Explore LGBTQ+ Friendly Destinations in New Jersey This Pride Month

New Jersey shines as a top spot for LGBTQ+ travelers, offering a diverse range of experiences across its beautiful landscapes. Whether you’re drawn to city life or coastal charm, the Garden State has something special for everyone.

Let’s take a peek at some of the most welcoming cities in New Jersey, promising an unforgettable getaway for friends, families, couples, and solo explorers alike.

Jersey City: Embrace Diversity and Culture

Jersey City not only scores a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Municipality Database but also pulses with an edgy, vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in the scene by staying at the Canopy By Hilton in the Jersey City Arts District, enjoying authentic Portuguese cuisine at LGBTQ-owned Joia Restaurant in Harrison, and soaking in the lively ambiance at Six26 and Pint bar.

Montclair: Get Artsy and Eclectic

Known for its artsy vibe and eclectic downtown, Montclair is a haven for creative spirits. Stay at The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection, grab your morning cuppa at LGBTQ-owned Java Love Coffee Roasting Co., and dance the night away at Club Feathers, a cherished LGBTQ hotspot.

Princeton and Trenton: Rich History and Culture

Princeton and Trenton, both boasting perfect scores on the HRC scale, offer a mix of Ivy League prestige and vibrant state capital vibes. Relax at charming spots like The Inn at Glencairn and Nassau Inn, savor plant-based delights at the Trenton Farmers Market’s Lady and The Shallot, and soak in the friendly atmosphere of local pubs and taverns.

Hoboken: Urban Delights

Known as a “Walker’s Paradise,” Hoboken invites you to explore its compact urban layout on foot. Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at the waterfront W Hoboken, grab a bite at Uncle Milton’s Café, and unleash your creativity at Sw3at and Tipsy Tie Dye.

Lambertville: Antique Charm

Just a short distance from Princeton, Lambertville exudes antique charm and artistic flair. Stay at The Inn at Lambertville Station or the cozy Woolverton Inn, sip on coffee from Union Coffee, and immerse yourself in local arts at Music Mountain Theatre.

Asbury Park: Beachfront Bliss

Asbury Park is renowned for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community and beachfront vibes. Choose from accommodations like The Empress and The St. Laurent Social Club, indulge in delicious cuisine at Moonstruck, and groove to the music at Georgie’s Bar or Paradise.

Atlantic City: Entertainment Galore

Atlantic City promises endless excitement with its gaming, dining, and entertainment options. Dive into the action with a stay at Borgata or relax at the Carisbrooke Inn in Ventnor City. Treat your taste buds to culinary delights at celebrity chef spots like Gordon Ramsay Steak and dance the night away at venues like Kiss Kiss Nightclub.

New Jersey’s Pride events add an extra dash of excitement for those visiting in June. For the latest updates, be sure to check official websites and social media channels. And don’t forget to grab a copy of New Jersey’s free travel guide and e-newsletter for all the tips and tricks to plan your LGBTQ+ friendly vacation.

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