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Best Hotels Celebrating Pride Month

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If you're looking to get away from it all this Pride season but you still want to participate in the festivities, take a look at these hotels celebrating Pride month. Some of the hotels are right in the middle of all the action. What better way to mix travel and Pride celebrations than visiting these LGBTQ+-friendly destinations and hotels?

While Pride season is in full force around the country, if not the world, there are plenty of destination choices to visit and celebrate. You can pick a Pride-themed hotel, a beach resort for some Pride downtime, or be in the thick of it all and experience locations that celebrate year-round. The choice is yours; where will you go?

Virgin Hotels Nashville

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Virgin Hotels Nashville

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Virgin Hotels Nashville is the official host hotel of Nashville Pride and is nominated for an LGBTQ Chamber Pride in Business Award as Allied Business of the year. Experience Nashville hospitality with a mix of food, drinks, music, and culture in a vibrant and inclusive space for everyone.

Events you can expect for the month of June:

  • Upside Down Drag Tea with Vidalia Anne Gentry – Sunday, June 12 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Rooftop Sounds at The Pool Club – Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • King at Elvis Day – Thursday, June 23 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Pride Parades – Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26
  • Official After Party – Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 PM
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Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

rainbow colored Adirondack chairs lined in front of the Ocean Edge Resort.

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

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The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is located on 429 acres in Brewster, Massachusetts. Spend a weekend sitting in the rainbow-colored Adirondack chairs and learn about some queer history. Each arm of the Adirondack chairs has a QR code that links to stories about prominent LGBTQ activists and changemakers that helped pave the way. You can take tours of Cape Code oyster beds, take in the view of the resort's private Bay Pines Beach, and enjoy being in the ocean air.

If you're looking for outdoor activities, you can paddle board and kayak on Blueberry Pond, play pickleball, and tennis, or play on a Nicklaus Design Golf Course.

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AC Columbus Downtown

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AC Columbus Downtown Lumin Skybar

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Book the Pride Parlor Package during Columbus' Pride Parade June 17 - 19 and join over half a million people in celebrating Pride. Work your way up to the Lumin Skybar and sip mimosas, Bloody Marys, and special handcrafted Pride cocktails. While waiting for the festivities to begin, you can have your Pride makeup styled by artists from the Paul Mitchell School. They'll help you with neon eyeshadow, rhinestones, and airbrushing. The Pride Parlor is a safe space to express your style to look and feel your best during the parade.

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Caribe Hilton

palm tree lined swimming pool area over looking the ocean.

Caribe Hilton Swimming Pool Area

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No passport is required when visiting Puerto Rico, one of the friendliest LGBTQ+ islands in the Caribbean. You can visit Old San Juan for amazing dining, nightlife, and shopping then head over to the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Caribe Hilton is a beachfront oasis just minutes from historic Old San Juan where you can enjoy everything the tropics have to offer. Puerto Rico is famous for being the birthplace of the Piña Colada and for pushing Reggaeton to popularity.

During your stay at the resort, you can visit any of the 11 dining options, hang out by the secluded beach and swimming pools, or sip on those rum cocktails. Maybe you're looking for a bit more adventure and you decide to take a rum tour, visit the rainforest, or visit the local bars. Either way, you'll be right at home and ready to enjoy the Pride events and festivities.

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Aruba Marriott Resort

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Aruba Marriott Resort

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Stay at the beachfront Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, IGLTA-certified and moments away from LGBTQ+ friendly establishments. The June 17th Pride celebrations include Pride Gelato popsicles from Gelato & Co, a Pride Night Brunch with performances by local drag queens, handcrafted Pride cocktails, and unlimited Prosecco. If you miss this year's festivities, you can get a "Pride in Paradise Package" year-round which includes luxe accommodations in the Tradewinds Club which is the resort's adults-only hotel-within-a-hotel, a romantic dinner for two, a reserved cabana at the H2Oasis adults-only pool, a sunset sail for two, and more! Just use promo code: 8LG. Aruba is the perfect travel destination for a vacation in paradise and to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, diversity, and an inclusive environment.

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Playa Largo Resort & Spa and Southernmost Beach Resort

nighttime view of Playa Largo Resort & Spa with lounge chairs lined up on a deck.

Playa Largo Resort & Spa and Southernmost Beach Resort

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Ahh, the Florida Keys, famous for being gay-friendly and a favorite among queer travelers. Rent a convertible and make the 1.5 hours drive from Miami to Upper Florida Keys in Key Largo. If you're looking for tranquil and a relaxing experience, you'll find it here with nature-based outdoor activities. This luxury resort has swimming pools lined with cabanas, white sandy beaches, and calm waters. What do you get when you cross Nashville's southern charm with a touch of Las Vegas? You get Key West, the Gay Mecca of the country, just a little over a 2-hour drive. In Key West, you can experience beach bonfire parties, drag queen brunches, Pride Parades, and more. The Southernmost Beach Resort sits along the southernmost limits of Duval Street and has three palm-lined pools, a tanning pier, private beach with lounge chairs and cabanas.

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