Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-25

Cafe Du Nord San Francisco - Cafe Du Nord Market Street - Castro Live Music Clubs - Gay-Friendly Music Clubs - Cafe Du Nord and Swedish American Hall
The Castro's atmospheric Cafe Du Nord, with its cool old mahogany bar and gracefully detailed woodwork and architectural accents, has been a hot spot for knocking back cocktails and watching cutting-edge local and national bands since the late '70s. Set along Market Street a short walk from the neighborhood's gay-nightlife hub, Cafe Du Nord and the Swedish American Hall are very fun places to see a show, and there's also a very good, affordable restaurant. The crowd is mostly scenesters, Page 28.

Eros San Francisco - Eros Gay Sex Club - San Francisco Gay Sex Venues - Eros Club Market Street - San Francisco Castro Cruising - Gay Bathhouses SF
Although there are no gay bathhouses within San Francisco city limits, per a 1984 court order that eliminated them, the city does have a couple of popular gay sex clubs, including Eros, which is on the edge of the Castro on Market Street - it's close to the Mission and Hayes Valley, by the busy Church Street Corridor. Eros has been going strong for many years and has the feel of a gay bathhouse, but without private rooms. There is a sauna, showers, steam rooms, and professional massage available. Page 33.

Esta Noche Gay Bar - Esta Noche Mission District - Gay Latino Bars San Francisco - California Queer Hispanic Clubs - Esta Noche 16th Street - SF Drag
The Mission has morphed into an eclectic, if self-consciously hip neighborhood in recent times, but for many years it was San Francisco's prime Latino neighborhood. It was during these years that Esta Noche opened, and it has remained the Bay Area's favorite gay Latino dance club ever since - a place where the bumping and grinding can get mightly intense on certain evenings. The drag shows on Friday and Saturday nights are among the dishiest in the city. Page 37.

San Francisco Gay Travel Guide
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

San Francisco Gay Travel Guide
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

San Francisco SoMa Gay Hotels - Hip Hotels San Francisco
A guide to gay-friendly hotels and inns in San Francisco's arty and hip SoMa (South of Market) District

San Francisco Gay Hotels Guide - SF Castro Gay Hotels
A guide San Francisco's best gay-friendly hotels in the Castro, Mission District, and Hayes Valley neighborhoods

Best Sonoma Wine Country Attractions - What to See and Do in Sonoma
A guide to the top five attractions and activities in Sonoma County for LGBT visitors

Russian River Gay Guide and 2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to Sonoma County's Russian River, including Guerneville, Monte Rio, and Forestville, plus a Russian River 2016 Events calendar

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

San Francisco Gay Guide and 2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to San Francisco, including a 2016 San Francisco Gay Events Calendar

Sacramento Gay Guide - 2016-2017 Events Calendar
A Gay Guide and 2016-2017 Events Calendar on Sacramento, including tips on attractions, notable neighborhoods, gay nightlife, and where to eat and stay.

Sonoma Wine Country Gay Guide - Sonoma 2016-2017 Calendar
A gay guide to the Sonoma Wine Country, including a 2016-2017 Sonoma Events and Festivals Calendar

Russian River Gay Hotels Guide - Russian River Gay Resorts Guide
A guide to the best gay resorts and gay-friendly hotels in Sonoma County's Russian River, one of the premier gay vacation communities on the West Coast

Sonoma Wine Country Gay Hotels Guide - Sonoma County Gay B&Bs Guide
A guide to the best gay inns and gay-friendly hotels in Northern California's Sonoma Wine Country

Inn of the Governors Santa Fe - Santa Fe Governors Hotel - Affordable Hotels Santa Fe Plaza
Inn of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Posada Santa Fe - Santa Fe La Posada Resort - Staab House New Mexico - Fuego Restaurant
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ten Thousand Waves Santa Fe - Santa Fe Gay-Friendly Spas - Santa Fe Ski Area Hotels - 10000 Waves New Mexico - Santa Fe Hot Tubs
Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn of the Five Graces Santa Fe - Relais & Chateaux New Mexico - Santa Fe Five Graces Hotel - Luxury New Mexico Hotels
Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn on the Alameda - Alameda Inn Santa Fe - Inn on the Alameda New Mexico - Canyon Road Hotels Santa Fe
Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Sage Inn - Santa Fe Sage Motel - Sage Hotel New Mexico - Budget Hotels Santa Fe
Santa Fe Sage Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hacienda Nicholas Santa Fe - Madeleine Inn New Mexico - Alexander's Inn Santa Fe - Absolute Nirvana Spa - Gay-Friendly Spas New Mexico
Hacienda Nicholas, Madeleine Inn, and Alexander's Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Gay Hotels and Inns Guide
A comprehensive guide to Santa Fe's best gay-friendly hotels, resorts, inns, and B&Bs, including the top neighborhoods for visitors and tips on affordable accommodations

Hotel St. Francis Santa Fe - Historic St. Francis Hotel New Mexico - Santa Fe Heritage Hotels - Gay-Friendly New Mexico Hotels
Hotel St. Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn of the Anasazi - Anasazi Hotel Santa Fe - Santa Fe Boutique Hotels
Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bobcat Inn Santa Fe - New Mexico Bobcat Inn - Bobcat Inn B&B
The Bobcat Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Buffalo Thunder Resort - Hilton Resort Santa Fe - Gay-Friendly Hilton Santa Fe
Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Don Gaspar Inn Santa Fe - Don Gaspar Hotel New Mexico - Santa Fe South Capitol Hotels
Don Gaspar Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Farolito Santa Fe - El Farolito B&B - El Farolito New Mexico - Four Kachinas Inn Santa Fe
El Farolito Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Inn Santa Fe - El Rey Cerrillos Road - Hip Hotels Santa Fe
El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort Santa Fe - Four Seasons Santa Fe - Rancho Encantado Santa Fe - Santa Fe Four Seasons Hotels
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hotel Chimayo Santa Fe - Hotel Real New Mexico - Former Hotel Plaza Real - Hotel Chimayo New Mexico - Lodge at Santa Fe - Santa Fe Lodge
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Santa Barbara Photo Gallery
Santa Barbara gay photo gallery

Santa Barbara Photo Gallery
Santa Barbara gay photo gallery

Santa Barbara Photo Gallery
Santa Barbara gay photo gallery

Asheville Gay Travel - Smoky Mountains Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Asheville and the surrounding Smoky Mountains and western North Carolina.

Asheville Gay Pride 2016 - Blue Ridge Pride 2016
A preview of Asheville's Gay Pride Celebration (known as Blue Ridge Pride), which takes place in early October 2016

Asheville Gay Bars Guide - Best Asheville Gay-Friendly Restaurants
Asheville, NC's best gay bars, gay-friendly lounges, and top restaurants

Atlanta Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of Atlanta's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Eros, Manifest, Flex Spa, and The Den

Austin Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Austin's gay bathhouse and sex club scene.

Killington Gay Ski Week - Winter Gay Pride Killington
Killington, Vermont's Gay Ski weekend, known as Winter Gay Pride, whose future is currently uncertain

Dinah Shore Weekend Las Vegas 2017
A preview of late April's Dinah Shore Weekend Las Vegas 2017, a popular event from one of the former major promoters of Palm Springs Dinah Shore.

Vancouver Gay Bathhouse Guide - Vancouver Gay Sex Club Guide
The best gay bathhouses and sex clubs in Vancouver, British Columbia, including Steamworks and F212

Houston Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Houston.

Milwaukee Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Milwaukee and the surrounding region.

