12 LGBTQ+-friendly Resorts in the U.S. and Caribbean for a Fun and Inclusive Getaway

These are 12 of the best resorts for LGBTQ+ travelers, with inclusive programming and charitable initiatives.

Adirondack chairs on a lawn at Cavallo Point

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Though the future feels uncertain for queer individuals across many U.S. states, there’s no shortage of top-tier vacation destinations that have embraced support for the LGBTQ+ community, ensuring that each guest can feel comfortable during their stay. As you plan your next getaway, the following properties offer a wealth of luxe amenities, ample adventure opportunities, and — most importantly — the freedom to live as your truest self alongside your partner without fear.

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Ocean Edge Resort

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Located on the idyllic north shore of Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort is one of the Bay State’s top spots for a relaxing getaway. During the height of summer, the property’s sprawling beach offers ample opportunity to sunbathe, spot native birds, and enjoy a cocktail at Beach Bar, while Ocean Terrace is perfect for experiencing New England’s famous seafood scene. In recent years, the property has launched LGBTQ+ campaigns like Pride Trailblazers, a June installation that highlighted famous figures within the community — and as a bonus, the LGBTQ+ destination of Provincetown is just a 40-minute drive past property limits.

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Harrah's Resort Southern California

Guest room at Harrah's Southern California

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Harrah's Resort Southern California has been a stalwart supporter of LGBTQ+ rights for years on end. Don’t believe us? Just ask Jane Lynch, the resort’s mayor since 2022. While current initiatives range from a summer print campaign with Rage magazine to an ongoing partnership with The Trevor Project, this scenic property isn’t shy about opening its wallet either, with more than $500,000 donated to San Diego Pride over the years. In addition to feeling safe and supported, queer guests at Harrah’s Resort can also look forward to spectacular amenities, with a massive casino, a 400-foot lazy river, and more than 15 drinking and dining concepts across the property.

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In need of a scenic escape into Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands? The palatial Nemacolin has got you covered. Measuring more than 2,000 acres, this colossal estate offers a touch of storied English elegance on American soil, crowned with the dazzling Tudor Revival-style Chateau and offering amenities like Jeep off-roading, golfing, and even visits with the property’s resident African lions. Though the resort itself has a historic feel, the atmosphere is anything but antiquated, with past programs including 2022’s Dive & Drag, an electrifying event held to raise funds for Pennsylvania’s queer impact group, the Persad Center.

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La Concha Renaissance Resort

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Condado Beach is San Juan’s top spot to experience Puerto Rico’s gay scene, and for a deep dive into the surrounding culture, there are no better accommodations than those at La Concha Renaissance Resort. While the beach is certainly the main attraction around here, the multi-level infinity pool and on-property casino add to the already abundant charm, while Sereno Beach is the perfect spot for a pregame cocktail before hitting Viejo San Juan. Not a fan of the party life? No worries — La Concha also specializes in curated activities ranging from outdoor mindfulness experiences to exploring Puerto Rico’s verdant El Yunque Rainforest.

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Palms Casino Resort

Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Luxury Suites
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There’s no shortage of dazzling properties to enjoy across Vegas, but when it comes to queer-curated events and activities, it’s tough to beat the Palms Casino Resort. Back in October 2022, the property kicked off Vegas Pride with signature cocktails, a $50,000 check to the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, and a whole lot of dazzling drag performances — and the festivities weren’t just a one-off show. Since then, the Palms’ polished Ghostbar has seen recurring LGBTQ+-focused events throughout 2023 with the launch of GLAM.

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Sand Castle on the Beach

Pride flags flying on the beach at Sandcastle on the Beach

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Quick beach access, two freshwater pools, and complimentary breakfast are just a few of the perks awaiting guests at Sand Castle on the Beach, a charming gay-owned abode found on the island of St. Croix. During daylight hours, visitors can take full advantage of outdoor adventure opportunities with complimentary kayaks and snorkel gear. History buffs can find a wealth of storied attractions just 30 minutes away in Christiansted, but be sure to head back before sunset to snag a cocktail at Beach Side Café, the property’s top spot for flavorful island fare.

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Inn at Little Washington

Just 90 minutes outside of the nation’s capital, the gay-owned Inn at Little Washington has hosted Capitol Hill’s most prestigious politicians since its launch in 1978 — and all it takes is one bite to understand what keeps these dignitaries coming back year after year. Helmed by world-class chef Patrick O'Connell, the property’s dazzlingly beautiful three-Michelin-star restaurant has mastered the art of American fare accented with classic French techniques, offering a seven-course tasting menu (and a fully vegetarian option) alongside more than 14,000 wines and Faira, the property’s beloved cow-themed cheese cart.

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Montage Palmetto Bluff

Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort Hotel in the South
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The pristine beauty of South Carolina’s Lowcountry is on full display at Montage Palmetto Bluff, the Palmetto State’s crown jewel for eco-adventure infused with a serious dose of luxury. Beyond the palatial riverside cottages, lavish on-property spa, and cozy restaurants offering hearty Southern cuisine, Palmetto Bluff is also an advocate for marginalized communities across the nation, with the Well Living campaign highlighting twelve unique causes throughout 2023. In June, the property is celebrating Pride Month with a wide array of initiatives spanning from specialty cocktails benefitting The Trevor Project to a charity 5K to fund this year’s Lowcountry Pride.

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The Lodge at Blue Sky

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One of Utah’s most gay-friendly destinations, Park City is known as the home of the Sundance Film Festival, but this star-studded event is far from the only attraction that keeps tourists flowing in. Case in point: The Lodge at Blue Sky, a 3,500-acre expanse of rustic villas and suites crowned with a spectacular lodge. Outdoor adventure reigns supreme around here, with guests taking full advantage of the surrounding ski slopes in winter, while summer provides opportunities to fly fish, hike, and befriend the resort’s many rescue horses.

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Cavallo Point

Adirondack chairs on a lawn at Cavallo Point

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San Francisco has earned worldwide acclaim as a hub for LGBTQ+ culture, and if you want to kick back at a relaxing estate that’s just past city limits, Cavallo Point is the place to go. After a few days spent trekking up SF’s hilly streets, a deep tissue massage at the Healing Arts Center & Spa is the perfect cure for sore muscles, while on-property restaurant Farley is a top spot for a tasty post-exploration meal in full view of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the other hand, if you haven’t gotten quite enough exercise during your visit, the resort also offers private hiking tours, guided kayaking excursions, and complimentary e-bikes.

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Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid Resort Hotel in Hawaii
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In the northwestern reaches of the Island of Hawaiʻi, a paradise for fine dining, wildlife watching, and seaside relaxation awaits at the Fairmont Orchid. The 10,000-square-foot outdoor pool and AAA Four-diamond Brown’s Beach House are just a couple of the factors that make the resort shine, but beyond the lavish amenities, the Fairmont Orchid has firmly established itself as a force for good within the Hawaiʻi hospitality scene. To preserve Polynesian species, the property partners with the Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative, while 2021 saw the launch of the Pride Package, a year-long deal that donated 20 percent of each sale to Kona Pride, Inc.

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Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Pool and lounge area at Kimpton Shorebreak

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From the tip of Key West to the urban sprawl of Greater Miami, South Florida is one massive treasure trove of queer culture — something the Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale knows very well. While many of the area’s hottest bars, clubs, and other attractions are within arms reach of the property, the grounds themselves are pretty stellar as well, providing guests with two heated outdoor pools and gorgeous manicured courtyards to relax in. To sweeten the deal, the building itself even has an added historic edge to it, first opened in 1949 and frequented by the local queer community ever since.

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