Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 5 2016-04-30

Steamworks Vancouver - Steamworks Gay Sauna Downtown
Steamworks Vancouver, a popular gay sauna near Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Page 38.

Oasis Nightclub Vancouver - Oasis Lounge Davie Street - Oasis Pub West End - Vancouver Gay Restaurants - Gay Tapas Bars - Oasis Lounge Vancouver
A slick, smartly decorated gay lounge and restaurant, Oasis occupies a second-floor space in the middle of the city's Gay Village. Different music themes are featured certain evenings, from Top 40 House Remixes to Electronica and Trance. Sundays are well known for festive parties that take place on the bar's garden patio (fear not if it's cold or rainy - this space is both covered and heated). As gay bars go, Oasis exceeds expectations in the restaurant, which serves nicely crafted cuisine. Page 14.

Davie Street Village Vancouver - Vancouver Gay Village - West End Vancouver Gay Area - Davie Village Photos - Gay Nightlife Davie Village - West End
Vancouver's West End, specifically Davie Street Village, is the anchor of the city's gay scene. The main thoroughfare, Davie Street (from about Granville to Jervis streets) is lined with gay-friendly businesses, including the vast majority of Vancouver's GLBT nightspots (1181 Lounge, Oasis Lounge, Score, The Fountainhead, Numbers, and Celebrities among them). You'll also find several gay-friendly B&Bs on the side streets nearby.

Womyns' Ware Vancouver - Vancouver Sex Shops - Women-Owned Sex Shops - Sex Toy Guides - Lesbian Erotica Shops - Womyn's Ware Commercial Drive
Since 1995, the terrific, women-owned sex shop and erotica boutique Womyn's Ware has been acting as Vancouver's

Vancouver Gay Beaches - English Bay Beach - West End Vancouver Gay Beach Area - Wreck Beach Gay Area - Nude Beaches Canada - Gay Sunset Beach West End
Vancouver has a couple of beaches with a strong gay following, two that are right in the West End (close to the Davie Street Gay Village) - Sunset Beach and, pictured here, English Bay Beach (aka First Beach). Another option, over near the Univ. of British Columbia within the boundary of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, is the quite famous and rather hard to reach Wreck Beach - this is a clothing-optional stretch of sand that has a predominantly gay section (found to the left as you approach). Page 25.

Coast Restaurant Vancouver - Coast Restaurant Alberni Street - Vancouver Best Raw Bars - Vancouver Top Seafood Eateries - Coast Glowbal Restaurant
Having moved in 2009 from its smaller digs in Yaletown, Coast Restaurant and its adjacent cocktail bar - the white-hot O-Lounge - now occupy a prime setting on a central downtown block steps from Robson Street shopping and many of the city's leading hotels. Coast is unquestionably a restaurant for scene-makers and local bon vivants - the soaring bi-level space with sleek central raw bar attracts social butterflies from all walks of life. The kitchen also serves super-fresh, innovative seafood. Page 22.

Celebrities Vancouver - Celebrities Nightclub Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Dance Clubs - Celebrities Gay Bar - Vancouver Lesbian Nightclubs
A review of Vancouver's trendy Celebrities gay nightclub. Page 9.

False Creek Vancouver - False Creek Inlet - Granville Island Water Taxis - Vancouver Yaletown Skyline - False Creek Photos - Aquabus Ferries Vancouver
A view from False Creek of the gleaming new condo and apartment towers that dominate the skyline over Vancouver's trendy Yaletown neighborhood. As its name suggests, False Creek is actually an inlet from English Bay - it dead-ends to the east of Yaletown near BC Place Stadium and is crisscrossed from several major bridges into downtown Vancouver: Cambie Street Bridge, Granville Street Bridge, and Burrard Street Bridge. It separates Yaletown and the West End from Granville Island. Page 6.

Aquabus Vancouver - Aquabus Granville Island - Water Taxis - Yaletown Aquabus Schedule - Getting to Granville Island - Granville Bridge Pictures
Vancouver's Aquabus Ferries are the easiest way to get back and forth across False Creek inlet, which divides the West End/Davie Village area and Yaletown from Granville Island, Kitsilano, Broadway, and the South Granville Street areas of the city. These rainbow-color boats dart about False Creek throughout the day, and rides cost from $3 to $6, depending on how far you're going. Other stops include Edgewater Casino, foot of Hornby Street (West End), and Science World (by Olympic Village). Page 32.

Little Sister's Vancouver - Little Sister's Gay Bookstore - Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium - Vancouver Gay Sex Toys Shop - Vancouver Pride Store
One of the most successful and influential GLBT bookstores in North America, Little Sister's has been a fixture of Davie Village since 1983. It functions as a de facto LGBT community resource center and meeting place in Vancouver, as well as stocking an extensive selection of gay and lesbian literature and periodicals, sex toys and vibrators, condoms and lube, porn and erotica, Pride items (rainbow flags, jewelry, cards), and underwear, T-shirts, and club wear and gear. Page 3.

Melriches Coffeehouse Vancouver - Vancouver Gay Cafes - West End Vancouver Coffeehouses - Melriches Davie Street - Davie Village Restaurants - Melrich
Davie Street's definitive gay java joint, Melriches Coffeehouse is a bright and comfy spot to sip espressos and lattes, munch on breakfast croissants, sandwiches, and sweets throughout the day, and watch the West End world go by. The popular cafe is right next to the famed GLBT bookstore, Little Sister's, and close many other gay-friendly businesses in the neighborhood. Page 11.

BC Place Vancouver - BC Place 2010 Winter Olympics - BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Concerts BC Place - BC Place Retractable Roof - Vancouver Arenas
One of the most prominent landmarks you'll see as you enter downtown Vancouver from Cambie Street Bridge or Hwy. 99A (Main St.), BC Place Vancouver is known for being the largest stadium in the world with a roof supported entirely by air - it's basically inflated. However, a new retractable roof is being installed in 2011. This huge arena just south of Vancouver Public Library is between Yaletown and Gastown, and it's a major venue during the 2010 Winter Olympics. It also overlooks False Creek. Page 34.

Blenz Coffee Davie Street - Blenz Coffeehouses Vancouver - West End Gay Coffee Shops - Blenz Vancouver Cafes - Blenz West End Vancouver
One of the more gay-popular cafes in the West End, Blenz is part of a regional chain of coffeehouses with many branches in Vancouver and quite a few others throughout British Columbia. The branch at 1203 Davie Street is a good spot for people-watching and grabbing perfectly brewed espresso drinks throughout the day and evening. Teas, hot chocolate, and protein shakes are also served. Page 23.

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver - Blue Horizon Robson Street
The .Blue Horizon Hotel, a gay-friendly restaurant on Davie Street. Page 4.

