Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2016-05-11

D'Amico Kitchen Minneapolis - D'Amico Restaurant Chambers Hotel - Chambers Kitchen Minneapolis - Le Meridien Chambers Restaurant - D'Amico Osteria
Opened in fall 2009 in the slick, white-on-white Chambers Kitchen space formerly occupied by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the elegant but less fussy D'Amico Kitchen Osteria & Bar is the now top dog in the locally esteemed D'Amico restaurant empire. By all accounts, the new venture is working out nicely - the dining room retains the chic aesthetic of Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, and the kitchen serves three meals daily, including weekend brunch and lighter fare from a bar menu. Page 14.

Gorilla Bar Minneapolis - Gorilla Bar Chambers Minneapolis - Le Meridien Minneapolis Ice Bar - Gorilla Lounge Ice Bar - Hip Hotel Bars Minneapolis
The outdoor courtyard lounge at the trendy Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, the Gorilla Bar has been a favorite spot for cocktails and conversation among the see-and-be-set since the property opened in 2006. Comfy chairs, potted plants, and twinkly lighting make for a festive vibe on warm Minneapolis evenings. And during the city's frigid winters? The space holds its very own crystal-clear ice bar, complete with a fire pit and imaginative sculptures. Who says Minnesota winters can't be sexy and fun? Page 11.

Chambers Minneapolis - Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis - D'Amico Chambers Minneapolis - Le Meridien Minneapolis 2010 - Chambers Hotel Minneapolis
Rebranded as part of Starwood's prestigious Le Meridien hotel brand in 2010, the Le Meridien Chambers was opened by noted art collector Ralph Burnet in 2006. The sleek, contemporary hotel - carved out of a pair of older buildings (one had contained an adult bookstore for many years) has been part of a renaissance of hip boutique hotels that have transformed the Minneapolis lodging scene in recent years. The gay-popular hotel across the street from the Brass Rail nightclub is super swanky. Page 5.

Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore - Admiral Fell Inn Review - Harbor Magic Hotels - Baltimore Gay-Friendly Hotels - Baltimore Ghost Tours - Meli Bistro
Part of the Harbor Magic Hotels collection, which comprises three distinctive, gay-friendly boutique hotels in Baltimore, the historic Admiral Fell Inn anchors one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, Fells Point. The stately, redbrick structure is made up of seven different connected buildings, some dating as far back as the 1770s - at different times, the building has served as a boarding house, theater, and - perhaps most interestingly - as a YMCA for Seamen. Page 7.

Cafe Hon Baltimore - Baltimore Honfest 2013 - John Waters Cafe Hon - Baltimore Diners - Cafe Hon Hampden The Avenue - Kitschy Diners - Hon Bar
The huge pink flamingo over the door of Cafe Hon is a sign to some that this high-camp-themed diner in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood is ground-zero for kitsch fetishists, and evidence to others that both the restaurant and the many self-consciously groovy businesses nearby have become too touristy. If you're visiting from out of town, you're a fan of John Waters movies (he's shot a number of scenes in his films around Hampden), and you appreciate campy style, it's worth checking out Cafe Hon. Page 3.

City Cafe Baltimore - Baltimore Best Coffeehouses - Baltimore City Cafe - Theater District Restaurants Baltimore - Gay-Friendly Dining Baltimore
A favorite spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner in Mt. Vernon close to several of the city's top theaters, City Cafe is one of those convivial neighborhood hangouts that succeeds in being many things to many people - from gay-friendly coffeehouse to a sunny venue for a lavish brunch to an affordable and casual dinner spot that's ideal before or after catching a show nearby. City Cafe also has a natty bar that's packed at happy hour and serves food most night until 10:30. Page 8.

Club 1722 Baltimore - Baltimore After-Hours Clubs - Baltimore Gay Clubs - Club Charles Baltimore - 1722 Nightclub Baltimore - Gay After-Hours Bars
For many years, gay and lesbian revelers have been venturing to Club 1722 (the establishment on the left in this picture) on Friday and Saturday nights after the booze-licensed bars and nightclubs around the city have closed. This diminutive but rocking space opens at 1:45, and the dancing (to a wide range of DJ-spun music) lasts for many hours - until the sun has risen, at the very least. For fans of the gay after-hours scene, this place is a must. Page 9.

Club Hippo Baltimore - Hippo Gay Bar - Baltimore Hippo Club - Hippo Mt. Vernon - Mt. Vernon Gay Clubs - Baltimore Gay Discos - Baltimore Lesbian Bars
A stalwart of the Baltimore gay and lesbian club scene since it opened in the early '70s, right in the heart of the city's hip Mt. Vernon neighborhood, Club Hippo continues to be one of the hottest clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region. An expansive spot comprising several sections, including a dance floor, video bar, and cocktail saloon, the Hippo draws a genuine mix of revelers - plenty of folks wander between the club and Grand Central, a similarly fun gay bar nearly across the street. Page 4.

The Drinkery Baltimore - Baltimore Gay Neighborhood Bars - Drinkery Gay Bar Read Street - Baltimore Gay Lounges - Friendliest Gay Bars Baltimore
With its completely endearing name, comfy confines, and location within a short walk of several other fun gay bars in Mt. Vernon (i.e., Jay's on Read, Leon's), The Drinkery bills itself

Federal Hill Baltimore - Baltimore Federal Hill Neighborhood - Historic Federal Hill Houses - Federal Hill Photos - Gentrification in Baltimore
Several Baltimore neighborhoods have undergone significant gentrification over the years, and Federal Hill is one of the most striking examples - this historic hilltop neighborhood with great views of downtown's bustling Inner Harbor also has a relatively sizable GLBT population. The neighborhood has several notable attractions, including the fully restored Cross Street Market, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the quirky, intriguing mix of cafes, bars, and shops along South Charles Street. Page 10.

Fells Point Photos - Baltimore Harbor Night Pictures - Baltimore Water Taxi - Fells Point Waterfront - Gay-Friendly Baltimore Neighborhoods -
A view of Baltimore Harbor at night, taken from historic Thames Street in Fells Point. On the left, you'll see a dock for Baltimore Water Taxi - during the day, this is a handy way to get from Fells Point to the Inner Harbor and also clear across the harbor to Fort McHenry (which in this photo is just a bit left, or east of, of the hulking Tide Point redevelopment at Locust Point - this used to be a soap factory and now houses offices). Page 12.

Historic Fells Point Baltimore - Fells Point District Photos - Fells Point Colonial Architecture - Baltimore Historic District - Baltimore Waterfront
With one of the greatest concentrations of original Colonial and Victorian architecture in Baltimore, along with a bounty of fine restaurants and shops and a few charming accommodations, the Fells Point neighborhood merits at least an afternoon's exploration. You'll find many of the district's quaint shops and beautiful redbrick buildings along Thames Street (pictured here), which overlooks the waterfront that made this neighborhood a center of maritime trade for many generations. Page 11.

Grand Central Gay Bar - Grand Central Baltimore - Baltimore Best Gay Bars - Sappho's at Grand Central Station - Gay Nightclubs Baltimore -
Since 1991, Grand Central (known until 2003 as Central Station) has been a gay-nightlife mainstay of Baltimore, and an anchor of the bar district along North Charles Street in Mt. Vernon. The gay and lesbian entertainment complex consists of several different bars and lounges, including a large dance floor as well as a separate upstairs lesbian bar called Sappho's - although everybody of both genders is welcome throughout the place. Lube wrestling, wet underwear contests, and special events. Page 2.

Helmand Restaurant - Helmand Baltimore - Gay-Friendly Afghanistan Restaurants - Baltimore Afghan Food - Helmand North Charles Street - Gay Afghanistan
You may not think of Afghan restaurants as being especially gay-welcoming, but Baltimore's famed Helmand is in the heart of Mt. Vernon neighborhood (just up the street from the Washington Monument) and has always had a popular following with the many gays and lesbian who live in this area. Moreover, this elegantly furnished, warmly lighted space serves some of the best Afghan cuisine in the Mid-Atlantic region. Page 13.

