New York City is bustling with entertainment, food, art, and energy. It also has a hip, active gay scene. Gay marriage has been legally recognized in the state of New York since 2011 and NYC has had historical significance for LGBT rights in the United States since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. It’s a pretty well-known option for gay-friendly destinations, and my boyfriend and I have each been a few times, but this was our first trip there together. Check out what we did as a gay couple on vacation in The Big Apple to get ideas of the things you can do there as well!
The first day of our visit (video above) includes visiting the Upper West Side, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero Memorial, Greenwich Village, and Big Gay Ice Cream.
We had some help with our itinerary from NYC & Company and here are some of the photos I shared on Instagram from the area:
I also did a video with my friend Ravi where we discussed what it’s like to be a star in New York. He is a working actor in NYC, currently in the musical “A Letter To Harvey Milk”. I also put up a video with my boyfriend where we stood on the terrace of our hotel room, near where the New York Pride parade has started over the past few years, and talked about our favorite PRIDE parades & festivals! So be sure to check those out too and subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there for more fun videos from our travels designed for other gay travelers especially, to find awesome and safe places to visit!