Thinking of visiting New York but hoping to see more than just the city? Gov. Andrew Cuomo has your back!
On the high heels of his promise to develop New York State tourism, Gov. Cuomo has announced the "I Love NY LGBT" website, a one-stop shop for members of the gay community who are planning a trip to the state.
“As part of our efforts to boost the tourism industry in New York, this pride month, we are launching the “I Love NY LGBT” website to highlight all of what the state has to offer to the LGBT community,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York State has a tremendous variety of ‘must see’ destinations for all travelers of different interests – whether they are wine connoisseurs, history buffs or outdoor adventurers. The website will be an important tool to help attract visitors, encourage spending in our communities and create jobs in the industry. New York has a proud history of welcoming the LGBT community, and whether you’re planning a weekend trip or a destination wedding, I encourage all to come explore the Empire State.”
Visitors at iloveny.com/lgbt will find a trip planner filled to the brim with helpful suggestions and LGBT friendly activities, accommodations and more throughout the state.
"Many LGBT people, both in and out of state, simply aren’t aware that New York has an I Love Lucymuseum, more ski slopes than Colorado, 250 wineries, the site where the women’s rights movement was born, one of the largest outlet shopping centers in the world, an annual festival celebrating the Wizard of Oz, a natural park larger than Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined, some of America’s best-rated beaches and so much more,” said Ross Levi, Vice President of Marketing Initiatives for Empire State Development, and the former Executive Director of New York’s statewide LGBT civil rights organization. “Before selecting their next travel destination, we want LGBT people to think of all of the world-class vacation opportunities there are for them right here in New York State."