Jay's on Read - Jay's Piano Bar - Jay's Baltimore - Gay Piano Bars - Baltimore Piano Lounges - Gay Cabaret Baltimore - Jay's Gay Bar Mt. Vernon -
Baltimore's definitive gay piano cabaret, Jay's on Read is a friendly, welcoming little spot that's popular with pretty much anybody who loves singing along - or even just listening - to show tunes and popular jazz standards. Pianists play on the bar's beautifully restored vintage grand piano, and happily take requests from the crowd, which although predominantly gay most nights includes plenty of others who enjoy this kind of entertainment. Page 6.

Sappho's Baltimore - Sappho's at Grand Central Station - Baltimore Lesbian Bars - Baltimore Gay Bars - Women's Discos Baltimore - Gay Maryland
Elegant Sappho's is a cozy and beautifully decorated lesbian bar on the upper level of Baltimore's famously fun Grand Central Station gay entertainment complex. With its leather arm chairs, Oriental rugs, high-end billiards table, soft lighting, and swanky bar, this place doesn't lack for style in the least - it's the best spot in the entire compound for conversation, and there's a nice little deck off to one side, perfect if you need some air.

Washington Monument Baltimore - Washington Tower Mount Vernon - Baltimore Famous Monuments - Baltimore Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods - Washington Obelisk
One of Baltimore's landmark icons, the Washington Monument rises some 178 high above the center of Mt. Vernon, one of the city's most gay-friendly neighborhoods - in fact, several GLBT-popular bars lie within a short walk of this dramatic obelisk. Although this Washington Monument is shorter by more than 350 feet than the more famous Washington Monument in nearby Washington, DC, this particular version is much older - it was completed in 1829, making it the first in the country. Page 5.

Baltimore Gay Scene, Bars, and Restaurants Guide
Friendly and unpretentious Baltimore is one of the East Coast's most resurgent cities. A largely working-class metropolis that's an easy drive from Washington, DC and Philadelphia as well as Delware's gay-popular Rehoboth Beach, Baltimore is anchored by a handsomely revitalized Inner Harbor. Fan out and you'll discover a number of neighborhoods with distinctive cafes, bars, and shops, many with gay cachet. Gay filmmaker John Water set most of his campy movies in and around the city.

Baltimore Gay Scene, Bars, and Restaurants Guide
Friendly and unpretentious Baltimore is one of the East Coast's most resurgent cities. A largely working-class metropolis that's an easy drive from Washington, DC and Philadelphia as well as Delware's gay-popular Rehoboth Beach, Baltimore is anchored by a handsomely revitalized Inner Harbor. Fan out and you'll discover a number of neighborhoods with distinctive cafes, bars, and shops, many with gay cachet. Gay filmmaker John Water set most of his campy movies in and around the city.

Endless Bridge Guthrie Theater - Guthrie Theater Minneapolis Photos - Lobby Terrace Guthrie Theater - Guthrie Theater Suspended Lobby -

Guthrie Theater Minneapolis - Guthrie Theater Endless Bridge Photos - Guthrie Minneapolis Cantilevered Lobby - Pictures of Minneapolis Guthrie Theatre
One of the most visually arresting theater buildings in the country, and also among the most prestigious from a performing arts perspective, the Tyrone Guthrie Theater was begun in 1963 but moved into its spectacular new space in the Mill District, overlooking the Mississippi River in 2006. The original building, formerly beside the Walker Art Center, was demolished to make way for a dramatic expansion of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The current Guthrie contains three stages. Page 4.

Cantilevered Bridge Guthrie Theater - Guthrie Minneapolis Suspended Lobby - World's Longest Cantilevered Bridges - Guthrie Theater Pictures
A view of the dramatic cantilevered lobby, known as the Endless Bridge, that extends from the Guthrie Theater several stories above West River Parkway. Page 13.

Spoonriver Minneapolis - Spoonriver Restaurant - Spoonriver Mill District Minneapolis - Minneapolis Gay Brunch Restaurants - Mill City Farmers Market
Sandwiched between the Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater in the city's imaginatively repurposed Mill District, Spoonriver is one of the hot spots in the Twin Cites for super-fresh, creatively prepared organic cuisine, with an emphasis on vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is helmed by Brenda Langton, who for years owned Cafe Brenda (now closed) in the Warehouse District. Langton also developed the increasingly popular Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday mornings along the adjacent Plaza. Page 3.

Minneapolis Warehouse District - Minneapolis Neighborhoods - Minneapolis Warehouse District Aerial View - JetSet Gay Bar Minneapolis - Jet Set Bar
Touring the popular and trendy Warehouse District, in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
The larger of Minnesota's Twin Cities, Minneapolis has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive, arts-driven city with a vibrant lesbian and gay community, a wealth of museums, a first-rate theater scene, and an abundance of hip restaurants, cafes, and - increasingly - swank hotels. A series of beautiful lakes and parks extends south from bustling downtown, which also fringes a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River. Here's a visual tour of this friendly, GLBT-popular city.

Minneapolis Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
The larger of Minnesota's Twin Cities, Minneapolis has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive, arts-driven city with a vibrant lesbian and gay community, a wealth of museums, a first-rate theater scene, and an abundance of hip restaurants, cafes, and - increasingly - swank hotels. A series of beautiful lakes and parks extends south from bustling downtown, which also fringes a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River. Here's a visual tour of this friendly, GLBT-popular city.

Art Theatre Long Beach - Art Theatre of Long Beach - Los Angeles Historic Theaters - Art Theater Wine Bar - Art Theater Coffeehouse - Gay Cinemas
A classic example of the art deco era's Streamline Moderne style, the stunning restored Art Theatre is along funky East 4th Street

Long Beach Gay Beaches - Belmont Shore Long Beach - Belmont Shore Gay Section - Long Beach Gay Scene - Club Ripples Gay Beach - Belmont Beach
There isn't necessarily a clear gay section at any of the broad, sandy beaches in Long Beach, but the area of Belmont Shore beach across from the gay bar Club Ripples has the strongest GLBT following. This part of the beach adjoins a parking area with metered spots. Belmont Shore is popular for kite-flying, jogging, fishing off the pier (several blocks west of here), and biking or blading along a paved path that curves through the center of the beach. It's always a fun mix of people. Page 6.

Long Beach Light Rail - Los Angeles Blue Line - Long Beach Avenue Blue Line - First Street Blue Line Stop - Downtown Long Beach Transit - LA Blue Line
Downtown Long Beach is connected with downtown Los Angeles (with connections there to the Red Line) via the Blue Line Light Rail, which opened in 1990. The ride along this 22-mile line takes a little under an hour, which is generally much faster (and easier) than driving. Stops in downtown Long Beach include this one pictured here at 1st Street and Long Beach Boulevard, plus stops at Pacific Avenue Transit Mall (at West 1st St.) and at 4th and Pacific and 4th and Long Beach Boulevard. Page 14.

The Brit Long Beach - The Brit Gay Bar - Brit Bar East Broadway - Long Beach Gay Bars - Pool Bars Long Beach - Gay Nightlife East Broadway - The Brit
The Brit is one of several gay neighborhood bars along the East Broadway strip in Long Beach. There's not a whole lot to distinguish this one from some of the others along here - it's a relatively quiet spot with a largely local following. Amusements, beyond the stiff drinks (at low prices), include pool, darts, and a fun jukebox. Page 19.

Club Broadway Long Beach - Club Broadway Closed
Club Broadway lesbian bar in Long Beach has closed. Page 13.

Club Ripples Long Beach - Long Beach Best Gay Bars - Gay Beach Bars - Ripples Gay Nightclub Long Beach - Belmont Shore Gay Beach - Club Ripples
Southern California has surprisingly few gay beach bars, especially with the demise a few years ago of the Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, but in the laid-back, underrated city of Long Beach - just 30 miles south of Los Angeles - you'll find one of the biggest and the best, Club Ripples. This two-story gay nightclub has been catering to the GLBT community since it opened in the early 1970s, just across the street from Belmont Shores's gay beach. Page 20.

