Boston Gay and Lesbian Vacations
Your gay Boston vacation
Steeped in American history and characterized by an almost British reserve among its populace, Boston is a unique city in many ways. It seems there's a university everywhere you turn in Boston, and a liberal and youthful vibe wafts through the city -- despite its New England stuffiness. This is progressive Massachusetts after all, the first state in the nation where same-sex marriage was legalized.
LGBT-welcoming Boston hotels
The W Atlanta – Downtown hotel bills itself as an urban oasis in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The hotel is stylishly designed with a mix of light and colors that seems to take just a little of the heat out of Hot-Lanta. With vibrant restaurants serving anything from snacks to American and French cuisine to the outdoor... More
If you want a corner room, make sure to reserve a junior suite. If you are visiting Boston during the cold winter months, note that you can head to the Hynes Convention Center on a skybridge. GeneralThe Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts LocationThe Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel provides its... More
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If you'll be traveling to Boston with your pet, then you'll appreciate the animal pampering the Nine Zero provides. The hotel does not have size or weight restrictions for pets; in fact, your furry friend will receive his or her own pet bowl and bed to use during your stay.The hotel also offers pet sitting, grooming and... More
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TD Garden (next door)Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market (.4 mi/.6 km)Bunker Hill (.7 mi/1.2 km)Harvard University (3.2 mi/5.1 km) GeneralTucked away on a charming side street in the heart of downtown Boston, the Onyx Hotel offers sophisticated comfort at an affordable price. Enjoy personalized attention with full concierge and... More
Having recently undergone an $18 million renovation, the Copley Square Hotel offers guests a unique blend of chic, modern design with a keen sense of history. The hotel is situated close to many of Boston's historical and cultural attractions. Dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment options are within convenient... More
Featuring modern and sophisticated décor in its public spaces that perfectly compliment the beautiful glass façade of the building, W Boston is located in the heart of the theater district in Boston's exclusive Midtown area. The hotel's location offers easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, and is... More
The Hotel Marlowe is a AAA four diamond-rated boutique property emanating elegance and vibrancy with eclectic style throughout the space. Overlooking the Charles River, the hotel offers easy access to MIT and Harvard, as well as some of Boston's best attractions and upscale neighborhoods. The Green Seal-certified,... More
Boston Marriott Copley Place will introduce you to the pulse of Beantown from day one, with its indoor entry to both the Copley Place Mall and the Prudential Center. Abstract art stands out in the bright mezzanine lobby with its triangular skylight, while views of the urban skyline and nearby Charles River are never far... More
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Though only built in 1982, Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel sits within an integral part of Boston's history and the 17th century focal point of Boston's sea trade. Emulating the warehouse-feel of the old city, the diamond structure is matched inside with the geometric lighting and wall design of the Waterline Dining... More
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Boston Common (2 blocks)Chinatown (2 blocks)Newbury Street (0.7 mi/1.2 km)Harvard University (1.2 mi/1.9 km) GeneralA restored historic red brick building ushers guests into the renovated lobby with rich colors, marble floors and a plethora of seating. This AAA three diamond-rated hotel sits in the heart of Boston's... More
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LGBT Best in Stay Boston hotels
History buffs appreciate both the location and original architecture of the AMES in the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building. Built in 1893 as headquarters for the Ames farm equipment empire, the boutique hotel showcases mosaic tile ceilings, ornate staircases, carved marble fireplaces and dramatic arched windows. Designer... More
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The front desk will happily arrange chauffeured transportation to and from Logan International Airport (BOS), located only 10 minutes away.If you're feeling overwhelmed with work - or just having a good time - your concierge can handle event reservations, museum passes, limousine services, and even activities for pets. ... More
Corner rooms tend to be a bit larger, and some are equipped with real fireplaces.The Lenox Hotel also offers several allergen-free rooms on the 11th floor, so you can book carefully cleaned and filtered accommodations. GeneralLenox Hotel, Boston LocationThe Lenox Hotel is designated as one of the Historic Hotels of... More
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This hotel is located near many of Boston's historical and cultural attractions, the business and financial districts, and the beautiful Beacon Hill area. The Four Seasons Boston offers guests elegant, old-world hospitality combined with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. The hotel offers guests a full array of... More
|San Francisco||Boston||Sat, Sep 26 - Tue, Oct 6||$266|
|Chicago||Boston||Wed, Sep 23 - Wed, Sep 30||$81|
|Los Angeles||Boston||Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Oct 20||$150|
|Washington DC||Boston||Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 7||$137|
|Seattle||Boston||Wed, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 29||$283|
|Raleigh||Boston||Sat, Aug 8 - Sat, Aug 15||Check rates|
|Minneapolis||Boston||Sat, Sep 19 - Tue, Sep 29||$150|
|Atlanta||Boston||Sat, Sep 12 - Tue, Sep 15||$137|
|London||Boston||Tue, Sep 29 - Tue, Oct 13||$685|
|New York||Boston||Fri, Aug 14 - Fri, Aug 21||$207|
|Charlotte||Boston||Wed, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 9||$155|
|Phoenix||Boston||Mon, Aug 24 - Tue, Sep 1||$278|
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The Boston gayborhoods
The South End was the traditional gay neighborhood that the local queers gentrified, but now many straight families reside there cheek-to-jowl with the gays. Funky Jamaica Plain, south of downtown, has a pronounced lesbian population as does the neighborhood of Roslindale.
Other general neighborhoods worth exploring are stately Back Bay; historic Beacon Hill, with its cobblestones and original gas lamps; busy Chinatown, which has been featured in many movies; and the North End, Boston's "Little Italy" although locals never call it that. And shopaholics will want to spend time on Newbury Street in Back Bay, filled with the city's best boutique shopping.
Seeing Boston's sights
For pure sightseeing, Boston offers up a smorgasbord for the history buff: Follow three-mile Freedom Trail to visit the Paul Revere House and the Old North. Or trace the Black Heritage Trail, a 20-block walk starting at the African Meeting House, the oldest black American church building still standing.
Pride happens in June, the food festival/AIDS benefit Taste of the South End in March. And don't forget the summer "gay beach" area on the Esplanade along the Charles River between Dartmouth and Gloucester, where guys tan in Speedos! The huge fireworks displays over the area pop off on the Fourth of July.
Keep your eyes peeled for plaques
Boston excels at showcasing its history, and there seems to be a plaque on every other building. It's like a free tour and more interesting than any textbook.
Watch out for the school calendar
Boston hotel rooms can be hard to come by during graduation in early summer and orientation in late summer. Mid-summer can be a great time to visit, thanks to fewer crowds and glorious weather. But once fall starts, the leaf peepers use Boston as a base, bringing up hotel rates.