This rough-and-tumble bar with a good-size patio with steak cookouts on Sundays, Underwear Nights on Thursdays, and a particularly ribald cruise-fest called Frisky Fridays that's a hit with all kinds of guys. In NoDa, be sure to check out the quirky and gay-frequented Smelly Cat Coffeehousewhich serves everything from bagels to espresso to ice cream. Chapel Hill is the smallest component of North Carolina's intellectually endowed "Research Triangle" - it's 30 miles west of Raleigh and 12 miles southwest of Durham, and each September it takes an active part in the region's North Carolina Gay Pride festival the date this year is expected to be the last weekend of September Rooms are spacious with warm colors and fabrics. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
At the high end, the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte combines luxe accommodations, a gorgeous spa and fitness center, and green design principles the hotel is LEED-certified for one of the most inviting hotel experiences in North Carolina.
Even if you don't make it down for gay pride, you'll find much to see and do in the Outer Banks year-round, and especially from late spring through early fall. While you're in the area, don't overlook the mostly hetero but very fun dive bar the Thirsty Beaver Saloonwhich has a wonderfully weird mural of a big thirsty beaver painted on the side of its orange cinder-block exterior. The laid-back, scenic region within a five-hour drive of Washington, DC has historically never cultivated more than a quite local and limited gay scene, but this has lately been changing. These fully furnished properties are great for families or groups planning an extended vacation along the Cape Fear coast.
Pat McCrory is that city's former mayor than the southeast's largest metro region, Atlanta, but it's definitely changing, especially in trendier neighborhoods like Plaza Midwood, the Davidson Arts District, and the South End.