Bump N Grind Cafe Vancouver - Bump and Grind Commercial Drive - Gay Coffeehouses Vancouver - Vancouver Lesbian Cafes - Commercial Drive Coffeehouses
Commercial Drive's long-running Bump N Grind Cafe captures the alternative, bohemian vibe of this east side Vancouver neighborhood - it's generally packed with a mix of artists, students, lesbians and gays, and local hipsters throughout the day (it closes at 6 pm each evening). The baristas here know what their doing, doling out perfect espressos, macchiatos, lattes, and fine organic coffees from the high-tech Clover brewing system. Page 15.

Cafe Luxy Vancouver - Cafe Luxy Italian Restaurant - Vancouver Gay Restaurants - West End Italian Food - Vancouver Cafe Luxy
Cafe Luxy is one of the most LGBT-popular restaurants in Vancouver - this dishy and fun restaurant serves prodigious portions of traditional Italian food: penne with four cheese, Caesar salads, garlic prawns, and so on. Prices are reasonable, and the staff friendly and helpful. Luxy is also open for breakfast and brunch. It's set along bustling Davie Street, in the heart of the city's Gay Village. Page 36.

Commercial Drive Vancouver - The Drive Vancouver - Vancouver Lesbian Neighborhood - Vancouver Dyke March - Commercial Drive Restaurants - Shopping
Developed historically as a logging skid road, Commercial Drive has developed steadily over the years into one of Vancouver's most diverse and distinctive - as well as most lesbian-identified - neighborhoods. Located about 5 km east of downtown and the West End, the north-south road cuts through the heart of what's technically the Grandview-Woodland neighborhood, but the stretch from about Venables Street south to East Broadway is referred to by most locals as simply

Delany's Coffeehouse - Delany's on Denman Cafe - Delany's Vancouver - West End Gay Coffeehouses - Cafes Near English Bay - Vancouver Delaney's
Another of the handful of West End coffeehouses with especially strong gay followings, Delany's has been a fixture on Denman Street, near the foot of Davie Street and just steps from the beautiful beach at English Bay, for many years. It's a perfect stop for a latte, cappuccino, or tea before sauntering over to the beach, or on up to Stanley Park. The cafe itself is rather intimate, if a bit cramped at times, but the staff is friendly and processes orders quickly. Page 30.

Diva at the Met - Diva Restaurant Vancouver - Metropolitan Hotel Restaurant - Best Hotel Restaurants Vancouver - Diva's at the Metropolitan Hotel
Tucked discreetly off the lobby of the elegantly understated (and very gay-friendly) Metropolitan Hotel, just a couple of blocks north of bustling Robson street, Diva at the Met has earned a serious reputation as one of the city's best Pacific Northwest restaurants, and certainly one of the best dining options at any of the city's hotels. Chef Quang Dang oversees the dining at this light, contemporary space with an open kitchen, which turns out first-rate breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Page 31.

Lick Vancouver has closed
Lick Vancouver has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 39.

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver -
The hip and stylish Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver. Page 13.

Odyssey Vancouver - Vancouver Odyssey closed
Vancouver's legendary Odyssey gay nightclub was shut down to make way for a new development in fall 2010. Page 40.

Pacific Centre Vancouver - Pacific Centre Mall - Downtown Vancouver Shopping Pictures - Best Malls Vancouver - H&M - Holt Renfrew - Banana Republic
Spanning three downtown blocks and containing some 200 stores, the Pacific Centre is one of Vancouver's most popular shopping destinations. The multilevel mall contains three major department stores (Holt Renfrew, The Bay, and Sears), plus a fairly typical mix of North American mid- and upscale chains: Apple, Coach, BCBG Max Azria, Bose, Club Monaco, Ermenegildo Zegna, Guess, H&M, Mexx, Sephora, Skechers, and so on. Page 33.

Vancouver SkyTrain - SkyTrain Canada Line Stops - Downtown Vancouver SkyTrain Stations - Vancouver Light Rail - Vancouver Airport Downtown Trains
Launched in 1985 just in time for Vancouver's 1986 Expo, the SkyTrain light-rail is one of North America's fastest and most efficient public transit systems. Currently the automated trains (there are no drivers) run along three lines. The most recent is the Canada Line, which connects the Vancouver International Airport with downtown to the north, and Richmond to the South. From the downtown Waterfront stop, you can also further the journey by Seabus to Lonsdale's Quay in North Vancouver. Page 8.

Vancouver Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

1181 Vancouver - 1181 Lounge - 1181 Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Bars - Davie Street Nightlife - West End Vancouver Cruise Bars - 1181 Tight Lounge
Davie Street, in Vancouver's uber-gay West End, received a great boost when the swish 1181 Lounge opened, marking a departure from the somewhat predictable gay clubs that have long inhabitied the neighborhood. 1181 is a narrow, sleek space with cushy seating up front and in back, and a tight stand-and-model area alongside the central bar, which is famous for its creative martinis and sophisticated cocktails. It's Vancouver's most stylish gay hangout. Page 26.

Vancouver Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

Gainesville Gay Bars and Restaurants
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Gainesville, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the University of Florida campus.

Hillcrest San Diego - San Diego Gay Neighborhood - Hillcrest Restaurants - Hillcrest Gay Bars - San Diego Gay Scene - Hillcrest Neighborhood
Although San Diego has become increasingly eclectic in terms of where gays and lesbians live and socialize, the heart of the GLBT scene still centers on the bustling Hillcrest neighborhood, which is just a few blocks northwest of Balboa Park, and a 10-minute drive north of downtown. Many of the city's gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants and shops are in Hillcrest, generally along University Avenue as well as intersecting 4th and 5th avenues. Page 3.

Four Seasons Biltmore Beach & Cabana Club - Montecito Beach and Cabana Club - Four Seasons Biltmore Beach - Coral Cafe Four Seasons Biltmore
Restored and now operated by the Four Seasons Biltmore, which is just across the street, the venerable Beach and Cabana Club is accessible only to members and overnights guests of the resort. This exclusive recreation and social club on stunning Butterfly Beach comprises an expansive pool, a fitness center and locker facilities, and a casual restaurant, the Coral Cafe and Bar. Page 17.

Butterfly Beach Montecito - Butterfly Beach Photos - Butterfly Beach at Night - Montecito Beachfront Pictures - Four Seasons Biltmore Beach at Night
You don't have to be a guest of the posh Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara to enjoy the mesmerizing ocean views from Butterfly Beach in coastal Montecito - but it helps. The Biltmore is just across the street from this spectacular stretch of sand. At night, as shown here, you can see the lights of Santa Barbara glimmering a few miles to the east, some oil rigs out in the ocean, and - on nights such as this one - the moon shining brightly over the water. Page 7.

Butterfly Beach Pictures - Santa Barbara Butterfly Beach - Montecito Beach Pictures - Butterfly Beach Sunset - Santa Barbara Beach Photos
A daytime view of Montecito's charmed Butterfly Beach, which lies just across the street from the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara. Page 25.