Executive Suite Long Beach - Executive Suite Gay Bar - Executive Suite Lesbian Club - Long Beach Women's Bars - Long Beach Gay Latin Bars -
Executive Suite is the closest gay club in Long Beach to the 405 Freeway - it's about 3 miles east of downtown, and it operates with a different approach than other GLBT hangouts in the city: it's open only Thursday through Saturday, and each night is geared toward a different crowd (Latin on Thursdays, gay guys on Fridays, and lesbians on Saturdays). Of these events, the lesbian nights are highly popular, but all have their fans. Generally, it's about dancing and clubbing here. Page 15.

Falcon Long Beach - Falcon Gay Bar - Hispter Bars Long Beach - Mixed Gay/Straight Bars Long Beach - Falcon East Broadway - Long Beach Happy Hour Bars
The story of the Falcon is one of those cautionary tales of what happens when an old-school dive bar that few but hard-core, day-long drinkers ever paid much attention to develops serious cachet among hipsters and poseurs. Personally, I had a great time in this place, but I was an outsider stopping by for a drink. Longtime locals appear more divided on the Falcon's increasing popularity, some uneasy about the crowds. Other like that the Falcon draws a genuine mix of Long Beach revelers. Page 2.

Hamburger Mary's Long Beach - Long Beach Gay Restaurants - Gay Brunch Long Beach - Long Beach Best Burgers - Long Beach Drag Shows - Boy Bar
The nearest gay bar in Long Beach to downtown, Hamburger Mary's is part of the much-loved, high-camp chain of burger joints with locations throughout the country (and the greatest number in California). The large patio is the best spot for lunch or dinner, while inside the bar serves up potent drinks, with specials throughout the week. Nightly themes include Club Lucky Wednesdays with go-go boys and drag shows, bottomless mimosa Sunday brunch, Friday's Boy Bar, and Doll House Thursdays. Page 7.

Hot Java Long Beach - Gay Coffeehouses - Long Beach Coffeehouses - Hot Java East Broadway - GLBT Cafes - Long Beach Gelato - Free Wi-Fi Long Beach
There may not be a coffeehouse in California with a more loyal gay following than Hot Java, an attractive cafe with plush couches, a fireplace, hardwood floors, and tall windows overlooking the city's main gay-bar strip, East Broadway, as well as leafy Bixby Park. Hot Java is just a 10-minute walk north of the beach, too, which is an excellent place to carry your iced latte, Italian soda, slice of cake, or dish of gelato. This GLBT favorite also stocks many of the area's free gay mags and papers. Page 5.

The Center Long Beach - Long Beach LGBT Center - Long Beach Gay Community Center - Gay Resources Long Beach - GLBT Center Long Beach - Gay Long Beach
Next to the beautifully restored Art Theatre along the city's funky 4th Street

Lola's Mexican Cuisine - Lola's Long Beach - Lola's Mexican Food - Long Beach Best Mexican Restaurants - Ceviche Tostadas - Mole Verde - Carnitas
A cheerful, casual Mexican restaurant across from the Long Beach GLBT Center and the handsome Art Theater along the hip 4th Street Retro Row, Lola's serves a mix of California-style and regional Mexican cuisine - everything from camarones al ajillo (shrimp with garlic sauce), carne asada, and mole verde, plus an excellent Birria Guadalajara (made with pork and veal, and served with frijoles charros). Save room for Lola's Tres Leches cake. Page 11.

Mineshaft Tavern Long Beach - Mineshaft Leather Bar - Long Beach Gay Cruise Bars - Leather and Levi's Long Beach - Long Beach Men's Cruising Bars
Like many classic leather bars, the Mineshaft has steadily transitioned over time to more of a Levi's and T-shirts bar - it's still very much a guys' hangout, with a somewhat cruisy vibe (at least late on weekend evenings), but this unpretentious neighborhood bar with a mock-Western facade is mostly just a laid-back spots for affordable drinks and shooting pool. Dim lighting and a rustic wood interior give the Mineshaft a bit more character than some of the other gay bars along East Broadway. Page 16.

Paradise Long Beach - Paradise Piano Bar - Long Beach Gay Restaurants - Gay Piano Bars Los Angeles - Paradise Restaurant Long Beach - Bird of Paradise
This attractive piano bar and restaurant along East Broadway was known for many years as The Bird of Paradise. Nowadays the space goes by the simple name Paradise, and it's one of the most popular gay and lesbian hangouts in the city - it's actually pretty mixed gay-straight many evenings. Fans appreciate the lively piano cabaret, drag bingo shows, and very good mod-American food, including weekend brunch and dinner served late. Page 12.

Queen Mary Long Beach - Queen Mary Hotel - Queen Mary Tours - Long Beach Gay-Friendly Hotels - Long Beach Harbor - Queen Mary Dome - Queen Mary Photos
Launched in 1934 and tied up in Long Beach Harbor since it ended passenger service in 1967, the 12-deck, 1,000-foot Queen Mary is one of the city's most recognizable attractions. Today the sleek, Art Deco beauty is a working hotel - a fun, if quirky, place to stay that's appealing for a chance to experience the ship's grandeur. Accommodations and amenities, however, are understandably a bit dated. Even if you don't stay here, come by for a tour - several kinds are offered.

Retro Row Long Beach - 4th Street Corridor Long Beach - Long Beach Shopping - Vintage Shops Los Angeles - Long Beach Gay Neighborhoods - Deja Vu
East 4th Street, roughly from Walnut Avenue to Junipero Avenue, has emerged in recent years as

Silver Fox Long Beach - Silver Fox Gay Bar - Long Beach Gay Neighborhood Bars - Silver Fox Video Bar - Long Beach Gay Nightlife
In a handsomely restored art deco building just off the quirky 4th Street Corridor and a bit northeast of the main gay bar district in Long Beach, the Silver Fox has been one of the city's nightlife mainstays for many years. It's not, despite the name, necessarily geared toward older men - age-wise, the crowd is very mixed. The attractive interior, friendly staff, and relatively compact dimensions make this a good spot to socialize, especially early in the evening, when it's most popular. Page 8.

Sweetwater Saloon Long Beach - Sweet Water Gay Bar - Long Beach Dive Bars - Gay Neighborhood Bars Long Beach - Long Beach Broadway Gay Bar Strip
One of the several greatest hits that make up the East Broadway gay bar strip near downtown Long Beach, Sweetwater Saloon is a pretty classic neighborhood bar - there aren't a lot of bells and whistles here, just a no-nonsense bar with an outgoing staff serving low-price booze to low-keyed gay guys (and a fair number of straights). There's a patio off the bar, a pool table, and a cool jukebox with a wide variety of tunes. Page 18.

Turret House Long Beach - Turret House Bed-and-Breakfast - Gay-Friendly Inns Long Beach - Turret House Inn - Long Beach Historic Hotels - Turret Inn
Downtown Long Beach has relatively few historic accommodations, but the Turret House B&B is a great little find, set in a residential area a few blocks west of Pacific Avenue and the Blue Line Light Rail into downtown Los Angeles. This meticulously restored Victorian with five guestrooms dates to 1906 and has budget-friendly rates starting at just $79 nightly. All rooms have private baths and satellite TV, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the house. The inn is also pet-friendly. Page 10.

Westin Long Beach - Long Beach Westin Hotel - Best Hotels Long Beach - Gay-Friendly Westin - The Grill Long Beach - Upscale Hotels Long Beach
Among the several mid- and upscale hotels in downtown Long Beach, most of them clustered around the harbor and the city's convention center, the Westin Long Beach stands out for its spacious, contemporary, and nicely appointed rooms. Many of them have harbor views, and all are outfitted with classic Heavenly Beds and stylish bathrooms with double-headed massage showers. Amenities include The Grill restaurant (fine for hotel dining, but not a destination restaurant), a fitness center, and pool. Page 17.

Asheville Gay Scene Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide to Asheville, North Carolina, with nightlife, hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, shops, and attractions of interest to this historic and scenic city's GLBT visitors.

Asheville Gay Scene Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide to Asheville, North Carolina, with nightlife, hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, shops, and attractions of interest to this historic and scenic city's GLBT visitors.

Asheville Gay Scene Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide to Asheville, North Carolina, with nightlife, hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, shops, and attractions of interest to this historic and scenic city's GLBT visitors.

Long Beach Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide to Long Beach, including nightlife, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and attractions popular with GLBT visitors.

