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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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Hotel Pennsylvania

Hotel Pennsylvania

401 7th Ave, New York
    2.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    2.5 out of 5 (1,002 reviews)

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

    Hotel Pennsylvania$70

    Hotel Pennsylvania$70
    Stewart Hotel

    Stewart Hotel

    371 7th Ave, New York
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.9 out of 5 (368 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$94

      Stewart Hotel$94
      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 (124 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$119

        Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea$119
        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 (44 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$136

          INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad$136

          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 (220 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$89

            YOTEL New York$89
            Pod Times Square

            Pod Times Square

            400 W 42nd Street, New York
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (46 reviews)

              This hotel is located in New York (Midtown), close to American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Broadway. Also nearby are Macy's and New York Public ...

              Pod Times Square$85

              Pod Times Square$85
              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 (488 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$98

                The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel$98
                The Belvedere Hotel

                The Belvedere Hotel

                319 W 48th St, New York
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (235 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$103

                  The Belvedere Hotel$103

                  Gayborhood Hotels: Greenwich Village

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                  Gansevoort Meatpacking

                  Gansevoort Meatpacking

                  18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.1 out of 5 (152 reviews)

                    This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea Market. Friends ...

                    Gansevoort Meatpacking$194

                    Gansevoort Meatpacking$194
                    The Marlton Hotel

                    The Marlton Hotel

                    5 W 8th St, New York
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (10 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$195

                      The Marlton Hotel$195
                      Hotel 309

                      Hotel 309

                      309 W 14th St, New York
                        2.0 out of 5.0
                         
                         
                        2.5 out of 5 (8 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$104

                        Hotel 309$104
                        The Jane Hotel

                        The Jane Hotel

                        113 Jane St, New York
                          2.0 out of 5.0
                           
                           
                          3.8 out of 5 (23 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$88

                          The Jane Hotel$88

                          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
                             
                             
                            4.2 out of 5 (76 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$229

                            The Beverly Hilton$229
                            The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection

                            The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection

                            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 - Dorchester Collection$545

                              The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection$545
                              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
                                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$581

                                  Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills$581
                                  Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

                                  Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

                                  9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
                                    5.0 out of 5.0
                                     
                                     
                                    4.8 out of 5 (18 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$463

                                    Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills$463
                                    SIXTY Beverly Hills

                                    SIXTY Beverly Hills

                                    9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
                                      4.5 out of 5.0
                                       
                                       
                                      3.9 out of 5 (13 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$221

                                      SIXTY Beverly Hills$221
                                      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
                                        The Mosaic Hotel - Beverly Hills

                                        The Mosaic Hotel - Beverly Hills

                                        125 S Spalding Dr, Beverly Hills
                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                           
                                           
                                          4.2 out of 5 (12 reviews)

                                          An intimate oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills, this boutique hotel is a half mile from Rodeo Drive, 3 miles from the Sunset Strip and within 7 miles of Hollywood ...

                                          The Mosaic Hotel - Beverly Hills$215

                                          The Mosaic Hotel - Beverly Hills$215
                                          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 (24 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$152

                                              Maison 140$152

                                              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.

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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 (732 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$86

                                                Warwick Allerton - Chicago$86
                                                Freehand Chicago

                                                Freehand Chicago

                                                19 East Ohio Street, Chicago
                                                  3.5 out of 5.0
                                                   
                                                   
                                                  4.0 out of 5 (50 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$69

                                                  Freehand Chicago$69
                                                  Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                                                  Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                                                  676 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                                                    4.5 out of 5.0
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    4.5 out of 5 (46 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$134

                                                    Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile$134
                                                    The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

                                                    The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

                                                    127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago
                                                      4.5 out of 5.0
                                                       
                                                       
                                                      4.5 out of 5 (223 reviews)

                                                      Located in River North, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Magnificent Mile, John Hancock Center, and Chicago Water Tower. Merchandise Mart and ...

                                                      The Godfrey Hotel Chicago$90

                                                      The Godfrey Hotel Chicago$90

                                                      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
                                                         
                                                         
                                                        4.0 out of 5 (181 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$76

                                                        Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago$76
                                                        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
                                                           
                                                           
                                                          4.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                                                          Located in Lakeview, 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$134

                                                          Hotel Zachary Chicago, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel$134
                                                          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 (58 reviews)

                                                            Located in Lakeview, 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$90

                                                            Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel$90
                                                            Inn at Lincoln Park

                                                            Inn at Lincoln Park

                                                            601 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago
                                                              2.0 out of 5.0
                                                               
                                                               
                                                              3.1 out of 5 (129 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$55

                                                              Inn at Lincoln Park$55

                                                              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 (218 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$159

                                                                Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach$159
                                                                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 (139 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$188

                                                                  The Atlantic Hotel & Spa$188
                                                                  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 (134 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$179

                                                                    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$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 (154 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$179

                                                                      Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort$179
                                                                      Sea Club Resort

                                                                      Sea Club Resort

                                                                      619 Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                        3.3 out of 5 (85 reviews)

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

                                                                        Sea Club Resort$144

                                                                        Sea Club Resort$144
                                                                        Fortuna Hotel

                                                                        Fortuna Hotel

                                                                        3016 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale
                                                                          3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                          3.9 out of 5 (29 reviews)

                                                                          Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Historic Stranahan House Museum. Las Olas Beach ...

