America's Best Cities for Gay Travel
No. 19 Washington, D.C.
The gay neighborhood and bar scene, once primarily in Dupont Circle, now extends into Logan Circle—and also intertwines with the city’s big parties. In April, the gay-friendly Cherry Blast dance party coincides with blossom season, while the drag-friendly High Heel Race helps kick off Halloween festivities. Readers also gave D.C. credit for its museums—which may have also helped it score the gold for its free attractions.