Coffee Cat Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Best Coffeehouses - Gay-Friendly Cafes Santa Barbara - Gay-Popular Coffeehouses - Coffee Cat Anacapa Street
You can count on downtown Santa Barbara's centrally located Coffee Cat for not only terrific espresso drinks, teas, and light snacks but also for colorful people-watching and a spacious and comfortable seating area. This sunny, high-ceilinged space is just a block east of State Street, close to City Hall, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, and plenty of downtown shops and boutiques. Page 5.

La Super-Rica Santa Barbara - La Super-Rica Taqueria - Best Taquerias Santa Barbara - Julia Child's Favorite Taqueria - Santa Barbara Mexican Dining
Ok, let's just get this out of the way: indeed, late Santa Barbara resident and culinary doyenne Julia Child did at variously times praise La Super-Rica Taqueria, a humble Mexican restaurant along a stretch with several-such eateries on downtown's east side. And no, this doesn't mean it's necessarily the best taqueria in California, or even in town. Nor does it mean it deserves the backlash sometimes sent its way, a response to its larger-than-life reputation and the blessing from Julia Child. Page 8.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - First Motel 6 Location Santa Barbara - Motel 6 Modern Remodel - Santa Barbara Affordable Motels - Motel 6 Corona Del Mar
With its abundance of swish resorts and upscale hotels, Santa Barbara may seem like the unlikely birthplace of the ultra-budget Motel 6 chain. But here in this upscale beach city, you'll find the very first property (opened in 1962), at 443 Corona Del Mar, close to the beach, zoo, and the U.S. 101 freeway. Like the other Motel 6 properties in Santa Barbara, this one has undergone one of the brand's very cool new remodels, which impart a vaguely Scandinavian-modern sensibility. Page 11.

Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara - Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall Santa Barbara - Macy's Santa Barbara - Nordstrom - Sur La Table - Lucky Brand - A&F - Aveda
Built in the ubiquitous Spanish Mission style of downtown Santa Barbara, the indoor-outdoor Paseo Nuevo shopping center is right in the heart of the city's retail and entertainment district, at the corner of State and De La Guerra streets. Anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom, the upscale complex with tile walkways and outdoor terraces opened in 1990 and contains more than 50 shops, mostly of the stylish chain variety: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aldo, Aveda, Banana Republic Men, Chico's, Express. Page 21.

Reds Wine Bar Santa Barbara - Reds Tapas and Wine Bar - Santa Barbara Downtown Wine Bars - Santa Barbara Wine Trail - Reds Bar and Tapas Restaurant
Set right in the middle of the emerging winery and tasting-room distract that's sprung up in downtown Santa Barbara just south of the U.S. 101 freeway, between State and Garden streets (and just a few blocks from the beach), Reds is a cool and informal wine bar and tapas restaurant. It's open till midnight or later most nights, and the kitchen serves a good range of light bites and appetizers to pair with the considerable variety of local wines. Page 23.

Elsie's Bar Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Gay-Friendly Bars - Santa Barbara Dive Bars - Gay Nightlife Santa Barbara - Elsie's Lounge Santa Barbara
It's really a little cheery and cozy in here to call Elsie's a true dive bar, but this chill neighborhood hangout on a residential street just on the west edge of downtown has the arty vibe, eclectic clientele (including plenty of GLBT regulars), and vintage decor that's common with that genre. Beyond the intimate main bar, with its pool table and otherwise living-room-esque style, there's an attractive patio in back. Also check the extensive selection of beers on tap. Page 15.

Fess Parker Winery - Santa Barbara Vineyard Photos - Santa Barbara Wine Country Pictures - Fess Parker Vineyard and Winery - Fess Parker Inn & Spa
You can sample many different kinds of Santa Barbara wines at the cluster of tasting rooms in Los Olivos and some of the villages nearby (Solvang, Santa Ynez, Lompoc) as well as downtown Santa Barbara, which has a growing number of tasting rooms. But one of the prettiest ways to explore the area is to drive the Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valley Wine Trail, much of it along bucolic Foxen Canyon Road, which begins just north of Los Olivos and parallels U.S. 101. Page 20.

Franceschi Park - Franceschi Santa Barbara Directions - Franceschi Park Photos - Santa Barbara City View - Channel Islands National Park Views
For one of the best views of the Santa Barbara skyline and oceanfront, along with Channel Islands National Park in the distance, head up into the foothills above downtown to tranquil Franceschi Park, an exquisitely landscaped 18-acre tract with picnic tables, a few parking spots, and footpaths leading to several wonderfully scenic - and romantic - viewpoints. In fact, just from the parking area the view is magnificent, as are many of the mansions on the surrounding hillside.

Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara - Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara - Affordable Santa Barbara Hotels - Gay-Friendly Inns Santa Barbara - Franciscan Inn
A handful of mostly mid-price motels and hotels lie between the beach near Stearns Wharf, at the foot of State Street, and the rail tracks and U.S. 101 Freeway, just south of downtown shopping and dining. The neighborhood is a convenient base for exploring, and most of the properties in this area have more reasonably rates than the luxury resorts elsewhere around town and nearby Montecito. One of the best of these hotels is the gay-friendly Franciscan Inn. Page 19.

Arroyo Burro Beach Santa Barbara - Hendry's Beach - More Mesa Beach Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Gay Beaches - Santa Barbara Nude Beaches -
None of the several beautiful beaches in Santa Barbara has an obviously gay presence, but there are a few spots in the area where you're at least somewhat more likely to see

Los Olivos Tasting Room and Wine Shop - Los Olivos Wine Store - Luli Pinot Noir - Ken Brown Wines - Jaffurs Syrah - Santa Barbara Best Pinot Noirs
A wine shop that sources from a number of wineries around Santa Barbara County and often pours and sells unusual, hard-to-find bottles, Los Olivos Tasting Room is right in the heart of this charming town in the Santa Barbara Wine Country and specializes in the region's most acclaimed varietal, Pinot Noir. For the $10 tasting fee, you can sample a nice range of wines, many from vineyards not otherwise open to the public. It's an excellent source if you're hoping to gain a sense of the region. Page 24.

Los Olivos California - Los Olivos Downtown - Grand Avenue Los Olivos - Santa Barbara Wine Country Directions - Los Olivos Photos - Los Olivos Wines
The Santa Barbara Wine Country extends over a considerable span of coast and inland foothills, stretching north and west up the U.S. 101 and Highway 1 corridor from Santa Ynez to Santa Maria. The small, charmed village of Los Olivos is, however, both one of the nearest Wine Country towns to the city of Santa Barbara as well as the most prolific in terms of tasting rooms and restaurants. This historic town of about 1,000 lies in the Santa Ynez Valley and is a hub of wine tasting and shopping. Page 6.

