Packing in the Pride
With Pride month kicking off, here are two Pride travel packages that have recently crossed our desks!
Luxor Hotel & Casino out in Las Vegas is offering discounts on rooms, dining and spa facilities through September 5. Same-sex marriage is unfortunately still illegal in Nevada, but Luxor does provide commitment ceremonies in-house for guests. Out of house, however, you can get your ceremony officiated in true Vegas style -- by Elvis.
Las Vegas Pride may have already passed in early May, but the city has been opening up to LGBT travelers throughout the year with events like this one. Also newly year-round, Luxor promises to continue offering similar queer travel deals with the launch of it's new gay microsite!
Check out our freshly updated Las Vegas travel guide if you're planning a trip!
Further West, the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco's Pride package has kept a limited number of balcony rooms reserved for LGBT travelers and committed 10% of the rate to Project Open Hand, which delivers groceries to home-bound folks living with HIV/AIDS. These rooms have the added bonus of being directly above the Market Street Pride Parade route on June 29th.
By then, California looks like it will be performing it's first full same-sex marriages, so SF Pride will even more legendary and historic than usual -- these rooms are going to go fast, I think.
Happy Pride Month!