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United States Travel Guide

A quick guide to one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating destinations
I think a lot of people have a lot of pre-conceived ideas of travel to the USA. There are a handful of basic itineraries for first-time visitors from abroad—usually involving the big cities on either coast and a road trip.

America is a diverse country, however, with a huge variety of places, people and things to see and do. Start here with my basic travel tips for the United States for millennial, hipster, and gay travelers.

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Favorite USA Cities

In no particular order, these are some of my favorite cities in the United States, and quickly what I like about each. Click through to read more stories from each destination or to view more photos.

  • New York City obviously! It’s big, it’s diverse, it’s got something for everyone. Incredible art museums, amazing food, nightlife and countless things to see and do.
  • Boston my home for seven years, where I learned how to be an adult. It’s a small city with a big city attitude.
  • Dallas my first home and a city I haven’t really always loved until recently. It’s surprisingly cool and has a really fun gay scene.
  • Chicago an all-time favorite with some of my favorite museums, incredible food and home to the Lollapalooza Festival each summer.
  • Los Angeles Sunshine and sexy boys, do I really need to say more? Also: the LACMA!

NYC Statue of Liberty

Exploring the Quirky and Inclusive – A Hipster and LGBTQ Travel Guide to the United States

Welcome to the United States, a vast and diverse country brimming with cultural treasures, offbeat hideaways, and open-minded communities.

For millennial hipsters and LGBTQ gay men seeking an unforgettable journey, this travel guide is tailor-made to help you discover the trendiest and most inclusive destinations across the nation.

1. San Francisco, California

Begin your adventure in the iconic city of San Francisco, where the LGBTQ community has a rich history.

Explore the vibrant Castro District, visit the GLBT Historical Society Museum, and take a stroll along the stunning Golden Gate Park. Don’t forget to ride the famous cable cars and indulge in artisanal coffee and vegan treats in the Mission District.

2. Portland, Oregon

Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Portland offers a blend of hipster charm and LGBTQ inclusivity.

Wander through the quirky neighborhoods of Hawthorne and Alberta, known for their vintage shops, craft breweries, and food truck scene. Embrace the city’s eco-conscious vibe by renting a bike to explore its many parks and bridges.

3. Provincetown, Massachusetts

For a dose of LGBTQ history and seaside relaxation, head to Ptown on Cape Cod. This haven has been a safe space for the LGBTQ community for decades.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches, take a whale-watching tour, and immerse yourself in the town’s vibrant arts scene.

Dallas Cowboy

4. Austin, Texas

Experience the unique blend of Southern hospitality and hipster culture in Austin. The city is known for its live music scene, food trucks, and welcoming LGBTQ community. Take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool, enjoy live music on Sixth Street, and don’t miss the annual Austin Pride Festival.

5. Brooklyn, New York City, New York

While New York City offers countless attractions, Brooklyn stands out as a hub for creativity and it’s one of the gayest cities in the world. Explore Williamsburg’s art galleries and vintage boutiques, bike along the scenic Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy the diverse culinary scene.

During June, join the vibrant celebrations of NYC Pride Month.

6. Seattle, Washington

Known for its progressive attitude and stunning landscapes, Seattle is a hipster’s paradise. Explore the historic Pike Place Market, take in panoramic views from the Space Needle, and enjoy a leisurely walk around Green Lake.

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is a LGBTQ-friendly area with lively bars and cafes.

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

Discover the eclectic charm of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Explore the colorful streets, listen to live jazz music, and savor Cajun and Creole cuisine.

The LGBTQ scene comes alive during Southern Decadence, a lively celebration held around Labor Day.

As you embark on this journey through the United States, you’ll find a multitude of destinations that cater to both hipsters and LGBTQ gay men. From bustling cities to quaint towns, each location offers a unique blend of culture, creativity, and acceptance.

Embrace the diversity, connect with open-minded communities, and create travel memories that will last a lifetime.

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