Santa Barbara Gay Bars - Wildcat Lounge Santa Barbara - Wildcat Gay Nights - Wildcat Bar Sunday Flavor Party - Gay-Friendly Santa Barbara Nightlife
The most recent of Santa Barbara's gay bars closed a few years ago, but downtown's hip Wildcat Lounge has long hosted a Sunday night GLBT party called Flavor, and on other nights, this attractive space still generally draws plenty of local gays and lesbians. The Wildcat has a dance floor, lounge seating, red walls, and top DJs and live bands, and a stellar cocktail menu. Wildcat is just west of State Street, the main drag in this upscale resort city. Page 3.

Santa Barbara Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
Less than two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, the charmed enclave of Santa Barbara lies along a stunning stretch of Central California coast, set against an eye-popping backdrop of soaring mountains. This affluent yet easygoing small city is a favorite resort getaway, and a leading destination for foodies, wine lovers (the acclaimed Santa Barbara Wine Country is just north), and outdoors enthusiasts (the climate is mild and sunny). Here's a gallery and guide to gay-friendly Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Anapamu Street - Santa Barbara Downtown Photos - Tree-lined Streets Santa Barbara - Trees on Anapamu Street Santa Barbara
One defining and highly appealing aspect of downtown Santa Barbara, particularly its residential neighborhoods, are the canopies of soaring shade trees. Anapamu Street, shown here at the intersection with Laguna Street a few blocks east of State Street, is a particularly scenic street. It's lined with mostly modest though attractive bungalows, including many Craftsman and Spanish Colonial examples, and dense boughs shade the sidewalk below. Page 22.

Santa Barbara Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
Less than two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, the charmed enclave of Santa Barbara lies along a stunning stretch of Central California coast, set against an eye-popping backdrop of soaring mountains. This affluent yet easygoing small city is a favorite resort getaway, and a leading destination for foodies, wine lovers (the acclaimed Santa Barbara Wine Country is just north), and outdoors enthusiasts (the climate is mild and sunny). Here's a gallery and guide to gay-friendly Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
Less than two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, the charmed enclave of Santa Barbara lies along a stunning stretch of Central California coast, set against an eye-popping backdrop of soaring mountains. This affluent yet easygoing small city is a favorite resort getaway, and a leading destination for foodies, wine lovers (the acclaimed Santa Barbara Wine Country is just north), and outdoors enthusiasts (the climate is mild and sunny). Here's a gallery and guide to gay-friendly Santa Barbara.

Fort Myers Gay Bars and Restaurants
A guide to gay nightlife in Fort Myers, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.

Inn at the Park San Diego
Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 7.

Cheers San Diego - San Diego Cheers Bars - Cheers University Heights
Cheers, an easygoing gay bar in San Diego's University Heights. Page 28.

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

Crypt San Diego - Crypt on Park Gay Leather Boutique - Crypt Gay Porn Store - San Diego Gay Adult Bookstores - Bondage Gear - Leather Fetish Wear Toys
At look at one of San Diego's best shops for leather, erotica, and gay sex toys, Crypt Leather. Page 39.

Extraordinary Desserts San Diego - Karen Krasne Extraordinary Desserts Hillcrest - San Diego Gay-Friendly Cafes - Chocolate Shops - Cake Shops - Tarts
Trained in Paris and loaded with talent in kitchen, Karen Krasne has been cited as one of the nation's top pastry chefs - her two San Diego establishments, aptly named Extraordinary Desserts, really do turn out some of the most amazing confections you'll ever lay eyes (or teeth on). The original location (pictured here) opened in 1988 just south of Hillcrest a block from Balboa Park, and it's a wonderful coffeehouse as well as a place to consume tantalizing sweets (or buy them to go). Page 15.

F Street Adult Video & Gifts - F Street Porn Shops - F Street Adult Books Hillcrest - San Diego Gay Porn Stores - Sex Toys San Diego - Gay DVDs - Pecs
Rather impressively, F Street Adult Video & Gifts has been a fixture among fans of porn, sex toys, lube, and racy adult treasures since the mid-'70s. The regional chain has eight locales, and the one pictured here, on University Avenue in the western edge of North Park (very close to Hillcrest) tends to draw the highest percentage of GLBT customers. The selection of gay videos and mags is actually marginal - it's more hetero. But this is still a reliable place to stock up on lube, toys, condoms. Page 34.

Hotel Del Coronado - The Del San Diego - Famous Brunch Restaurants - Some Like It Hot Film Locations - Largest Wooden Buildings - Del Coronado Hotel
One of the nation's most grandest and most recognizable historic hotels,

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 36.

Obelisk Gay Bookstore - Obelisk San Diego - Hillcrest Gay Bookstore - San Diego Feminist Bookstores - Gay DVDs San Diego - Obelisk Fire 2011
San Diego's well-established LGBT bookstore, Obelisk is situated along Hillcrest's main commercial corridor, University Avenue, near such notable gay nightspots as Rich's and Flicks. It's an excellent to collect the local gay papers and bar rags, and of course to shop the significant selection of queer fiction and nonfiction, plus periodicals (lifestyle, mostly vanilla-ish porn, etc.), gay-themed movies and TV shows on DVD, CDs, Pride gifts and cards, and Rainbow this-and-thats. Page 16.

Rich's San Diego - Rich's Dance Club - San Diego Best Gay Nightclubs - Rich's Gay Club - Circuit Parties San Diego - Rich's University Avenue
For many years, Rich's in Hillcrest has been San Diego's definitive gay warehouse-style disco, a good-sized space with an industrial, circuit-style vibe and music supplied by some of Southern California's most illustrious DJs. This is the place to cut loose, admire the shirtless boys and dancers (and women on Thursday's Touch Ladies Nights), and - as comes with the territory - prepare to pay a cover charger (usually nothing too steep, compared with other big dance clubs in California). Page 32.

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

Urban Grind San Diego - Urban Grind Coffeehouse Hillcrest - Urban Grind Park Boulevard - San Diego Gay Coffeehouses - San Diego Free WiFi Hot Spots
It's more about the handy location, free Wi-Fi (as long as you buy something), and decent coffee and tea at Urban Grind than the food, but this often-crowded coffeehouse on the eastern edge of Hillcrest (just a few blocks north of Balboa Park) is perfect if you're looking for a spot to read or work away on your laptop...and perhaps ogle cute gays and lesbians, which make up a good bit of the clientele. Page 30.

Baja Betty's San Diego - Gossip Grill San Diego - Gay Restaurants San Diego - Hillcrest Best Restaurants -
Baja Betty's, a fun gay lounge and restaurant in Hillcrest, and a sister property to Urban Mo's and Gossip Grill. Page 19.

Eden San Diego - Eden Restaurant - Eden Nightclub Hillcrest - San Diego Gay Discos
Eden, an upscale gay restaurant and nightclub on University Avenue in Hillcrest. Page 22.

No. 1 5th Avenue San Diego - Number 1 Gay Bar - San Diego Number One 5th Avenue
Number One Fifth Avenue gay bar, in Hillcrest. Page 26.

Numbers San Diego - Numbers Gay Nightclub Hillcrest - Numbers Bar - San Diego Gay Hip Hop Clubs - SD Gay Discos
Numbers gay nightclub, in Hillcrest. Page 17.

