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Gay and Lesbian Travel Guide

Our gay and lesbian travel guide gives you the inside scoop on the top LGBT-welcoming destinations on planet earth. At Orbitz, we believe that no vacation day should go un-traveled, so grab your partner or BFF and go get more stamps in your passports!

New York City Gay and Lesbian Travel

America’s largest city is a country unto itself. Sure, it may have become more sanitized and gentrified in the past few years as sky high rents continue to push even well-heeled professionals into the outskirts of the city. But New York City will always be one of the premier destinations for LGBT travelers looking for a monumental experience that demands all the energy, attention, and creativity that you can muster. It’s nothing less than exhilarating.

Among New York City's five boroughs, Manhattan is still where most of the LGBT scene is located, despite the rising rents that continue to push young queers into outer boroughs. Popular areas include the West Village (centered on Christopher Street and home to famous Stonewall bar which is now a National Monument), the scruffy East Village, Chelsea (the gay neighborhood du jour in the '80s and ‘90s but whose bar scene has all but disappeared), Harlem (which is becoming more gay-welcoming and more gentrified) and Hell’s Kitchen, the new epicenter of queer activity and nightlife. Brooklyn is the second-gayest borough and seems to be getting queerer every year—particularly in young, artsy Williamsburg. In Queens, the Greek-flavored ‘hood of Astoria is an up-and-coming gay area, as is the multi-ethnic enclave of Jackson Heights, home to a slew of gay bars. But basically, you’ll find LGBT life alive and well everywhere in New York—even in the uber-straight Bronx.

A gay trip to New York can be anything you want to make it: Check out the LGBT theater scene, take a tour of gay art galleries in Chelsea, explore the queer ethnic scene in Queens, delve into the leather bars, listen to queer poetry slams, watch gay rugby matches and dine in fine lesbian restaurants! No need to bite off more than you can chew—there is plenty of the Big Apple to feed you for multiple trips throughout your lifetime.

Travel Tips

1. Choose your lodging based on your interests. 

If you want to experience the best in queer nightlife, choose Hell’s Kitchen. If you're into theater, stay in Times Square. If you’re into the city’s vibrant African-American community, stay in Harlem. If you prefer the grungy, artsy scene, choose the Lower East Side.

2. Prepare to wait in line. 

It’s a good thing there are Ubers, taxis and NYC’s magnificent subway system to zip you around the boroughs in no time because once you arrive at your destination
you will probably have to stand in a line. Whether it’s for a Broadway show, a museum exhibition or an ice cream cone, New Yorkers wait and wait and wait for everything and so will you.

3. Add on Fire Island. 

During the season on Fire Island (roughly May to September), you can feel like a real New Yorker by joining in on the lively beach scene here. Of the two main LGBT enclaves on the island, The Pines is more male and exclusive; Cherry Grove is more lesbian and democratic. There are a handful of lodging options on the island, including The Grove Hotel and the Belvedere Guest House in Cherry Grove. Just book early!

Gayborhood hotels: Chelsea

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Stewart Hotel

Stewart Hotel

371 7th Ave, New York
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (354 reviews)

    Stewart Hotel is located in the city's bustling Midtown. Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are across the street, and Times Square - the hub of the Broadway ...

    Stewart Hotel$175

    Stewart Hotel$175
    Hotel Pennsylvania

    Hotel Pennsylvania

    401 7th Ave, New York
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      2.5 out of 5 (965 reviews)

      This New York City hotel located on Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street is across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

      Hotel Pennsylvania$125

      Hotel Pennsylvania$125
      INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad

      INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad

      132 West 27th Street, New York
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (38 reviews)

        Located in Midtown, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's, and Empire State Building. Times Square and New York Public ...

        INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad$199

        INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad$199
        Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea

        Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea

        121 W 28th St, New York
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.0 out of 5 (122 reviews)

          This hotel is in the vibrant Chelsea district, famed for its galleries, nightlife, shops, and restaurants. Madison Square Garden is 4 blocks away, Macy's is ...

          Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea$199

          Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea$199

          Gayborhood hotels: Hell's Kitchen

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          YOTEL New York

          YOTEL New York

          570 Tenth Avenue, New York
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (198 reviews)

            This Manhattan hotel is in the Midtown West neighborhood, 0.8 mile from Times Square and within one-half mile of the New Amsterdam Theater and Madame Tussauds ...

            YOTEL New York$189

            YOTEL New York$189
            The Belvedere Hotel

            The Belvedere Hotel

            319 W 48th St, New York
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (217 reviews)

              This New York hotel is in the center of all the action, located in the cluster of Broadway theaters. The center of Times Square is 2 blocks away, and Rockefeller ...

              The Belvedere Hotel$151

              The Belvedere Hotel$151
              The Watson Hotel

              The Watson Hotel

              440 West 57th Street, New York
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.8 out of 5 (80 reviews)

                Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Broadway and Rockefeller Center are also within ...

                The Watson Hotel$143

                The Watson Hotel$143
                The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

                The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

                481 Eighth Ave., New York
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.8 out of 5 (478 reviews)

                  Rising 40 stories across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, this hotel is 1 block from Macy's, 3 blocks from the Javits Convention Center, and 4 blocks ...

                  The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel$152

                  The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel$152

                  Gayborhood Hotels: Greenwich Village

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                  The Marlton Hotel

                  The Marlton Hotel

                  5 W 8th St, New York
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

                    Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and New York University. Empire State Building and Macy's are also within ...

                    The Marlton Hotel$335

                    The Marlton Hotel$335
                    The Jane Hotel

                    The Jane Hotel

                    113 Jane St, New York
                      2.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.8 out of 5 (22 reviews)

                      This hotel is in Manhattan’s West Village, across a highway from the Hudson River. Chelsea Piers and The High Line Park are within three-quarters of a mile.

                      The Jane Hotel$134

                      The Jane Hotel$134
                      Gansevoort Meatpacking

                      Gansevoort Meatpacking

                      18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York
                        4.5 out of 5.0
                         
                         
                        4.1 out of 5 (150 reviews)

                        Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chelsea Market and New York University. Macy's and Empire State Building are also within ...

                        Gansevoort Meatpacking$266

                        Gansevoort Meatpacking$266
                        Hotel 309

                        Hotel 309

                        309 W 14th St, New York
                           
                           
                          2.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                          Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chelsea Market and New York University. Macy's and Empire State Building are also within 2 ...

                          Hotel 309$109

                          Hotel 309$109

                          NY LGBT Events

                          Just about every American city has a Pride weekend worth checking out, but none is quite so exhilarating as NYC Pride (nycpride.org) . Pride Week boasts a ton of community and nightlife events happening all over town, but it’s the thrilling Pride Parade, which winds down Fifth Avenue and through the Village, that reminds us all of why New York is the world’s great gay mecca. 

                          Village Halloween Parade (halloween-nyc.com). New Yorkers love their uninhibited side and they’re going to show it off in front of thousands cold weather be damned. This long-running parade marches through the village every Halloween and brings in the costumed by the tens of thousands. The parade itself is a sight to behold, but so is just about everybody else.

                          If you’re lamenting the mainstreaming of queer cinema, look no further than Mix NYC (mixnyc.org), an experimental LGBT film festival which has been going strong since the 80s and has served as a launching pad for emerging talent such as Todd Haynes, Miranda July and Christine Vachon.

