Top 5 up and coming gay destinations
5. Austin, TX
A liberal, artistic and open-minded jewel in the reddest of states, Austin is a haven for LGBT travelers. If you love great live music and friendly folks this is the hotspot for you. And yes, it does get HOT in the summer. By day, head to Hippie Hollow and take a dip. At night, check out the great bars, restaurants and cafes in the Warehouse District.
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4. Portland, OR
“Rose City” is one of
the few urban areas surrounded by mountains, forests, and waterways. With
the beautiful backdrop of Mount Hood in the distance, Forest Park on the edge
of downtown and five major waterways within a 10-minute drive of the city,
Portland’s location is truly one of a kind.
The city’s Hawthorne District has the strongest, most concentrated lesbian
community in the county. Trendy,
affordable and funky coffeehouses, bars, secondhand shops and boutiques line
Hawthorne Boulevard and Belmont Street.
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3. Denver, CO
Unlike many major
cities, Denver has more than one gay neighborhood. LoDo or Lower Downtown,
Capitol Hill and South Broadway are all focal points for Denver’s gay scene and
each has a mix of restaurants, shops, galleries and bars that make them worth more
than a quick drive-by. The city
is also a dream for outdoorsy guys and gals.
Ski, mountain bike or hike in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the
sky’s the limit.
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2. Atlantic City, NJ
Beauty pageants and ‘Real Housewives,’ yes Atlantic
City is GAY! About two hours away from
NYC, AC is a great getaway with the best casinos, restaurants and clubs.
The resorts are world-class and many cater to both the straight and LGBT customer. The famed Atlantic City boardwalk runs nearly
six miles, making it the longest in the world. Take a stroll and enjoy
the vendors and sights along the way. More
than 50 years ago AC was a haven for gays and lesbians but LGBT groups today are
working hard to revive the queer presence.
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1. New Orleans, LA
Mardi Gras, jazz and amazing food! New Orleans is a major tourist destination for so many reasons. Southern Decadence, the biggest LGBT circuit party in the south happens here every Labor Day Weekend. No matter when you go, there’s a gay ol’ time to be had. “The Crescent City’s” population took a hit following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but those who’ve stayed or relocated here, including Sandy Sachs, the newest owner of the Bourbon Pub and Parade, are dedicated to making NOLA one of the next major LGBT destinations.
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