Redwing Bar & Grill - Redwing San Diego - Redwing Restaurant - San Diego Gay Dining
Redwing Bar & Grill, a popular gay bar and grill in North Park. Page 12.

SRO Lounge San Diego - SRO San Diego - SRO Gay Bar - Bankers Hill Gay Bars
SRO Lounge, a casual dive bar on Bankers Hill in San Diego. Page 27.

San Diego Eagle - San Diego Leather Bars - San Diego North Park Gay Bars - San Diego Bear Bars
The San Diego Eagle, a favorite gay leather bar in the city's North Park neighborhood. Page 18.

The Hole San Diego - Hole Gay Bar Point Loma - Military Gay Guys - San Diego Cruise Bars
The Hole, a legendary bar in San Diego's Point Loma neighborhood, popular with gay military and beach-goers. Page 5.

The Loft San Diego - Loft Gay Bar Hillcrest
The Loft, a friendly local-favored gay bar in Hillcrest. Page 35.

Big Kitchen Cafe San Diego - Big Kitchen Golden Hill - Judy The Beauty On Duty - San Diego Best Breakfasts - South Park San Diego Restaurants -
Let's just get the bad news out of the way early - Big Kitchen is often packed, and this is particularly so on weekend mornings, when both locals in the surrounding Golden Hill and South Park neighborhoods flock here along with breakfast aficionados from all over San Diego. Helmed by a staffer known as Judy the Beauty on Duty and with a definitive post-hippie, Dead-Head vibe, this funky diner serves up terrific food. Service tends to be, eh, very laid-back, which can be problematic on weekends. Page 29.

Black's Beach San Diego - San Diego Topless Beaches - San Diego Nude Beaches - Cruising San Diego - Getting to Blacks Beach San Diego - Directions
One of the nation's iconic nude beaches, San Diego's majestically situated Black's Beach is also a favorite hangout of gay men and lesbians - clothed, partially clothed, scantilly clothed, unclothed, and all permutations thereof. This 2-miles stretch of soft sand lies at the base of 300-foot cliffs near University of California-San Diego, just north of La Jolla and about a 15- to 20-minute drive north of downtown San Diego.

Bourbon Street San Diego - Bourbon Street University Heights - San Diego Gay Cruise Bars - Go-Go Dancers San Diego - Wet Underwear Contests San Diego
It might just be the best all-around gay bar in San Diego, and yet the loosely French Quarter-themed Bourbon Street nightclub isn't in Hillcrest and doesn't generally draw big crowds to its dance floor. So what's so fun about this place? First, Bourbon Street has a friendly, welcoming staff and attitude, which tends to rub off on the diverse clientele. It's somewhat more of a guys hangout most nights, and it can get mighty cruisy when go-go dancers perform, but women are quite welcome. Page 14.

Brass Rail San Diego - Brass Rail Gay Bar - Brass Rail Hillcrest - San Diego Gay Latin Bars - San Diego Gay African-American Bars - Manic Mondays
The longest-running gay bar in San Diego, the Brass Rail deserves credit for always finding new ways to reinvent itself for the current times. This Hillcrest landmark has undergone a natty makeover, complete with a refurbishment of the bars vintage chandelier. Popularity varies according to the night, with the weekly Manic Monday parties ($2 drinks!), drag shows, and '80s Friday all a big hit. Additionally, on pretty much any afternoon, there's usually a crowd of regulars. Page 21.

Brockton Villa Restaurant La Jolla - Brockton Villa San Diego - San Diego Ocean View Dining - La Jolla Best Breakfast Restaurants - Gay La Jolla
Although no businesses in the tony north San Diego coastal enclave of La Jolla have an overwhelmingly gay vibe, scenic Brockton Villa restaurant, tucked down in La Jolla Cove and affording spectacular ocean views from its expansive patios, has always drawn plenty of family. The restaurant occupies a restored 1890s beach house and has been a favorite breakfast spot in La Jolla since it opened in the early 1990s.

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As plenty of trendy restaurants have come and gone in Hillcrest over the years, few spots have garnered a more loyal GLBT following and turned out more consistently tasty and reasonably priced food than the cheerful, deco-inspired Crest Cafe, a friendly neighborhood spot beside the similarly long-running gay bar, the Brass Rail. The Crest is terrific for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it's open nightly till midnight, making it perfect as a late-night nosh pit. Page 2.

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Along a strip of gay-oriented businesses on University Avenue in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood, Flicks gay video bar has long been a hub of gay schmoozing and socializing in this sunny and scenic city by the ocean. Flicks is a cozy space with the usual array of video monitors, a nice little patio seating area overlooking the busy sidewalk, and a variety of fun theme nights (comedy videos on Tuesdays, the

Martin and Wall San Diego - Martin & Wall University Avenue - San Diego Gay Underwear Shops - Swimsuits Hillcrest - Gay Men's Clothing San Diego
Carrying a full range of stylish brands, Martin and Wall Menswear and adjoining Splash H20 is a gay-popular retail shop on University Avenue in Hillcrest. Inside you'll find boardshorts and bikini briefs, sexy underwear and swim trunks, plus jeans, tanks, gym gear, club wear, and other casual but hip threads. It's a good place to stock up before clubbing around town, or hitting Blacks Beach. Page 40.

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Among the several prominent museums clustered on or near El Prado in San Diego's

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 20.

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San Diego's lodging landscape continues to change for the better, with several cool hotels having opened in recent years. One of the most intriguing - and gay-friendly - is the Hotel Palomar San Diego, a glimmering, angular glass beauty that opened early in 2009 (known then as Se San Diego) and has dazzled visitors with not only its sleek and comfy rooms but also a fantastic spa, a chic restaurant called Saltbox, and an exclusive rooftop pool lounge that's become a favorite evening haunt of local scene-makers. Page 8.

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By day, the expansive fourth-floor rooftop pool at the trendy Hotel Palomar San Diego is a popular spot for guests to swim and lounge about in the sun, perhaps while noshing on sandwiches, salads, and other light fare prepared by the hotel's outstanding restaurant, Saltbox. By night, shorts and flip-flops are a no-no, as the pool area morphs into sophisticated SummerSalt Pool and Lounge, a great spot to sample tasty bar food and colorful cocktails. Page 23.

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The elegant, whimsically decorated restaurant inside the posh, gay-friendly Hotel Palomar San Diego, Saltbox also prepares the light tapas served at the chic rooftop pool bar, SummerSalt. Pictured here is a selection of tapas. In Saltbox's main dining room, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The emphasis is on top-notch farm-to-table cuisine and hand-crafted old-school cocktails. Page 41.

Flame San Diego - Flame Gay Bar Hillcrest - San Diego Lesbian Bars - Flame Nightlife - Fabulous Flame Follies
For many years, this attractive nightlife set behind a fabulous exterior (note the cool sign) was San Diego's most popular lesbian nightclub. A series of management changes in recent years has led the Flame through some ups and downs. The most popular night appears to be Friday, for the Fabulous Flame Follies drag cabaret. Page 38.