                          Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Travel

                          Huge and sprawling and incomprehensible in its vastness (even natives have never seen all of it), Los Angeles can be daunting to the first-time visitor—especially if you don’t drive. The best way to approach this gay popular megalopolis is to think of it as a series of cities adjoining one another, each with its own vibe. There’s beachy, mellow Santa Monica and its funky seaside neighbor Venice. There’s dense and walkable downtown (DTLA) with its new yuppie residents elbow-to-elbow with the old-timers. The Valley incorporates a string of cities, including gay-popular Studio City, and it's far more than its unfair reputation as a suburban wasteland. And then, of course, there’s West Hollywood, which includes most of the famous Sunset Strip, littered with celebrities, nightclubs and swank hotels. WeHo’s wide and tasteful Santa Monica Boulevard is the focal point of most of the area’s LGBT action—with probably the best lesbian-specific nightlife on the West Coast. The other main gay area of L.A. is Silverlake, once seen as a leather-y village but now quite fashionable, and also home to a wide swath of LGBT nightlife. Long Beach, south of L.A. and bordering Orange County, has a large gay population that is slightly more sedate than in L.A. but still enjoys its local queer nightlife and beach life. But almost every one of L.A.’s cities has its own LGBT bars and businesses so you’re never far from the action.

                          Activities in this enormous metropolis are as plentiful and varied as your imagination. The traditional tourist sites are Hollywood Boulevard (with its stars embedded in the sidewalk and the fancy Hollywood and Highland shopping complex, home to the Academy Awards); Beverly Hills (with its exclusive shopping on Rodeo Drive); Universal City (with its backlot studios tour and theme park); Santa Monica and Venice (with a fun pier full of rides and a lively boardwalk scene that could rival Fellini); DTLA (which includes great museums, hipster hangouts and fun ethnic enclaves like Little Tokyo, Chinatown and nearby K-Town); and a ferry trip to Catalina Island (with its upscale Mediterranean vibe). And don’t forget the gay-popular attraction Disneyland and laid-back Laguna Beach—both of which are actually in Orange County.

                          Travel tips

                          1. Watch out for "June Gloom" and "the Santa Anas." 

                          Two L.A.-specific weather phenomena are the fog banks and overcast skies that can hang around for days in June (actually, it can happen anytime from March to August), and the Santa Ana winds that can make you feel like Dorothy in Kansas. Summer in general can also be very hot—especially in the Valley—and it’s peak tourist season.

                          2. Join a live studio audience.

                          A guaranteed way to actually see a celebrity in L.A. is by seeing a TV show being taped. Tickets are free, and are sometimes handed out on Hollywood Boulevard or Universal City. You can also get them at www.tvtickets.com.

                          3. If you don’t drive, stay in West Hollywood. 

                          If you don’t drive or are scared of the city’s monumental traffic, and simply want to focus on gay life, stay in one of WeHo’s upscale hotels. You’ll be within walking distance of gay nightlife, shops and restaurants.

                          Gayborhood Hotels: West Hollywood and Beverly Hills

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                          The Beverly Hilton

                          The Beverly Hilton

                          9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
                            4.0 out of 5.0
                             
                             
                            4.3 out of 5 (75 reviews)

                            Situated at the gateway of Beverly Hills at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard, The Beverly Hilton is steps from upscale shopping ...

                            The Beverly Hilton$260

                            The Beverly Hilton$260
                            The Beverly Hills Hotel

                            The Beverly Hills Hotel

                            9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills
                              5.0 out of 5.0
                               
                               
                              4.6 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                              This family-friendly Beverly Hills hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Rodeo Drive and Century City. Melrose Avenue and Whiskey ...

                              The Beverly Hills Hotel$445

                              The Beverly Hills Hotel$445
                              Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel

                              Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel

                              9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
                                5.0 out of 5.0
                                 
                                 
                                4.8 out of 5 (14 reviews)

                                Surrounded by high-end shopping and dining venues, this luxurious Beverly Hills property is located near Rodeo Drive and just minutes away from Paley Centre ...

                                Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel$545

                                Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel$545
                                Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

                                Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

                                9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
                                  5.0 out of 5.0
                                   
                                   
                                  4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

                                  Located on a tree-lined boulevard in Beverly Hills, this secluded Los Angeles hotel is less than a mile from Rodeo Drive boutiques and Beverly Center. The Sunset ...

                                  Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills$508

                                  Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills$508
                                  SIXTY Beverly Hills

                                  SIXTY Beverly Hills

                                  9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
                                    4.5 out of 5.0
                                     
                                     
                                    3.7 out of 5 (10 reviews)

                                    Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Rodeo Drive and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles and ...

                                    SIXTY Beverly Hills$212

                                    SIXTY Beverly Hills$212
                                    Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

                                    Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

                                    9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
                                      5.0 out of 5.0
                                       
                                       
                                      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                                      Situated in Beverly Hills, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Century City and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles and Los Angeles ...

                                      Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills$569

                                      Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills$569
                                      Hotel Beverly Terrace

                                      Hotel Beverly Terrace

                                      469 N Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills
                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                         
                                         
                                        3.7 out of 5 (61 reviews)

                                        The 39 newly-renovated guestrooms offer custom-designed furniture and modern décor. Each room is unique and cozy with a neutral color palette along with contemporary ...

                                        Hotel Beverly Terrace$200

                                        Hotel Beverly Terrace$200
                                        Montage Beverly Hills

                                        Montage Beverly Hills

                                        225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
                                          5.0 out of 5.0
                                           
                                           
                                          4.4 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                                          Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Rodeo Drive and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of California Los Angeles and ...

                                          Montage Beverly Hills$545

                                          Montage Beverly Hills$545
                                          Maison 140

                                          Maison 140

                                          140 S. Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills
                                            3.5 out of 5.0
                                             
                                             
                                            4.0 out of 5 (22 reviews)

                                            This 1939 hotel, once owned by silent-film star Lillian Gish, is centrally located in Beverly Hills, 0.5 miles from Rodeo Drive and 3 miles from the Sunset ...

                                            Maison 140$163

                                            Maison 140$163
                                            The Peninsula Beverly Hills

                                            The Peninsula Beverly Hills

                                            9882 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills
                                              5.0 out of 5.0
                                               
                                               
                                              4.8 out of 5 (16 reviews)

                                              Located in a quiet area of Beverly Hills, this luxury hotel is within a few blocks of Rodeo Drive and Century City Mall. Hollywood's tourist attractions and ...

                                              The Peninsula Beverly Hills$575

                                              The Peninsula Beverly Hills$575

                                              Los Angeles LGBT Events

                                              The City of Angels eschews the traditional last weekend in June (perhaps so as to not compete with San Francisco) and instead celebrates its LA Pride (lapride.org) with an outrageous mid-month parade right through the heart of WeHo coupled with a full weekend of parties and events like a music festival featuring legit headliners.

                                              While paling in comparison to its Orlando counterpart, Gay Days at Disneyland (gaydaysanaheim.com) finds the queer community barnstorming Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim in a show of LGBT solidarity (wear red to make your presence known!). While not officially connected with the parks, Disney is more than welcoming and be sure and check out the full weekend itinerary including pool parties, brunches and cocktail hours happening near the parks.

                                              Chicago Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                              The nation’s third-largest city is a major hub for every gay or lesbian in the Midwest and a popular gay travel destination. It’s a friendly, easy-going city despite its worldly refinement. The Windy City has a huge and very visible LGBT scene, centered in two main areas: nightlife-centric Boystown (a.k.a. East Lakeview), and cozy Andersonville. Boystown is about five miles north of the downtown Loop in a triangle bounded by Belmont Avenue, Halsted Street, and Broadway. (Halsted Street has most of the gay establishments and bars.) The Swedish immigrant neighborhood of Andersonville, with many trendy cafes, eateries and furniture stores on Clark Street, was a haven for lesbians in the late 80s and early 90s but these days is equally mixed. Meanwhile, the near West Side hipster mecca of Logan Square is home to such a high number of LGBT folk that some have dubbed it Logan’s Queer. And since Chicago is home to 27 miles of lakefront, don’t miss the massive gay beach scene each summer at Hollywood Beach in Edgewater.