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

Los Angeles Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of LA's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Silver Lake, West Hollywood, the beaches, the San Fernando Valley, and Long Beach/Wilmington

Milwaukee Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
A guide to Milwaukee's gay sex clubs and saunas

Houston Gay Bathhouse and Sex Club Guide
An overview of Houston's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Houston and Midtown Spa.

Dallas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.

Houston Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide - Houston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the top spots for gay clubbing and bar-hopping in the dynamic city of Houston, Texas, along with several gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.

Houston Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide - Houston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the top spots for gay clubbing and bar-hopping in the dynamic city of Houston, Texas, along with several gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.

2016 Mexico City Gay Pride Details
A preview of the Mexico City Gay Pride Celebration, the Marcha del Orgullo LGBT, held in late June 2016

California Central Coast Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation along California's Central Coast, including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Monterey Bay, and Santa Cruz.

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Mexico City Gay Guide - Mexico City Top Attractions
A Gay Guide to Mexico City, and why it's become one of the top gay destinations for 2017

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

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Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Buddies II Dallas - Buddies Lesbian Bar Maple Avenue - Lesbian Dallas nightlife - Buddies II Closed 2009
Along the strip of laid-back neighborhood bars along Maple Avenue, Buddies II is the quintessence of an eclectic gay bar, and it's been a mainstay in Oak Lawn since it opened in the late '70s. The friendly, fun-loving bar is one of the most popular hangouts among lesbians in Dallas, but it also draws plenty of guys, too. Day or night, it's a great spot for inexpensive cocktails and socializing - the large swimming pool, volleyball court, and arcade with games are among the many draws. Page 17.

Chain Drive Austin - Closed
Chain Drive Austin has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Charlie's Austin - Closed October 2011
Charlie's Austin has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 14.

Halcyon Coffeehouse Bar Lounge
Halcyon Coffeehouse, Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 13.

Oilcan Harry's Austin - Oilcan Harry's photos -
Oilcan Harry's Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.

Rain on 4th Street - Rain West 4th Street
The front lounge at Austin's popular gay bar, Rain on 4th, is a nice spot to chill with friends and shoot pool. Page 16.

Rain on 4th - Rain Austin gay bar
Rain on 4th, Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

S4 Dallas - Station 4 gay club Dallas - Crossroads gay entertainment strip - Dallas gay nightclub - Oak Lawn pics - S4 Cedar Springs - Village Station
The largest and most impressive gay club in Dallas, Station 4 (aka S4) is part of the huge entertainment complex along Oak Lawn's famed

Zippers gay bar - Zippers Dallas - Zippers Fitzhugh - Dallas go-go dancers - gay strippers Dallas - cruisy bars in Dallas - men's cruising bars
A raffish, low-attitude neighborhood bar that's known for its sizable stable of strippers and unquestionably strong drinks, Zippers is part of a small cluster of no-nonsense gay bars around Fitzhugh Avenue, just west of the North Central Expressway. Zippers tends to draw a somewhat older, and almost exclusively male crowd. Page 10.

Austin Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

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

Havana Dallas bar - Havana Latin gay club - Havanna in the Crossroads Oak Lawn - Dallas gay Latino bars - Hispanic gay dance clubs Texas - gay Latino
One of the several very popular gay bars that are part of Oak Lawn's famed

Kiss and Fly Austin closed
Kiss and Fly closed in 2012. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

Austin Midtowne Spa (closed) - Austin Gay Bathhouses
Midtown Spa is Austin's gay bathhouse. Page 15.

Rusty Spurs Austin closed
Rusty Spurs Austin, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

Sister's Edge Austin - closed
Sister's Edge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 12.

F Bar Houston - F Bar Gay Nightclub - F Bar Montrose - Houston Gay Clubs - Houston Gay Karaoke Bars - Gay Nightlife Houston - F Gay Bar
A hip and upscale gay bar that's relatively new to Houston's bustling Montrose GLBT gay nightlife district, F Bar comprises two very inviting spaces. Inside, there's a dark and clubby space with lounge-y chairs and good music playing - it's in here that popular karaoke nights are held, and where you'll here DJs spinning tunes on weekends. Outside, though, is F Bar's most inviting spot - an expansive, well-decorated patio with a fire pit, bar, and plenty of room to mingle and chat. Page 4.

Vue Bar Houston - Guava Lamp Gay Bar - Vue Gay Nightclub - Guava Lamp Video Lounge Houston - Houston Gay Dance Clubs - Montrose Gay Video Bars
In a modern shopping center in Montrose, about a mile northwest of the main strip of gay nightspots around Pacific and Crocker streets, Guava Lamp is a reliably fun and popular gay video bar, and above that, Vue - which opened in spring 2011 - is one of the city's hottest gay dance clubs. These two establishments are entirely separate but with the same ownership. They're both plenty of fun - which you might choose to visit depends simply on whether you're up for chatting or dancing. Page 8.

Allens Boots - Austin cowboy boots - South Congress shopping - Lucchese boots austin - austin boots photos - gay Austin shopping - Justin boots
Along the offbeat and gay-popular South Congress Avenue shopping strip, Allens Boots has been an Austin cowboy tradition since it opened in 1977. It's near several other cool Austin restaurants and hangouts, and its the perfect place to pick up a pair of stylish Lucchese, Tony Lama, Justin, or Frye boots, plus Montana Silversmith jewelry, Brighton belts, Cruel Girl Western wear, Resistol Western hats. Page 12.

Amy's Ice Creams - Amy's Austin - Best Ice Cream Austin - Amy's Ice Cream Locations
The definitive, premium ice cream company in the state of Texas, Amy's Ice Cream has about 10 locations around metro Austin, many of them with particularly gay followings (6th Street, Guadalupe, South Congress, Arboretum, etc.) as well as franchises in San Antonio (at the Quarry shopping center) and in Houston. This stuff is frozen gold - rich, creamy, and with the purest and most decadent ingredients. Page 2.

El Sol Y Luna Austin - Austin Tex-Mex Restaurants - El Sol Y Luna Downtown
A review of El Sol Y Luna, a popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin, on the edge of the Warehouse District. Page 10.

Halcyon Coffeehouse Bar Lounge - Halcyon Austin - Austin coffeehouses - gay-friendly coffeehouses -Austin gay-friendly bars - Austin gay lounges
Equal parts coffeehouse, bar, lounge, and living room, the artful and gay-friendly Halycon lies in the heart of Austin's trendy Warehouse District, steps from Oilcan Harry's and Rain on 4th gay bars as well as countless superb restaurants. With high ceilings, art-covered walls, comfy seating both inside and on the patio, and a full menu of coffee drinks and

Hippie Hollow boats - Gay Lake Travis - Lake Travis photos - rainbow flag photos - Lake Travis boating - gay Austin beaches - gay beach pictures
Pleasure boats, often with the rainbow flag hoisted, are a common site at Austin's Hippie Hollow Park, the area's official nude beach and unofficial gay beach. Spring through fall, you'll typically see these boats tied up just offshore from the limestone cliffs surrounding Lake Travis. Page 14.

Hotel San Jose Suite - Austin San Jose Hotel - Hotel San Jose photos - Hotel San Jose suites - Gay-Friendly Austin hotels - Gay Austin accommodations
The luxe Grand Suites at Austin's uber-cool Hotel San Jose will set you back $290 (and up), but these spacious, handsomely furnished hideaways come face a tranquil garden and are outfitted with sleek mod furniture. The on-site Jo's Coffee Shop keeps guests filled up with enticing espresso elixirs and juicy barbecue sandwiches. Page 27.

