From the colorful clubs on Bourbon Street to its everyday love of all people, New Orleans embodies the spirit of fun and love for everything. Isn’t it time you joined the party?
The LGBT community is pleased and excited to welcome you to The Big Easy.
The majority of the LGBT nightlife happens in the historic French Quarter, so spend the evening listening to live jazz music before dancing the night away in one of the bustling clubs on Bourbon Street. More gay-friendly nightlife can be found in Faubourg Marigny and Bywater, which are just downriver from the French Quarter. These neighborhoods are known for their European flair and well-preserved architecture, as well as a plethora of shopping and dining options.
If you’re visiting during the fall, be sure to attend Southern Decadence. Held over Labor Day weekend, the event is referred to as the Gay Mardi Gras and invites over 100,000 people to the streets of New Orleans to celebrate gay culture. Alternatively, if you visit during the summer months, New Orleans Gay Pride occurs in June and brings together food, music, dancing, and parades to revel in the South’s LGBT scene. Whether you’re straight or gay, hotels in New Orleans are ready to accommodate your every need. Book through Expedia.com to find the perfect room or suite without spending a ton of cash. If you’re looking to impress your special someone, we can even find you the perfect romantic hotel in New Orleans. Now that’s worth a parade.