                                              Chicago is justifiably famous for its architecture, and the skyline is one of the most impressive in the world, home to the massive icons of the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Building, not to mention more recent additions by Jeanne Gang and Frank Gehry. (Be sure to take one of the city’s architectural boat tours that glide up and down the Chicago River.) The Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city is not only lined with historic buildings, but with some of the city’s best shopping as well. For great outdoor views of the city, take a ride on the new Ferris wheel at historic Navy Pier. Downtown’s Millennium Park boasts a Frank Gehry-designed amphitheater, two 50-foot video block towers with fountains, and silvery “Cloud Gate” (aka “the Bean”), the Anish Kapoor-designed sculpture that reflects the city skyline and is among the most Instagrammed pieces of public art on earth.

                                              Travel tips

                                              1. Head to the Hancock. 

                                              The lines are longer at the Willis Tower, and even though the John Hancock Building is not as tall, its Signature Room on the 95th floor is a great place to hang out in a lounge and sip a drink while gazing over the city and lake.

                                              2. Visit in summer and fall.

                                              The city is notoriously frigid in winter and springtime is usually disappointingly cold. Meanwhile, Chicagoans tend to enjoy each summer day like it’s their last on earth and September and early October are gorgeous times to visit.

                                              3. Fly into Midway. 

                                              O’Hare is one of the busiest and most hectic airports in the world, while the smaller and less busy Midway Airport is closer to the Loop and serves more discount airlines.

                                              Magnificent Mile hotels

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                                              Warwick Allerton - Chicago

                                              Warwick Allerton - Chicago

                                              701 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                 
                                                 
                                                4.0 out of 5 (716 reviews)

                                                Located on Michigan Avenue in the middle of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, this 1920s Italian Renaissance hotel is surrounded by fashionable shops, 1 mile from ...

                                                Warwick Allerton - Chicago$134

                                                Warwick Allerton - Chicago$134
                                                Freehand Chicago

                                                Freehand Chicago

                                                19 East Ohio Street, Chicago
                                                  3.5 out of 5.0
                                                   
                                                   
                                                  3.9 out of 5 (41 reviews)

                                                  Located in River North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Museum of Contemporary ...

                                                  Freehand Chicago$156

                                                  Freehand Chicago$156
                                                  Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

                                                  Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

                                                  17 E Monroe St, Chicago
                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    4.1 out of 5 (818 reviews)

                                                    This 1925 Beaux Arts-style Chicago hotel is steps from Millennium Park, 2 blocks from Macy's and the Art Institute, and 1 mile from Lake Michigan, Magnificent ...

                                                    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$192

                                                    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$192
                                                    Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                                                    Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                                                    676 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                                                      4.5 out of 5.0
                                                       
                                                       
                                                      4.4 out of 5 (41 reviews)

                                                      Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile is at the center of Chicago’s most prestigious neighborhood, 3 blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan and around the ...

                                                      Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile$278

                                                      Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile$278

                                                      Gayborhood hotels: Lakeview

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                                                      Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago

                                                      Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago

                                                      644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago
                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                         
                                                         
                                                        3.9 out of 5 (176 reviews)

                                                        In Chicago's lively Lakeview neighborhood, this award-winning Days Inn is about 1 mile from Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, and the Peggy ...

                                                        Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago$114

                                                        Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago$114
                                                        Inn at Lincoln Park

                                                        Inn at Lincoln Park

                                                        601 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago
                                                          2.0 out of 5.0
                                                           
                                                           
                                                          3.1 out of 5 (128 reviews)

                                                          This 1920s-era Chicago hotel is located within the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, less than 2 miles from Wrigley Field and the zoo.

                                                          Inn at Lincoln Park$89

                                                          Inn at Lincoln Park$89
                                                          Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel

                                                          Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel

                                                          3434 N. Broadway Avenue, Chicago
                                                            2.5 out of 5.0
                                                             
                                                             
                                                            4.3 out of 5 (55 reviews)

                                                            Located in Boystown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vic Theatre, Wrigley Field, and Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Zoo is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Addison Station ...

                                                            Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel$166

                                                            Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel$166
                                                            Hotel Zachary Chicago, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

                                                            Hotel Zachary Chicago, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

                                                            3630 N Clark St, Chicago
                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                               
                                                               
                                                              4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                              Located in Wrigleyville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vic Theatre, Wrigley Field, and Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Zoo is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Addison Station ...

                                                              Hotel Zachary Chicago, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel$206

                                                              Hotel Zachary Chicago, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel$206

                                                              Chicago LGBT Events

                                                              International Mr. Leather (imrl.com). This full weekend of leather fetish parties and pageantry is one of the largest on earth and it’s the one time you’ll see folks on the street walking around in jock straps and harnesses. The contest itself is only for the diehard, but everyone loves the sprawling leather market and boozing and schmoozing in the lobby of the host hotel.

                                                              The city’s Pride Parade runs right through the heart of Boystown and is big—almost too big—for the ‘hood to handle. Nevertheless, the city has aimed to Chicago Pride (chicagopride.gopride.com) by spreading the festivities out over two weekends and redrawing the parade route to ease congestion. Expect nearly one million revelers each June.

                                                              Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                              A well-heeled and self-satisfied South Florida city of just 180,000 residents, Fort Lauderdale has emerged in the last decade as the Sunshine State’s undisputed gay mecca—even putting Miami to shame. Flashy high-rises are towering both downtown and along A1A, fancy Las Olas
                                                              Boulevard remains a great place to gallery hop or grab a bite and the city’s
                                                              23 miles of pristine beaches are clean, accessible and sun-drenched almost every day of the year.

                                                              Additionally, LGBT-owned resorts and guesthouses flourish, the bar scene is lively and outrageous and gay suburb Wilton Manors now ranks second in the country for highest number of same-sex residents. Case in point: Its main drag overflows with enough gay shops, restaurants and clubs to rival many a major American city. Victoria Park and Oakland Park also have a firm queer presence.

                                                              Fort Lauderdale is often called the “yachting capital of the world” or “the Venice of America” due to its 300 miles of navigable waterways and
                                                              innumerable canals, which permit thousands of residents to anchor boats in their back yards. To see what we mean, come in December for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, where more than 100 illuminated boats float along the Intracoastal Waterway through Fort Lauderdale. There also are Broadway-style performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and don’t forget the 
                                                              International Swimming Hall of Fame, with its hundreds of photographs of guys in wet Speedos and Olympic swimming pool which is open daily to visitors. Visit in late winter for the city’s annual Pride Festival or in late April and early May for Fort Lauderdale Bear Weeks and Weekends.

                                                              Travel tips

                                                              1. Take a boat. 

                                                              You don’t need a friend with a luxury yacht to enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s waterways—water taxis are plentiful. Just avoid the more crowded 70-passenger “water buses.”

                                                              2. Choose your favorite gay beach. 

                                                              Fort Lauderdale has not one but three popular gay spots: Sebastian Street is where you’ll see the highest concentration of gay men walking around in tiny bikinis; Terramar is close to many of the gay guesthouses and more mellow; and visitors with cars often make the 30ish-minute trek to North Miami to visit clothing optional Haulover Beach.

                                                              3. Find the right accommodation for you.

                                                              Fort Lauderdale has a dizzying array of lodging options. The city home to more than a dozen gay guesthouses clustered along the beach and scattered elsewhere around town. Most cater specifically to gay men and most are clothing optional (meaning nude sunbathing is allowed). But also near the beach are gorgeous high-rise hotels and resorts like the Atlantic Hotel and Spa and the W Fort Lauderdale. There really is something for every taste and budget.

                                                              Gayborhood hotels: Ft. Lauderdale Beach

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                                                              Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

                                                              Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

                                                              999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                4.0 out of 5 (212 reviews)

                                                                Sonesta Fort Lauderdale stands steps from 7-mile (11.2-km) Fort Lauderdale Beach. Guests can drive 15 minutes to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, ...