Long Beach Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide to Long Beach, including nightlife, restaurants, hotels, beaches, and attractions popular with GLBT visitors.

Mazatlan Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
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Albuquerque Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
Albuquerque Gay Gallery

Albuquerque Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
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Albuquerque Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
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2016 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Calendar
A 2016-2017 Calendar of Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals around the world.

Palm Springs White Party April 2016
A look at Palm Springs White Party, the famed circuit party presented by the Jeffrey Sanker and held in early April 2016

Gay Days in Las Vegas 2016
A preview of the Gay Days Las Vegas celebration, which is held in early September of 2016, and produced by the organizers of legendary Orlando Gay Days.

Gay Nightlife Guides - Best Gay Bars
Articles that provide overviews of the local gay nightlife scenes in different towns and cities around the world.

Denver Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa

New Haven Gay Bars, Nightlife, Gay-friendly Restaurants
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in New Haven, Connecticut, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the campus of Yale University.

Hartford Gay Bars and Nightlife
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Hartford, Connecticut, as well as gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses around the city and in nearby towns of the Connecticut River Valley.

Acadiana and Lafayette Louisiana Gay Pride 2016
2016 Acadiana Pride Festival, held in Louisiana's Cajun capital, Lafayette, in mid- to late March

Sonoma County Gay Pride 2016 - Russian River Pride 2016
A preview of the Sonoma County Gay Pride Festival, held in the Russian River town of Guerneville in early June 2016

Bakersfield Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Bakersfield Gay Pride, held in mid- to late October 2016

Hartford Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Hartford

Hartford Gay Pride 2016 - Connecticut Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Hartford Gay Pride, held in Connecticut in September 2016

Exhale Albuquerque - Closed
Exhale ABQ has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 31.

Self Serve Albuquerque - Self Serve Sex and Erotica Shop - Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center - Gay Sex Toys Albuquerque - Dildo Vibrator Shops
A cheerful and fun sex toy and erotica shop as well as an all-around resource center on sexuality and sex education, Self Serve is right in the heart of Albuquerque's hip Nob Hill neighborhood, and it offers a welcoming, clean, well-lighted alternative environment for buying and learning about dildos, vibrators, lube, bondage and S&M gear, lingerie and underwear, erotic movies and books, and just about anything else you can think of that relates to adult play and intimacy. Page 11.

Grove Cafe & Market Albuquerque - Gourmet Markets Albuquerque - ABQ Best Sandwiches - Downtown Albuquerque Cafes - Grove Cafe Albuquerque - ABQ Brunch
A sleekly designed, airy cafe and fine-foods market on an up-and-coming stretch of Route 66 on the eastern side of downtown Albuquerque (and area sometimes referred to as EDo), the Grove makes arguably the best sandwiches in the city as well as exceptionally tasty and fresh breakfast fare. It's open daily (except Monday) till mid-afternoon for breakfast, brunch on weekends, and lunch, and there's both indoor and patio seating. It's all rather urbane and casually elegant. Page 6.

Nob Hill Albuquerque - Nob Hill First Thursdays Art Strolls - Albuquerque Nob Hill Street Fairs - Best Gay Neighborhoods Albuquerque - ABQ Route 66
Albuquerque's quirkiest, artiest neighborhood is - not surprisingly - one of the most popular parts of the city to live in among gays and lesbians. This lively district along historic Route 66 (Central Avenue) lies a short drive east of downtown, and just on the eastern edge of the University of New Mexico campus. A great time to visit is during the monthly First Thursday arts stroll, which takes place along Nob Hill's main drag, Central Avenue, from about Dartmouth Drive to Carlisle Boulevard. Page 12.

Sandia Peak Albuquerque - Sandia Crest Photos - Sandia Aerial Tram Views - Albuquerque Aerial View - Sandia Mountain - Sandia Mountain Biking Skiing
A view looking south from Sandia Crest of the Sandia mountain range and, on the right side of the photo, the edge of the city of Albuquerque. This view is from near the platform of the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest in the world. A short stroll north of the platform is the popular High Finance restaurant, which has similarly amazing view if less impressive food. Also from this point you can access Sandia Peak's downhill skiing in winter, and mountain biking during the warmer months. Page 3.

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A view of one of the spacious suites inside the stylish and historic Hotel Parq Central in downtown Albuquerque. Page 23.

Marble Brewery Albuquerque - Marble Brewpub ABQ - Marble Brewery Restaurant - Albuquerque Microbreweries - ABQ Best Happy Hours - Marble Bar ABQ
A highly regarded craft brewery in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, the Marble Brewery produces about eight beers on a regular basis as well as a number of seasonal and limited-time specials - you can drink them at the on-site brewpub, which has a large dining room as well as a spacious patio. And you'll also find Marble brews throughout New Mexico, both on tap and in bottles. Also, up in Santa Fe, check out Marble Brewery Tap Room, in a two-story building overlooking the Plaza. Page 25.

Sandia Mountain in Snow - Sandia Peak Albuquerque - Pictures of Sandia Mountains - Snow in Albuquerque Photos - Sandia Range - Elevation Sandia Crest
The most visible and dramatic defining geographical feature of Albuquerque, the Sandia mountain range is actually part of the Sandia-Manzano Mountains, and this singularly huge, jagged ridge rises to 10,678 feet above sea level (and about a mile above Albuquerque, which has an elevation of 5,200 feet). The range, pictured here following a night of snow, is named for the watermelon hue cast over the mountains at sunset (sandia is the Spanish word for watermelon). Page 30.

La Luz Trail Albuquerque - Sandia Mountains Hiking - Albuquerque Hiking Trails - Sandia Hiking Photos - La Luz Trail Pictures - New Mexico Best Hikes
With a trailhead (pictured here) that begins at the Juan Tabo Basin Picnic Area off Tramway Road in northeast Albuquerque, the La Luz Trail climbs some 3,400 feet to the soaring peak of the Sandia Mountains. This is a challenging but rewarding hike of nearly 9 miles, and it takes the better part of the day to manage it all the way to the top. One option, after enjoying some food at High Finance restaurant at the top, is to take the Sandia Peak Tram back down to the bottom. Page 24.

Golden Brown Panaderia - Golden Crown Bakery Albuquerque - Green-Chile Bread New Mexico - Golden Crown Pizzeria - Old Town Albuquerque Restaurants
Beloved by visitors and locals, Golden Crown Panaderia is one of those culinary institutions that defines Albuquerque. Founded by baker Pratt Morales, who continues to run it with his son Christopher and a team of friendly employees, Golden Crown is just renowned for such regional specialty baked goods as green-chile bread, biscochito cookies (in several flavors), and pizza made with blue corn, green-chile, and other outstanding doughs. It's also a terrific stop for espresso and sandwiches. Page 21.

Downtown Albuquerque Photos - Route 66 Downtown Albuquerque - Central Avenue Albuquerque Downtown Business District - Albuquerque Gay Bars Downtown
Although still chiefly a center of government and commerce, Albuquerque's downtown, which is bisected east-west by Central Avenue, aka Rte. 66 (pictured here, looking east), has undergone a slow but steady rejuvenation in recent years. You'll find a number of restaurants and bars, including a few gay-friendly spots like Blackbird and 4th Street Nightclub, plus a slick movie theater, the historic KiMo Theatre performance center, a few galleries, and the vintage Alvarado rail station. Page 15.

GearWerks Leather Shop - Albuquerque Gay Sex Stores - Leathersmith Albuquerque - Albuquerque Gay Leather Gear - Sex Toys ABQ
GearWerks, the gay leather and sex boutique formerly located at Sidewinders gay club, is now located in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood, right near the gay bar Albuquerque Social Club. Page 26.

Apothecary Lounge Albuquerque - Apothecary Rooftop Bar Hotel Parq Central - Albuquerque Skyline Views - Best Nightlife Albuquerque - Tapas Bars ABQ
With an expansive rooftop deck affording unobstructed views of the downtown Albuquerque skyline and the high mesa that extends for miles beyond, the sophisticated Apothecary Lounge is one of the city's trendiest spots for cocktails, wine, and creative tapas and small plates cuisine. The hip bar, which also has a large indoor section with tables, a long bar, and window seats, sits atop the city's swish Hotel Parq Central, in the lively EDo section of the city, just off historic Route 66. Page 13.