                                                                          Fortuna Hotel$81

                                                                          Fortuna Hotel$81
                                                                          W Fort Lauderdale

                                                                          W Fort Lauderdale

                                                                          401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
                                                                            4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                            4.1 out of 5 (77 reviews)

                                                                            Nestled on the beach, this Fort Lauderdale hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Historic Stranahan House Museum. Las ...

                                                                            W Fort Lauderdale$249

                                                                            W Fort Lauderdale$249
                                                                            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 (63 reviews)

                                                                              Located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Parker Playhouse and within 3 mi (5 km) of Historic Stranahan House Museum and Broward ...

                                                                              The Link Hotel on Sunrise$59

                                                                              The Link Hotel on Sunrise$59
                                                                              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 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Historic Stranahan House Museum. Las ...

                                                                                Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach$258

                                                                                Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach$258
                                                                                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 (17 reviews)

                                                                                  Situated on the Strip, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Fort Lauderdale Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Historic Stranahan House Museum. Las Olas Beach and Fort ...

                                                                                  Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel$99

                                                                                  Tranquilo A North Beach Village Resort Hotel$99

                                                                                  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 (5,625 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$19

                                                                                    Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park$19
                                                                                    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 (1,084 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$119

                                                                                      The Venetian Las Vegas$119
                                                                                      Excalibur Hotel Casino

                                                                                      Excalibur Hotel Casino

                                                                                      3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                                                        3.5 out of 5 (6,306 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$21

                                                                                        Excalibur Hotel Casino$21
                                                                                        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 (4,337 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$42

                                                                                          TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino$42
                                                                                          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 (6,973 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$23

                                                                                            Luxor Hotel and Casino$23
                                                                                            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 (1,107 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
                                                                                              Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection

                                                                                              Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection

                                                                                              2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                                3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                3.5 out of 5 (6,446 reviews)

                                                                                                Close to conventions

                                                                                                Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection$28

                                                                                                Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection$28
                                                                                                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 (1,742 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$55

                                                                                                  MGM Grand Hotel & Casino$55
                                                                                                  Bellagio

                                                                                                  Bellagio

                                                                                                  3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
                                                                                                    5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    4.3 out of 5 (1,045 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$159

                                                                                                    Bellagio$159
                                                                                                    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 (1,068 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$56

                                                                                                      Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino$56

                                                                                                      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 Whitcomb

                                                                                                      Hotel Whitcomb

                                                                                                      1231 Market St, San Francisco
                                                                                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        3.3 out of 5 (609 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$89

                                                                                                        Hotel Whitcomb$89
                                                                                                        Hotel Spero

                                                                                                        Hotel Spero

                                                                                                        405 Taylor St, San Francisco
                                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          4.5 out of 5 (25 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$139

                                                                                                          Hotel Spero$139
                                                                                                          Hyatt Regency San Francisco

                                                                                                          Hyatt Regency San Francisco

                                                                                                          5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
                                                                                                            4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            4.2 out of 5 (208 reviews)

                                                                                                            The 17-story Hyatt Regency is located on the Embarcadero waterfront, across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, close to the Embarcadero Center, Union Square, ...

                                                                                                            Hyatt Regency San Francisco$176

                                                                                                            Hyatt Regency San Francisco$176
                                                                                                            Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

                                                                                                            Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

                                                                                                            495 Jefferson St, San Francisco
                                                                                                              4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              4.4 out of 5 (139 reviews)

                                                                                                              Across the street from San Francisco Bay, this boutique hotel occupies a creatively converted 1909 brick warehouse; fun-filled Fisherman's Wharf is right outside; ...

