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North American Vacation Destinations Inspire a Return to Travel

by Mark Chesnut

Nov 27, 2020
November 2020

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.