Effex Nightclub - Albuquerque Effex - Albuquerque Gay Nightclubs - Effex Gay Bars - Downtown Albuquerque Gay Discos - Albuquerque Lesbian Clubs
Albuquerque's first genuine

El Patio Albuquerque - El Patio New Mexican Restaurant - Albuquerque Best Green Chile - UNM Albuquerque Restaurants - El Patio de Albuquerque
The diminutive El Patio is a beloved standby of Nob Hill and the nearby campus of the University of New Mexico, a favorite spot for filling, affordable, and generally very spicy and authentic New Mexican fare: blue-corn enchiladas, sopaipillas stuffed with beans and cheese (these fried-dough confections are also served following the meal, with honey, as is tradition in New Mexico), huevos rancheros, carne adovada, and other variations on the usual suspects, all prepared consistently well. Page 22.

Farina Pizzeria Albuquerque - Farina Pizza & Wine Bar - Albuquerque Best Pizza - Albuquerque Wine Bars - Farina ABQ Pizza
Since it opened beside its sister restaurant, the also excellent Artichoke Cafe, cozy and convivial Farina Pizzeria has been serving some of the finest pizza in the state - think of happily irregular-shaped hand-tossed pies with blistering crusted (thanks to inferno-like brick ovens). There's a long list of creative toppings, including tallegio cheese, salsiccia sausage, truffle oil, chopped imported olives, and farmhouse goat cheese with leeks. Page 4.

Flying Star Downtown Albuquerque - Albuquerque Gay-Friendly Coffeehouses - Downtown Albuquerque Best Breakfasts - WiFi Hotspots ABQ - ABQ Flying Star
One of the most architecturally distinctive of the several Flying Star cafes set around Albuquerque (there's also one in Santa Fe), the downtown ABQ Flying Star occupies the 1950 Southern Union Gas Co. building, which was designed by the seminal New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem. The two-floor space with both a main dining room and a quieter upstairs loft area is a favorite hangout of students, downtown offices workers, artists, and tourists. It serves delicious breakfast fare. Page 28.

Hotel Parq Central - Albuquerque Parq Central Hotel - Best Hotels Albuquerque - Albuquerque Boutique Hotels - Gay-Friendly Lodging Albuquerque
The hip and stylish Hotel Parq Central has been a game-changing addition to the increasingly notable neighborhood of eastern downtown Albuquerque, often dubbed EDo. The three-story Italianate building, which was constructed in 1926 as Santa Fe Hospital and magically transformed into an upscale boutique hotel after an impressive - and ingenious - remodel, has long been a fixture along Central Avenue (old Route 66), just off I-25. Page 8.

KiMo Theatre Albuquerque - Pueblo Deco Architecture - KiMo Theatre Pictures - KiMo Theatre Facade - Pueblo Revival Art Deco Buildings - KiMo ABQ
In addition to being a prominent performance space that hosts theater, concerts, and dance, the striking KiMo Theatre is one of the world's seminal examples of a relatively scarce architectural style: Pueblo Art Deco. The building opened in 1927, designed by Oreste Bachechi, with elements of both the Pueblo Revival for which New Mexico is known and the then-modish Art Deco ornamentation that had become in vogue for movie cinemas of the time. Page 16.

Route 66 Albuquerque - Route 66 Nob Hill Photos - New Mexico Route 66 Architecture - Albuquerque Gay Neighborhoods - Nob Hill Shopping District
Route 66, known locally as Central Avenue, is the most historic east-west thoroughfare in Albuquerque - it gently descends down a hill from the city's west mesa, crosses the Rio Grande and becomes the main drag through downtown, and then begins a gentle ascent after crossing I-25 and climbing past the University of New Mexico campus into funky, hip, and gay-popular Nob Hill. Pictured here are some of the colorful storefronts and cafes along Route 66 in the heart of Nob Hill.

Flying Star Cafe - Flying Star Albuquerque - gay coffeehouses - gay-friendly Albuquerque cafes - gay Albuquerque bars - Albuquerque gay nightlife
Albuquerque has some less traditional gay nightlife options, including the highly inviting local coffeehouse-restaurant chain, Flying Star. These hip, smartly furnished hangouts are spacious and attractively decorated, several of them with fireplaces and most with large patios. There are six of them throughout Albuquerque. Page 10.

Albuquerque Hot-Air Ballooning Pictures - Albuquerque Balloon Festival - Gay-Friendly Hot-Air Ballooning Companies - Gay Albuquerque Photos -
Gay-friendly Albuquerque is considered the hot-air ballooning capital of the world, and dozens of outfitters here (along with a few in other parts of New Mexico) offer early-morning (and sometimes sunset) rides of the stunning Rio Grande valley - the views of the city and the cloud-scraping Sandia Mountains are something else. The Duke City also hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta each fall - it's one of New Mexico's biggest draws. Page 9.

Sandia Peak Tramway - Albuquerque Aerial Tram - World's Longest Tramway - Sandia Aerial Tramway Photos - Ski Sandia Pictures - Sandia Cable Car
The world's longest aerial tramway, the Sandia Peak Tramway (pictured here from the upper terminus) rises from Albuquerque's Northeast Heights neighborhood (elevation about 6,500 feet) to Sandia Crest, at about 10,400 feet. At the top you'll find numerous viewing areas, hiking trails along the top of the ridge as well as the La Luz Trail, which leads steeply down to Northeast Heights), a restaurant called High Finance, and Sandia downhill ski area (popular for mountain-biking) in summer. Page 20.

Blackbird Buvette - Blackbird Albuquerque - Blackbird Buvette Bar and Cafe - Albuquerque Gay-Friendly Bars - ABQ Mixed Gay Bars - ABQ Live Music Clubs
Hip and low-keyed Blackbird Buvette is one of downtown Albuquerque's most inviting little spots for a beer (they carry a few local brews) or cocktail, a light meal (crepes, burgers, breakfast served all day), a chance to watch a cool band (emphasis is on indie rock, folk, funk, acoustic), or just mingle with the eclectic, young-ish crowd that frequents this place. There's patio seating out front and in back, too, making this increasingly gay-popular spot especially pleasant on a warm evening. Page 18.

Albuquerque Social Club - ABQ Social Club Central Avenue - Gay Clubs Albuquerque - SOCH ABQ - Albuquerque Drag Shows - Gay Happy Hour Nobhill
The Albuquerque Social Club (aka

Sidewinders Albuquerque - Sidewinders Gay Bar - Ranch Gay Club Albuquerque - Sidewinders Reopened
One of the longest-running gay bars in the Southwest, Sidewinders - known for many years as The Ranch - is a favorite spot for dancing and socializing in Albuquerque. Although the club had closed for a while, it reopened following a renovation in fall 2011. Page 2.

Scalo Albuquerque - Scalo Italian Restaurant Nob Hill - Gay-Friendly ABQ Restaurants - Romantic Italian Restaurants - Scalo ABQ Central Avenue
Nob Hill's many excellent restaurants include a long-time favorite of the gay community, Scalo, which serves sophisticated yet reasonably priced Northern Italian fare. The elegant restaurant with a large outdoor seating area overlooking bustling Central Avenue (aka historic Route 66) makes a fine setting for dinner, sipping wine, coffee and dessert, and lighter bar food. The kitchen emphasizes local, organic ingredients, and there's always a featured wine on the menu for just $15 a bottle. Page 29.

Frontier Restaurant Albuquerque - Frontier Diner ABQ - Albuquerque Late-Night Restaurants - Albuquerque Green-Chile Cheeseburgers - Frontier Nob Hill
Directly across from the campus of the University of New Mexico and established in 1971, the vaguely barn-like Frontier Restaurant is one of the state's great cheap-eats culinary treasures - a rambling collection of dining rooms hung with cowboy art and John Wayne portraits. Frontier had been open 24 hours for many years but currently serves food daily from 5 am until 1 am - plenty late to attract a curious mix of students, post-clubbing revelers, gays and lesbians, and regular folks. Page 14.

