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Atlanta and Savannah are Named Prime Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers

Both Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, have been listed as top LGBTQ destinations in the U.S. by different LGBTQ travel guides.
Misterb&b, the world’s largest LGBTQ travel community, looked at what cities and places are the most searched for right now by U.S. LGBTQ travelers to compile their list of the “Gayest Cities in the World for U.S. Travelers: 2024.” According to their ranking, Atlanta came in at number 15, right behind Miami, Florida.
Misterb&b’s Gayest Cities in the World for U.S. Travelers: 2024
1. New York, NY
2. Fort Lauderdale, FL
3. Palm Springs, CA
4. Chicago, IL
5. Los Angeles, CA
6. Washington, DC
7. Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Central London, UK
9. San Diego, CA
10. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
11. Paris, France
12. San Francisco, CA
13. Las Vegas, NV
14. Miami, FL
15. Atlanta, GA
16. Dallas, TX
17. Orlando, FL
18. Phoenix, AZ
19. Provincetown, MA
20. Barcelona, Spain
21. Denver, CO
22. Seattle, WA
23. Boston, MA
24. Austin, TX
25. Philadelphia, PA
Misterb&b provides a searchable database of LGBTQ-friendly rentable lodging to make travel safer and more accessible for LGBTQ people, built by founder Matthieu Jost after he experienced homophobia and harassment at a room rental in Spain. In the 2023 LGBTQ Travel Safety Index, more than 70 countries received an F in regards to LGBTQ safety, indicating high levels of danger for LGBTQ travelers. Comparatively, only 22 countries received an A or A-. The U.S. was not one of them, receiving a score of B-. Along with providing information on lodging, Misterb&b recently launched Weere, a feature that allows travelers to connect socially before they travel to get recommendations.
In the newly released “Out in the World,” a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ travel guide for destinations across the globe by Mark Jason Williams and Amy B. Scher, Savannah, Georgia, was named in the top ten of LGBTQ-friendly destinations in the world among the 120+ locations featured.
“Savannah is an open-minded city where the LGBTQIA+ community is welcomed and celebrated,” the authors wrote. “You’ll find an LGBTQIA+ center and weekend-long Pride (and Halloween) celebration with a masquerade ball, a parade, drag shows, and a ‘Downtown Takeover.’”
Specific Savannah locations mentioned included the Hamilton Turner Inn, the Marshall House, Kehoe House, 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant, Bonaventure Cemetery, and Mercer Williams House.
You can purchase a hardcover copy of “Out in the World” for $30 from Charis Books and More in person or online at