Must-dos in America’s top LGBT destinations
By DALLAS DUNCAN and ROBBIE MEDWED
It’s almost a rite of passage to attend another city’s Pride celebration. If you’re making a trip out of it, consider taking a breather from the parades and festivities to enjoy some of the local sights, sounds and flavors that make these cities’ LGBT communities not only proud to bear the rainbow flag, but proud of their hometowns. We rounded out top must-dos for some of the most anticipated Pride vacations:
This is where it all began. On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan — not an unusual occurrence for the time, but patrons
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were sick of it. And this time, they fought back. Now a national landmark, the Stonewall Inn is still open for business daily, offering drink specials, drag bingo, karaoke, dancing, billiards, shows and more. Stop in and pay homage to your roots, and while you’re there, grab a bottle of The Stonewall Inn Wit, a Belgian wit beer brewed by Brooklyn Brewery just for Pride Month.
The Warehouse District in downtown Austin is the hippest gayborhood in the city, and the Highland Lounge comes as a highly recommended gay nightclub to take in. No cover before 2 a.m., and patrons 21 and older are welcome. It’s also got the district’s largest dance floor, surrounded by an Top: The North Shore Surf Girls will teach you everything you need to know to ride the waves in Hawaii. Above: Times Square is one thing, but a a trip to NYC Pride isn’t complete without a visit to the Stonewall Inn. (Photos via iStock) Ibiza-inspired sound system. www.highlandlounge.com Though the obvious must-do while in town for Pride is taking a photo of the iconic homes known as Rainbow Row, Charleston is a foodie haven and it’s sinful to leave this Southern city without taking in some of its eateries. FIG brings a fluctuating, seasonal menu highlighting the flavors and culture of