Juan Tabo Basin Picnic Area - Sandia Mountain Wilderness Photos - Albuquerque Snow Pictures - Cibola National Forest - La Luz Trail Access - Juan Tabo
One of the prettiest spots in Albuquerque for a view of the region, and of the Sandia Mountains which rise above the city to the east, the Juan Tabo Basin Picnic Area is part of Cibola National Forest. Pictured here following a light snowfall (yes, Albuquerque actually receives about a foot of snow per year, a little less than Washington, DC), the Juan Tabo Basin is also the trailead for the strenuous La Luz Trail, which climbs more than 3,000 feet over 8 miles to Sandia Peak. Page 17.

Albuquerque Parq Central Hotel Bathroom View - Bathroom Pictures Hotel Parq Central New Mexico
With tile floors, high ceilings, and lux toiletries, the bathrooms at the Hotel Parq Central in downtown Albuquerque are among the swankiest in the city. Page 27.

North America's Best Gay-Friendly Bargain Cities
North America's best bargain cities for gay travelers, meaning cool, GLBT-popular destinations that offer great value, affordable accommodations, and plenty of cheap restaurants and gay bars.

Phoenix Gay Nightlife Bars and Clubs List
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.

Phoenix Gay Nightlife Bars and Clubs List
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.

Phoenix Gay Nightlife Bars and Clubs List
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.

Phoenix Gay Nightlife Bars and Clubs List
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.

Tribe Church Street - Tribe Nashville gay bar
Tribe Gay Bar, Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 7.

Gulf South Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Gulf South, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee

Trax Nashville - Trax Gay Bar Nashville
Trax Bar Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Snug Harbor Jazz Club - Snug Harbor New Orleans
Snug Harbor, New Orleans. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.

Blue Genes gay bar - Blue Genes Nashville
Blue Gene's Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

Lipstick Lounge Nashville
Lipstick Lounge, Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Play Nightclub Nashville - Play Gay Bar Church Street
Play Gay Bar, Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

Vibe Bar Nashville - Vibe Nightclub Nashville
Vibe gay bar, Nashville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

B-Bob's Mobile - B-Bobs Gay Bar
B-Bob's gay bar, Mobile. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 10.

Bacchus Gay Bar - Bacchas Mobile Alabama
Bacchus closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

Gabriel's Downtown Mobile - Gabriel's Gay Bar Mobile
Gabriel's Gay Bar, Mobile. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 4.

Just Us Biloxi - Just Us Gay Bar
Just Us Lounge, Biloxi. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Gay Hotels Guides - Gay-Friendly Lodging Guides
Guides to the best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and clothing options resorts in cities and towns around the world.

Jacksonville and St. Augustine Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in greater Jacksonville, including St. Augustine, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Neptune Beach.

AJ's Bar and Grill closed - AJ's Gay Bar Jacksonville
AJ's Bar and Grill, Jacksonville - closed. Page 13.

Chew Jacksonville closed - Chew Restaurant W. Adams Street
Chew Jacksonville has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 14.

InCahoots Jacksonville - InCahoots Gay Bar
Inside InCahoots, one of the two biggest and most popular gay dance clubs in Jacksonville. Page 3.

San Marco Theatre Jacksonville - Art Deco Jacksonville
One of the more prominent buildings in Jacksonville's San Marco Historic Distric, the elegant 1938 San Marco Theatre. Page 5.

Historic San Marco Neighborhood - Gay-Friendly Jacksonville
Historic San Marco, Jacksonville. Page 6.

Club Jacksonville Bathhouse - Jacksonville Gay Sex Club
Jacksonville's gay bathhouse, Club Jacksonville (aka Club Jax). Page 2.

Bistro Aix Jacksonville - Bistro Aix San Marco
A look inside Bistro X in Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood

616 Park Street Bar - Bar 616 Jacksonville closed
Bar 616 Jacksonville, FL - closed. Page 12.

The Metro Jacksonville - Metro Gay Nightclub Historic Riverside
Metro Gay Bar, Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 4.

Passion Club Mazatlan - Mazatlan Gay Bars - Mexico Gay Discos - Mazatlan Zona Dorada Golden Zone Nightlife - Club Passion Lesbian Bar Mazatlan Mexico
Passion Club Mazatlan. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Pepe Toro Mazatlan
Pepe Toro's Mazatlan. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Vitrolas Bar Mazatlan
Vitrolas Bar Mazatlan. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Jacksonville Gay Guide - Jacksonville Gay Nightlife
A gay guide and slideshow on Jacksonville, Florida

Bo's Club Jacksonville - Bo's Coral Reef gay bar
Bo's gay bar, Jacksonville, FL. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

One Ocean Resort Jacksonville - Jacksonville Luxury Resorts
One Ocean Resort & Spa, Jacksonville. Page 10.

Hampton Inn 9A and Baymeadows - Hampton Inn Jacksonville - Gay-Friendly Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn Baymeadows, Jacksonville. Page 7.

New Boot Rack Saloon gay leather bar - New Boot Rack Jacksonville
New Boot Rack Saloon gay bar, in Jacksonville. Page 9.

Park Place Jacksonville - Park Place Gay Bar
Park Place gay bar in Jacksonville, a low-keyed and friendly spot. Page 11.

Jacksonville Gay Guide - Jacksonville Gay Nightlife
A gay guide and slideshow on Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs
An overview of Jacksonville, Florida's gay bathhouses and sex clubs

Jacksonville Gay Nightlife Guide - Jacksonville Gay Bars
A guide to gay nightlife in Jacksonville, Florida, plus a few restaurants and mixed nightspots

Jacksonville River City Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Jacksonville's Gay Pride Celebration (aka River City Pride Festival), which takes place in early October 2016

Jacksonville Gay Resorts and Hotels Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and GLBT resorts in Jacksonville, FL and the nearby Amelia Island

New Boot Rack Saloon
New Boot Rack Saloon, Jacksonville. Page 29.

Park Place Gay Bar Jacksonville
Park Place, Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 30.

AJ's Bar and Grill - AJ's Gay Bar Jacksonville - Jacksonville Neighborhood Bars - Lesbian Jacksonville Nightlife - Gay Restaurants Florida - A.J.'s
In a shopping center along a busy if nondescript stretch of busy Atlantic Boulevard (one of the main thoroughfares connecting downtown Jacksonville with the beaches), AJ's Bar and Grill is the quintessence of a gay and lesbian neighborhood bar, even if it's not exactly in a neighborhood per se. The staff (it's named for owners Annie and Janie) is friendly and easygoing, the crowd a mix of women and men (mostly gay but plenty of heteros pop in here from time to time). Page 24.

Bo's Coral Reef
Bo's Coral Reef, Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 25.

In Cahoots Gay Disco Jacksonville
InCahoots Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 27.

Metro Gay Nightclub Historic Riverside
Metro gay nightclub, Jacksonville. Page 28.

Florida Gay Nightlife Guide and Photo Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Florida

Club Jacksonville Bathhouse -
Club Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 26.

Gay Nightlife Guides - Gay-Friendly Dining Guides
Guides to the best gay nightlife, from GLBT discos to mixed neighborhood bars to gay bathhouses, plus gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

United States Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout the United States.

Orlando Gay Resorts and Hotels Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and GLBT resorts in Orlando, FL and the nearby Walt Disney World region

Gay Bathhouse and Gay Sex Club Guides
Descriptions, reviews, photos, and links of gay bathhouses, gay saunas, gay sex clubs, and gay adult theaters around the world.

Providence Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Providence - Gay Federal Hill - Gay College Hill - Gay Olneyville - Gay Fox Point
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Providence

Providence Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay nightlife in Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Providence, Rhode Island's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Mega-Plex and Club Body Center - these are also the nearest gay sex clubs to Boston

Phoenix and Scottsdale Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, resorts, and GLBT B&Bs in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Orlando Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs
An overview of Orlando's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Orlando

Cleveland Gay Guide - Cleveland Gay Bar Guide - Cleveland Gay Hotels
A guide to Cleveland's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping as well as a 2016-2017 Cleveland Festivals and Events calendar.

Exploring Cleveland
A guide to getting around Cleveland, and getting here from other cities.