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 25.

Urban Mo's San Diego - Urban Mo's Bar & Grill - Kickers San Diego - Hillcrest Gay Restaurants - Gay Country-Western Bars - SD Gay Latin Bars - Mo's
For many years the home to San Diego's branch of Hamburger Mary's and the gay country-western bar Kickers, Urban Mo's still has the same friendly vibe, casual dining scene, and highly popular entertainment as its predecessor. But Mo's is more eclectic, still with occasional country-western nights but also with Latin dance nights, drag revues, champagne brunches and Sunday T-Dances, and other festive happenings. Urban Mo's has a huge patio and a handy central location in Hillcrest. Page 24.

Urban Solace San Diego - San Diego Best Brunch Restaurants - North Park Restaurants - Restaurants Near Balboa Park - Urban Solace North Park
With a slightly frilly facade, charmingly elegant dining room, and breezy patio - plus a wildly popular bluegrass brunch on Sundays - Urban Solace may look and sound like it was airlifted from New Orleans and dropped onto North Park's 30th Street restaurant strip. If fact, the kitchen (helmed by a talented chef formerly of Sonoma County's much-heralded Willi's Wine Bar) turns out a delightfully eclectic mix of regional American-inspired dishes, some with Southern touches. Page 9.

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

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Where do gay and lesbian Portlanders go when they're craving fun at ocean? The artsy, sophisticated, yet low-keyed towns of Cannon Beach and Manzanita are a couple of the most gay-popular destinations along Oregon's rugged and serene North Coast. You won't find any real

Jerome Arizona - gay small towns in Arizona - Jerome tourism - lesbian Arizona - art towns in Arizona - Arizona Gay Villages - Downtown Jerome AZ
Just a 25-mile drive across the verdant Verde Valley from the red rocks of Sedona, the funky old mining village of Jerome clings to a precipitous hillside, its downtown buzzing with offbeat shops, art galleries, and gay-friendly saloons, cafes, and restaurants. Contact the Jerome Chamber of Commerce of tourism information on this quirky little community. Page 2.

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About 40 miles southeast of Anchorage on the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, the small, outdoorsy village of Girdwood is home to one of the state's most luxury ski and sports resorts, the Alyeska Hotel, along with a number of vacation rentals and a few B&Bs. It's a tiny town, perfect for a weekend getaway from Anchorage, or as a stopover en route to the Kenai Peninsula and towns like Whittier or Seward. Page 4.

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Madrid (pronounced

Gay Walla Walla Washington - Gay Wine Country photos - Walla Walla Winetasting - Creektown Walla Walla - Walla Walla Bakeries - Salumiere Cesario
Rapidly growing in reputation as one of America's hot new winemaking region, the laid-back but sophisticated town of Walla Walla, Washington lies just east of the Columbia River valley, roughly a four-hour drive east of Portland, Oregon, and a 4.5-hour drive southeast of Seattle. This city of about 30,000 has an inviting, historic downtown rife with wine-tasting rooms, cute cafes, and fun shops.

Gay-Friendly Small Town Vacation Destinations
Photos of some of the best gay gay-friendly towns, small cities, and vacation communities around the world, from the famous (Fire Island, Puerto Vallarta) to the lesser-known (Kangaroo Island, Walla Walla).

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Situated on shore of shimmering Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced

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

Sonoma County Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Sonoma County region, including the Russian River, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, Occidental, Sebastopol, Geyserville, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Cloverdale.

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.

Victoria Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Victoria and elsewhere on the Saanich Peninsula and in the nearby Sooke region, as well as the Gulf Islands

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

Victoria BC Gay Hotels Guide - Victoria BC Gay B&Bs Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, resorts, and B&Bs in BC's beautiful capital city, Victoria, and the surrounding Saanich Peninsula

Oakland 2016 Gay Pride Details
An overview of the Oakland Gay Pride Celebration, in early to mid-September 2016

2016 Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival Details
A preview of Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which takes place in late June 2016

Folsom Street Fair 2016 - San Francisco Leather Pride
A preview of the Folsom Street Fair, held in San Francisco in late September 2016. There's also information here on the related Up Your Alley Fair, next held in late July 2016, and Folsom Europe, the companion event held in Berlin in early September 2016.

Sacramento Gay Guide - 2015-2016 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.

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

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

Best San Francisco Weekend Trips - San Francisco Gay Road Trips
San Francisco's best nearby weekend getaways for gay travelers, from Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz to the Sonoma Wine Country

San Francisco Gay Sex Clubs & Bathhouses Guide
An overview of San Francisco and the Bay Area's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Eros, Blow Buddies, Nob Hill Adult Theatre, Steamworks in Berkeley, and the Watergarden in San Jose

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

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

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 - Gay-Friendly Hotels Union Square
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and inns in downtown San Francisco, including Nob Hill, Union Square, and the Financial District

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Mexico City Gay Hotels Guide - Mexico City Gay-Friendly Inns
Mexico City's best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and B&Bs, including top neighborhoods for visitors and tips on affordable accommodations

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

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

Palm Springs Gay Guide and Events 2016-2017
A GLBT guide to Palm Springs and the surrounding desert region, including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, including a 2016-2017 Palm Springs Events Calendar

New York City Gay Pride 2016 - NYC Dance on the Pier 2016
A preview of New York City's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2016, including the Gay Pride Rally, Teaze, VIP Rooftop Party, Pride March, Pridefest, Dance on the Pier, and more.

Oslo Gay Pride Info 2016 - Norway Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Oslo Gay Pride, held in Norway in mid- to late June 2016

Gay Pride Festivals
2016-2017 Gay Pride events and celebrations around the world.

Toronto Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Toronto's Gay Pride Celebration, which is held in late June through early July 2016

Chicago 2016 Gay Pride Events
A preview of Chicago Gay Pride month, which includes a PrideFest, the Gay Pride Parade, and the Backlot Bash, all held in mid- to late June 2016

Scandinavia Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Scandinavia
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Scandinavia, including coverage of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

West Hollywood Los Angeles Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Los Angeles Gay Pride/West Hollywood Gay Pride/Christopher Street West, in early to mid-June 2016

Hampton Roads Gay Pride 2016 - Norfolk Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Hampton Roads Gay Pride, held in Norfolk, Virginia in mid- to late June 2016

Charlotte Gay Guide - Charlotte NC Gay Scene - Charlotte Gay Pride 2015
A gay guide to Charlotte, North Carolina, and information on Charlotte Black Pride in mid-July, and Charlotte Gay Pride, which takes place in late August 2015.

Charlotte NC Restaurant Guide - Charlotte Gay Dining Guide - Gay-Friendly Restaurants Charlotte NC
A guide to restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina popular with gay travelers.

