Whether you’re visiting Vegas on your own, with your partner, or with your whole squad in tow, you’ll want to know which hot spots, exciting attractions and community gatherings to visit. Las Vegas is an extremely welcoming environment, so get to planning your next perfect LGBTQ+ inclusive weekend.
Stay in Style
Every hotel here has its own luxurious amenities built-in, but a few go over the top to showcase their LGBTQ+ friendliness. Why not stay mere steps from all the action, at Luxor, where some of the hottest DJs play at the longest running gay pool party, Temptation Sundays. When nightlife is on your mind, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers many onsite clubs and restaurants and it’s only a quick jaunt from the famed “Paradise Fruit Loop” bar district. A visit to Wynn or Encore always offers luxurious amenities and access to some of the best shows and restaurants in town. Caesars Palace takes pride in LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Whether planning a wedding or simply looking for a luxurious stay, this destination is always a good move.
When you want to enjoy a meal that exudes attitude, catch Señor Frog’s Drag Brunch. Featuring cast members from Ru Paul’s Drag Race alongside other beloved queens, you’ll be treated to brunch, bottomless mimosas and endless diva action. Keep the vibe going at Hamburger Mary’s. The famed LGBTQ+ friendly burger joint offers drag shows, karaoke, and just the right amount of sass to accompany your meal. Elevate your dining experience at Rose. Rabbit Lie., The Cosmopolitan’s supper club. Posh cocktails and innovative menu will cause you and your palate to celebrate. Stop off at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay to try the spicy and vivacious flavors of renowned lesbian chef and restaurateur, Susan Feniger, and her business partner, Mary Sue Milliken. Eating at vocal ally and heralded chef, Giada’s namesake restaurant at The Cromwell will have you leaving full, and happy.
Over the Top Entertainment
In Vegas, entertainment is king (and queen), and there are so many exciting shows to prove it. Turn up the heat with Magic Mike Live and splurge on a meet and greet package to meet the fellas in person. Or head to the Excalibur to see the Aussie hunks strut their stuff in Thunder From Down Under. What’s a Vegas trip without a Cirque du Soleil show? Take a walk on the sensual side with Zumanity at New York-New York to really invigorate your senses.
Both on and off the Strip, Las Vegas is a nightlife hub, so is it really any surprise that the LGBTQ+ community offerings are equally noteworthy? Just off the main drag, on Paradise, the lovingly coined “fruit loop” is home to several gay bars and nightclubs including Piranha Nightclub, Quadz and FreeZone. Head off Strip to The Garage to take advantage of its great happy hour and lively late-night scene. Break all the rules with a visit to Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, where cocktails are serious business, or make your way to The Dorsey at The Venetian and be met with swanky décor and elevated drinks. No fabulous evening is complete without hanging from the chandeliers, or simply hanging inside The Chandelier bar in The Cosmopolitan.
This is just a taste of some of the adventure that awaits you. There’s no wrong way to spend a weekend in Las Vegas.