In recent years, hotels worldwide have committed themselves to equality for all. With an eye for pink dollars, many accommodations have declared themselves accepting of all lifestyles. North Carolina has recently come under fire for an exclusionary law that threatens residents’ and visitors’ lifestyle choices, but not all North Carolina business leaders agree with this law. In fact, many hotels here remain loyal to their clients, regardless of the lifestyle they lead.
Charlotte, North Carolina
This largest city in North Carolina has much to offer to visitors, and it is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Catch a game when you’re in the city. For car racing fanatics, visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame to see the car of your dreams. And to truly experience the city’s cosmopolitan vibe, stay at the luxurious Westin Charlotte in the Uptown neighborhood, close to the city’s LGBT Community Center. If you can’t find a room during Pride season here, there arein this area.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Fun times never end in Greensboro. A charming city with seven colleges, life here never gets boring. If you’re a foodie traveler, head out to Deep Roots Market and sample their local and organic products, but don’t forget to try something new from the hot food bar. The city welcomes all travelers, and twoare open to all lifestyles: O.Henry Hotel and Biltmore Hotel.
Charleston, South Carolina
In 2015,ranked as the top city to visit in the U.S., according to a National Geographic Magazine survey. As the state’s oldest city, it offers visitors long miles of beaches, world-class golf courses, a vibrant theater community, incredible shopping, and historical places. Travelers here love to stay at Market Pavilion Hotel in downtown for its elegant architecture, rooftop bar, and unmatched Southern hospitality. It is 10 minutes from Park Circle, the city’s gay district.
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia has a vibrant arts scene, evidenced by its museums and galleries. The Riverbanks Zoo is a phenomenal family treat for families to enjoy. Walk the 2.5-hour downtown food tour to get a great taste of the local cuisine. As the State’s capital city, its businesses welcome folks from any lifestyle and walk of life. There are a number of hotels here, but staying at Columbia Marriott gets you to experience Southern charm in the city’s downtown core. It is close to the University of South Carolina, Colonial Life Arena, Riverbanks Zoo, the State House, and Columbia Museum of Art.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The beach is the foremost reason people go to this coastal city facing the Atlantic Ocean. Aside from doing all sorts of water sports here, the Sky High (a.k.a. ferris wheel) is a must to try. The breathtaking ocean view and the city’s skyline from above will leave an indelible impression of the city. If you have vertigo, enjoy the leisurely walk on the 1.2-mile boardwalk. To fully enjoy your stay, get a room with an ocean view at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. From here, the beach on 82nd Avenue North is within walking distance from where Pride is held every summer.
If you haven’t made summer plans yet, now you know where to go!