Home to a thriving and diverse gay community, festivals, fine arts, and trendy neighborhoods, Atlanta can please even the pickiest gay traveler. With a mixed and relaxed gay scene, it’s easy to see why Atlanta was crowned the “Gay Capitol of the South”.

Atlanta is famous for its bustling gay nightlife, so you will find many gay bars sprinkled across the city. Most of them are a bit spread out, so make sure to designate a driver if you decide to hit the gay scene. Midtown is the center of gay community in Atlanta, but there are districts where gays and lesbians can have a good time as well, like East Village or Decatur.

Variety is Atlanta’s superpower. A hub of entertainment and relaxation, Atlanta offers a wide variety of attractions that will please every traveler. There are so many things to do in Atlanta – from pub crawling and historic attractions to outdoor adventures and spa experiences – that you will easily find something to pick your interest.

Shopaholics can spend their days shopping at some of the numerous gay-inspired shops and boutiques. Some of the better-known ones are Brushstrokes/Capulets, Boys Next Door, Intersection, Broke & Bougie, and Junkman’s Daughter.

If you are looking for something more relaxing to do during the day, buy a CityPass and go visit Georgia Aquarium, the New World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, and CNN Headquarters.

An epicenter for the African-American gays, the city has one of the largest LGBT hangouts in the USA. Every year, at the end of August and beginning of September, Atlanta holds one of the biggest Black Pride festivals in the world.

There’s a reason why Atlanta is called “HOTlanta”.