Funway Holidays are celebrating Pride Month!
Discover our top tips for LGBTQ friendly holiday destinations and accommodation, from New York City to Aruba; city breaks to sunshine escapes.
Click on the destinations below to find out more.
Apart from its famous Pride Parade, New York City offers many LGBTQ restaurants & nightlife. Visit city’s gay centres of Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen, see the iconic Stonewall Inn or take a trip to the gay beach at nearby Fire Island.
Recommended hotels: Renaissance New York Times Square, The Stewart Hotel or The Shelburne NYC, an Affinia hotel
Stroll through San Francisco’s famous Castro area, one of the first gay city areas in the world and long considered the gay capital of the USA. The city holds regular Pride and other LGBT festivals and has a vibrant nightlife scene.
Recommended hotels: Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Fairmont San Francisco or The Marker San Francisco
A great place to stay in Los Angeles is the West Hollywood district (aka Boystown), a perfect base for the gay traveller to the movie capital of the world. A great time to visit is in the autumn to see, and take part in, the colourful Gay Halloween street party.
Recommended hotels: W Los Angeles Beverly Hills, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel or The Andaz West Hollywood
Apart from its famous Mardi Gras celebrations, many gay visitors visit the ‘Big Easy’ for the Southern Decadence Labor Day party, an annual 6-day event culminating with a parade through the city’s historic French Quarter.
Recommended hotels: Aloft Hotel New Orleans, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter or The Embassy Suites New Orleans
Gay Days at Disney at Disney World Orlando are one of the world’s most popular LGBTQ celebrations attracting over 150,000 travellers every year to enjoy pool parties, DJ-events and of course the iconic rides.
Recommended hotels: Any Orlando Disney Resort
A historic gay town long considered as a place to out, open and welcome. Although small, the town is home to award-winning gay cafés and restaurants, lively nightlife and themed water excursions.
Recommended hotels: Crowne Plaza La Concha, Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort or The Key West Marriott
This sunny Florida city on the beach is home to over 150 gay-owned establishments including hotels, bars and restaurants. It’s also the embarkation point for many gay cruises
Recommended hotels: W Fort Lauderdale, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach or The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach
Miami South Beach
Miami is the ‘Gay Riviera’ of the USA’s East Coast and its famous South Beach area is the setting for beautiful art-deco hotels and the famous Ocean Drive.
Recommended hotels: The Gates Hotel South Beach, Aloft Miami Doral or The Mondrian South Beach
Las Vegas has been voted the ‘Gay Destination of the Year’ on account of the spirit of inclusiveness seen at the city’s hotels, shopping venues, spectacular shows.
Recommended hotels: Paris Las Vegas, The Venetian or The Bellagio
Aruba is a popular gay friendly Caribbean island where locals pride themselves on their open mindedness to the LGBTQ community. Apart from its near perfect climate and fabulous beaches, the island has a fascinating interior to explore.
Recommended hotels: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Manchebo Beach Resort or The Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
A small but very friendly Dutch Caribbean island just off the Venezuelan coast. Although there is only a very limited gay scene on the island, the hotels are known for their welcoming attitude to LGBTQ travellers.
Recommended hotels: Sunscape Curaçao, Hilton Curaçao or The Renaissance Curaçao Resort
One of the most gay-friendly Caribbean destinations to visit offering a great combination of beaches, bars, restaurants and beautiful resorts. Punta Cana has a small gay scene, but hosts the annual Caribbean Pride celebrations.
Recommended hotels: Secrets Cap Cana, Now Larimar Punta Cana or the Hard Rock Punta Cana
Cancun & Riviera Maya
A perfect destination for the choice of a romantic getaway or a lively party holiday. Downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen have many gay-friendly restaurants as well as a small gay bar scene. Many of the hotels offer great themed all-inclusive parties and live events where all are welcome.
Recommended hotels: Secrets the Vine, Breathless Riviera Cancun or The Royal Playa del Carmen