Jo's Coffee Shop - Jo's South Congress Avenue - Jo's Hotel San Jose - Jo's West Second Street - South Congress Avenue dining - Austin gay coffeehouses
Adjacent to the hipster-infested Hotel San Jose, a favorite getaway among musicians and artists, Jo's Coffee Shop is a cool little open-air spot with ample seating and great people-watching. Drop by for chai teas, hazelnut lattes, banana nut bread, salami-and-cappacola sandwiches on onion foccacia, frito pie with pulled pork, and parsley-jalapeno cole slaw. Several beers, including Shiner Bock, are also served. There's a newer branch at 242 W. 2nd Street, downtown. Page 17.

Oasis Restaurant Austin - Oasis Austin photos - Oasis Lake Travis - Oasis Hippie Hollow - Lake Travis Dining - Gay Austin Oasis - Oasis Fire
A sprawling Tex-Mex restaurant rising some 450 feet above the shores of Lake Travis, and offering expansive views of the gay beach at Hippie Hollow, the Oasis Restaurant is renowned for its extensive terraces and amazing views, not to mention filling if somewhat ordinary Mexican fare and very strong drinks. Following a fire in 2005, the Oasis has been impressively rebuilt, with further plans underway for an extensive retail and entertainment village. Page 21.

Oilcan Harry's patio - Austin gay-friendly bars - gay Austin lounges - Oilcan's patio - Oilcan Harry's Austin pictures - Austin gay bars photographs
The patio at Austin's seminal gay cruise bar, Oilcan Harry's, is a favorite place to hobnob, listen to and watch music videos, and enjoy a break from the often crowded dance floor inside. Page 22.

Roppolo's Pizza Cart - Roppolo's Austin - Roppolo's Colorado Street - Austin pizzerias - Austin pizza photos - Roppolo's pizzeria - late-night Austin
When you've been hitting the gay bars in Austin's Warehouse District, such as Oilcan Harry's and Rain on 4th, into the wee hours of the night, the sight of Roppolo's Pizza Cart (generally open Thursday through Saturday nights, 8 pm till 3 am) can produce intense feelings of warmth and happiness. The unassuming stand at the corner of W. 4th and Colorado is actually a mobile branch of Roppolo's Pizzeria, at 316 E. 6th Street, which also keeps very late hours. Page 24.

South Congress Cafe - South Congress Avenue restaurants - gay-friendly Austin dining - Austin restaurant photos - gay Austin photo tour - photo austin
Take a break from all the great shopping along Austin's South Congress Avenue with cocktails or a meal at the diverting South Congress Cafe, a mod, curvy space with big windows overlooking the street. A long list of wines by the glass as well as a nice range of martinis awaits diners. Brunch is a favorite meal here (try the distinctive carrot cake French toast with cream cheese-pecan syrup), but you'll find first-rate, innovative American chow for lunch and dinner, too. Page 23.

Texas State Capitol - Capitol Building Austin - Texas Capitol photos - Texas Capitol pictures - Capital of Texas Austin - gay Austin attractions
Austin may be the most gay-friendly and politically progressive city in Texas, but not a whole lot of gay-friendly legislation has ever made its way through this building, the imposing Texas State Capitol. The building is a centerpiece of downtown and just around the corner from Charlie's gay bar. Page 9.

Uncommon Objects Austin - Antiques Shops South Congress Avenue - South Congress shopping - Austin antiques shops - Yard Dog Folk Art - Austin gallery
Shopping is a favorite sport along Austin's singularly offbeat South Congress Avenue. The offerings include Uncommon Objects, which carries intriguing objets d'art and housewares, and Yard Dog Folk Art, a gallery known for folk pieces from the American South (think Howard Finster, Jon Langford, Bernice Sims, and Purvis Young). Between the two shops, Avenue Gallery sells art, frames, collectibles, and such. Page 25.

Austin Warehouse District - Capital Pedicab Austin - Austin gay-friendly restaurants - Truluck's Seafood Austin - Roppolo's Austin
Austin's festive Warehouse District is a hotbed of great dining and club-going, with a mix of gay bars, swank lounges, and hip restaurants. In this photo, at the intersection of W. 4th and Colorado, you can see such favorite establishments as Truluck's Seafood to the left, Roppolo's Pizza Cart on the right, and a Capital Pedicab in the foreground, awaiting business. Page 26.

Whole Foods Austin - Whole Foods Lamar Boulevard - Whole Foods Gay - gay-friendly gourmet groceries - gay-friendly Austin shopping - Austin markets
Austin-based Whole Foods, which has grown into one of the world's great gourmet food markets, offering every imaginable kind of organic food, plus great wines, an amazing cheese selection, and more. Austin's Lamar Boulevard locale is especially impressive, and it's on the edge of downtown, close to the Warehouse District. Page 28.

Midtowne Spa Austin closed
Midtowne Spa, in Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 30.

Kiss and Fly Austin - Kiss and Fly Gay Nightclub closed
Kiss and Fly nightclub closed in 2012. Page 33.

Rusty's Austin - Rusty's Gay Country Bar - Austin Country Dance Bars - Gay Two-Stepping Clubs - Gay Karaoke Austin
Opened originally as Rusty Spurs and then rebranded simply as Rusty's, this bar in eastern downtown is steps from several hotels and a short drive or 10- to 15-minute walk from the Warehouse District's main gay nightlife area. This is Austin's gay county-western club - a great place for two-stepping and line-dancing (welcoming of both beginners and advanced dancers). The spacious club with brick walls and an attractive dance floor brings in live country bands some nights, and has other theme evenings, too. Page 32.

Austin Motel - Affordable Austin Motels - Best Inexpensive Hotels Austin
Austin Motel, an affordable, gay-friendly, and historic lodging option in the trendy South Congress district, a short drive from downtown. Page 5.

Austin Downtown skyline - Downtown Austin photos - gay Warehouse District photos - Austin Warehouse District - Gay-Friendly Austin nightlife -
Austin's skyline, viewed from a restaurant in the bustling, gay-popular Warehouse District, which lies just south of downtown and north of Lake Austin. It's in the Warehouse District that you'll find a number of gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants, including Oilcan Harry's, Rain on 4th, Halcyon coffeehouse, and Kenichi sushi. Page 6.

Guero's Taco Bar - Guero's Austin - Austin Mexican restaurants - Austin gay dining - gay-friendly Texas restaurants - Austin Tex-Mex photos
Guero's, which opened on South Congress Avenue in 1994 inside a century-old feed store, has become one of the region's definitive spots for spicy, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine. A vintage Gibson

Austin Gay Beaches - Hippie Hollow Park - Austin Nude Beaches - Gay Lake Travis - Lake Travis photos - Hippie Hollow photos - Austin gay photos
Hippie Hollow is Austin's definitive gay beach, set along the rocky and scenic shores of Lake Travis. This is a fine place for (clothing-optional) sunbathing, mingling with friends or making new ones, or boating around the lake. You can take a break from the action at the nearby Oasis Restaurant, which sits high on a bluff overlooking all the action.

Hotel San Jose Austin - Hip Austin hotels - Hotel San Jose South Congress Avenue - gay Texas hotels - gay-friendly Austin accommodations - Austin pics
Transformed from an ordinary old-school motor court into one of the hippest small hotels in Texas, the swank yet reasonably priced Hotel San Jose is a favorite roost of artists, musicians, and scenesters. Built in 1939, the place received a stylish makeover in the '90s and has been a white-hot, eco-conscious gay-friendly Austin lodging choice ever since. The simplest rooms, with shared baths, run for under $100, while the Courtyard Suite (pictured here) run $330 and up. Page 3.