                                                                                                              Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel$151

                                                                                                              Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel$151
                                                                                                              Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                                                                              Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                                                                              222 Mason St, San Francisco
                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                4.3 out of 5 (391 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$166

                                                                                                                Hotel Nikko San Francisco$166
                                                                                                                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 (700 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$67

                                                                                                                  Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$67
                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                    3.9 out of 5 (40 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$89

                                                                                                                    La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North$89
                                                                                                                    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 (144 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$98

                                                                                                                      Pullman San Francisco Bay$98
                                                                                                                      Hilton San Francisco Union Square

                                                                                                                      Hilton San Francisco Union Square

                                                                                                                      333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
                                                                                                                        4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        3.9 out of 5 (550 reviews)

                                                                                                                        Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

                                                                                                                        Hilton San Francisco Union Square$124

                                                                                                                        Hilton San Francisco Union Square$124
                                                                                                                        Hotel Focus SFO

                                                                                                                        Hotel Focus SFO

                                                                                                                        111 Mitchell Ave, South San Francisco
                                                                                                                          3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          2.9 out of 5 (41 reviews)

                                                                                                                          Hotel Focus SFO is 3 miles (4.8 km) from San Francisco International Airport and a 15-minute walk from So. California Caltrain Station. It's a half-hour drive ...

                                                                                                                          Hotel Focus SFO$76

                                                                                                                          Hotel Focus SFO$76

                                                                                                                          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 (200 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.$104

                                                                                                                            The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.$104
                                                                                                                            Washington Hilton

                                                                                                                            Washington Hilton

                                                                                                                            1919 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              3.7 out of 5 (242 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$90

                                                                                                                              Washington Hilton$90
                                                                                                                              The Embassy Row Hotel

                                                                                                                              The Embassy Row Hotel

                                                                                                                              2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                3.9 out of 5 (42 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$110

                                                                                                                                The Embassy Row Hotel$110
                                                                                                                                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 (370 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$179

                                                                                                                                  The Dupont Circle Hotel$179
                                                                                                                                  Embassy Inn

                                                                                                                                  Embassy Inn

                                                                                                                                  1627 16th St Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                    2.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    2.8 out of 5 (17 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$69

                                                                                                                                    Embassy Inn$69
                                                                                                                                    The St. Gregory Hotel

                                                                                                                                    The St. Gregory Hotel

                                                                                                                                    2033 M St Nw, Washington
                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      4.1 out of 5 (433 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$103

                                                                                                                                      The St. Gregory Hotel$103
                                                                                                                                      The Baron Hotel

                                                                                                                                      The Baron Hotel

                                                                                                                                      1523 22nd Street NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        2.8 out of 5 (19 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$66

                                                                                                                                        The Baron Hotel$66
                                                                                                                                        Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row

                                                                                                                                        Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row

                                                                                                                                        1914 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                          3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                          4.1 out of 5 (112 reviews)

                                                                                                                                          Ideal Location

                                                                                                                                          Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row$99

                                                                                                                                          Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row$99
                                                                                                                                          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 (452 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$84

                                                                                                                                            Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters$84
                                                                                                                                            The Normandy Hotel

                                                                                                                                            The Normandy Hotel

                                                                                                                                            2118 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington
                                                                                                                                              3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                              4.1 out of 5 (163 reviews)

                                                                                                                                              Set on a private street in the prestigious Embassy Row, this Washington, DC, boutique hotel is located off Connecticut Avenue for easy access to Dupont Circle ...

                                                                                                                                              The Normandy Hotel$74

                                                                                                                                              The Normandy Hotel$74

                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                4.4 out of 5 (10 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$107

                                                                                                                                                Assembly Hotel London$107
                                                                                                                                                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$152

                                                                                                                                                  Thistle Piccadilly$152
                                                                                                                                                  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 (19 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                    Location

                                                                                                                                                    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel$176

                                                                                                                                                    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel$176
                                                                                                                                                    The Nadler Soho

                                                                                                                                                    The Nadler Soho

                                                                                                                                                    10 Carlisle Street, London
                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      4.8 out of 5 (4 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$169

                                                                                                                                                      The Nadler Soho$169
                                                                                                                                                      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$135

                                                                                                                                                        Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel$135
                                                                                                                                                        Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel

                                                                                                                                                        Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel

                                                                                                                                                        31-36 Leicester Square, London
                                                                                                                                                          5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                          4.4 out of 5 (20 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                          Location

                                                                                                                                                          Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel$184

                                                                                                                                                          Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel$184
                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            4.6 out of 5 (8 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$226

                                                                                                                                                            The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton$226
                                                                                                                                                            Mimi's Hotel Soho

                                                                                                                                                            Mimi's Hotel Soho

                                                                                                                                                            56-57 Frith Street, London
                                                                                                                                                              3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                              4.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

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

                                                                                                                                                              Mimi's Hotel Soho$124

                                                                                                                                                              Mimi's Hotel Soho$124
                                                                                                                                                              Courthouse Hotel

                                                                                                                                                              Courthouse Hotel

                                                                                                                                                              19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London
                                                                                                                                                                5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                3.5 out of 5 (13 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$192

                                                                                                                                                                Courthouse Hotel$192
                                                                                                                                                                W London Leicester Square

