America's Best Cities for Gay Travel
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No. 5 New York City
Readers crowned the Big Apple the king of diversity—so much so that the vibrant LGBT community may not be the first thing visitors notice. While the West Village (site of the Stonewall Inn, where riots infamously broke out in 1969) has long been Manhattan’s gay neighborhood, much of the gay community is partying a little farther uptown these days. Hell’s Kitchen offers clubs such as Hardware and XL Nightclub, plus the so-called “straight-friendly” hotel OUT NYC, which has both a spa and wedding spaces. NYC also ranked first for its theater scene.