                                                                Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach$135

                                                                Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach$135
                                                                Sea Club Resort

                                                                Sea Club Resort

                                                                619 Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                  3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                   
                                                                   
                                                                  3.2 out of 5 (78 reviews)

                                                                  This oceanfront hotel is in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

                                                                  Sea Club Resort$82

                                                                  Sea Club Resort$82
                                                                  The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

                                                                  The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

                                                                  321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                    4.0 out of 5 (125 reviews)

                                                                    This family-friendly resort and spa hotel is set on Fort Lauderdale Beach, close to the airport and the Las Olas Riverfront/ cruise port. Nearby attractions ...

                                                                    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$107

                                                                    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$107
                                                                    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

                                                                    The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

                                                                    601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                      4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                       
                                                                       
                                                                      4.4 out of 5 (135 reviews)

                                                                      This 16-story Fort Lauderdale boutique hotel is adjacent to the white-sand beaches of the Atlantic; the Galleria Mall, city center, airport, and Las Olas Riverfront/ ...

                                                                      The Atlantic Hotel & Spa$179

                                                                      The Atlantic Hotel & Spa$179
                                                                      Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

                                                                      Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

                                                                      505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                        4.3 out of 5 (149 reviews)

                                                                        Near the beach, this upscale resort hotel is near sailing and water skiing. For dining and shopping, The Gallery at Beach Place is nearby. Port Everglades (cruise ...

                                                                        Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$167

                                                                        Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$167
                                                                        B Ocean Resort

                                                                        B Ocean Resort

                                                                        1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                          3.8 out of 5 (76 reviews)

                                                                          Set on a private beach, this Fort Lauderdale landmark is a 5-minute drive from the convention center, and close to the Port Everglades Cruise Port Terminal, ...

                                                                          B Ocean Resort$118

                                                                          B Ocean Resort$118
                                                                          W Fort Lauderdale

                                                                          W Fort Lauderdale

                                                                          401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
                                                                            4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                            4.1 out of 5 (72 reviews)

                                                                            Nestled on the beach, this Fort Lauderdale hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Hugh Taylor Birch State ...

                                                                            W Fort Lauderdale$171

                                                                            W Fort Lauderdale$171
                                                                            The Link Hotel on Sunrise

                                                                            The Link Hotel on Sunrise

                                                                            1055 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                              3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                              3.1 out of 5 (54 reviews)

                                                                              Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Galleria and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Historic ...

                                                                              The Link Hotel on Sunrise$55

                                                                              The Link Hotel on Sunrise$55
                                                                              Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

                                                                              Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

                                                                              551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                                4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                                                4.8 out of 5 (28 reviews)

                                                                                Nestled on the beach, this Fort Lauderdale hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Hugh Taylor Birch State ...

                                                                                Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach$203

                                                                                Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach$203
                                                                                Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel

                                                                                Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel

                                                                                2909 Vistamar St, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                                  2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                                                  4.1 out of 5 (16 reviews)

                                                                                  Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Historic ...

                                                                                  Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel$79

                                                                                  Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel$79

                                                                                  Las Vegas Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                  Once a getaway for late-career crooners, honeymooners and over-the-hillers, neon-lit, Vegas in the 21st century is one of the most popular gay travel getaways in the world. Despite its lack of a huge queer-specific infrastructure, the town by nature is as gay as it comes. Tight-clad gymnasts are beautifully featured in every Cirque du Soleil show, feathered showgirls still high-kick their heels and chances are your Vegas visit will include a residency by Britney, Cher or some other diva du jour.

                                                                                  Vegas has no bona fide gay ghetto, although the “Fruit Loop” between Paradise and Swenson has a number of LGBT establishments. The city’s pride parade happens in October (at night no less!) while Matinee makes a splash every Memorial Day weekend. There are so many shows and attractions in Vegas—centered both on the Strip and downtown—it would take a lifetime to see them all. Almost all the hotel resorts are open to the public, and just inhaling the vibe of each which alternates between
                                                                                  over-the-top themes (Caesars Palace, Excalibur, Luxor) and elegance (the Cosmopolitan, Aria, the Wynn) is itself an excellent way to discover the city. Meanwhile, once-downtrodden downtown Vegas now boasts its own vibe including must-do cultural attractions, hipster hangouts and the touristy Fremont Street Experience.

                                                                                  Travel tips

                                                                                  1. Avoid traffic by not driving.

                                                                                  If you’re staying on the Strip, which a majority of travelers do, you don’t need a car (and in fact some resorts have begun charging for parking). The Strip has an easy-to-use monorail system on its east side and just walking the larger-than-life boulevard is an experience in itself.

                                                                                  2. Get hitched. 

                                                                                  Vegas still makes for the classic wedding destination both quickie and planned and same-sex couples are lining up to take advantage. From the smaller, campy chapels on the
                                                                                  northern part of the Strip to opulent venues overlooking the Bellagio fountains, Sin City is still the place to proclaim ‘I do.’

                                                                                  3. Vegas can be cold. 

                                                                                  Although summers are brutally hot (although a summer pool party is not to be missed), winters can be downright chilly. Hotels close their outdoor pools, and it’s been known to snow on the Strip! Pack at least a light jacket between November and February and you’ll be just fine.

                                                                                  Hotels on the Strip

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                                                                                  Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park

                                                                                  Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park

                                                                                  2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                     
                                                                                     
                                                                                    3.1 out of 5 (5,413 reviews)

                                                                                    Iconic hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip, Circus Circus is close to shopping, the Las Vegas Convention Center and downtown Las Vegas.

                                                                                    Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park$18

                                                                                    Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park$18
                                                                                    Luxor Hotel and Casino

                                                                                    Luxor Hotel and Casino

                                                                                    3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
                                                                                      3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
                                                                                      3.5 out of 5 (6,840 reviews)

                                                                                      With 2 22-story towers and an eye-catching 30-story pyramid topped by a powerful light beam, this resort is 2 miles from McCarran International Airport in Las ...

                                                                                      Luxor Hotel and Casino$30

                                                                                      Luxor Hotel and Casino$30
                                                                                      TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino

                                                                                      TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino

                                                                                      3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                                                        4.0 out of 5 (4,245 reviews)

                                                                                        Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino is connected to the Fashion Show shopping mall by bridge as well as The Mirage by tram, and within easy walking distance ...

                                                                                        TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino$56

                                                                                        TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino$56
                                                                                        The Venetian Las Vegas

                                                                                        The Venetian Las Vegas

                                                                                        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                          5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.6 out of 5 (978 reviews)

                                                                                          This all-suite resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip is a short drive from Fashion Show Mall, the convention center, Downtown, and McCarran Airport.

                                                                                          The Venetian Las Vegas$127

                                                                                          The Venetian Las Vegas$127
                                                                                          Excalibur Hotel Casino

                                                                                          Excalibur Hotel Casino

                                                                                          3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                            3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                            3.5 out of 5 (6,160 reviews)

                                                                                            Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip and close to McCarran Airport, this castle-shaped hotel features royal accommodations and a traditional action-packed ...

                                                                                            Excalibur Hotel Casino$42

                                                                                            Excalibur Hotel Casino$42
                                                                                            Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino

                                                                                            Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino

                                                                                            3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                              3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                              3.3 out of 5 (981 reviews)

                                                                                              The historic Flamingo Las Vegas has been welcoming guests for 70 years. The centrally-located hotel is filled with retro charm while offering modern ...

                                                                                              Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino$35

                                                                                              Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino$35
                                                                                              MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

                                                                                              MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

                                                                                              3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                3.8 out of 5 (1,635 reviews)

                                                                                                Located on the southern end of the famous Las Vegas Strip, this hotel is close to McCarran International Airport, T-Mobile Arena, and the University of Nevada, ...

                                                                                                MGM Grand Hotel & Casino$75

                                                                                                MGM Grand Hotel & Casino$75
                                                                                                Bellagio

                                                                                                Bellagio

                                                                                                3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                                  5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  4.3 out of 5 (981 reviews)

                                                                                                  About 1,000 fountains dance to music and light in front of this European-style hotel set along the Las Vegas Strip, next to CityCenter and a tram ride away from ...