                                                                                                                                                                W London Leicester Square

                                                                                                                                                                10 Wardour Street, London
                                                                                                                                                                  5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                  3.3 out of 5 (9 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$304

                                                                                                                                                                  W London Leicester Square$304

                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                  Charles V

                                                                                                                                                                  Charles V

                                                                                                                                                                  20 rue Saint Paul, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

                                                                                                                                                                    Charles V$216

                                                                                                                                                                    Charles V$216
                                                                                                                                                                    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$150

                                                                                                                                                                      Villa Beaumarchais$150
                                                                                                                                                                      Pavillon de la Reine

                                                                                                                                                                      Pavillon de la Reine

                                                                                                                                                                      28 Place Des Vosges, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0 out of 5 (6 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$321

                                                                                                                                                                        Pavillon de la Reine$321
                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Duo

                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Duo

                                                                                                                                                                        11 rue du temple, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                          4.2 out of 5 (14 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$201

                                                                                                                                                                          Hotel Duo$201
                                                                                                                                                                          Hotel Picard

                                                                                                                                                                          Hotel Picard

                                                                                                                                                                          26 Rue De Picardie, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel Picard$64

                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel Picard$64
                                                                                                                                                                            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 Rue de Rivoli and Place des Vosges. Picasso Museum and Opera Bastille are also within 10 ...

                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Turenne Le Marais$114

                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Turenne Le Marais$114
                                                                                                                                                                              Hôtel Castex

                                                                                                                                                                              Hôtel Castex

                                                                                                                                                                              5 Rue Castex, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                4.2 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victor Hugo's House, Opera Bastille, and July Column. Place de la Bastille and Place des ...

                                                                                                                                                                                Hôtel Castex$87

                                                                                                                                                                                Hôtel Castex$87
                                                                                                                                                                                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 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Saint-Paul ...

                                                                                                                                                                                  MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel$42

                                                                                                                                                                                  MIJE Fauconnier - Fourcy - Maubuisson - Hostel$42
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hôtel de la place des Vosges

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hôtel de la place des Vosges

                                                                                                                                                                                  12 Rue de Birague, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                    Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is steps from Rue de Rivoli and Place des Vosges. Opera Bastille and Picasso Museum are also within 15 minutes. Bastille ...

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hôtel de la place des Vosges$81

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hôtel de la place des Vosges$81
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hôtel de JoBo

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hôtel de JoBo

                                                                                                                                                                                    10, rue d'Ormesson, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                      This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Carnavalet Museum, Place des Vosges, and Picasso Museum. Place ...

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hôtel de JoBo$163

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hôtel de JoBo$163

                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Travel Tips

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Choose the right beach for you.

                                                                                                                                                                                      If the scene at Blue Chairs is simply too much, don’t worry: more than 26 miles of beaches line the Bay of Banderas. If you’re looking for a gay nude beach, board the raunchy Wet and Wild Gay Cruise which includes a detour at a private beach where you can strip down.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Avoid September. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Although P.V. is always warm, the humidity, rain and temperatures are worst during September.

                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Join gay excursions. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      No need to bump Speedos with straight tourists when going on excursions: Both Diana’s Tours & Wet  Wild Gay Cruise offer LGBT boat trips.

                                                                                                                                                                                      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 (81 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$36

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Tropicana$36
                                                                                                                                                                                        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 (294 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$86

                                                                                                                                                                                          Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa$86
                                                                                                                                                                                          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 (51 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$53

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hotel Posada de Roger$53
                                                                                                                                                                                            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 Altas Beach and Los Muertos ...

                                                                                                                                                                                              San Marino$100

                                                                                                                                                                                              San Marino$100
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Eloisa

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Eloisa

                                                                                                                                                                                              Lazaro Cardenas 179, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                3.3 out of 5 (35 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$44

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hotel Eloisa$44
                                                                                                                                                                                                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 (124 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 Altas Beach and Los Muertos ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites$46

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites$46
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pinnacle Resorts 220

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pinnacle Resorts 220

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pulpito 220, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.6 out of 5 (18 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$148

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinnacle Resorts 220$148
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Hacienda de Vallarta Centro

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hotel Hacienda de Vallarta Centro

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insurgentes 322 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.5 out of 5 (10 reviews)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Located in Romantic Zone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa de los Muertos, Los Muertos Pier, and La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Malecon ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Hacienda de Vallarta Centro$29

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hotel Hacienda de Vallarta Centro$29
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Casa Dona Susana

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Casa Dona Susana

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manuel M Dieguez No 171, Puerto Vallarta
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.9 out of 5 (113 reviews)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casa Dona Susana$79

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casa Dona Susana$79
                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.9 out of 5 (29 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$106

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Almar Resort Luxury LGBT Beach Front Experience$106

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