Gay Lesbian Travel to Philadelphia…A New Hotspot?

Philadelphia was named a “Best U.S. Destination” by LOGO, the gay and lesbian network owned by Viacom’s MTV Networks. An international panel of travel journalists compiled the list, made up of Philadelphia, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Provincetown and San Francisco, for LOGO’s annual “TripOut Gay Travel Awards.”

Travelers can vote online for their favorite U.S. destination among the six contenders through October 18, 2010. To vote for Philadelphia, go to Visit Philly  or Trip Out Gay Travel .

Philadelphia is an exceptional getaway for gay travelers,” said Ed Salvato, one travel expert who participated in the “TripOut Gay Travel Awards” nomination process. “This city stands out for its historic attractions, friendliness and gay nightlife scene.”

“We’re grateful to LOGO for the recognition, and we encourage our loyal visitors to vote early and often,” said Meryl Levitz, president & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. “Philadelphia is welcoming, open and authentic, and it is clearly one of the best destinations in the country.”

This past July, Philadelphia’s historic Gayborhood  celebrated its 40th anniversary  with a two week long party, complete with special events and discounts throughout the neighborhood. Restaurants, bars and gay friendly hotels, the whole  town was  full of excitement and fun!

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) makes Philadelphia and The Countryside® a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases business and promotes the region’s vitality.

For more information about travel to Philadelphia, go to  Visit Philly   where you can build itineraries; search event calendars; see photos and videos; view interactive maps; sign up for newsletters; listen to HearPhilly, an online radio station about what to see and do in the region; book hotel reservations and more. Or, call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Historic Philadelphia, at (800) 537-7676.

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