The Best of the US: Where to Stay in 4 Iconic LGBTQ Trailblazing Cities
The USA hosts several metropolises within its borders. These cities have pulsating queer scenes, from streets lined with LGBTQ+-owned businesses to go-go dancing nightlife. As the last article in the Hotels Above Par x EDGE Media Network collaboration, today we share 4 LGBTQ+-friendly hotels in 4 major cities across the USA. ⬇️🏳️🌈
The San Francisco Proper Hotel (San Francisco):
Many pivotal movements in LGBTQ+ history came out of San Francisco. That legacy remains evident today: rainbow flags hang from SF's iconic Victorian homes, residents from all backgrounds populate the city's different neighborhoods, and progressive protocols advocate for inclusivity in everyday life. After visiting the colossal Golden Gate Park and the famed Castro neighborhood, elect to stay at the San Francisco Proper Hotel. Inside, modernist, cubist, and Victorian styles artfully clash, from the eclectic lobby furniture to the guestroom wallpaper.
Alsace LA (Los Angeles):
Los Angeles hosts swaths of queer-friendly establishments, from the Tom of Finland House to The Women's Building (the latter is where one of the country's most paramount lesbian art movements started). When here, stay at Alsace LA, a 48-room boutique hotel in the city's historic West Adams neighborhood.
Civilian Hotel (New York):
NYC's queer scene is one of the world's top. As Broadway opens its doors again, stay near the heart of it all, in the Theater District. Closeby are Times Square and Hell's Kitchen—the latter is a nucleus for The Big Apple's gay scene and host of the brand-new Civilian Hotel: a 27-story boutique property.
21C Museum Hotel (Chicago):
In Chicago, Andersonville is a neighborhood that should be on queer travelers' radars: Eli Tea Bar, Evoke Tattoos, G&L Home Décor, and Nobody's Darling are just a handful of LGBTQ+-owned businesses that opened last year. Crash at 21C Museum Hotel, where modish rooms accompany an art museum.