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XV Beacon

A Boston Hotel that surpasses expectation and is ranked #1 in the country.  Gaytravel thinks it’s aptly named “Fifteen” as in 15 out of 10! 

From 395 to 1400

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Taylor House Bed & Breakfast

Taylor House, a gracious Victorian home in Boston’s Jamaica Plain section, was built in 1853 for George W. Taylor, an international merchant head-q…

Gay Travel Boston

Boston is the capital of the first state to allow gay marriage in America! The main gay areas of Boston are centered around the neighborhoods of the South End and Jamaica Plains. Since the 1980’s the gays have been gentrifying these areas and opening up shops and restaurants. You will find plenty of gay bars and clubs along Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street. 

Gay Boston is absolutely drenched with history, as many of early-America’s important events took place in and around the area including the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Make time to check out 50-acre Boston Common—the country’s oldest city park. It has hosted a range of idiosyncratic historic events such as a speech by Martin Luther King Jr., public hangings in the 1800s, and even British soldiers camped there during the American Revolution. It’s also the starting location of the Freedom Trail which will take you around the city to even more historic locations. Boston is lousy with history; just try to appreciate it.

It’s also a thriving hotbed of intellectualism. There are several fantastic museums in the city and of course, Harvard University and MIT are both in Boston’s backyard as well as other institutions of higher learning such as Boston University. Try to avoid sticking out as the dullest crayon in the box by calling anyone “wicked smaht” while you’re there though as Bostonians aren’t well-known for being the friendliest of people. 

Boston’s pleasant to visit any time of the year, but winter is probably not for the faint of heart. Summer is gaytravel.com's favorite season; don't forget Boston Gay Pride held in June!

The Gay Scene in Boston

This New England city attracts both men and women, and the gay scene is largely visible. The gay bars and clubs are scattered around the city, but the South End is the gay scene’s true home.

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Restaurants in Boston

You don’t need us to tell you that Boston has an incredible restaurant scene. There are gay-friendly and gay-owned restaurants all over.

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Nightlife in Boston

Boston has a lively gay nightlife with plenty of gay bars and nightclubs. Boston has multiple colleges in and around the city so the scene can get wild if it needs to.

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Local Tips in Boston

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