As more travelers hit the road again, they tend to travel shorter distances. That includes LGBTQ+ globetrotters, who find a variety of great vacation options without leaving the continent. These five top destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers in North America offer lots of reasons to reignite wanderlust.
PALM SPRINGS, California’s desert paradise, is gearing up for its annual pride celebration in November, now revamped to follow safety-minded hygiene protocols. In addition, more attractions are reopening, and the city announced plans to close some streets to expand outdoor dining. The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has all the details.
IN FORT LAUDERDALE both the Stonewall National Museum & Archives and the World AIDS Museum are moving this year to new and improved facilities. Travelers looking for an evening out, meanwhile, can stop by Pride Mondays, a new weekly happy hour on the rooftop deck at Bar Rita. Consult the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau for the latest travel inspiration.
SAN FRANCISCO was in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan at press time with a gradual reopening of businesses. Even without nightlife, you’ll find lots to love in the city by the bay, with outdoor museums, outdoor dining, state parks, some retail establishments and other attractions functioning. The San Francisco Travel Association updates its website regularly.
ATTRACTIONS, BARS and nightclubs were open in Puerto Vallarta at 50 percent capacity at press time according to the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. The Malecon waterfront promenade is not yet fully open, but restaurants and shops are. Hotels also operate at 50 percent capacity.
TRAVELERS FROM THE United States may have to wait a bit before they regain easy access to this Canadian metropolis, but Toronto promises to wow whenever visitors arrive. Nightlife is getting back into the swing of things with social distancing and masks required, and attractions like CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario and Ripley’s Aquarium are open with timed-entry tickets. The Toronto Convention and Visitors Association keeps visitors up to date.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' Ocean Prime brand plans to open its first Las Vegas restaurant, and 18th location, in 2023 as the anchor restaurant within 63, a new, multilevel retail and hospitality complex. CMR plans to invest nearly $20 million into Ocean Prime’s new flagship location, centered at the bustling and iconic corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.
Six Senses Zighy Bay sets sail for its latest out-of-the-ordinary experience. The newly refurbished Dhahab, meaning gold in Arabic, offers one- or two-night voyages for the ultimate sea-hotel adventure.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Minneapolis, Minnesota, with us.
Harbor Club St. Lucia Curio Collection by Hilton announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with luxury celebrity Champagne brand Cheurlin Champagne. Created by NBA star Isiah Thomas and winemaker Thomas Cheurlin, this Champagne hails from the Aube region of Champagne, France. Here, the Cheurlin family creates some of the best low-sugar Champagnes in the world.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Fragrant, soothing and filled with powerful antioxidants, tea is second only to water on the list of beverages consumed around the planet. If your vision of the perfect tea experience includes Japan as a setting, consider visiting the historic tea production region of Shizuoka. Yielding more than a third of all Japan’s tea, Shizuoka lies southwest of Tokyo and east of Nagoya (about an hour by train from either city).