Kenichi Austin - Kenichi Sushi - Downtown Austin Restaurants - Austin sushi restaurants - Austin Asian food - Gay-Friendly Austin Dining - Gay Austin
Imported from Aspen, the Austin branch of Kenichi sushi and Asian food is just as stylish as the original (there's also a branch now in Hawaii, and another planned for Dallas). The chic space in the city's chic Warehouse District is close to several gay hangouts and appeals to a well-dressed, well-coiffed crowd, serving such unusual fare as Texas Sika deer and grilled molasses-marinated quail, plus all manner of ultra-fresh sushi. Page 18.

Oasis Lake Travis - Oasis Restaurant Austin - Oasis Restaurant Hippie Hollow - Lake Travis restaurants - Oasis Restaurant photos - Lake Travis photos
Limestone cliffs create a clothing-optional outdoor tanning salon at gay-popular Hippie Hollow Park, on the shores of Lake Travis, just west of Austin. In the distance, the fabulous Oasis Restaurant rises high atop even higher cliffs - this is a favorite place to enjoy potent drinks and somewhat mediocre Tex-Mex food (hey, you go for the view) before or after warming your buns at Hippie Hollow. Page 29.

Magnolia Cafe Austin - Magnolia Cafe South Congress - Magnolia Cafe Lake Austin Boulevard - Gay Austin diners - Gay-Friendly Austin restaurants
A review of Austin's infectiously quirky Magnolia Cafes, which are open 24 hours and great options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or a post-clubbing nosh). Page 20.

Oilcan Harry's Austin - Oilcan Harry's photos - Gay Austin nightlife - Austin gay clubs - gay clubbing Austin - gay Austin Warehouse District
Austin's longtime favorite gay video and cruise bar, Oilcan Harry's is set along busy West 4th Street, in the bustling Warehouse District, close to several other gay-popular bars, coffeehouses, and restaurants. Page 15.

Rain on 4th Street - Rain West 4th Street - Rain Austin Texas - Texas gay bars - Texas gay nightlife - gay-friendly Austin hangouts - Rain gay bar
The front lounge at Austin's popular gay bar, Rain on 4th, is a nice spot to chill with friends and shoot pool. Page 11.

Rain on 4th - Rain Austin gay bar - gay bars Austin - Austin gay lounges - Austin gay billiards - Austin gay photographs - gay Austin gallery
A couple of doors down from Oilcan Harry's, another great Warehouse District gay bar, Rain on 4th has become a favorite spot in Austin - among both lesbians and gay men - for dancing, socializing, and partying. Off this small but pulsing dance floor, Rain has a very pleasant patio. Page 13.

South Congress Avenue Shops - Gay Austin Shopping - Gay-friendly shops Austin - Austin Shopping photos - South Austin photos - Austin Retail pics
Cool shops and eateries line South Congress Avenue, a gay-popular part of Austin just a short drive south of downtown. Along this stretch you'll find Amy's Ice Cream, the famed Continental Club (one of the city's most famous venues for live music), and Zen vegetarian and Japanese restaurant. Page 4.

Austin Gay Guide and Photo Tour
A photo tour of Austin as a gay vacation spot

Austin Gay Guide and Photo Tour
A photo tour of Austin as a gay vacation spot

Austin Gay Guide and Photo Tour
A photo tour of Austin as a gay vacation spot

Chain Drive Austin - Chain Drive Leather Bar - Chain Drive Gay Bears Bar - Texas Bear Bars - Men's Cruising Austin - Gay Leather Bars Austin Texas
Chain Drive has been a mainstay in a city that's scene an unusual number of gay bars come and go over the years. This relatively compact club is a favorite of leather dudes, bears, and other

Mean-Eyed Cat Austin - Mean-Eyed Cat Bar - Austin Dive Bars - Gay-Friendly Austin Nightlife - Johnny Cash Tribute Bars - Hip Austin Music Bars
What's not to love about a dive-y, kitsch-filled bar that's a tribute to Johnny Cash music and memorabilia? The Mean-Eyed Cat is a straight bar, to be sure, but it's not at all uncommon to see a decent number of GLBT folks inside this ramshackle building that once occupied a chain-saw repair shop. Alas, high-rise condos have gone up beside the Mean-Eyed Cat, somewhat ruining the eccentric vibe of this West End/Clarksville neighborhood spot. There's live music here most evenings. Page 19.

Tapelenders Austin - Skivvies Gay Underwear Shop - Tapelenders Austin Lube Sex Toys - Austin Gay Pride Shop - Austin Gay Underwear - Austin Condoms
Skivvies/Tapelenders, which also has a popular shop in Dallas, is Austin's premier source of gay Pride items, underwear and jocks, sex toys and erotica, gay videos (adult and otherwise), and lube and safer-sex toys. The store has a huge selection of designer underwear and other gay-popular workout gear, club-wear, and swimsuits (the perfect outfit for lazing in the sun at Hippie Hollow). The well-stocked store near downtown in the West End. Page 8.

JR's Bar and Grill Houston - JR's Gay Bar Montrose - Montrose Gay Nightlife - Houston Gay Bars - Gay Discos Midtown Houston - JR's Gay Bars Texas
Part of a mini-franchise of gay bars around the country, Houston's trendy and fun JR's Bar and Grill anchors a busy district of gay nightlife. It's been going strong for many years and comprises an always-packed two-tier bar as well as a quite spacious patio. From here you're steps from a number of other fun gay bars. The crowd tends toward professional, with ages generally running in the 20s and 30s. Page 3.

Texas Gay Bars - Texas Gay Nightlife Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Texas

Texas Gay Bars - Texas Gay Nightlife Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Texas

Austin Gay Bars and Gay Nightlife Guide
Here's a look at the best gay bars and nightclubs in the progressive city of Austin, Texas.

San Antonio Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of San Antonio's gay bathhouse and sex club, ACI (Alternative Club)

Providence Gay Guide - 2016-2017 Events Calendar
A gay guide to and 2016-2017 events calendar for Providence, Rhode Island, the second-largest city in New England and one of the most liberal and gay-welcoming small cities in the country.

Cape Town Gay Pride 2017 Information
A preview of South Africa's annual Cape Town Gay Pride celebration, which takes place from late February through early March 2017.

River Street Bathhouse in Troy - Albany Gay Bathhouses
Albany NY Gay Bathhouse and Sex Club Guide, with details on the River Street Club in the nearby city of Troy

New Orleans Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of the gay bathhouse scene in New Orleans

Santa Monica Restaurants and Dining - Venice Restaurants and Dining
A guide to restaurants and gay-friendly dining in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.

Venice California gay guide
A gay guide to Venice Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Gay Guide to Malibu and Pacific Palisades - Will Rogers Gay Beach
An overview of Malibu and Pacific Palisades, including the gay section of Will Rogers State Beach and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Venice Beach and Santa Monica Gay Guide
A gay guide to Santa Monica, Venice, and the L.A. Beaches

Gay Guide to Coastal Los Angeles: Marina Del Rey to Long Beach - Gay Catalina Island
An overview of coastal Los Angeles south of Venice, from Marina del Rey to Ranchos Palos Verdes to the city of Long Beach, including Catalina Island

Santa Monica Travel Resources - Venice Travel Resources
Resources and links on Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles for gay travelers.

Santa Monica Hotels - Venice Beach Hotels
A guide to hotels and gay-friendly lodging in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.

Venice Beach and Santa Monica Gay Bars and Nightlife
A guide to gay bars and gay-friendly nightlife in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.

