This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, which paved the road for the powerful LGBTQ+ rights movement. Known as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the month of June brings celebrations across the country to commemorate the leaps and bounds the community has accomplished in the past 50 years. While New York City and Los Angeles have long been Pride Month staples for their iconic festivities, other cities are on the rise with celebrations of equal fervor. If you’re mapping out your travel plans for Pride Month, keep reading for the most notable destinations to add to your itinerary, along with the best hotels to visit while there.
New Orleans, Lousiana – June 8th
No one wants to miss NOLA Pride, and now the whole gang can go. Domio is the technology hospitality company revolutionizing the apartment hotel and giving a new meaning to group travel. Domio Baronne St, conveniently located near the bustling French Quarter, is the perfect Pride Pad for the ultimate road trip to the Big Easy. Up to 16 adults can stay comfortably in one of these luxury apart-hotels. Amenities include premium mattresses, hotel-quality linens, plus ready kitchens and 24-hour guest services ensure that guests feel right at home. With multi-room rentals, privacy is no longer a necessary sacrifice on group trips. The apart-hotels are prepared for Pride party fouls with unbreakable glassware in-unit.
Boston, Massachusetts – June 8th
Boston’s most prestigious address, XV Beacon, is welcoming travelers and locals alike to celebrate Pride with the Preferred Pride package. The critically acclaimed boutique hotel is a proud member of a distinctive group of independently owned and operated hotels that are either TAG-approved or members of IGLTA. Nestled among the cobblestone alleyways of the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, XV Beacon is walking distance from the Boston Pride Parade route, so guests can easily join the festivities and return to the hotel for a bottle of complimentary chilled house champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
Los Angeles, California – June 9th
Visitors celebrating pride in Los Angeles can escape to a restful oasis in the heart of the city at Montage Beverly Hills. Located steps away from Rodeo Drive in the middle of the golden triangle, Montage Beverly Hills is the ideal place to have a relaxing celebration, away from the chaos of the parade, but close enough to still be included in the merriments. Enjoy the intimacy of £10, the hotel’s hidden bar that specializes in the world’s most precious whiskey, The Macallan Single Malt or head to Spa Montage, the exclusive West Coast destination for L.RAPHAEL to partake in the Time for Two package, combining a side-by-side deep body exfoliation, steam and full-body massage to enhance connection, rejuvenation and relaxation.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 9th
Less than a mile from the parade route, The Logan’s contemporary design, and locally curated artwork bring together the best experiences in the heart of Philly. With an indoor pool and Assembly Rooftop restaurant with sweeping views of the historic City of Brotherly Love, it’s the perfect oasis to return to after a long day in the sun. Pride can certainly take a toll on the body. Guests can recover from all the fun at The Spa at The Logan with their CBD Quartet (an 80 minute 4-in-1 treatment designed to relieve stress and melt away muscular aches from scalp to sole) and CBD Mani & Pedi services (combining CBD Exfoliating Scrub, Massage Oil and Bath Bomb).
Portland, Oregon – June 16th
For an eccentric stay, The Hotel Zags Portland connects visitors with hidden gems of the city through a uniquely local lens. The swanky spot is near the Festival and Parade route, allowing guests to rent bikes from the hotel Gear Shed for a quick and convenient commute. An on-site Adventure Advisor guides guests in discovering the city’s best trails to explore. In an ongoing series with activations inspired by the letters of the alphabet (The ABZ’s of Portland), The Hotel Zags is partnering with local brands to bring visitors curated experiences including guided bike tours around the city, yoga in the Living Wall Courtyard, Zodiac readings and more! For the Pride guest curious as to why residents want to “keep Portland weird,” The Hotel Zags delivers the local flavor.
San Francisco, California – June 30th
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, California is an intimate destination a short ferry ride away from the iconic San Francisco Pride Parade. Sausalito is a restful oasis for those to want to partake in the pride celebrations but desire a nice escape to return home to. The property just completed an overall multi-million wellness renovation and unveiled nine dedicated wellness rooms that provide personalized, technologically advanced amenities to health-oriented travelers looking for self-improvement with the help of smart devices and on-demand tools.
New York City, New York – Month of June
While Chelsea is the obvious choice for lodging, there is much more of New York City to see. Hotel 50 Bowery, known for its unique location near LES, Brooklyn, Nolita and Little Italy is celebrating World Pride this year with a fantastic package! As an official hotel partner of World Pride NYC 2019, Hotel 50 Bowery welcomes guests to join in celebrating this momentous occasion. Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from June 26 – September 3, 2019. All reservations include two complimentary cocktails at The Crown, Hotel 50 Bowery’s stunning rooftop bar which offers sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even the far off silhouettes of Queens and New Jersey. To celebrate the occasion in style, Hotel 50 Bowery will be providing rainbow colored hand fans as a welcome amenity and will be displaying a large rainbow balloon instagrammable moment on the second-floor terrace.