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Popular Gay and Lesbian Vacation Packages in New York

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Gay and Lesbian Hotels in New York

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Hilton Garden Inn New York-Times Square Central
Hilton Garden Inn New York-Times Square Central
3.5 out of 5.0 136 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$99
4.4/5 (45 reviews)

Great location! Price was amazing for Thanksgiving Holiday. Perfect for watching the parade.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018
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Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
3.5 out of 5.0 215 E 64th St, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$329
4.3/5 (35 reviews)

Spacious with many great high quality amenities, nice design, good lighting, friendly staff. Some windows are mucky thus the lower rating. Got locked out of room after extending to an extra night thus the lower rating. Needing key card with one elevator but not another frustrating and even disabling ...

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
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Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street
Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street
3.0 out of 5.0 63 West 35th Street, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$107
4.2/5 (240 reviews)

Great view and location. More spacious room than average bay hotel.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
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Grand Hyatt New York
Grand Hyatt New York
4.0 out of 5.0 109 East 42nd Street, at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$179
4.1/5 (346 reviews)

Elevator problems, two were out of commission the entire visit creating delays in getting in and out of the hotel.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
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Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
4.0 out of 5.0 155 East 50th Street at Third Ave, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$143
3.8/5 (101 reviews)

Huge rooms especially for new york city. Good location too

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
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Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Free Cancellation
$349
3.3/5 (7 reviews)

Uncomfortable bed, non existent staff, rooms are very stuffy. The only good thing about this hotel is location! Close to everything.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
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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!

New York City 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.

Recently Reviewed Gay and Lesbian Hotels

*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.