Four Perfect Dates in Gay New Orleans – Towleroad.com

Author: , March 14th, 2018

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No matter where you’re staying in New Orleans, there are tons of ways to spend your stay getting closer with your bae. Celebrating its Tricentennial this year, New Orleans offers couples tons of unique ways to indulge in a little Crescent City romance. Feel the love with these four New Orleans dates.

DATE 1: Picture Perfect Park Day

For the outdoorsmen in your life, find some refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life to take a relaxing stroll through City Park. The 1,300-acre urban oasis is fifty percent larger than New York’s Central Park and features the world’s largest collection of mature oak trees.

Share some fresh-air with your beau by bike or boat with rentals from Wheel Fun in the park. Tackle the trails on a tandem bike or surrey bike with canopy. Take your pick from a pedal boat, kayak or canoe to float merrily along the bayous and lagoons. Or you can let someone else handle the paddling with a Venetian-style gondola tour aboard the Bella Mae.

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Really Gay New Orleans

Author: , December 2nd, 2016

Gay New Orleans

Yes, it’s Gay New Orleans. There’s a reason this southern gay mecca always makes the list of most popular cities in America, and it’s not just because of the delicious originality of beignets. There are so many unique experiences that you can only find here, and the combination of the them in one trip or five is the absolute beauty of the place.

Check out these five really gay things you’ll only find in this one American city…

1. “The Fruit Loop”

Gay New Orleans may be known for its slower pace and easy-going attitude, but when it comes to going out, the gays are all about efficiency. That’s why the majority of the bars are clustered within walking distance of each other, in an area of the French Quarter appropriately dubbed “The Fruit Loop.” And since New Orleans is one of the few places left where open containers are allowed on the street, it makes bar hopping extra fun. Not to mention convenient.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: The Burgundy, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , September 28th, 2015

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your host, Carl Smith, invites you to make his home your home in Gay New Orleans. We are a small and cozy gay Bed & Breakfast in the Marigny District, just a short walk to the French Quarter. Come enjoy Louisiana hospitality at its best, as your host caters to your individual wants and needs! He is a native Louisianan and can guide you to many local sites and attractions, including restaurants, shopping, music clubs and gay bars.

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What’s So Gay About New Orleans?

Author: , December 11th, 2010

Gay New OrleansThis is our second article on New Orleans’ status as the up-and-coming LGBT destination. For more information on why your next vacation should be in New Orleans read Jon Fairbanks’ article, “The Castro, Weho, and… New Orleans?”

New Orleans is on the way to being one of the hottest LGBT destinations in the world. LGBT research firm Community Marketing Inc, recently surveyed 4,800 LGBT travelers from all over America to determine the annual rankings of the gayest destinations in the nation. And while gay travelers were tightening their grips on their travel budgets, to the tune of a 1-3 % reduction overall, they were letting loose in NOLA: The Big Easy jumped 6 spots to number 13 in the overall 2010 rankings, and was the only city in the US of A that showed an increase in LGBT travel from the previous year.

The Crescent City is a riot to visit, and so it makes perfect sense that New Orleans is rising in esteem among the LGBT traveling set. The 5th anniversary of Katrina recently passed, and the city has risen like a phoenix to become even more vibrant, diverse and welcoming than it was prior to the horrific floods that Katrina wrought. Even though only roughly 80% of the population has returned, there are now more restaurants here than before the storm, more young people aged 25-35 and plenty-o’-gays moving into fixer-uppers. But why? Here are five reasons why New Orleans is fast becoming a Top Ten Gay Destination.

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Gay Mardi Gras Krewes A Unique Part of New Orleans' Carnival

Author: , February 14th, 2010

Ty Johnson is more than willing to suffer for the sake of beauty. Johnson, who describes his usual persona as “frumpy,” is shucking off that image for the night. As the queen of the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s Carnival ball, Young is guaranteed at least one night of glamour. “I am not a cross dresser, but a chance like this comes once in a lifetime,” Johnson gasped as David Jackson pulled the laces on his corset tighter.

Gay balls are one of the more popular parts of Carnival season, with gay and straight guests attending to see the glitzy costumes and elaborate tableaus. Unfortunately, not as many are flocking to join the krewes themselves, which has Young and others worried about their future. “People just aren’t joining the krewes like they used to,” Johnson said. “I think there are a lot of other things attracting people now.”

Carl Mack, a longtime member, agreed, noting that Halloween has become a major event in the city. “Some people would rather put their costume money and energy there,” he said.

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