                                                                                                  Bellagio$169

                                                                                                  Bellagio$169
                                                                                                  Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino

                                                                                                  Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino

                                                                                                  3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    4.2 out of 5 (984 reviews)

                                                                                                    3 miles from the airport, the 43-story Mandalay Bay Resort sits on 60 acres at the south end of the Strip; a complimentary monorail connects it to the Luxor ...

                                                                                                    Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino$79

                                                                                                    Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino$79
                                                                                                    The Palazzo at The Venetian

                                                                                                    The Palazzo at The Venetian

                                                                                                    3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas
                                                                                                      5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      4.6 out of 5 (980 reviews)

                                                                                                      This luxurious resort and casino is on the Las Vegas Strip, connected to sister property The Venetian by walks and waterways. Downtown is 3 miles away and McCarran ...

                                                                                                      The Palazzo at The Venetian$127

                                                                                                      The Palazzo at The Venetian$127

                                                                                                      Las Vegas LGBT Events

                                                                                                      The gay summer season officially kicks off with outrageous Matinee, a weekend of day and nighttime parties that center around the pool and promise to get you soaking wet.

                                                                                                      It may not be as legendary as Sydney’s nocturnal Pride Parade, but make no mistake that Sin City’s downtown Pride (lasvegaspride.org) is an after dark, rainbow swirl of sequins, glitter and over-the-top pageantry. Orbiting the parade is a full weekend of events including circuit parties, family-friendly events and a pet-friendly festival.

                                                                                                      San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                                      The world’s gay and lesbian capital, San Francisco is nearly synonymous with all things queer. It’s been a liberal, tolerant haven for all kinds of people for generations, and the city’s LGBT scene is mature, developed, multi-faceted, and so integrated into the fabric of city life that it’s like living in a parallel gay universe. San Francisco (and increasingly Oakland) has a large and visible lesbian scene, with women-focused parties and events happening all over town. Beyond the classic gayborhood of the Castro, gays and lesbians can be found in every district of the city, but especially in lesbian-popular Bernal Heights and the Mission and around the gay establishments in SoMa (South of Market).

                                                                                                      San Francisco is like a movie set—cinematic at every turn—and every part of the city is steeped in history. There's the still hippie-feeling Haight, lively Chinatown, cafe-laden North Beach and the Union Square shopping district. Also worth seeing are elegant Nob Hill and
                                                                                                      Russian Hill, the picturesque Marina and the sweeping views of Twin Peaks. Tourist-choked but still worth-it attractions include Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and above all, the 1,000-plus-acre Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s great urban parks. Here you’ll find
                                                                                                      the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden and the stunning De Young Museum, as well as miles of groves and trails. And everywhere in this world-class city, you’ll find top-tier restaurants, shops and hotels that pride themselves in their uniqueness.

                                                                                                      Travel tips

                                                                                                      1. You don’t need a car. 

                                                                                                      BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains link the San Francisco and Oakland airports to the city. Most San Franciscans don’t even own cars, and instead get around via biking, riding the bus (MUNI) and walking, aka their BMW (bike, MUNI, walk).

                                                                                                      2. Autumn is summer in the city.

                                                                                                      First-timers can be shocked at how chilly San Francisco gets in the winter and even in early summer. The nicest weather is in September and early October, a time to hit the area’s beaches and explore the outdoors. But it’s a good idea to pack a jacket any time of year.

                                                                                                      3. Weather can be very specific to what part of town you stay in. 

                                                                                                      The Avenues (the westernmost parts of San Francisco) are known to be foggy even if the rest of the city is sunny, while neighborhoods south and east of Twin Peaks can be warmer. Pack in layers and prepare to add and remove accordingly.

                                                                                                      Hotels in San Francisco

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                                                                                                      Hotel Spero

                                                                                                      Hotel Spero

                                                                                                      405 Taylor St, San Francisco
                                                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

                                                                                                        Hotel Spero is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

                                                                                                        Hotel Spero$179

                                                                                                        Hotel Spero$179
                                                                                                        Hotel Whitcomb

                                                                                                        Hotel Whitcomb

                                                                                                        1231 Market St, San Francisco
                                                                                                          3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          3.3 out of 5 (592 reviews)

                                                                                                          Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

                                                                                                          Hotel Whitcomb$159

                                                                                                          Hotel Whitcomb$159
                                                                                                          Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                                                                          Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                                                                          222 Mason St, San Francisco
                                                                                                            4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            4.2 out of 5 (386 reviews)

                                                                                                            The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. ...

                                                                                                            Hotel Nikko San Francisco$213

                                                                                                            Hotel Nikko San Francisco$213
                                                                                                            Pullman San Francisco Bay

                                                                                                            Pullman San Francisco Bay

                                                                                                            223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
                                                                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              4.1 out of 5 (140 reviews)

                                                                                                              Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

                                                                                                              Pullman San Francisco Bay$161

                                                                                                              Pullman San Francisco Bay$161
                                                                                                              The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

                                                                                                              The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

                                                                                                              335 Powell Street, San Francisco
                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                4.1 out of 5 (399 reviews)

                                                                                                                This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop right at the front door, and the Financial ...

                                                                                                                The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square$269

                                                                                                                The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square$269
                                                                                                                Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

                                                                                                                Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

                                                                                                                326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
                                                                                                                  2.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  2.5 out of 5 (685 reviews)

                                                                                                                  This 200-room hotel is 2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

                                                                                                                  Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$82

                                                                                                                  Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$82
                                                                                                                  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

                                                                                                                  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

                                                                                                                  780 Mission Street, San Francisco
                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                    4.1 out of 5 (361 reviews)

                                                                                                                    The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps from Union Square shopping, Chinatown, cable cars, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

                                                                                                                    San Francisco Marriott Marquis$239

                                                                                                                    San Francisco Marriott Marquis$239
                                                                                                                    Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

                                                                                                                    Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

                                                                                                                    1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae
                                                                                                                      3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      3.8 out of 5 (134 reviews)

                                                                                                                      Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn sits off highway I-101, 15 miles (24 km) south of downtown San Francisco. The hotel's free 24-hour shuttle service can speed ...

                                                                                                                      Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn$128

                                                                                                                      Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn$128
                                                                                                                      Hotel Zephyr

                                                                                                                      Hotel Zephyr

                                                                                                                      250 Beach Street, San Francisco
                                                                                                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        4.2 out of 5 (92 reviews)

                                                                                                                        Located in North Beach, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Aquarium ...

                                                                                                                        Hotel Zephyr$179

                                                                                                                        Hotel Zephyr$179
                                                                                                                        La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

                                                                                                                        La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

                                                                                                                        20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
                                                                                                                          2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          3.8 out of 5 (25 reviews)

                                                                                                                          2 blocks from the South San Francisco Conference Center and 1 mile from the airport, this hotel offers complimentary airport transportation, and downtown San ...

                                                                                                                          La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North$119

                                                                                                                          La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North$119

                                                                                                                          San Francisco LGBT Events

                                                                                                                          As one could predict, San Francisco LGBT Pride (sfpride.org) is, in a word, fabulous. Happening at the end of June to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion in NYC, the parade meanders down Market Street and ends in the Civic Center with a massive festival, but the entire month includes a smorgasbord of citywide events including Frameline—the city’s amazing LGBT film festival.

                                                                                                                          The largest leather fetish event of its kind in the world, Folsom Street Fair (folsomstreetevents.org) brings tens of thousands of fetish enthusiasts (and plenty of gawkers) to SOMA for a weekend of booze, music and more than 200 exhibitors. You’ll see tons of flesh on display, but the community is very welcoming and men, women and trans people are all supported in large numbers.

