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Gay New York Travel Guide: NYC & New York State

Gay New York Travel Guide: NYC & New York State

Our Gay Travel Guide New York – USA

Gay Travel Guide New York – USA: In 2019, the time has finally come for us to travel to New York City, the embodiment of the new world, of the land of opportunity, also known as the Big Apple. After our short layover of 6 hours two years ago, we cannot wait to spend 10 days at the east coast visiting some of the must-sees of New York like the view from the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Though the focus of our trip will be the LGBTQ+ history of New York, and you know why! Exactly, because 2019 is the year of World Pride and Stonewall50! Therefore, we will include visits at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street (get ready for some awesome photos and videos), the gay neighborhoods Greenwich Village as well as West Village and the Brooklyn Museum. There, we will hopefully get the chance for a sneak peek of the upcoming Stonewall exhibit. Additionally, we will visit some great Broadway productions like PROM, the interactive theater experience SLEEP NO MORE and will explore New York Cities nightlife together with our buddies Mag and Lindsay from dopesontheroad, Rox and Maartje from onceuponajrny and Ryan from outwithryan.

And that’s not all about New York State. We will add three days in Dutchess County, a region located about 1,5 hours north from New York City also called America’s Rhine Valley. The LGBTQ+ friendly region is known for its good food, breweries, wineries, and distilleries offering a vacation-like atmosphere after some exciting days in urban, metropolitan New York City. You will read all about our experiences in the country full of picturesque landscapes, art hotels, its rich history, and outdoor activities after our trip on our blog!

How to get to New York City & New York State?

How to get to New York? We found some great flight opportunities with flights from Europe and Amsterdam with KLM with some pretty good deals starting from 360 Euro return. There are plenty of direct connections from Amsterdam available, as well from Paris including KLM partner airline DELTA. Click here for Amsterdam-New York-Amsterdam > with KLM and Delta. For any other flight options, check out Momondo flight search.

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Flights Deals with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Gay-friendly Hotels in New York – USA

We are planning to stay in two different gay-friendly accommodations in New York City. The first days, we will stay at The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Manhatten. Followed by some days at the luxury boutique hotel The James New York NoMad on Madison Avenue in Manhatten, just around the corner from the Empire State Building and Times Square. During our trip to Dutchess County, we will test the historic Hotel Tivoli (in Tivoli) with 11 rooms, each room with a unique contemporary design. And we have only the best about the restaurant The Corner, offering farm-to-table Mediterranean inspired meals. Yammi! After our trip, we will evaluate the gay-friendliness of the hotels tested by us gay couple travel bloggers in New York City and New York State.

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How gay-friendly is New York and the USA?

New York is undoubtedly one of the LGBTQ+ and gay capitals of the USA and the whole world. Lesbian Bars, a lively Drag scene with Drag Queen shows, gay bars, gay parties, and some neighborhoods, where the concentration of LGBTQ+ is especially high like in Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Brooklyn, and Queens. New York can be seen as the birthplace of the Gay Pride and LGBTQ+ rights movement starting with the so-called Stonewall Riots on Christopher Street in 1969. In 2019, New York will once again become the capital city of the Gay Pride when Millions of LGBTQ+ people from all over the world will continue the heritage of the LGBTQ+ activists celebrate World Pride.

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Gay New York Travel Guide ©

For everyone who is planning to travel to the Big Apple, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is mapping New York City’s LGBT history, aiming to put New York’s LGBT history in a geographical context, one neighborhood at a time. Generally speaking, the United States of America is considered to be frankly LGBTQ+ and gay-friendly, including equal marriage. We genuinely hope that the current administration of the USA will stop turning their back on the lesbian, gay, trans, and queer people and see LGBTQ+ rights what they really are, human rights.

Spartacus Gay Travel Guide: Rank 47 for the USA (in 2019)
Wikipedia Gay USA: LGBT rights in the United States of America
Highlights Pride Events: World Pride 2019

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Couple of Men‘s Gay New York Travel Guide

Plan your trip with our Gay New York Travel Guide – USA: Please consider our tips as suggestions with no guarantee that it still will be like that when you are traveling there. Though we did our research and all our opinions written in this article are honest, authentic, and true. We would like to thank NYCgo, the New York City Tourism, the Stonewall Inn, IGLTA, and Delta for their invitation and support during our research trip to New York City. If you need any clarification about your plans for traveling to New York City or New York State, follow us and email us or drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram. See you around the world and the next time in New York City, New York State, and the United States of America!

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Karl & Daan.