2017 Gay Days at Disney World Details
A preview of Orlando, Florida's 2017 Gays Days celebration at Walt Disney World as well as Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the other parks in the area - this famous event takes place in early June

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

July 2017 Gay Pride Events and Information
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of July 2017

Dinah Shore Weekend 2017 Hotels - Palm Springs Women's Weekend Hotels 2017
Hotels offering special packages and deals during Dinah Shore Week, aka Palm Springs Women's Weekend, held in Palm Springs in late March and early April 2017.

Ana Inspiration Golf Championship 2017
A preview of the LPGA ANA Inspiration (fka Kraft Nabisco) Golf Championship, which is held in Palm Springs in late March through early April 2017, coinciding with Dinah Shore Weekend.

Dinah Shore Weekend 2017 - Palm Springs Women's Weekend
Dinah Shore Week, aka Palm Springs Women's Weekend, the famed lesbian party held in Palm Springs in late March and early April 2017, as well as the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival, which takes place in early September 2016

San Diego Gay Hotels and B&Bs Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and GLBT resorts in San Diego

Toledo 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of the Toledo Gay Pride celebration, held August 26–27, 2016

Silicon Valley 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Silicon Valley Gay Pride, which takes place in San Jose the weekend of August 27–28, 2016

Michigan Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of the Michigan Gay Pride Celebration in Lansing, held August 26–27, 2016.

Kalamazoo Gay Bars Guide - Kalamazoo Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay nightlife in Kalamazoo, Michigan, including gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses

Manchester Gay Pride 2016 - Manchester Superbia Festival 2016
A preview of Manchester Gay Pride, held in Northern England, August 26–29

Montreal Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Montreal and the metro area.

Montreal 2016 Gay Pride Information - Fierte Montreal 2016
A preview of Fierte Montreal, or the Montreal Pride celebrations, held August 13 and 14, 2016, with many events held the week prior (starting Aug. 8).

New Orleans Shopping Guide - Gay Shopping French Quarter
A guide to shopping in the French Quarter, New Orleans, with antiques shops, art galleries, and more.

Philadelphia Gay Bathhouse Guide - Philly Gay Sex Club Guide
A guide to Philadelphia's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Philly and Sansom Street Gym

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 August 27, 2016 across the river from New York City.

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 August 18–20, 2016.

2016 Anaheim Gay Days at Disneyland Details
A preview of Anaheim, Calfornia's Gays Days celebration at Disneyland, which takes places Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2016.

2016 Madison Wisconsin Gay Pride Information
A preview of Wisconsin Capitol Pride, which is held in the capital city of Madison on August 21, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Utah Pride Festival - Salt Lake City Gay Pride, which takes place in early June 2016

Gay Pride Ottawa 2016 - Capital Pride Canada Festival 2016
A preview of Ottawa's Capital Gay Pride Celebration (Fierte dans la Capitale), held August 15 thru August 21, 2016

Ottawa Attractions - Ottawa Museums - Rideau Canal
An overview of Ottawa's top attractions and museums, from Parliament to the Rideau Canal to across the river in Hull, Quebec.

Ottawa Canada Gay Travel Guide
A Gay Guide to Ottawa, Ontario, including an overview of the city's most popular GLBT neighborhoods, plus a 2016-2017 Events Guide

Ottawa Gay-Friendly Hotels - Gay Guesthouses Ottawa Canada
A guide to the gay-friendly Ottawa hotels, guesthouses, and inns.

Ottawa Gay Nightlife Guide - Ottawa Gay Bathhouses Guide
A guide to Ottawa gay bars and nightclubs, along with gay saunas and bathhouses.

Ottawa Shopping - Ottawa Gay Underwear Shops - Ottawa Adult Bookstores
An overview of the most popular Ottawa shops for gay and lesbian travelers, including bookstores, clothiers, and erotica shops.

Ottawa Festivals 2015 - Ottawa Gay Events 2015
A 2015-2016 calendar of gay-popular events and festivals taking place in Ottawa, as well as resources on gay travel and tourism in and around the city.

Ottawa Restaurants - Ottawa Coffeehouses - Ottawa Gay Dining
An overview of the Ottawa dining scene, including restaurants and coffeehouses popular with GLBT community.

Ottawa Side Trips - Wakefield Quebec - Gatineau Park Near Ottawa - Merrickville Ontario - Ottawa Day Trips
An overview of two popular and easy day trips from Ottawa: Wakefield (on the Gatineau River) and Gatineau Park in Quebec, which are 20 to 35 km north of the city, and Merrickville in Ontario, which is on the Rideau Canal 75 km south of Ottawa.

2016 Honolulu Gay Pride Festival - Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2016
A preview of the Honolulu Gay Pride Parade and Celebration, now held Oct. 22, 2016

Ouray Colorado Photos - Ouray Mountains Views - Ouray Pass Pictures - Million Dollar Highway - Red Mountain Pass Photos - Ouray Valley Pictures
Ouray is situated in a dramatic valley in the San Juan mountains, through which U.S. 550 - known as the

Box Canyon Lodge Ouray - Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs - Box Canyon Hotel Colorado - Ouray Gay-Friendly Hotels - Best Motels Silverton
There's been a lodging at this beautiful spot, now occupied by the attractive Box Canyon Lodge motel, since the 1870s. The setting's desirability stems from the fact that natural, geothermal hot springs emanate from the hillside adjacent to this affordable yet extremely comfortable and well-equipped property set in an L-Shape with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. In addition to lodge-like rooms, the Box Canyon has four redwood tubs fill with 103- to 108-degree hot springs water. Page 2.

Ouray Hot Springs Park - Ouray Hot Springs Pools - Ouray Hot Springs Photos - Soaking in Hot Springs Colorado - Thermal Springs Ouray Colorado
Although little Ouray was established as a silver- and gold-mining town, it's the area's geothermal hot springs that have helped turn it into a small but thriving tourist destination. You'll find hot springs throughout region, but the most famous and easily visited are at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Park, located just off Main Street (U.S. 550) at the north edge of downtown. Here the public is welcome to swim, soak, and frolic in a huge outdoor pool where the waters hovers around 100 degrees. Page 7.

Ouray Colorado Gay-Friendly Travel - Ouray Photo Galler
Ouray Colorado travel gallery

San Juan Mountain Guides - Ice-Climbing Ouray - Ouray Ice Climbing Park - Ice Climbing Lessons - Box Canyon Ice Climbing - Ouray Winter Sports -
How easy is ice-climbing if you've never tried it before? In Ouray, one of North America's meccas for both advanced and novice ice-climbing, pretty much anybody in reasonably good shape can master the basics with a lesson (if you need proof, that's me having nearly ascended a wall of ice in this photo). Right in Ouray, San Juan Mountains Guides is a superb school for ice-climbing instruction and guiding - the company also offers ski & avalanche, mountaineering, rock-climbing, and hiking trips. Page 6.

Ouray Colorado Gay-Friendly Travel - Ouray Photo Galler
Ouray Colorado travel gallery

Ice-Climbing Pictures - Ice Climbing Photos - Ice Climbing Ouray - Colorado Ice Climbing School - San Juan Mountain Guides - Uncompahgre River Gorge
Ouray, Colorado's famed Ice Park is situated just on the south end of downtown, conveniently within walking distance of several hotels, at the north end of the Uncompahgre River Gorge. In this 150-foot-deep canyon, ice-climbing enthusiasts can test their skills against a sheer ice wall (water is run down the sides of the canyon during the winter to create the thick layers of ice). Pictured here is a climber working from near the base of the canyon. Page 3.

Ouray Ice Park - Ouray Ice Climbing Canyon - Ouray Box Canyon Pictures - Ice-Climbing Tours Colorado - Best U.S. Ice Climbing Parks
Another view of the Ouray Ice Park - about 40 feet from the top of this 150-foot box canyon, you can see a woman in the light-blue jacket ice-climbing. This is one of the nation's premier ice-climbing venues. Page 11.

