Must-dos in Amer­ica’s top LGBT des­ti­na­tions

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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.

www.the­stonewallinnnyc.com

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

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