Bigger Isn't Always Better: Small Destinations You Should Visit
Written by Instinct Staff |
Thursday, 30 August 2012
|Tags: Bloomington, Eureka Springs, Eugene, indiana, arkansas, oregon, labor day, huffington post|
Okay, well, everyone's got their preference in size, but when it comes to travel and selecting a vacation destination, or maybe even a super-last-minute-I-forgot-it-was-this-weekend Labor Day weekend getaway, size doesn't always matter. After the jump check out a few small cities and towns that are LGBT friendly!
Our friends at The Huffington Post have complied a slide show consisting of 10 smaller locations that would welcome you with open arms should you consider to travel there at anytime, not just for the holiday weekend. These destinations may not be the first blips on your gaydar but they promise to hold their own and provide a relaxing, stress-free jaunt.
So where does HuffPo think you need to go?
1. Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, home of Indiana University and the famed (at least in LGBT circles) Kinsey Institute,is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest, both socially and politically.
2. Eureka Springs, AR
Located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs is sometimes called "the hole in the Bible Belt where the belt buckle goes through." The small city hosts three annual gay and lesbian events called Diversity Weekends.
With focus on activism and the arts, it's perhaps the best destination in the list for more radical LGBT travelers who lie outside the L/G and gender binary.