                                                                                                                          Washington DC Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                                                          If you are ever going to feel a sense of patriotism, it will be in magnificently planned Washington, D.C., where there seems to be a breathtaking monument around every corner. You can also be proud of your gay history here too: In 1965, America’s first gay civil rights demonstration took
                                                                                                                          place in front of the White House, with picketers dressed in business suits; the city’s Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance is the nation’s oldest continuously active LGBT organization; in 1991, the nation’s first Black Gay and Lesbian Pride Day happened here; and within hours of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality in June 2015, the White House lit up in the colors of the Pride Flag.

                                                                                                                          You could spend days and days and still not see everything on the Mall, the gorgeous space between the Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial. Most of the buildings of the Smithsonian are on the Mall, as are the National Archives (home to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights) and the Washington, Jefferson and Roosevelt Monuments. In D.C. you’ll find a museum for any mood including the National Museum Natural History, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the National Air and Space Museum, the
                                                                                                                          National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

                                                                                                                          Despite its reputation as a businesslike, buttoned-down and even sleepy town, D.C. is one of gayest destinations on the East Coast. Sure, it may not have the hip nightlife of New York or Miami, but scores of LGBT people call the place home. The city even has a Mayor’s Office on LGBT Affairs. Although gays are scattered across town in places like Capitol Hill, Shaw, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, NoMa and elsewhere, the main hub remains the traditionally queer area of Dupont-Logan, although queer bars now flourish along the U Street Corridor. Visit Memorial Day Weekend for the huge, four-day Black Pride Festival; the multi-faceted Capital Pride Festival is held in June; and Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in January has become the East Coast’s must-do fetish weekend.

                                                                                                                          Travel Tips

                                                                                                                          1. Consider the trains—all of them.

                                                                                                                          Amtrak's high-speed train, the Acela, travels from D.C. to New York in under three hours (when it’s not delayed). It can be a lot less of a hassle than flying. Meanwhile, the city’s subway system—the Metro, is fast, efficient and reliable. Take it everywhere.

                                                                                                                          2. Visit during the quieter congressional recesses. 

                                                                                                                          Lawmakers break for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, July 4 and the entire month of August. Mid-March through June is the busiest time in D.C., as it’s springtime when the cherry blossoms are in bloom along the Potomac. Hot and sticky August can have cheaper hotel rates as well.

                                                                                                                          3. The tourism board gives good info. 

                                                                                                                          D.C. has a very gay-positive tourism board; go to washington.org/lgbt.

                                                                                                                          Gayborhood Hotels: Dupont Circle

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                                                                                                                          The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

                                                                                                                          The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

                                                                                                                          2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington
                                                                                                                            4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            4.2 out of 5 (192 reviews)

                                                                                                                            This Washington, DC luxury hotel is in a shopping district, 2 blocks from Dupont Circle, 4 blocks from Georgetown, and 1 mile from the John F. Kennedy Center ...

                                                                                                                            The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.$169

                                                                                                                            The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.$169
                                                                                                                            Washington Hilton

                                                                                                                            Washington Hilton

                                                                                                                            1919 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              3.7 out of 5 (226 reviews)

                                                                                                                              Back-to-back curved buildings comprise this hotel, just a few blocks from D.C.'s business district, Dupont Circle, and Adams-Morgan, and a half-mile from the ...

                                                                                                                              Washington Hilton$129

                                                                                                                              Washington Hilton$129
                                                                                                                              The St. Gregory Hotel

                                                                                                                              The St. Gregory Hotel

                                                                                                                              2033 M St Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                4.1 out of 5 (432 reviews)

                                                                                                                                Situated within walking distance to the National Mall, Embassy Row and boutique-filled Georgetown, the luxurious St. Gregory Hotel is a true gem among Washington, ...

                                                                                                                                The St. Gregory Hotel$143

                                                                                                                                The St. Gregory Hotel$143
                                                                                                                                The Embassy Row Hotel

                                                                                                                                The Embassy Row Hotel

                                                                                                                                2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                  4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

                                                                                                                                  This hotel is a short walk away from Dupont Circle Metro station and the National Mall. Dining, shopping, museums, galleries, and nightlife which exemplify the ...

                                                                                                                                  The Embassy Row Hotel$123

                                                                                                                                  The Embassy Row Hotel$123
                                                                                                                                  The Dupont Circle Hotel

                                                                                                                                  The Dupont Circle Hotel

                                                                                                                                  1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    4.2 out of 5 (364 reviews)

                                                                                                                                    Overlooking Dupont Circle in one of Washington's most desirable neighborhoods, this hotel is about 1 block from Embassy Row and 7 blocks from the White ...

                                                                                                                                    The Dupont Circle Hotel$199

                                                                                                                                    The Dupont Circle Hotel$199
                                                                                                                                    The Baron Hotel

                                                                                                                                    The Baron Hotel

                                                                                                                                    1523 22nd Street NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                      3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      2.8 out of 5 (16 reviews)

                                                                                                                                      The Baron Hotel is on a quiet street near the stately brick homes and diplomatic buildings of Embassy Row, and only 6 blocks from the White House. Guests can ...

                                                                                                                                      The Baron Hotel$99

                                                                                                                                      The Baron Hotel$99
                                                                                                                                      Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row

                                                                                                                                      Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row

                                                                                                                                      1914 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        4.2 out of 5 (109 reviews)

                                                                                                                                        Ideal Location

                                                                                                                                        Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row$116

                                                                                                                                        Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row$116
                                                                                                                                        Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters

                                                                                                                                        Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters

                                                                                                                                        1615 Rhode Island Ave Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                          3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                          3.7 out of 5 (450 reviews)

                                                                                                                                          Located 4 blocks from Dupont Circle, the 9-story Beacon Hotel is a 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the new Washington Convention Center.

                                                                                                                                          Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters$98

                                                                                                                                          Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters$98
                                                                                                                                          Tabard Inn

                                                                                                                                          Tabard Inn

                                                                                                                                          1739 N Street NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                            3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            4.1 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                                                                                                                                            Located in Dupont Circle, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Embassy of Australia, White House, and George Washington University. Ford's Theater and Washington ...

                                                                                                                                            Tabard Inn$145

                                                                                                                                            Tabard Inn$145
                                                                                                                                            Embassy Inn

                                                                                                                                            Embassy Inn

                                                                                                                                            1627 16th St Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                              2.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                              2.7 out of 5 (16 reviews)

                                                                                                                                              Located in Dupont Circle, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Embassy of Australia and White House. George Washington University and Ford's Theater are also ...

                                                                                                                                              Embassy Inn$89

                                                                                                                                              Embassy Inn$89

                                                                                                                                              London Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                                                                              From Edward II to Oscar Wilde to Virginia Woolf, queers and London have always gone hand in hand. London continues to be in top form as a spellbinding, modern, international capital of culture and fashion and thanks in part to Brexit, an increasingly affordable one as the pound hit a 30-year low in 2016. Its LGBT scene is massive and can't be tackled in just one trip. Most of the homo-happenings are focused on Soho in the middle of the West End, with satellite cores in Vauxhall, south of the river, and in Dalston in the East. The Soho scene is typified by bar-filled Old Compton Street, but is mingled with Chinatown and the West End theatre hotspot. Other neighborhoods where lesbian and gay Londoners live include North East London's Islington and Stoke Newington areas, Shoreditch in the East, Camden and Hampstead in North London, and Brixton, Kennington, and Clapham in South London. The lesbian scene in London is particularly well developed, with a number of venues and lots of women’s nights at various establishments. The LGBT nightlife scene in London in general is the reverse of the Brits' stereotypical upper-lip-stiffness: It careens, thumps and explodes with life. Get ready for long nights of socializing!