Cleveland Events Calendar - Cleveland Gay Resources - Cleveland Gay Newspapers
A 2012/2013 Cleveland Events Calendar, plus a GLBT resource guide to the area.

Cleveland Museums - Cleveland Attractions - Cleveland Neighborhoods - Cleveland Shopping
A guide to attractions, museums, and notable neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Restaurants - Cleveland Coffeehouses - Cleveland Brunch Restaurants - Cleveland Dining
A guide to restaurants and coffeehouses in Cleveland

Cleveland Gay Bars - Cleveland Gay Nightlife Guide - Best Gay Bars Cleveland
A guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Cleveland

Cleveland Hotels - Cleveland Gay Inns - Gay-Friendly Hotels Cleveland - Cheap Hotels Cleveland
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and B&B in Cleveland

2016 Columbus, OH Gay Pride Details
A preview of the Columbus Gay Pride celebration, held in mid-June 2016

Cincinnati Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of the Cincinnati Gay Pride, held the last weekend in June 2016

June 2016 Gay Pride Festivals and Parades
A 2016-2017 worldwide calendar of June Gay Pride festivals

August Gay Pride Calendar 2016
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of August 2016, from Amsterdam to Montreal.

Cleveland Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of the Cleveland Gay Pride celebration, which takes place in mid-August 2016

Boulder Colorado Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Boulder Outfest, the Boulder Colorado Gay Pride celebration, held in mid-September 2016

Gay Pride Festivals - Gay Events Calendars
Gay Pride festivals and events around the world, including Pride parades and celebrations, circuit parties and fundraisers, gay travel weeks, gay ski weeks, AIDS walks, GLBT film festivals and arts events, and more.

New Mexico Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in New Mexico

Ohio Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Ohio

Oregon Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Oregon

2016 and 2017 Gay Pride Festivals
2016 and 2017 Gay Pride festivals, celebrations, and parades around the world

Portland Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Portland, Oregon, including Hawthorne, the Pearl District, the Alberta Arts District, Sauvie Island, and Vancouver, Washington.

Michigan Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of the Michigan Gay Pride Celebration in Lansing, held in late August 2016

2016 Wilton Manors Stonewall Information
A preview of the Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors (fka Stonewall Summer Pride), which is held in June 2016 in the city of Wilton Manors, part of greater Fort Lauderdale.

Jersey City 2016 Gay Pride Information - Hudson County NJ Gay Pride
A preview of Jersey City Gay Pride, the gay pride celebration of Hudson County New Jersey, which is held in late August 2016 across the river from New York City.

Toledo 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of the Toledo Gay Pride celebration, held in late August 2016

Mid-Missouri Gay Pride 2016 - Columbia Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Mid-Missouri Gay Pride, held in the collegiate city of Columbia in late August 2016

Taos 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Taos Gay Pride, held each year in mid-August 2016

Prague Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of Prague Gay Pride, which is held in the capital city of Czech Republic in mid-August 2016

2016 Madison Wisconsin Gay Pride Information
A preview of Wisconsin Capitol Pride, which is held in the capital city of Madison in August 2016

Eugene 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival, which takes place in Oregon's second-largest city, Eugene (home to the University of Oregon), in mid-August 2016

Antwerp Pride Festival 2016 - Gay Pride Antwerp 2016
A preview of the Antwerp Gay Pride Celebration, held in Belgium in early to mid-August 2016

Dover, Delaware Gay Pride Festival 2016
A preview of the Delaware Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in Dover in early August 2016

Fort Lauderdale's Largest Gay Pride Event
A preview of annual Gay Pride South Florida celebration, Pridefest, which is held in early to mid-October in 2016

Newark 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Newark Gay Pride, held in northern New Jersey in mid- to late July 2016

OC Gay Pride 2016 - Santa Ana Gay Pride 2016 - Laguna Beach Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Orange County Gay Pride, which is held in downtown Santa Ana, California, in mid- to late June 2016.

Quebec City 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Quebec City Gay Pride, held in Canada in early September 2016

Silicon Valley 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Silicon Valley Gay Pride, which takes place in San Jose in late August 2016

Fargo-Moorehead Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Fargo-Moorhead Gay Pride, which is held in the neighboring North Dakota and northern Minnesota cities of Fargo and Moorhead in mid-August 2016

Houston Black Gay Pride 2016 - Houston Splash 2016
A preview of Houston's Black Gay Pride weekend, aka Houston Splash, which takes place in early to mid-May 2016

Philadelphia Gay Black Pride Information
Previewing Philadelphia Black Pride, which is held in late April

Arrabelle at Vail Square - Arrabelle Resort Vail
With its opening in 2008 in the beautifully redesigned Lionshead Village, the Arrabelle at Vail Square has upped the ante for ultra-posh accommodations in Vail. Page 2.

Arrabelle at Vail Square room balcony
Rooms and residences at the Arrabelle at Vail Square have large balconies overlooking the shops and restaurants surrounding the property. Page 19.

Arrabelle at Vail Hotel Rooms - Arrabelle Vail Pictures -
Guest rooms and suites at the Arrabelle at Vail Square average 550 square feet. Page 17.

Vail's Back Bowls - Back Bowl Skiing Vail
A view peering into Vail's legendary Back Bowls, a 6-mile-wide, 2,800-acre playground totally six bowls in all. Page 18.

Belle's Camp Vail - Blue Sky Basin Belle's Camp
The lone facilities in Blue Sky Basin are found at Belle's Camp, a 11,480-foot summit accessed via the Skyline Express and Earl's Express lifts. Page 13.

Blue Moose Pizza Vail Square - Vail pizza restaurants
Part of the attractive Vail Square development in Lionshead Village, Blue Moose serves great pizza. Page 11.

Blue Sky Basin Vail - Vail Expansion - Skiing Blue Sky Basin
Blue Sky Basin, in the Vail backcountry. Page 4.

Centre V Bistro Vail - Centre V French Brasserie
Attached to the snazzy Arrabelle at Vail Square hotel and residences, Centre V is a stellar restaurant. Page 9.

Cloud 9 Trail Blue Sky Basin - Blue Sky Basin Intermediate Runs
Here's a look at Cloud 9, a narrow intermediate trail that winds down through the evergreens from Belle's Camp at Blue Sky Basin. Page 16.

Vail Cloud 9 - Vail's Blue Sky Basin - Skiing Belle's Camp
A view looking back up the Cloud 9 run in Blue Sky Basin. Page 8.

Vail Square Lionshead Village - Vail Ice-Skating Rink
Throughout the winter season, an ice-skating rink with fire pits anchors the smartly redeveloped Vail Square in Lionshead Village. Page 15.

Vail Back Bowls Photos - Pictures of Vail Mountain - Vail View Highest Elevation
For one of the best all-around views of Vail Mountain, take Mountaintop Express Lift or Northwoods Express Lift up the Frontside.

Pete's Express Blue Sky Basin - The Star Run Vail
The highest point of skiing terrain at Vail isn't on Vail Mountain itself but rather along the ridge to the south, that makes up part of Blue Sky Basin. Page 14.

Skyline Express Lift Vail - Earl's Bowl Blue Sky Basin
The Skyline Express Lift carries skiers from Vail's Back Bowls up to Belle's Camp, depositing them in this rustic-looking

Sleepytime Trail Vail - Vail Back Bowls Sleepytime
Skiing Sleepytime Trail in Vail. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.

Tap Room at Bridge Street - Tap Room Vail Village
Vail has no specific gay bars, but the Tap Room at Bridge is very gay-welcoming. Page 5.

Riva Ridge View of Vail Village - Vail Village Pictures
A view of Vail Village and, behind it, Interstate 70, from just a short way up above the Vista Bahn Express Lift. Page 10.

Vail Lift Tickets - Vail Village Ticket Office
A look at where to buy Vail ski lift tickets. Page 3.

Vail Ski Resort Gay Travel Guide
A gay photo gallery to Vail, Colorado

Vail Ski Resort Gay Travel Guide
A gay photo gallery to Vail, Colorado

Eagle Bahn Gondola - Lionshead Village Skiing
Vail Mountain's one gondola is the Eagle Bahn, which is located in Lionshead Village. Page 12.

