Gay-Friendly Vacations in NYC
Nowhere else in Manhattan will you find the density of art galleries and gay and lesbian-operated restaurants, stores, cafes, and nightclubs that exists between 14th and 29th streets. From Chelsea Piers to Chelsea Market…Barracuda to XES Lounge, the neighborhood is most certainly worth a visit or a night-out on your next vacation to New York City.
Soho/Lower East Side/East Village
Our SoHo New York City hotel is actually situated at the intersection of three exciting and diverse neighborhoods. SoHo is one of the most unique shopping areas in the world. With everything from art stands on the street to high-end boutiques. Picturesque cobblestone streets and cast-iron buildings give way to a bustling scene of retail shops and restaurants. The East Village has the highest concentration of bars in the city, if not the world. And thanks to nearby NYU, it has more ethnic diversity than any other neighborhood. It's an iconoclastic and vibrant pocket of boutiques, bars, restaurants, theaters, musical venues and creative individuals. And, finally, the Lower East Side, LES, is home to some of the city's best nightlife, along with outstanding restaurants and retail. Bargain shoppers will enjoy clothing, shoes, house wares, lighting and linens at great prices. From knishes to corned beef sandwiches you'll find delicious foods reflecting the neighborhood's Jewish heritage.
Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen/Theater District
Located just steps from the bustle of Broadway, Midtown West runs from 30th Street to 59th Street on the west side of 5th Avenue and offers many of NYC's most popular sights including the Theater District, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Midtown West includes the neighborhoods of Hell's Kitchen, Clinton, Garment District and Fashion Center. Today, a great number of actors reside in the Midtown West neighborhood due to its proximity to Broadway theaters and the Actors Studio training school. This uniquely diverse and exciting neighborhood has undergone tremendous transformation in recent years. And, just beyond the glut of tourist-trap eateries and you'll find that Midtown West is rife with sites, activity, restaurants and nightlife worth raving about.