Charlotte NC Hotel Guide - Charlotte Gay Lodging Guide - Gay-Friendly Hotels Charlotte NC - Charlotte Gay B&Bs
A guide to hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina popular with gay travelers.

Charlotte, North Carolina Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay nightlife in Charlotte, North Carolina. Page 5.

Gay Travel Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks
A guide to gay travel in North Carolina's scenic Outer Banks, with information about the Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival, OBX Pridefest, held in mid-September 2015.

Gay Travel Guide to Wilmington, North Carolina
A guide to gay travel in historic Wilmington, North Carolina, and the surrounding Cape Fear Coast, including information on Wilmington Gay Pride, held in June 2015

Travel Guide to Wilmington's Gay Bars and Restaurants
A guide to Wilmington gay bars and clubs, and restaurants and cafes in the region that are popular with GLBT visitors.

Wilmington NC Hotel Guide - Wilmington North Carolina Gay-Friendly Inns - Wilmington NC Gay Pride - Cape Fear Coast Gay Pride 2011 - Wilmington B&Bs
A guide to gay-friendly hotels, inns, and historic B&Bs in charming Wilmington, North Carolina, and the surrounding Cape Fear Coast

Raleigh Gay Guide - Research Triangle Gay Guide - Raleigh Gay Hotels
A guide to gay travel in North Carolina's capital city, Raleigh

North Carolina Gay Guide
A guide to restaurants and gay bars in North Carolina's capital city, Raleigh, along with a look at the Out Raleigh Gay Pride Festival in early May 2015, and North Carolina Gay Pride Festival, held in Durham and Raleigh in September.

North Carolina Pride 2016 - Durham Gay Pride 2016 - Raleigh Gay Pride 2016
A preview of North Carolina's Gay Pride Celebration (with events held in Durham and Raleigh), in late September 2016. Also note that a separate festival, Out Raleigh Gay Pride, takes place in the capital in early May 2016

Provincetown Gay Bars - Gay Provincetown Nightlife Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Provincetown, Massachusetts, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

Virginia Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Virginia

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

Charlottesville Gay Bars Guide
A guide to gay-friendly nightlife and dining in the historic and charming college town of Charlottesville, Virginia

Roanoke Gay Pride 2015 - Pride in the Park 2015
A preview of Pride in the Park in Roanoke, VA, held in mid-September 2015

Richmond, Virginia Gay Bar and Nightlife Guide
A Richmond Virginia Gay Bar Guide

Spain Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Spain
Stories about travel in Gay Spain, including Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, Sitges, the Canary Islands, Torremolinos, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and more.

Sitges Gay Pride 2016 - Gay Pride By The Mediterranean Sea 2016
A preview of Sitges Gay Pride, held in Catalonia near Barcelona in mid- to late June 2016, and often dubbed Pride by the Mediterranean Sea.

Madrid Gay Pride 2016 Information - Orgullo 2016 Madrid Spain
A preview of Madrid Gay Pride, which takes place in late June and early July 2016; Madrid is also the host of World Pride 2017, in late June and early July of that year.

2016 Barcelona Gay Pride Details
A preview of Barcelona Gay Pride, held in the Catalonia region of Spain in early July 2016. The event is billed as the top Gay Pride event of the Mediterranean.

GDL 2016 Marcha del Orgullo - Guadalajara Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Guadalajara Gay Pride, which is held in the capital city of Jalisco in mid- to late June 2016

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

San Miguel de Allende Gay Bars Guide
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, plus a handful of gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around this charming city.

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 of 2016

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Museo Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo Museum Mexico City - Diego Rivera Studio
An overview of the famed Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City's charming colonial suburb of Coyoacan, plus the Leon Trotsky Museum, the Mercado de Coyoacan, and Diego Rivera Studio.

Brussels Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of the Brussels Gay Pride/Belgian Gay Pride Celebration, in May 2016

Astoria Oregon Gay Pride 2016 - Oregon Coast Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Oregon Coast Gay Pride, held in the central Oregon coastal community of Lincoln City - typically in September

Gay & Lesbian Travel
Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Kauai Gay-Friendly Resorts - Kauai Gay B&Bs
Kauai's best gay-friendly hotels, resorts, inns, and B&Bs, including top areas for visitors and tips on affordable accommodations

Gay & Lesbian Travel
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Gay & Lesbian Travel
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Mexico City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Mexico City.

Mexico Gay Travel - Central America Gay Travel - Latin America Gay Travel - South America Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout the Latin America, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

2016 and 2017 Gay Pride Calendars
Calendars listing the 2016 and 2017 dates of Gay Pride celebrations around the world

Gay Days Las Vegas 2016 - Las Vegas Gay Days 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.

Burlington Gay Pride 2016 - Vermont Gay Pride 2016
A preview of the Vermont Gay Pride Festival, held in Vermont's largest city, Burlington, in mid-September 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

Portland OR Gay Pride 2016 - Portland Pride Northwest 2016
A preview of Portland Oregon's Gay Pride Northwest festival, which takes place in mid-June 2016, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, as well as Vancouver, WA Gay Pride, which takes place the following month, in early July 2016, and Portland Latino Gay Pride, held in late July 2016

Portland Oregon Gay Nightlife and Bars Guide
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more

Portland Oregon Gay Nightlife and Bars Guide
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more

Portland Oregon Gay Nightlife and Bars Guide
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more

Cannon Beach Gay Guide - Gay-Friendly Cannon Beach
A guide to Cannon Beach, Oregon, a scenic coastal community along Oregon's rugged northern coast that's popular with gay travelers from Portland and Seattle.

Cannon Beach Restaurant Guide - Cannon Beach Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay-friendly dining and nightlife in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Astoria Gay Guide - Astoria Oregon Gay Scene
A guide to Astoria, Oregon, a hip, culturally rich, historic port city on the northern Oregon coast that's popular with gay travelers from Portland and Seattle.

Badlands Saloon Las Vegas - Badlands Gay Bar Las Vegas - Gay Country-Western Clubs - Las Vegas Gay Neighborhood Bars - Badlands Las Vegas
Part of the endearingly strange grab bag of gay and not-so-gay bars, sex clubs, Asian restaurants, and prosaic offices that inhabit the Commercial Center, an expansive, drab strip mall less than a mile east of the north end of the Strip, Badlands Saloon is a friendly cowboy-themed neighborhood joint catering mostly to guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Crowd-size varies greatly - it can be quiet in here on weekdays, but happy hour and weekend late-night usually sees decent numbers. Page 4.

Bar Charlies Las Vegas - Bar Charlie Palazzo Las Vegas Resort - Sazerac Cocktail Photos - Charlie Trotter Las Vegas - Bar Charlie Closes
Legendary Chicago-based celeb chef Charlie Trotter finally arrived in Las Vegas in 2008, opening the vaunted Restaurant Charlie and adjacent Bar Charlie inside the sumptuous Palazzo Resort and Casino along the Strip (it's attached to the Venetian). Meals here are among the most sought-after and raved about in Vegas, and that's saying plenty in this land of culinary superstars. Consider sipping and nibbling in Bar Charlie is you're not up for the full dining experience. Page 12.