St. Petersburg Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Guide
A guide to gay-friendly hotels, inns, and resorts in St. Petersburg and the Beaches, including Clearwater and Dunedin

Manchester Gay Pride 2016 - Manchester Superbia Festival 2016
A preview of Manchester Gay Pride, held in Northern England in late August 2016

Copenhagen 2016 Gay Pride Information - Denmark Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Copenhagen Gay Pride, held in Denmark in mid-August 2016

Miami Gay Travel - Miami Beach Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Miami and Miami Beach (i.e., South Beach), including Coral Gables and Coconut Grove.

Miami Beach 2016 White Party Events
A preview of Miami White Party 2016, the nation's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the world's most famous gay circuit parties, held in Miami Beach the last week in November.

Charlotte 2016 Pride Festival Info
A preview of Charlotte Gay Pride, which is held in North Carolina's largest city, which takes place in mid- to late August 2016

Kauai Gay Guide to Nightlife and Dining
The best gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants and lounges on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Stone Cliff Inn Oregon City - Clackamas River Photos - Stone Cliff Restaurant Clackamas River - Oregon City Dining - Restaurants Clackamas River
Set atop a dramatic bluff overlooking the Clackamas River in Oregon City, which is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Portland, the Stone Cliff Inn is a warm and friendly log-cabin-style building with a great restaurant serving affordable, huge portions of tasty American fare. This is a popular spot with folks who've taken whitewater rafting tours along the Upper Clackamas River - several excellent outfitters offer these tours.

Armory Cafe at the Gerding Theater - Armory Building Gerding Coffeehouse - Portland Center Stage Coffeehouse - Portland Pearl District Cafes -
Tucked inside the magnificent Gerding Theater at the Armory building, the dapper Armory Cafe serves excellent sandwiches, salads, sweets, and coffees. It's always open during performances and events at the theater, but relatively few Portlanders know that attractive, gay-friendly Pearl District cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am till 5:30, and Sunday noon to 5:30 (or later for performances).

H50 Bistro & Bar - closed
H50 Bistro & Bar, in the former Hotel Fifty (now the Hotel Rose), has closed

Red Rocks Sedona photo gallery - gay Sedona travel - Northern Arizona travel photos - gay Arizona photo galleries - Sedona landscapes - Sedona pics
Sedona's red rock landscape has enchanted thousands of visitors, including many gays and lesbians, over the years. This view is from the Airport Mesa Overlook.

Atlas Clothing
Atlas Clothing. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Beach - Terramar Gay Beach Ft. Lauderdale - Atlantic Resort Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Trina - Spuma Bar & Cafe
Viewed here from a suite balcony at the posh Atlantic Hotel, the gay beach in Fort Lauderdale at the end of Terramar Street is one of the prettiest stretches of sand in South Florida and a popular sunbathing and swimming spot for guys staying at the many clothing-optional men's resorts nearby. The beach is just off Highway A1A, about midway between Sunrise Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard.

Invasion Lounge Portland closed
Invasion Lounge has closed.. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Northbank Gay Bar - Northbank Vancouver Washington - Closed
Northbank gay bar in Vancouver, Washington, has closed

Helser's on Alberta - Alberta Arts District Dining - Best Brunch Restaurants in Portland - Best BLT Sandwiches - Helser's Breakast - Portland Alberta
Here's a sampling of the delicious fare served at gay-friendly Helser's on Alberta, a cheap and cheerful breakfast and lunch cafe in the Alberta Arts District. Pictured here is the pepper-smoked-bacon BLT with a side spinach and pear salad (fresh pear, goat cheese, grated radish, and a light sherry vinaigrette).

Vincente's Pizza Portland - Vincente's Pizzeria Hawthorne - Portland Best Pizza Restaurants - Vincente's Bar Hawthorne - Gay-Friendly Portland Pizza
Portland's a city with some seriously talented pizza makers, which means Vincente's is in great company. This no-frills spot in funky Hawthorne, which also operates the adjacent Winking Toad Bar, doesn't look like much from the outside - or even inside. The service can be slightly aloof, too. But the pies are simply magical. Very tasty salads, with housemade dressings, are also on offer, as is an extensive list of beers.

Side Street Tavern Portland - Sidestreet Tavern Portland - Gay-Friendly Portland Taverns - Belmont District Nightlife - Belmont Neighborhood Dining
Like the nearby Aalto Lounge, the Side Street Tavern is just another low-keyed, hipster hangout in Southeast Portland's cool Belmont 'hood that has a diverse following - it's not gay per se, but you'll generally encounter a mix of queer people (whether in terms of fashion, personality, or sexual orientation). Better yet, Side Street serves tasty pub grub (including good pizzas), has board games, and blares fun tunes from the jukebox.

Scappoose Bay Kayaking Rentals - Scappoose Bay Paddling Center - Gay-Friendly Portland Sports Rentals - Columbia River Kayak Rentals - Sauvie Kayaking
Just 25 miles north of downtown Portland along gentle Scappoose Bay, an offshoot of the Columbia River, Scappoose Bay Kayaking offers guided tours of the area's beautiful waterways, plus kayak rentals and instruction. In winter, this gay-friendly company offers group kayaking tours of Belize, in Central America. This is also one of the outfitters that works with Out Kayaking, Portland's GLBT kayaking group, to supply rentals for group trips.

Roux Portland - Roux Restaurant Killingworth - Roux Closed
For outstanding New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole fare, Roux is Portland's top choice - and also a very popular spot with gays and lesbians, especially early in the evening around the bar. Weekend brunch here is a favorite time for such Louisiana classics as

Sake One Willamette Valley - Momokawa Sake - Oregon Sake Tours - Willamette Valley Wine Country - Sake-Tasting and Tours - Forest Grove Wine - G Sake
Forest Grove's esteemed Sake One offers not only tastings but also tours of the brewery 1, 2, and 3 p.m. daily (or at additional times by appointment for groups). The adjacent tasting room is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sake One Portland - Sake One Forest Grove - Murai Sake - Sake-Tasting Oregon - Willamette Valley Wine Country - Moonstone Sake Coconut Plum
About 30 miles west of downtown Portland in the lush Willamette Valley, which is famed for its hundreds of exceptional wineries, you'll also find what many consider to be America's premier producer of sake, Sake One. It's also the on sake brewery that's American-owned. Sake One is open for tours and tastings (here's a look at the tasting room). Several high-quality sakes are produced, including some flavored varieties, and such esteemed labels as Moonstone, Momokawa, G, and Murai.

Worcester Gay Pride 2016 - Central Massachusetts Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Worcester Gay Pride, held in New England's second-largest city in early September 2016.

Humboldt County Gay Pride 2016 - Eureka California Gay Pride 2016 - Arcata Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Humboldt Gay Pride, held in the coastal Northern California city of Eureka (as well as in nearby Arcata) in mid-September 2016

Perth Gay Pride 2016 - Western Australia Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Perth Pridefest, the premier Gay Pride and arts celebration of Western Australia; it takes place in early to mid-November 2016, with arts and cultural events taking place over several days

South Padre Island Splash Party 2016 Details
A brief description of South Padre Island, home to the gay party weekend, Splash South Padre Island, held in late April 2016 and mid-October 2016

Duluth Gay Pride 2016 - Superior Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Duluth-Superior Gay Pride, held in northern Minnesota in early September 2016

Gay Pride Ottawa 2016 - Capital Pride Canada Festival 2016
A preview of Ottawa's Capital Gay Pride Celebration (Fierte dans la Capitale), held in mid- to late August 2016

Charleston Gay Pride 2016 - Charleston SC Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Charleston South Carolina Gay Pride, held in early August 2016 in North Charleston

Brighton Gay Pride 2016 - Brighton Pride Film Festival 2016
A preview of Brighton & Hove Gay Pride, which is held in the gay-popular seaside communities in early August 2016

Germany Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Germany
Stories about gay travel in Germany, including Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf.

Annapolis Gay Pride 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Gay Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Chesapeake Bay Gay Pride Festival, held in Annapolis, Maryland, typically held in early August but on hiatus until 2016

Hamburg 2016 Christopher Street Day Pride Information
A preview of Hamburg Gay Pride and Christopher Street Day, which takes place in late July and early August 2016