music scene.  The hotel is an ideal venue to meet with co-workers and friends, with an... More

From $119

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech

3 stars
3.5 / 5 34 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Our stylish Courtyard Midtown Atlanta hotel is located right next to the Georgia Tech University campus. Enjoy our convenient location at our Georgia Tech hotel near Philips Arena, College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Dome & Atlantic Station. The modern features at our Midtown Atlanta hotel include... More

From $139

Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Historic

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Discover the perfect balance of work and play at the Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/GA Tech, Marriotts extended stay hotel. Located in the heart of Midtown at the corner of W. Peachtree and 11th Street, we are Atlantas newest 90-room hotel. Enjoy ease of access via I –75/85 or MARTA Midtown Rail station. Explore nearby... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Atlanta Tue, Jan 6 - Tue, Jan 13 $257
Chicago Atlanta Thu, Dec 4 - Fri, Dec 5 $38
Los Angeles Atlanta Fri, Dec 12 - Tue, Dec 16 $241
Philadelphia Atlanta Thu, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 22 $215
Washington DC Atlanta Wed, Dec 17 - Thu, Dec 25 $82
Boston Atlanta Thu, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 22 $247
Denver Atlanta Mon, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 14 $122
Newark Atlanta Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Jan 6 $277
Seattle Atlanta Wed, Dec 3 - Sat, Dec 6 $271
San Francisco Atlanta Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $237
Baltimore Atlanta Tue, Dec 16 - Thu, Dec 25 $161
Dallas Atlanta Tue, Dec 9 - Tue, Dec 16 $117
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Atlanta highlights

  • Atlanta's gayborhoods

    The city's downtown has undergone a remarkable regeneration, and Midtown just north of downtown is gay party central. Inman Park and the adjoining Little Five Points district are Atlanta's mainstay bohemian and queer-popular areas. Decatur and the Candler Park neighborhoods have lesbian appeal, and the refurbished Castleberry Hill neighborhood thrives.

    Museums

    You can learn more than you ever wanted to about Coke at the World of Coca-Cola with artifacts, theatrics, pop art and drink samples. The expanded High Museum of Art is the leading museum of its kind in the Southeast, with Native American, African, Asian and European art.

    African-American culture

    The revitalized black neighborhood of Sweet Auburn is a National Historic District, filled with famous sites linked to Martin Luther King, Jr., including his boyhood home, the church where he preached, a museum, and the King Center. Atlanta Black Gay Pride, reputedly the largest of its kind in the U.S., erupts in early September.

    Festivals

    The Atlanta Pride Festival in Piedmont Park happens in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day, and a huge Out on Film festival (one of the oldest gay film fests in the US) is held in October as well.

Insider tips for Atlanta gay travel

  • Visit in spring or fall
    These are the two best seasons for gay travel -- especially in April for the Dogwood Festival, which celebrates the city's blooming dogwood trees with food, art and music in Piedmont Park.

    Take a train from the airport

    Instead of a pricey taxi ride to downtown, take the local subway, called MARTA. Almost all the major downtown hotels are close to MARTA rail stations, and it only takes 20 minutes to get there via MARTA from the airport.

    Get a breath of fresh air in Piedmont Park
    Atlanta's favorite public park is fun and funky and a terrific place to watch the world go by. Take your in-line skates or pack a lunch and find a shady spot for a picnic.

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