Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Your gay Philadelphia vacation

The City of Brotherly Love has come a long way from its unrefined cheese steak and Rocky Balboa image of yesteryear. It’s now one of the most sophisticated cities on the East Coast, but miraculously retains the air of a big, friendly neighborhood. It’s one of the most historically fascinating and gay-welcoming cities in North America.

Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Philadelphia hotels

From $141

Le Meridien Philadelphia

4 stars
4.3 / 5 10 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Save 20% on your stay

Artistic Philadelphia hotel with ballroom, dining and moreLe Meridien Philadelphia is known for its artistic emphasis and outstanding service. The hotel boasts art displays, music and scents in the lobby area. There is classic woodwork, dating back to the early 1900s and an impressive ballroom that has been the setting... More

From $109

The Conwell Inn

2 stars
4.0 / 5 11 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Conwell Inn is a smoke-free pet-friendly boutique hotel with the charm and feel of a European bed and breakfast. The Inn is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Temple University founded in 1888. Each of our 22 designer rooms are unique and reflect the charm ambiance and history of the nineteenth century... More

From $159

Hyatt at The Bellevue

4 stars
3.9 / 5 70 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Includes Bkfast for 2

The Grand Dame of Broad Street boasts 100 years of historic eleganceThe Hyatt at The Bellevue occupies the original building of the Bellevue-Stratford, which opened in 1904 and has been described as the most luxurious hotel in the nation. The spacious guest rooms are located on floors 12 through 17, and the first floor... More

From $154

Morris House Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 28 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Historic Philadelphia hotel with diningThe Morris House Hotel offers a sophisticated small hotel experience within an 18th century setting, making it a unique Philadelphian venue. Continental breakfast is available each morning and tea each afternoon, while dinner is served at the  M Restaurant, which features a... More

From $169

Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 118 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Built in the 1920s, Kimpton Palomar Hotel Philadelphia is a boutique hotel overflowing with quirky touches. The building is strikingly Art Deco, inside and out, with multicolored busts lining the lobby and modernist wall-art. Happy hours don’t come much more sophisticated than the hotel’s 'hosted wine hour,' where guests... More

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Gayborhood

Philadelphia Gayborhood hotels

From $154

Morris House Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 28 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Historic Philadelphia hotel with diningThe Morris House Hotel offers a sophisticated small hotel experience within an 18th century setting, making it a unique Philadelphian venue. Continental breakfast is available each morning and tea each afternoon, while dinner is served at the  M Restaurant, which features a... More

From $135

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 301 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rate includes breakfast

Experience the famous birthplace of freedom, without wasting time in traffic, at the centrally located Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. With its skybridge to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 72 meeting rooms, and impressive Grand Ballroom for events, business travelers have access to anything they could possibly want.... More

From $159

Hyatt at The Bellevue

4 stars
3.9 / 5 70 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Includes Bkfast for 2

The Grand Dame of Broad Street boasts 100 years of historic eleganceThe Hyatt at The Bellevue occupies the original building of the Bellevue-Stratford, which opened in 1904 and has been described as the most luxurious hotel in the nation. The spacious guest rooms are located on floors 12 through 17, and the first floor... More

From $169

Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City

3 stars
4.1 / 5 81 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Save 15% on your stay

All-Suites hotel in Center City with great location, generous amenitiesA quick walk to the convention center, Reading Terminal Market and the cultural district, The Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Center City offers guests spacious accommodations and plentiful amenities. The hotel is a home away from home, with... More

From $135

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 182 reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rate includes breakfast

Marriott's Courtyard Downtown Hotel Philadelphia prides itself on a fusion of historic elegance and modern comfort. Beautifully restored from the 1920s-era original building, guests experience soaring, arched lobby windows, gilded doorframes and a monochrome-tiled pool area. With the on-site gym, there's no need to break... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Chicago Philadelphia Mon, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 2 $278
Denver Philadelphia Wed, Sep 10 - Sat, Sep 13 $300
Los Angeles Philadelphia Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Sep 29 $329
Seattle Philadelphia Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 16 $360
Orange County Philadelphia Wed, Aug 27 - Thu, Aug 28 $361
San Francisco Philadelphia Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 16 $354
Minneapolis Philadelphia Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 2 $336
Atlanta Philadelphia Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 2 $198
San Diego Philadelphia Wed, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 21 $352
Phoenix Philadelphia Wed, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 14 $310
Dallas Philadelphia Thu, Sep 4 - Thu, Sep 11 $168
Fort Lauderdale Philadelphia Tue, Jul 29 - Tue, Aug 5 $228
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Philadelphia highlights

  • American historic sites

    History buffs will go hogwild over Philadelphia’s important attractions. You’ll find the Liberty Bell Pavilion, the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the country’s first post office, first bank, first hospital, and the first school for African-American students.

    LGBT history lessons

    On top of that, the city has a ton of LGBT firsts: Independence Hall saw gay and lesbian protesters years before Stonewall, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation was the first to air gay travel ads on national television.

    Philly’s attractions

    The wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway is bookended by the stately, neoclassical Philadelphia Museum of Art and the ornate, French-inspired City Hall. The 8,900-acre Fairmount Park is filled with Georgian country mansions and 100 miles of trails, many unchanged since Revolutionary times. The largest Auguste Rodin collection outside of Paris -- including “The Thinker” -- is at the Rodin Museum.

    LGBT Philadelphia

    The happening and well-developed LGBT scene, including a hot lesbian scene, mainly revolves around the gayborhood of Center City. More specifically, the Washington Square West area marked by rainbow street signs between Pine and Chestnut streets and 11th and 13th streets. Another up-and-coming queer-friendly area is the appropriately named Queen Village south of Center City, with cool cafes and restaurants.

    Philly’s events

    The weeklong Equality Forum in late April/early May features a series of workshops, parties and other events focusing on gay rights and queer issues. Also in late April is the multiday Philadelphia Black Gay Pride celebration, and in June, tens of thousands show up for the general Pride festival. The circuit party Blue Ball rocks the city in January, and there’s a hefty LGBT film festival in July.

Insider tips for Philadelphia gay travel

  • Take the subway from the airport
    Taxis from the airport to the city can cost around $30, but the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) runs the Airport Rail Line R1.

    Take a walk
    Especially if you’re staying in or near Center City, parking is tough. Philly is an incredibly walkable city anyway.

    Look for free entries for museums and attractions

    Most of Philly’s tourist attractions have free entry times and days -- check with your hotel when you arrive. On the first Friday of every month in the Old City, there’s free admission to galleries along with free music and food.

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