                                                                                                                                              Many gay tourists make their home basenear Soho, which is a good choice since it's not only close to the nightlife, but also to landmarks such as Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. London is full of art and monuments that no serious traveler should miss. On the cultural center of the South Bank, there’s the National Theatre, Saatchi Gallery and British Film Institute, home since 1986 to the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival each spring. Other cultural highlights are found in London's riverside neighborhoods, where you’ll find the Shakespeare's Globe, the vast Tate Modern museum and the London Eye Ferris wheel. And don’t forget the old standards: Buckingham Palace, the world-famous artifacts in the British Museum, the gruesome history in the Tower of London and the royal tombs of Westminster Abbey. London may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but its kinetic energy and fascinating scene make it worth every penny.

                                                                                                                                              Travel Tips

                                                                                                                                              1. Choose Heathrow. 

                                                                                                                                              Most U.S. flights land in either Gatwick or Heathrow airports. Heathrow is on the London Underground (“Tube”) system, making your entry into London a little easier.
                                                                                                                                              Gatwick is farther from town and not linked to the Tube. Taxis to London from Gatwick are pricey, although there is a surface train.

                                                                                                                                              2. Don’t count on the Tube when you're out late. 

                                                                                                                                              London’s subway system stops running just after midnight Monday through Saturday with reduced hours on Sunday, but thousands of buses work the streets at all hours. 

                                                                                                                                              3. Your bible is TimeOut. 

                                                                                                                                              The authority for LGBT London is the weekly free magazine Time Out, which lists hundreds of LGBT parties, events, shows and venues.

                                                                                                                                              Gayborhood Hotels: Soho

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                                                                                                                                              Assembly Hotel London

                                                                                                                                              Assembly Hotel London

                                                                                                                                              27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London
                                                                                                                                                3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from London Coliseum and Leicester Square. St. Martin-in-the-Fields and National Gallery are also within 5 ...

                                                                                                                                                Assembly Hotel London$138

                                                                                                                                                Assembly Hotel London$138
                                                                                                                                                Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel

                                                                                                                                                Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel

                                                                                                                                                20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London
                                                                                                                                                  4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  4.4 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                  Location

                                                                                                                                                  Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel$240

                                                                                                                                                  Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel$240
                                                                                                                                                  The Nadler Soho

                                                                                                                                                  The Nadler Soho

                                                                                                                                                  10 Carlisle Street, London
                                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                    4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                    Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of London Palladium Theatre, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The British Museum ...

                                                                                                                                                    The Nadler Soho$171

                                                                                                                                                    The Nadler Soho$171
                                                                                                                                                    Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel

                                                                                                                                                    Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel

                                                                                                                                                    Whitcomb Street, London
                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      4.3 out of 5 (78 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                      Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from Her Majesty's Theatre, National Gallery, and Trafalgar Square. Leicester Square and Nelson's Column are ...

                                                                                                                                                      Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel$171

                                                                                                                                                      Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel$171
                                                                                                                                                      Mimi's Hotel Soho

                                                                                                                                                      Mimi's Hotel Soho

                                                                                                                                                      56-57 Frith Street, London
                                                                                                                                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                        Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Her Majesty's Theatre. London Coliseum and London ...

                                                                                                                                                        Mimi's Hotel Soho$125

                                                                                                                                                        Mimi's Hotel Soho$125
                                                                                                                                                        The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton

                                                                                                                                                        The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton

                                                                                                                                                        2 Spring Gardens, London
                                                                                                                                                          5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                          4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                          Located on the southwest corner of London's Trafalgar Square, this hotel is across the street from Canada House. Admiralty Arch and Nelson's Column are both ...

                                                                                                                                                          The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton$315

                                                                                                                                                          The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton$315
                                                                                                                                                          Courthouse Hotel

                                                                                                                                                          Courthouse Hotel

                                                                                                                                                          19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London
                                                                                                                                                            5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            3.4 out of 5 (12 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                            Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of London Palladium Theatre and Piccadilly Circus. Leicester Square and Her Majesty's ...

                                                                                                                                                            Courthouse Hotel$263

                                                                                                                                                            Courthouse Hotel$263
                                                                                                                                                            Thistle Piccadilly

                                                                                                                                                            Thistle Piccadilly

                                                                                                                                                            Coventry Street, London
                                                                                                                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                              4.4 out of 5 (9 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                              Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from Leicester Square and Her Majesty's Theatre. Piccadilly Circus and National Gallery are also within 5 ...

                                                                                                                                                              Thistle Piccadilly$206

                                                                                                                                                              Thistle Piccadilly$206
                                                                                                                                                              The Piccadilly London West End

                                                                                                                                                              The Piccadilly London West End

                                                                                                                                                              65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
                                                                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                4.2 out of 5 (11 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, where Soho meets Chinatown in London's theater district, this boutique-style guesthouse is 50 meters from Leicester Square and ...

                                                                                                                                                                The Piccadilly London West End$178

                                                                                                                                                                The Piccadilly London West End$178
                                                                                                                                                                W London Leicester Square

                                                                                                                                                                W London Leicester Square

                                                                                                                                                                10 Wardour Street, London
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                  3.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                  Centrally located in London, the 5-star W London Leicester Square is steps away from Theater Land, the catwalks of Brewer Street and Soho’s electric nightlife. ...

                                                                                                                                                                  W London Leicester Square$285

                                                                                                                                                                  W London Leicester Square$285

                                                                                                                                                                  London LGBT Events

                                                                                                                                                                  Long-running BFI Flare (bfiflare.org.uk) is London’s LGBT film festival. It turned 30 in 2016 and continues to be a must-do cultural event for queer cinephiles. Spread out over 10 days each spring, the festival attracts more than 25,000 gay and lesbian culture vultures.

                                                                                                                                                                  Still the biggest rainbow-drenched affair in the entire U.K., London Pride (prideinlondon.org) attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers to the capital city for a full two weeks of parties, social events, family-friendly gatherings, activist meet ups and more. Oh, and there might be a giant parade at the end of all of it!

                                                                                                                                                                  Not content on just one annual Pride celebration, the queer community heats up January with Winter Pride U.K. (winterprideuk.com), a night of culture and clubbing that extends into the wee hours. Think summer Pride but with less Speedos and more winter coats.

                                                                                                                                                                  Paris Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                                                                                                  The City of Light is held close to many travelers’ hearts. They speak about it in hushed tones, with reverence, like the Holy Grail of tourist destinations. And for good reason: This perfectly planned, meticulous and sparkling city is postcard perfect just about any day of the year. It harbors so many iconic wonders—the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, the Champs Elysees—that it seems like you have already visited before you even set foot in the place. Sure, Paris can seem imperious and arrogant, but it’s arguably earned the right to be.

                                                                                                                                                                  Paris has had an openly gay mayor, in 2013 became the 13th country worldwide to allow same-sex marriage, and a happening gay scene that, in true French style, makes up in quality what it may lack in quantity of establishments. The heart of gay Paris is one of its oldest areas, the former Jewish district of Le Marais (it means “The Marshland” from the days before the neighborhood was drained). Here you’ll find gay hotels, restaurants and bars, but the gay scene is really sprinkled throughout the city as a whole, from saunas near the Louvre to lesbian cabaret near Pigalle.Andthe lesbian scene, while still dwarfed by the males, has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.

                                                                                                                                                                  Travel Tips

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Learn your arrondissements. 

                                                                                                                                                                  Paris is organized into 20 districts called arrondissements, starting with the first (1er) in the city center, and spiraling out in a clockwise fashion. Le Marais is made up of parts of the 3e and 4e arrondissements.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Find the artsy areas. 

                                                                                                                                                                  What would Paris be without its artists and their ‘hoods? But the areas you’ve heard about being artsy -- Montmartre, Montparnasse and Le Marais -- have long since evolved into expensive neighborhoods. Now you need to go to the 11th arrondissement, a blue-collar neighborhood between Le Marais, Menilmontant and Republique.