Ourayle House Brewpub - Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewing Company Ouray - Ouray Nightlife - Gay-Friendly Bars Ouray - Best Colorado Artisan Brewpubs - Ourayle
The domain of dry-witted barkeeper and artisan brewer James Paul

Backstreet Bagel & Deli Ouray - Best Ouray Dining - Backstreet Deli Ouray - Ouray Coffeehouses - Ouray Breakfast Restaurants - Best Ouray Cafes -
A fair-priced, cheerful deli and coffeehouses that specializes in breakfast burritos, sandwiches, bagels, pies, soups, regional beers, ice cream, and live music on summer weekends, Backstreet is set right along the main drag. With exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and large storefront windows, it's a nice place to read the paper in the morning and people-watch. For a quick bite or caffeine in the morning, this is a reliable option. Page 13.

Downtown Ouray Pictures - Ouray Shopping - Ouray Restaurants - Photos of Ouray Colorado - Gay-Friendly Travel in Ouray
Main Street in Ouray is lined with crafts and arts galleries, small boutiques, and casual cafes, restaurants, and bars. Many are set inside the town's Victorian and early 20th-century buildings, which line Main Street for about six blocks. Page 4.

Sunset Photos Ouray - Ouray Victorian Architecture - Downtown Ouray Pictures - Ouray Historic Buildings - Downtown Ouray at Sunset - Ouray Shopping
A view of Ouray's colorful Main Street, which is lined with notable Victorian and early-20th-century buildings, as the sun sets over town. Page 10.

Million Dollar Highway Colorado - Million Dollar Highway Ouray Photos - U.S. 550 from Ouray to Silverton - Best Scenic Highways Colorado - Ouray Pics
A view of the famed

Mouse's Chocolates Ouray - Mouse's Coffeehouse Ouray - Colorado Chocolatiers - Rockies Chocolate Shops - Handmade Chocolates Ouray - Mouse's Espresso
Artisan chocolatier and espresso bar Mousse's has a tremendous regional following (they also sell quite a lot of mail-order). This attractive storefront space that also serves light meals and tasty desserts is open till 9 (an hour later in summer), and the truffles, toffees, and caramels are made with imported Belgian chocolate. Coffee here is roasted on premises and is easily some of the tastiest java in the Rockies. Page 8.

Ouray Mountains View - Photos of San Juan Mountains Ouray - Ouray Pictures - Ouray Vacations
Another view of downtown Ouray, with the San Juan Mountains in the background. Page 12.

Blake's Atlanta - Blake's Gay Bar Midtown - Blake's on the Park - Blake's Gay Club - Atlanta Video Bars - Blake's Midtown Atlanta - Blake's Patio
The popular gay bar, Blake's on the Park, has long been a favorite spot among Atlanta gays and to a lesser extent lesbians for socializing and conversation. The bar is in Midtown, the heart of the city's gay community, and just steps from Piedmont Park, which hosts Atlanta Gay Pride each year. Page 15.

Burkhart's Atlanta - Burkhart's Gay Bar - Midtown Atlanta Gay Club - Burkart's Gay Club Midtown - Atlanta Drag Shows - Atlanta Karaoke - Ansley Square
One of several gay-oriented businesses in Midtown's Ansley Square shopping center, Burkhart's is your classic gay video bar, a favorite of all ages and styles, that's been going strong since...well...for many years. The crowd is decidedly male and somewhat on the make (I met my second-ever boyfriend here in 1994, for whatever that's worth). A fun feature is that on the second floor you can lean over a railing and ogle the boys down below. There are a few rooms, including one with a pool table. Page 12.

Felix's Gay Bar - Felix's Atlanta - Felix's on the Square - Atlanta Gay Neighborhood Bars - Brushstrokes Atlanta - Ansley Square Gay Bars - Felix's
A friendly, if quite tiny, gay neighborhood bar in the tres gay Ansley Square strip mall across from Piedmont Park in Atlanta's Midtown area, Felix's on the Square is a simple little gay hangout that's fun for early-evening drinks, hanging out with friends, chatting with the friendly staff, and fueling up on relatively affordable cocktails before heading out later to one of Atlanta's more popular, late-night gay clubs. Felix's (1510 Piedmont Ave. NE, 404-249-7899). Page 10.

Mary's Atlanta - Mary's East Atlanta Village - Mary's Gay Bars - Hip Gay Nightlife - East Atlanta Village Bars - Mary's Lounge Atlanta
A funky little lounge in the hip East Atlanta Village neighborhood, Mary's caters to an artsy, individualistic crowd of women and men, mostly gay but plenty of heteros, too. Check out the bar's You Tube page to get an even better sense of it. Page 5.

Atlanta Gay Guide - Atlanta Gay Scene
An Atlanta Gay Gallery

Amsterdam Atlanta Gay Bar - Amsterdam Sports Bar Atlanta - Amsterdam Midtown Gay Bar - Atlanta Gay Video Bars - Atlanta Gay Sports Clubs - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, refreshingly, is the kind of bar where just about anyone might feel welcome. It's mostly a guys' spot, but women often hang out here, and you'll see a nice mix of ages, styles, races, and so on. Part of the draw is the variety of diversions, including a nice section with pool tables - Amsterdam feels a bit like a laid-back sports bar during the week (especially after work), but it draws more of a crowd on weekends. There's also casual restaurant. Page 2.

Bellissima Atlanta (closed)
Bellissima Atlanta, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 7.

Atlanta Skyline Photos - Downtown Atlanta Skyline - Atlanta Sunset Pictures - Sunset Views Atlanta Georgia - Downtown View From Renaissance Midtown
Atlanta's downtown skyline at sunset, looking south from a high floor of the gay-friendly Renaissance Midtown Hotel at West Peachtree and 7th streets. Visible are, on the left, are the Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and the AT&T Midtown buildings. The area at the lower part of the photo is the eastern edge of Georgia Tech campus, and to the lower right you can see the traffic along Interstates 75/85.

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel - Atlanta Renaissance Hotel - Former Palomar Atlanta - Gay-Friendly Hotels Atlanta - Briza - Rooftop 866
Infusing Atlanta's GLBT epicenter, Midtown, with a welcome sense of contemporary flair, the 21-story Renaissance Atlanta Midtown opened in 2009 (prior to March 2011, it was the Hotel Palomar Atlanta). Within walking distance of more than a dozen Atlanta gay bars and also steps from Georgia Tech campus, Piedmont Park, and plenty of cool restaurants, the 304-room property has become a favorite spot with design-minded travelers. The hotel's Briza restaurant and 866 Rooftop Lounge are further draws. Page 4.

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
Guest rooms at Atlanta's Renaissance Midtown Hotel are soothingly hip and contemporary, all with laptop-friendly safes, Wi-Fi, evening turn-down, full-length mirrors, iHome docking stations, 37-inch LDC TVs, and cordless phones. Rooms on higher floors facing south afford stunning views of the downtown skyline. Page 13.

Atlanta Hotel Indigo - Indigo Hotel Midtown Atlanta - Atlanta Gay-Friendly Hotels - Atlanta Midtown Affordable Lodging - Indigo Atlanta Hotel Photos
The smartly decorated, mod Indigo Atlanta Hotel is an excellent, fair-priced, and GLBT-welcoming lodging option with a central location in Midtown. Rooms in this converted 1920s building are cozy but handsomely furnished - each has a tiny but extremely well-designed bathrooms outfitted with teak benches, Aveda products, and cool shower heads. Guests can hang out in the extremely bright and airy lobby, or on the attractive patio out front; the lobby cafe serves Starbucks. Page 8.

