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You’ll forget that you’re still in U.S. ter­ri­tory. Enjoy the ex­otic par­adise of Puerto Rico, the shop­ping, restau­rants, out­door ex­pe­ri­ences and nightlife. Con­dado Beach and San­turce pro­vide the per­fect spots to mix with lo­cals and tourists alike. There are plenty of gay guest­houses as well as up­scale re­sorts to stay in to get the full Puerto Rico ex­pe­ri­ence. Mar­riott is at the fore­front of LGBT hos­pi­tal­ity here with #LoveTrav­els.

The city of Am­s­ter­dam has earned its long-stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion as a gay haven. The first na­tion to rec­og­nize mar­riage equal­ity, Am­s­ter­dam of­fers an un­matched cli­mate of open­ness and tol­er­ance. Visi­tors are en­gulfed in a plethora of book­shops, record

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stores, mu­se­ums, bi­cy­cles and gov­ern­mentsanc­tioned “cof­fee shops” (for le­gal highs).

Gay-owned Amis­tad Ho­tel

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Canada and the city of Mon­treal is as log­i­cal a des­ti­na­tion as any for the LGBT tourist. The Vil­lage—or “le Vil­lage”—is the cen­ter of Mon­treal’s gay scene. Mon­treal of­fers in­nu­mer­able restau­rants, shops, bars, and cafes. The city is also a great des­ti­na­tion for fam­i­lies, with at­trac­tions like the Mon­treal Biodome and La Ronde Amuse­ment Park.

Sir Mont­calm Bed &

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High in the Rock­ies, Aspen has long been known as a glam­orous win­ter get­away for the jet set. Gay and Les­bian Ski Week has served to make Aspen a pop­u­lar gay get­away as well. Through­out the year, gay trav­el­ers will find Aspen a charm­ing and friendly place to visit and are wel­comed with the lux­u­ri­ous ser­vice and class that Aspen is known for.

Vail Mar­riott Moun­tain

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Re­sort & Spa


If you don’t mind the cold weather this time of year, then Chicago is a great place to va­ca­tion. From the world-class theater dis­trict to the bustling shop­ping on Michi­gan Av­enue, Chicago has it all, in­clud­ing one of the most vi­brant LGBT com­mu­ni­ties in the coun­try. Most of the ac­tion re­volves around Lake­view’s Boys­town, but the les­bian-pop­u­lar An­der­son­ville and emerg­ing Wicker Park should be on ev­ery LGBT tourist’s radar along­side pop­u­lar at­trac­tions Mag­nif­i­cent Mile and Navy Pier.

Thomp­son Chicago

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