                                                                                                                                                                  3. Hotel rooms can be had in summer. 

                                                                                                                                                                  Most travelers who have never even been to Paris have heard that July and August is the worst time to visit since Parisians vacate the place and businesses can be closed. Still, it’s when most Americans visit. You will be able to find hotel rooms during this time since French visitors and major conventions are both absent. Just keep in mind that budget hotels can be booked up with students on holiday, and most Parisian hotels don’t have air conditioning if a heat wave hits.

                                                                                                                                                                  Gayborhood Hotels: Le Marais

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                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Original Paris

                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Original Paris

                                                                                                                                                                  8 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                    4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                    Located in the heart of Paris, this hotel is within walking distance of Place de la Bastille, Opera Bastille, and Place des Vosges. Also nearby are Picasso Museum ...

                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Original Paris$225

                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Original Paris$225
                                                                                                                                                                    Villa Beaumarchais

                                                                                                                                                                    Villa Beaumarchais

                                                                                                                                                                    5 Rue Des Arquebusiers, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                      4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                      This romantic Paris hotel is located in the Marais, one of the city's oldest and trendiest districts; a central location 2 blocks from the Picasso Museum, and ...

                                                                                                                                                                      Villa Beaumarchais$194

                                                                                                                                                                      Villa Beaumarchais$194
                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Duo

                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Duo

                                                                                                                                                                      11 rue du temple, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                        4.1 out of 5 (9 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                        Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville, Centre Pompidou, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Forum des Halles ...

                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Duo$226

                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Duo$226
                                                                                                                                                                        MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel

                                                                                                                                                                        MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel

                                                                                                                                                                        6 rue de Fourcy, 11 rue du Fauconnier, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                          3.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                          Located in Paris City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Place des Vosges and Opera Bastille. Louvre Museum is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Saint-Paul ...

                                                                                                                                                                          MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel$82

                                                                                                                                                                          MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel$82
                                                                                                                                                                          Hotel Picard

                                                                                                                                                                          Hotel Picard

                                                                                                                                                                          26 Rue De Picardie, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Saint-Martin and Picasso Museum. Place des Vosges and Museum Georges Pompidou are ...

                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel Picard$71

                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel Picard$71
                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel France Louvre

                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel France Louvre

                                                                                                                                                                            40 Rue De Rivoli, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                              3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                              3.5 out of 5 (42 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                              Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue de Rivoli and Picasso Museum. Place des Vosges and Notre Dame Cathedral are also within ...

                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel France Louvre$153

                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel France Louvre$153
                                                                                                                                                                              Pavillon de la Reine

                                                                                                                                                                              Pavillon de la Reine

                                                                                                                                                                              28 Place Des Vosges, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                This grand hotel in the Marais district faces Place des Vosges, Paris’s oldest square, and is a 2-minute walk to Victor Hugo’s house. The Chemin Vert Metro station ...

                                                                                                                                                                                Pavillon de la Reine$504

                                                                                                                                                                                Pavillon de la Reine$504
                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Turenne Le Marais

                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Turenne Le Marais

                                                                                                                                                                                6 Rue De Turenne, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Saint-Martin and Place des Vosges. Picasso Museum and Opera Bastille are also within ...

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Turenne Le Marais$175

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Turenne Le Marais$175
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Le Compostelle

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Le Compostelle

                                                                                                                                                                                  31 Rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue de Rivoli and Picasso Museum. Place des Vosges and Museum Georges Pompidou are also ...

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Le Compostelle$134

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Le Compostelle$134
                                                                                                                                                                                    1K Paris

                                                                                                                                                                                    1K Paris

                                                                                                                                                                                    13 Boulevard Du Temple, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picasso Museum and Arts et Metiers Museum. Museum Georges Pompidou and Centre Pompidou ...

                                                                                                                                                                                      1K Paris$206

                                                                                                                                                                                      1K Paris$206

                                                                                                                                                                                      Puerto Vallarta Gay and Lesbian Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                      Located in the Pacific state of Jalisco, sandwiched between mountains and gorgeous Banderas Bay, P.V. attracts not only a swath of gay and lesbian American and European travelers, but also its fair share of queer Mexicans as well. Puerto Vallarta has over a dozen LGBT hotels, rentals and guesthouses, a large selection of gay bars and clubs, a world famous gay beach (“Blue Chairs” and its neighbor, “Green Chairs”), gay boat trips, and lots of fine dining to boot. Most of the gay and lesbian infrastructure is in the Zona Romantica (also called the “South Side”). The city is small but sophisticated, with a huge art gallery scene and one of the most gay-positive vibes in Latin America. Welcome to coastal Mexico’s sun-drenched queer mecca. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      More modern hotel and shopping areas (like Nuevo Vallarta) have arisen north and south of the cobblestone old town, allowing the area to retain much of its colonial charm. Malecon (the town’s main waterfront street) presents sculptures in an outdoor palm-lined art walk, and galleries outnumber churches. Despite the onslaught of timeshares and ex-pats who now call the city home, Vallarta still feels authentically Mexico. You can also take side trips to the natural hot springs in the mountains surrounding the bay, and there are tours for swimming with dolphins as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Romantic Zone Hotels

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Tropicana

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Tropicana

                                                                                                                                                                                      Amapas #214 Col., Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                        3.5 out of 5 (72 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Nestled on the beach, this Romantic Zone hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de los Muertos and Malecon. Los Muertos Pier and Olas Altas Street are also within ...

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Tropicana$37

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Tropicana$37
                                                                                                                                                                                        Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

                                                                                                                                                                                        Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa

                                                                                                                                                                                        Olas Altas 380, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                          3.7 out of 5 (284 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Overlooking the Banderas Bay with direct beach access, this Puerto Vallarta resort is in the Romantic Zone, a 5-minute walk to downtown and about a 20-minute ...

                                                                                                                                                                                          Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa$71

                                                                                                                                                                                          Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa$71
                                                                                                                                                                                          Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

                                                                                                                                                                                          Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

                                                                                                                                                                                          Amapas 114 Col Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                            3.7 out of 5 (119 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Located in Romantic Zone, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de los Muertos and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and Los Muertos ...

                                                                                                                                                                                            Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites$37

                                                                                                                                                                                            Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites$37
                                                                                                                                                                                            San Marino

                                                                                                                                                                                            San Marino

                                                                                                                                                                                            Rodolfo Gomez N 111, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                              3.3 out of 5 (67 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Located in Romantic Zone, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de los Muertos and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and Los Muertos ...

                                                                                                                                                                                              San Marino$80

                                                                                                                                                                                              San Marino$80
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Posada de Roger

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Posada de Roger

                                                                                                                                                                                              Basilio Badillo 237 COL, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5 (50 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Playa de los Muertos and Los Muertos Pier. La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and Plaza ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Posada de Roger$33

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Posada de Roger$33
                                                                                                                                                                                                Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                Amapas #380 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.8 out of 5 (21 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Located in Romantic Zone, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa de los Muertos, and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Malecon. Los Muertos ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience$70

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience$70
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Eloisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Eloisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.3 out of 5 (32 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Olas Altas Street and Los Muertos Pier. Cuale Island and Malecon are also within 1 mi (2 ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Eloisa$30

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Eloisa$30
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinnacle Resorts 220

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinnacle Resorts 220

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pulpito 220, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.5 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Located in Romantic Zone, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olas Altas Street and Malecon. Playa de los Muertos and Los Muertos Pier are also within 5 ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pinnacle Resorts 220$108

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pinnacle Resorts 220$108
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Garlands del Río

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Garlands del Río

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aquiles Serdan 359, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.5 out of 5 (30 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        This family-friendly Puerto Vallarta bed & breakfast is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Cuale Island and Malecon. Galeria Olinala and Gringo ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Garlands del Río$40

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Garlands del Río$40
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casa Dona Susana

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casa Dona Susana

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manuel M Dieguez No 171, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.9 out of 5 (110 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Located in Romantic Zone, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olas Altas Street and Malecon. Olas Atlas Beach and Playa de los Muertos are also within ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casa Dona Susana$53

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casa Dona Susana$53

                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.