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The Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell Center

Visit the Liberty Bell in Independence National Historic Park. Credit: D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia was founded more than 300 years ago by Englishman William Penn on principles of equality and freedom of expression. Today, the “city of brotherly love” is a welcoming place for people from around the world, and a great destination for gay and lesbian travelers.

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the cradle of liberty offers much more than cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside.

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood Map

Click here to view a map (PDF) exploring Philadelphia’s nine block “Gayborhood” full of great shopping, dining, nightlife and more!

Navigaytour Travel Guide

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  • Philadelphia Outfest

    The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

    Outfest in Philadelphia

    Sunday, October 11, 2015
    A National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Festival that attracts over 30,000 people to the region.

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  • Philadelphia Outfest

    The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

    Outfest in Philadelphia

    Sunday, October 11, 2015
    A National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Festival that attracts over 30,000 people to the region.

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  • LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

    Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride

    More than 10,000 people and 150 vendors come out for Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival in June.

    June 14
    Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.

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  • New Hope Celebrates Pride Week

    Head “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to Bucks County

    The New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade.

    May 10-17
    New Hope’s annual gay pride celebration is a a weekend full of activities and special events.

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  • Dining Out For Life

    Dine Out, Fight AIDS

    Amada is one of more than 200 restaurants giving back during the 25th annual Dining Out for Life benefiting those suffering from HIV and AIDS.

    April 30
    More than 200 restaurants are giving back during the 25th annual Dining Out for Life. During the special evening, participating restaurants will donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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  • Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

    A Kimpton Hotel near Rittenhouse Square

    Hotel Palomar Philadelphia by Kimpton, the first LEED-registered hotel in Philadelphia

    The hotel’s 230 guest rooms are each uniquely equipped with luxurious, stylish touches. Art Deco details reflect the building’s origins while custom furnishings, Frette linens and superb amenities celebrate contemporary luxury. Soft, neutral earth tones are enlivened by tasteful splashes of color and original artwork.

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  • The Mummers Parade 2015

    Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun

    New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fête than the 2015 Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade

    January 1
    An annual tradition, the Mummers Parade features 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes as they twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut up one of the city’s main streets. An unforgettably wild ritual, the parade and subsequent performances are all family-friendly and fun for everyone.

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  • The Raven

    Risque pool bar meets country elegance

    If you’re looking to take a dip to get out of the city heat or just relax in the sun, The Raven is the place to go.

    Visiting New Hope in the summer time can prove delightful for many reasons — among them, the boys in swimsuits at The Raven. If you’re looking to take a dip to get out of the city heat or just relax in the sun, do it at the top gay resort around.

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  • The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

    The world’s largest indoor flower show

    Experience Articulture at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.

    February 28-March 8
    The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.

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  • DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

    Stay right on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

    Featuring a four-story glass atrium and a star-studded location on the Avenue of the Arts, this Center City hotel is a favorite for corporate and social events.

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  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    Contemporary décor, gracious hospitality and inviting luxury

    The Loews Philadelphia Hotel boasts amazing modern décor

    The first skyscraper ever built in Philadelphia is now home to this 600-plus-room hotel. Located in the heart of the city with the iconic PSFS still illuminating the skyline, guests enjoy easy access to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Chinatown, the Avenue of the Arts and much more.

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  • Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

    Conveniently located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia

    The Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, located in the heart of Center City

    Close to City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the hotel features more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, 11 meeting rooms and two stunning ballrooms.

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  • Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

    Newly renovated for contemporary comfort in Rittenhouse Square

    A renovated guest room in the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel.

    Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is renewed with stylish accommodations and designer interiors in Rittenhouse Square.

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  • Best Western Independence Park Hotel

    Set in the heart of America’s most historic square mile

    Best Western Independence Park

    History meets modern comfort and amenities at this stately historic Philadelphia hotel, located within walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Old City address assures no shortage of restaurants, boutiques and art galleries to enjoy.

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  • Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City

    Enjoy panoramic views of the city from your room’s balcony

    Embassy Suites Philadelphia

    Situated just minutes from some of the city’s most renowned museums, this hotel also boasts a prime location in the heart of the business district. Whether it’s for work or play, guests will find the convenient location and panoramic views make this all-suite hotel the perfect starting point to explore Philadelphia.

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  • Sofitel Philadelphia

    French Luxury in the heart of Center City

    Sofitel Philadelphia

    French flair is alive and well right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. On a bustling corner near Rittenhouse Square, Pennsylvania charm meets European chic with stylish elements such as stone tiles in the lobby inspired by Shaker quilts.

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