Inman Park Atlanta - Inman Park Victorian Houses - Inman Park Arts and Crafts Bungalows - Inman Park Photos - Atlanta Historic Neighborhoods
Historic Inman Park, a neighborhood rich in Victorian and early-20th-century Arts and Crafts architecture and home to many gay and lesbian residents, is about 2 miles due east of downtown Atlanta. This was Atlanta's first planned suburb, laid out in the late 19th century and anchored by leafy Springvale Park. After enduring some rough years in the mid-1900s, it's now a bustling, trendy district with quite a few gay-friendly shops and restaurants, plus three top-notch theaters. Page 14.

King-Keith B&B Atlanta closed
King-Keith House has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

Le Buzz Marietta closed
Le Buzz Marietta, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

Little Five Points Atlanta - Little Five Points Photos - Atlanta Shopping Districts - Atlanta Gay-Friendly Restaurants - Little 5 Points Atlanta
The funky seat of Atlanta counterculture for many years, the Little Five Points district forms the northeastern boundary of the historic (and similarly gay-popular) Inman Park neighborhood. You'll find a number of inviting cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops in Inman Park and adjoining Little Five Points, including Charis Books, Junkman's Daughter, Babette's Cafe, and Savage Pizza. You'll find most of these spots near the five-way intersection of Euclid, McLendon, and Moreland avenues. Page 3.

Briza Atlanta - Briza Italian Restaurant Midtown - Briza Renaissance Midtown Atlanta - Former Pacci Ristorante - Atlanta Best Italian Restaurants
With its high-back chairs, curvy banquettes, and opulent globe-inspired light fixtures, Briza (formerly known as Pacci) delivers over-the-top opulence to Midtown, along with artfully presented contemporary Italian cuisine that's among the finest in Atlanta. Despite the decidedly fancy environs, Briza is just as appropriate for a casual meal with friends as it is for a special occasion - service is attentive and approachable. Page 6.

Atlanta Gay Guide - Atlanta Gay Scene
An Atlanta Gay Gallery

Ra Sushi Atlanta - Ra Sushi Midtown - Atlanta Midtown Best Sushi Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Sushi Restaurants - Midtown Happy Hour Bars - Ra Atlanta
Part of a growing brand of upscale, high-energy fusion Japanese restaurants with locations in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and several other states, RA Sushi Atlanta occupies a dramatic, bi-level space with soaring windows and fun music humming in the background - it has the vibe of a hip nightspot, and is indeed well-regarded for its happy hour (with half-off sushi and apps). Young, outgoing serves work this trendy Midtown spot that's had a pronounced gay following since it opened. Page 16.

Europe Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout the Europe.

Fargo-Moorehead Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Fargo-Moorhead Gay Pride, in the neighboring North Dakota and northern Minnesota cities of Fargo and Moorhead, held Aug. 18–21, 2016

Charlotte 2016 Pride Festival Info
A preview of Charlotte Gay Pride, which is held in North Carolina's largest city, which takes place August 20–21, 2016

Copenhagen 2016 Gay Pride Information - Denmark Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Copenhagen Gay Pride, held in Denmark in August 16–20, 2016.

Elsie's Santa Barbara
Elsie's Santa Barbara. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 90.

Native Lounge San Luis Obispo - Native Lounge Nightclub - closed
Native Lounge closed in 2011. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 89.

Roosterfish Bar Venice (closed)
Roosterfish Venice closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 95.

Wildcat Lounge, Santa Barbara
Wildcat Lounge, Santa Barbara. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 91.

Belvedere Santa Rosa - Belvedere Lounge - Belvedere Bar - Santa Rosa Gay Bars - Gay-Friendly Sonoma Nightlife - Belevedre Nightclub Santa Rosa
Sonoma's largest city, Santa Rosa has a number of lounges, wine bars, and restaurants with significant gay followings, although no specifically gay bars. One of the friendliest and likeliest spots to meet fellow GLBT folks is the Belvedere, which is set on the ground floor of a grand Victorian house a short drive from downtown. Inside you’ll find pool tables, an air-hockey table, a rockin’ juke box, and a bar dispensing plenty of good brews on tap, well-mixed cocktails, and wines by the glass. Page 94.

Cheers San Diego - Cheers Gay Bar SD -
Cheers gay bar in San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 40.

Baja Betty's Gay Bar - San Diego Baja Betty's
Baja Betty's, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 38.

Eden Gay Bar San Diego has closed
Eden, San Diego, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 43.

Number 1 5th Ave San Diego
Number 1 5th Avenue, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 49.

Numbers Gay Bar San Diego
Numbers gay bar in San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 50.

Redwing Gay Bar North Park
Redwing Bar & Grill, San Diego. Page 51.

San Diego SRO Bar
SRO Lounge, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 54.

San Diego Eagle gay bar
San Diego Eagle gay bar. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 53.

Hole Gay Bar San Diego
The Hole in the Wall, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 46.

Loft San Diego gay bar
Loft San Diego gay bar. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 48.

Top of the Park San Diego closed
Top of the Park San Diego closed. Page 55.

San Diego Vulcan Steam closed
Vulcan Steam and Sauna San Diego has closed. Page 57.

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

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

Prague Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of Prague Gay Pride, held in the capital city of Czech Republic August 8 through August 14, 2016 (Aug. 13 is the big parade and festival day).

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), August 13, 2016.

Eugene Gay Bars Guide - Eugene Oregon Gay Nightlife
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Eugene, Oregon, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the state's second-largest city

Cleveland Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of the Cleveland Gay Pride celebration, which takes place in August 13, 2016.

Cleveland Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
A guide to gay sex clubs and saunas in Cleveland, OH

Grand Rapids Gay Bars - Grand Rapids Gay Nightlife
A guide to gay nightlife in Grand Rapids, Michigan, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown

Battle Creek Gay Bars Guide - Battle Creek Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay nightlife in Battle Creek, Michigan, including the popular nightspot Partners Bar

Saugatuck Gay Hotels Guide - Saugatuck Best Gay Resorts
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, resorts, and GLBT B&Bs in Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, the Midwest's top gay resort destination

Ann Arbor Gay Bars - Ann Arbor Gay Nightlife
A guide to gay nightlife in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the University of Michigan campus

Charleston Gay Pride 2016 - Charleston SC Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Charleston South Carolina Gay Pride, held August 13, 2016 in North Charleston

Seattle Gay Hotels Guide - Best Seattle Hotels & Inns for Gay Travelers
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and B&Bs in Seattle, Washington

San Diego Gay Travel - Gay San Diego Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in San Diego

San Diego Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A guide to San Diego's best gay bars and gay-friendly clubs and restaurants

San Diego Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A guide to San Diego's best gay bars and gay-friendly clubs and restaurants

San Diego Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A guide to San Diego's best gay bars and gay-friendly clubs and restaurants

2016 San Diego Pride Info - San Diego Gay Pride 2016
A preview of the San Diego's Gay Pride Celebration, with Kesha headlining, held July 15-17, 2016

Downtown San Diego Skyline Photos - Downtown San Diego Aerial View
San Diego skyline view. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

Mingei Museum San Diego - Mingei International Museum Balboa Park - Folk Art Museums - International Design Museums - Balboa Park Best Attractions
Among the several prominent museums clustered on or near El Prado in San Diego's

Obelisk Gay Bookstore - closed
Obelisk Bookstore, San Diego, closed. Page 35.