Bellagio Gardens - Bellagio Botanical Gardens Photos - Bellagio Conservatory Pictures - Bellagio Tropical Gardens - Visiting Bellagio
It won't cost you a dime to see the colorful, fragrant Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, which are just off the lobby of this lavish resort-casino and open for viewing 24/7, every day of the year. Displays change seasonally, and the holiday exhibits are most popular. Gazebos, bridges, and water features are a big part of the show here. After walking through these gardens, you might grab at snack at nearby Patisserie Jean-Philippe or Petrossian caviar and vodka bar. Page 6.

Bellagio Las Vegas - Bellagio Night Photos - Bellagio Hotel - Gay-Friendly Las Vegas Resorts - Luxury Vegas Resorts - Bellagio Pictures at Night
When Steve Wynn built Bellagio in 1998, to a tune of $1.6 billion, it was not merely the fanciest hotel in Vegas - it was said to be the most expensive hotel resort ever built. Since that time, Bellagio has become part of the MGM Grand group, and several other high-stakes casino-resorts have risen along the Strip. It's no longer quite the singular hotel of Las Vegas, but it remains opulent, perfectly maintained, and a worthy address for those in search of pampering and wow-factor.

Bellagio Fountains - Bellagio Resort and Casino Fountain Shows - Bellagio Fountain Photos - Bellagio Fountains Schedule - Lake Bellagio Water Show
Perhaps as famous as the Bellagio resort itself are the crowd-pleasing fountain shows that take place in Lake Bellagio each day and evening. The fountains erupt at set intervals throughout the day, to the sounds of famed classical and Broadway tunes. There's no cost or planning required - just show up along the sidewalk outside Bellagio (along Las Vegas Boulevard) or watch from one of the many restaurants that overlook the lake. At night, the show is particularly impressive, with spotlights. Page 9.

Fremont Street Las Vegas - Downtown Las Vegas Photos - Fremont Street Pictures - Don Yeyo Cigar Factory - Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant Fremont Street
A view of old-school Fremont Street, looking east from Las Vegas Boulevard toward Mamacita's Mexican and Cuban restaurant, Don Yeyo Cigar Factory, and the funky old El Cortez Hotel. This marks the eastern boundary of Fremont Street Experience - an enclosed pedestrian street with a fairly bland selection of bars, restaurants, and shops. This is one part of Vegas that still retains its gritty but interesting circa-mid-20th-century appearance and personality. Page 7.

Ghost Bar Las Vegas - Ghost Bar Palms Casino - Las Vegas Best Views - Ghost Bar Photos - Ghost Bar Nightclub - Gay-Friendly Vegas Lounges - Ghost Bar
The clientele at the Palms Casino resort is a bit hipper, youthful, and more stylish than at many properties on the Strip, and that holds true at the property's swanky Ghost Bar, which is perched high on the 55th floor and comprises a slick indoor lounge and a dramatic open-air balcony bar. It's not a gay hangout by any stretch, but among mainstream, see-and-be-see nightclubs in Vegas, it's at least something of a metrosexual, sophisticated spot - depending on the night, anyway. Page 8.

Gipsy Nightclub Las Vegas - Gispy Gay Disco Las Vegas - closed
Gipsy Nightclub in Las Vegas has closed. Page 5.

Hawk's Gym Las Vegas - Hawk's Gym Sex Club - Las Vegas Gay Bathhouses - Entourage Las Vegas - Apollo Spa - Las Vegas gay gyms - Entourage Bathhouse
Las Vegas has both a gay gym-sex club, Hawk's Gym, and - in the same rather bizarre and shopping center - a slightly more lavish bathhouse called Entourage. Hawk's, pictured here, is beside the Vegas LGBT Center along the same strip of buildings that includes the Badlands Saloon gay bar. It's all part of the Commercial Center, a seedy and rather downcast shopping center a couple of miles east of where the Strip bumps into downtown. Page 11.

Krave Downtown Las Vegas - closed
Krave Massive gay nightclub, a huge gay nightclub - closed. Page 13.

Lotus of Siam Las Vegas - Las Vegas Best Thai Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Thai Food - Siam Lotus Las Vegas - Authentic Thai Restaurants Las Vegas
Among the many superb Asian restaurants located in generally unassuming shopping centers in off-Strip locations, Lotus Thai has long garnered some of the most devout praise from foodies and dining magazines. This simply decorated, reasonably priced spot has a wonderfully long and varied menu and serves the kinds of regional, truly authentic dishes that you'll seldom see at typical U.S. Thai restaurants. It's also in shopping center that's home as well to several gay bars and clubs. Page 3.

Luv-It Frozen Custard - Luv-It Las Vegas - Luv-It Ice Cream Stand
Luv-It Frozen Custard, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 10.

Las Vegas Strip Photos - Las Vegas Boulevard at Tropicana Avenue - Photos of Las Vegas Boulevard - Tropicana Casino - Excalibur Casino Pictures
As Las Vegas has grown rapidly over the years, and mega-resorts have popped up all along the Las Vegas Strip, road traffic has become more and more congested in the area. Fortunately, at many busy intersections, sky bridges connect casinos and carry pedestrians over the traffic. It's generally wise to avoid driving on the Strip on weekend evenings and during rush hour, and better yet avoid it all together by using back entrances to casinos, cabs, and your legs - a little exercise never hurt. Page 2.

Rehoboth Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Rehoboth
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Rehoboth Beach and the Delaware Shore.

Detroit Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Detroit, including Ferndale, Royal Oak, Dearborn, Hamtramck, Southfield, Grosse Pointe, Troy, and Bloomfield, as well as Windsor, Ontario

New Orleans Gay Travel - Gay Travel in New Orleans
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New Orleans and the vicinity.

Iowa City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Iowa City and Coralville

Martha's Vineyard Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Martha's Vineyard

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

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

Provincetown Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Provincetown and Outer Cape Cod.

Baton Rouge Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Baton Rouge
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Baton Rouge and the vicinity.

Anchorage Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Anchorage - Girdwood Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as in other nearby communities, such as Girdwood.

Rochester Gay Travel - Finger Lakes Gay Travel - Syracuse Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country, including the nearby cities of Syracuse and Rochester, and the college town of Ithaca.

Grand Rapids Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Grand Rapids

Park City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Park City and the Wasatch Mountains, including the Heber Valley, Sundance, and Deer Valley.

Albuquerque Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Albuquerque and North-Central New Mexico.

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.

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

Colorado Rockies Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Colorado Rockies, including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Durango, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, and Winter Park

Columbia Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Columbia and the surrounding area.

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

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

Kansas City Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Kansas City

Las Vegas Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Henderson, and environs.

Phoenix Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in metro Phoenix, including Scottsdale and Tempe.

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

Reno Gay Travel
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