As the month of June—nationally recognized as Pride month—comes to a close, we reflect on why we celebrate. We commemorate the weeklong Stonewall Uprising that began June 28, 1969. What started as a Pride march on the one-year anniversary of the Uprising has transformed into a monthlong, internationally recognized ode to gay liberation and pride.

To revel in the love, here are some of our favorite Inspirato destinations where you can celebrate gay pride all year round.

San Francisco, California


San Francisco
is arguably the LGBTQ+ capital of the United States, if not the world. Home to some of the most radical LGBTQ+ movements of our time, San Franciscans have fought hard for gay rights. Wander along the rainbow crosswalks in the Castro and see the Pride flags fly. Visit the Harvey Milk Plaza—named after America’s first openly gay official to be elected into public office in the state of California—or the GLBT Historical Society Museum to learn about queer history and social justice in the LGBTQ+ community.

Mykonos, Greece


Dressed in all white, basking in the glorious Mediterranean sun, lies the stunning island of Mykonos. Just off the coast of Athens, Greece, this LGBTQ+-friendly destination boasts sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and a vibrant nightlife. Jackie Onassis, who visited in the 1970s, created an initial buzz around the island—and the gays wanted in. Fast forward to present day and you’ll find numerous LGBTQ+-friendly beaches, nightclubs, and special events to choose from—among the most notable are Elia Beach, Jackie O’ Bar, and the Xlsior dance festival.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Bursting with charm and boasting a gorgeous coastline with historic boardwalk is Delaware’s quaint resort town­—Rehoboth Beach. A favorite domestic LGBTQ+ beach destination, offers a safe space for the queer community after spending the day soaking up the sun at Poodle Beach, Rehoboth’s favorite gay retreat. After a day of sunbathing, hit the town in the evening and experience delicious eats and drinks at the Purple Parrot Grill.

Orlando, Florida


Orlando
is not only home to the nation’s top theme parks—it’s also a welcoming destination for the LGBTQ+ community. Smack dab in the middle of the Sunshine State, and boasting a large South American population, this Latin-infused city is teeming with a passionate and energetic gay community. Promenade the diverse Milk District neighborhood and experience the richness in arts, culture, and inclusivity for all beings.

Palm Springs/Coachella Valley, California


Out in the Sonoran Desert lies the artsy enclave of Palm Springs. Let this vintage resort town dazzle you with a plethora of LGBTQ+ events, nightclubs, and bars. Among the many LGBTQ+ events that happen in Palm Springs is Cathedral City LGBT Days. All weekend long, enjoy art fairs, comedy shows, an annual parade with a bed race competition, musical performances, and so much more.

New York, New York


The birthplace of the LGBTQ+ rights movement during Stonewall, and home to one of the most robust gay communities in America, New York City is a mecca for the LGBTQ+ community. Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea are all great places to go out and experience New York’s queer nightlife. For a more “touristy” experience, visit the Stonewall Inn—christened as a National Monument in 2016—the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, or the New York City AIDS Memorial. Each landmark is filled with historical significance,a beautiful ode to the continuous fight for equality and visibility of the queer community in America and beyond.

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