La Jolla Cove Brown Pelicans - California Brown Pelican Colony - Getting to La Jolla Cove Beach - Pictures of California Brown Pelicans
One thing you can always count on seeing as you descend down one-way Coast Boulevard from the commercial village of La Jolla into La Jolla cove is this enormous colony of California brown pelicans - they live along these craggy rocks, which jut out into the ocean a bit up the coast from the small beach and grassy Ellen Browning Scripps Park. You get a nice view of these distinctive birds from the outdoor patio at Brockton Villa. Page 7.

San Diego Palomar Hotel
Hotel Palomar, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 26.

Urban Solace San Diego
Urban Solace San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 27.

No. 1 5th Avenue San Diego - Number 1 Gay Bar
Number One Fifth Avenue gay bar, in Hillcrest. Page 12.

SRO Lounge San Diego
SRO Lounge, a casual dive bar on Bankers Hill in San Diego. Page 17.

San Diego Eagle gay leather bar
The San Diego Eagle, a favorite gay leather bar in the city's North Park neighborhood. Page 28.

Big Kitchen Cafe San Diego
Big Kitchen San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 32.

Black's Beach San Diego
Black's Beach, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.

Bourbon Street San Diego closed
Bourbon Street, San Diego, closed. Page 34.

Brass Rail San Diego
Brass Rail San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 21.

Brockton Villa Restaurant La Jolla
Brockton Villa, La Jolla. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 16.

Cheers San Diego - San Diego Cheers Ba
Cheers, an easygoing gay bar in San Diego's University Heights. Page 18.

Club San Diego Bathhouse - Gay Club San Diego
San Diego's gay bathhouse, Club San Diego. Page 33.

Extraordinary Desserts San Diego
Extraordinary Desserts. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 24.

F Street Adult Video & Gifts (closed)
F Street Adult Stores. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 38.

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
Hotel del Coronado. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 13.

Martin and Wall San Diego (closed)
Martin and Wall has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 41.

North Park San Diego - North Park Neighborhood - Gay Neighborhoods San Diego - North Park Main Street Business District - North Park Restaurants
With Hillcrest to the west, North Park is one of San Diego's most diverse - and quite gay-popular - neighborhoods. This area just northeast of Balboa Park has a couple of notable commercial sectors, including University Avenue and the blocks just off of it, especially around 29th and 30th streets (this is where the North Park sign, pictured here, spans University Avenue). Another area with a few very good restaurants is farther south 30th and Upas streets. Page 2.

Rich's San Diego
Rich's San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 25.

Hotel Palomar San Diego Hotel Rooms
Hotel Palomar San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 22.

SummerSalt Pool and Lounge - SummerSalt San Diego - Palomar San Diego Pool Bar - San Diego Pool Parties - Gay-Friendly Bars Gaslamp Quarter
Hotel Palomar San Diego, SummerSalt Rooftop Pool & Lounge. Page 20.

Saltbox Restaurant, San Diego
Saltbox Restaurant, Hotel Palomar, San Diego. Page 19.

Flame San Diego closed
The Flame, San Diego, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 39.

Vulcan Steam and Sauna San Diego closed
NOTE: Closed 2013. Vulcan Steam and Sauna, the gay bathhouse in Little Italy. Page 42.

Urban Mo's San Diego
Urban Mo's, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 30.

Baja Betty's San Diego
Baja Betty's, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 15.

Eden San Diego closed
Eden, an upscale gay restaurant and nightclub on University Avenue in Hillcrest. Page 36.

Inn at the Park San Diego
Inn at the Park, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 14.

The Hole in the Wall, Point Loma
Hole in the Wall, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 10.

Crest Cafe San Diego
Crest Cafe, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

Crypt San Diego (closed)
At look at one of San Diego's best shops for leather, erotica, and gay sex toys, Crypt Leather. Page 40.

Flicks San Diego
Flicks San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

Torrey Pines Glider Port - San Diego Black's Beach Gliders - Paragliders Port La Jolla - Torrey Pines Gliders - La Jolla Gay Photos - Hang-Gliding
As you drive to the parking area for San Diego's gay-popular Blacks Beach, you'll pass the Torrey Pines Gliderport, from which hang gliders and paragliders depart throughout the day. It's fun to watch them glide over Blacks Beach, and if you've ever wanted to try this, this renowned facility offers lessons and rides. There's also a casual restaurant on-site, which is a nice spot for refreshments before or after hitting the beach. Page 4.

University Heights San Diego - University Heights Business District - San Diego Best Neighborhoods - Underrated Gay Neighborhoods - Park Boulevard
One of San Diego's most gay-popular neighborhoods outside of Hillcrest, University Heights is an attractive, mostly residential area just north of Hillcrest and west of Normal Heights, on a bluff above and just south of Mission Valley. Filled with attractive wood-frame bungalows and houses, many of them from the first half of the 20th century, the neighborhood does have one notable commercial section, running north-south along Park Boulevard (and also a bit along intersecting Adams Avenue). Page 8.

Urban Grind San Diego (closed)
Urban Grind San Diego closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 37.

Hillcrest Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A guide and gallery to the best attractions, hotels, bars, and restaurants for gay travelers to San Diego

Hillcrest Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A guide and gallery to the best attractions, hotels, bars, and restaurants for gay travelers to San Diego

Hillcrest Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A guide and gallery to the best attractions, hotels, bars, and restaurants for gay travelers to San Diego

Hillcrest San Diego
Hillcrest, in San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Numbers San Diego gay bar
Numbers gay nightclub, in Hillcrest, San Diego. Page 31.

Redwing Bar & Grill
Redwing Bar & Grill, San Diego. Page 23.

The Loft San Diego - Loft Gay Bar Hillcrest
The Loft, a friendly local-favored gay bar in Hillcrest. Page 29.

Hillcrest Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A guide and gallery to the best attractions, hotels, bars, and restaurants for gay travelers to San Diego

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

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

Tool Shed Palm Springs - Tool Shed Gay Leather Bar - Palm Springs Bear Bars - Palm Springs Gay Leather Clubs - Warm Sands Palm Springs Gay Clubs
Since the mid-1990s, the rough-and-ready Tool Shed has been the premier leather-and-Levi's bar in Palm Springs - it's on a side street on the south side of downtown, on the edge of the Warm Sands gay resort district. Open from morning until 2 am, the Tool Shed doles out cheap and potent drinks, hosts an Erotic Art Expo each February, and awards a Mr. Tool Shed Leather prize each year. Page 32.

Wang's in the Desert - Wang's Palm Springs - Wang's Restaurant Indian Canyon Drive - Wang's Happy Hour Palm Springs - Palm Springs Gay Restaurants
The definitive gay happy hour scene (from 5 to 7:30 most nights - it begins a bit earlier on weekends), Wang's in the Desert is also one of Palm Springs's hot spots for contemporary Pan-Asian food. The restaurant is stylish and festive, and the sidebar, which hosts the happy hour celebrations, is a fun venue for colorful cocktails and mingling with locals and tourists - it keeps pretty busy well into the evening. Wang's is just around the corner from the gay bars along Arenas Road. Page 34.

Toucans Tiki Lounge Palm Springs - Toucans Gay Bar Palm Springs - Palm Springs Gay Dance Clubs - Toucans '80s Nights - Gay Clubs Palm Springs
Toucans is the first gay bar in Palm Springs you'll come to if approaching the city from the north (which most visitors do, via the I-10 freeway to Hwy. 111), so it's the perfect spot in which to warm up and get your bearings. But this loosely tropics-themed bar and dance club, officially called Toucans Tiki Lounge, is also one of the top gay hangouts in the desert region, catering to a primarily male, all-ages crowd. It's across the street from the trendy bar-restaurant Dink's. Page 33.