Results tagged “New York City”

Based on the millions of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers to its website, TripAdvisor on Monday announced the winners its sixth annual Traveler's Choice awards for destinations. Among the list of top worldwide destinations, no U.S. city placed in the top 10 and only three placed in the top 25. New York City dropped 10 spots from last ... [Read]

The idea of a $100 per night room in New York City likely excites and scares you at the same time. Let's be honest, $100 doesn't go very far in the Big Apple -- except when it's Hotel Week NYC. Back for its third year, Hotel Week NYC will be held Jan. 3 to 12, 2014, and room rates of $100, ... [Read]

Gays and Halloween go together like the Irish and St. Patrick's Day. Everyone can enjoy Halloween but, at the end of the day, it's an LGBT holiday.  While the celebration of Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is a centuries-old tradition, CNN contributor David Frum nailed it when he credited the LGBT community for making Halloween the celebration that it is ... [Read]

New York's Splash Bar to Close This Sunday

By Doug Rule
August 8, 2013 4:27 PM |
In case you haven’t heard, New York’s Splash Bar nightclub has announced plans to close this Sunday, Aug. 11, after 22 years in business. The New York gay institution, once the reigning domain of stereotypical “Chelsea Boy” gym bunnies, and for a spell last decade known by the fashion-related acronym SBNY, is closing up shop for the simplest of reasons: ... [Read]

Edith Windsor, Cher Top off New York Pride

By Doug Rule
June 27, 2013 12:14 PM |
Every year New York Pride is a highlight of annual pride season, toasting LGBT rights and equality in the birthplace of the movement. But this year, after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decisions, there could be no better place to celebrate. Edith Windsor, the “Windsor” in the case United States v. Windsor that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, is ... [Read]

In midtown Manhattan, the new Westin New York Grand Central is offering fitness enthusiasts the New Year, New You travel package that includes accommodations, free Wi-Fi, 4 p.m. checkout, Organic Avenue juice in-room amenity, complimentary use of New Balance sneakers and workout gear, and access to the hotel's 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWorkout Fitness Studio. This promotion is valid on Friday and ... [Read]

Looking to surpise your significant other with a Valentine's Day getaway?  Here are five gay-friendly hotels that also offer full-spa services:  THE OUT NYC, the self-described straight-friendly urban resort that is steps from Times Square, offers a romantic Spa Rejuvenation Package that is ideal for couples. The Out NYC has one of the only spas in the city to offer an ... [Read]

Wall Street is not the only thing booming in New York City -- gay nightlife is also on the uptick. So much so that New York magazine published a review of some of the city's newest hotspots: The city’s gay subculture is experiencing another nocturnal boomlet, thanks to a post-recession spate of new LGBT bars, clubs, and parties. Here, a ... [Read]

Tourists flock to New York City for their holiday shopping and New Year celebrations but come January and February the Big Apple's appeal takes a slight dip. This is good news for gay travelers seeking bargains. STAY The Out NYC, a self described "straight-friendly urban resort" located in the hip and gay-centric Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, is offering deep winter discounts: ... [Read]

France is up but Paris is down, Washington, DC didn't make the cut and the USA lost its top spot according to a new report ranking desired LGBT tourism destinations in 2013. These findings are among the first data released from the 'Out Now Global LGBT2020 Tourism Report' 2013 edition. This new research is designed to reveal which countries and ... [Read]

Grindr, an all-male geo-social network app, yesterday announced the winners of its inaugural Grindr Gay Travel Awards, in conjunction with its attendance at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association conference in Florianopolis, Brazil. Grindr polled its global network of 3.5 million users in 192 countries to determine the winners for the Grindr Gay Travel Awards.  With votes from all over ... [Read]

The Tony Award winning production of Bette Midler’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on Broadway. Adapted from the Academy Award winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Priscilla, The Musical opened to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011 at New York City's The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway), and it has attracted more ... [Read]

Through the end of February 2012, New York City's Jumeirah Essex House is offering a special "Priscilla Package," which includes tickets to the over-the-top production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, presented by Bette Midler.  This special Broadway package provides guests with one night in a Standard King Room; a pair of premium tickets to Priscilla, playing at The Palace Theater, a ... [Read]

It is award season (and not just in Hollywood), and this week GayCities announced the 2011 winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge, presented by American Airlines. According to press release from GayCities, Tel Aviv received the most votes by GayCities readers in the "City of the Year" category to take the top overall prize in this year's challenge. ... [Read]

The pop of a Champagne cork might sound the same no matter where you are doing New Years Eve but not all destinations are created equal.  Here are Elsewhere's top three LGBT-friendly picks for celebrating the arrival of 2012: New York City -- Time Square is synonymous with New Year's Eve. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and the ... [Read]

Trick-or-treat travel

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
September 28, 2011 12:03 PM |
Ghosts, goblins and gays are synonymous with Halloween. And if you're looking for a spooktacular LGBT-friendly destination to spend the holiday, here are Elsewhere's picks: Toronto -- One day is simply not enough time to celebrate Halloween in Toronto. Celebrating its 5th year, Halloweek is held in the heart of the city's gay neighborhood, Church Wellesley Village. Area restaurants offers special Halloween-themed menus, ... [Read]

New York City, home to the famed 1969 Stonewall rebellion, is hosting a weekend full of events to celebrate LGBT pride, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. "Our theme for 2011, Proud and Powerful, exemplifies where the LGBT movement is currently," says Chris Frederick, managing director of Heritage of Pride, Inc., which produces NYCPride. "Over the last year we've ... [Read]

Broadway Across America is offering a chance to win a two-night trip to New York City to attend the first live Audience Choice Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The trip includes roundtrip airfare for the winner and one guest, two nights hotel stay and tickets to the Audience Choice Awards. The Awards will honor the best of the 2010-2011 Broadway ... [Read]