4. Washington, D.C.
Our nation's capital is also a bastion of LGBT pride. Among the regal architecture and patriotic memorials, travelers will find a low-key yet populous gay scene, stemming mainly from bustling Dupont Circle. This is one of the country's most famous gayborhoods, with friendly restaurants and bars throughout it. A night out might lead to chats with political aides or members of the military, usually well educated and with a hint of Southern charm — D.C. is south of the Mason-Dixon Line, after all. Bring your best conversation skills, and see if you can't extract some classified information.
5. Provincetown, Mass.
It's not just big cities that have a welcoming spirit. At the end of Cape Cod is what might well be the country's gayest little town: P-town. There seem to be just as many rainbow flags flying around here as there are charming wood-shingled cottages. It's a favorite for gay weddings, especially since same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts before any other state, back in 2004. Romantic it may be, but solo travelers should not fret — a good time can be had by all, be it at a cozy B&B, on a stroll along the dunes or during happy hour and an NYC-caliber drag show. P-town has it all.
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