Happy Pride Month! Your bach party is a huge part of the festivities leading up to your big day, and the extravagant activities that take place during a fun-filled weekend with your favorite people marks the finale of your single life. Here at Leilani Weddings, we believe that love is love, equality should be for all human beings, and that everyone deserves the fun + excitement that comes with planning your last fling before the ring. In honor of Pride Month, we have gathered our Top 5 favorites cities in the U.S. for our LGBTQ+ friends. From the West Coast to the East Coast, ranked in no particular order, these cities are not only inclusive, but fun + affordable.
The Sunshine State has been recognized to hold some of the best places for LGBTQ+ celebrations. Not only is this location one of the most affordable destinations, but it also has great weather! Most Airbnb’s have an average night stay of $250. When it comes to going out and celebrating during the nightlife, Ybor City is the place to go. Some popular bars include Bradley’s On 7th, Reservoir, First Chance Last Chance, and Southern Nights. Apart from the fun bars, some fun activities include, going Busch Gardens for thrills and adventure, sailing for sunset excursions or dolphin tours-- who doesn’t love dolphins?!, and booking a visit at Spa Sudeva for energy rituals, massages, and facial treatments-- talk about relaxing!
Ah, Georgia-- home of the peaches! With AirBnb’s ranging from $100 - $200 a night, Atlanta, Georgia is on our list of top cities. The core of LGBTQ+ life in Atlanta lies within Midtown. Places to check out include Ponce City Market-- where you can try delicious foods + not to mention a rooftop beer garden that serves tasty food + drinks! Adding on, who doesn’t love karaoke? Head over to Fam-Fam for a fun karaoke session. Moving on to the best part-- the bars! The best gay bars to check out are Blake’s On The Park, Woof’s Sports Bar, Heretic, + Mixx Atlanta.
New Orleans, Louisiana
No one does festivals like NOLA. Stays in New Orleans typically cost between $150 - $250. Or if you wish to stay in the French Quarters, we suggest staying at either Hotel Provincial or Place d’Armes Hotel for all the French vibes! We suggest taking a tour of the NOLA Brewery. Pssst… they give all their patrons a free beer of their choice every Friday from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. How can you say no to free beer?! Brunch always sounds lovely, but Drag Brunch sounds 10x’s more lovely! Check out The Country Club for good food and a great show. For a great time with your bach squad, be sure to check out the following bars: Good Friends Bar, Mag’s 940, + Cafe Lafitte!
Again, we are headed back to the Sunshine State! What isn’t there to do in Orlando? From famous theme parks to good weather to amazing nightlife, Orlando is the spot to go when hosting your bach party! AirBnb’s typically cost between $90 - $150. Head over to Disney’s Magic Kingdom or Universal Studios Orlando for a guaranteed day of fun. Who could say no to that?! We get that visiting these theme parks may take more than a whole day, if not possibly three days, to see all that the parks have to offer. However, if you decide to embrace the floridian inside of you in another way, head over to Hamburger Mary’s for a delicious meal + a great show in one, + get your tan on at the beach. For a fun night out in town with your bach squad, check out Southern Nights, Savoy, + District Dive!
San Francisco, California
There is no doubt the the Golden city is one of the best places for an LGBTQ+ bach party! Most AirBnb stays in San Francisco cost between $180 - $280 + hotels range between $120 - $170 per night. Take your bach squad to get a modern californian style meal at Frances, which is located in the Castro area. Since you’re already going to be in the neighborhood, other places in Castro district to check out include 440 Castro, Lookout, + The Detour! Ever wanted to go to a nude beach? Well you won’t want to miss hitting San Francisco's Marshall’s Beach-- talk about risky business!