Study Explores the Best Cities in the World to Celebrate Pride

There are several cities across the world where you can go to celebrate the Pride month of June. But the top spot is captured by Paris, according to a new study from HomeToGo, a home rental company. The study shortlists the best spots around the world to book a vacation for celebrating Pride.

The Study

The new study focused on compiling a list of cities determined by the ease of accessibility to the spot, accommodation, affordability, trending search demand, and the number of popular LGBTQ bars and nightclubs. While the City of Lights, Paris, took the first spot, Berlin and Stockholm followed in second and third place, respectively. New York came fourth, while both Madrid and London tied for fifth place.

The Overall Result

European cities reigned with six spots on the top 10 best Pride destinations list. Additionally, Amsterdam came in at no. 8. 11 cities in the UK have secured spots on the list, including Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh from Scotland, and Cardiff from Wales. But with a total of 12 cities, it’s the US, which has come out as the most represented country on the full list of top 50 cities to celebrate Pride month. NYC has become the top city in North America and also has the best LGBTQ+ nightlife in the world, with the highest number of top-rated queer nightclubs and gay bars.

Other Locations

Pride celebration is not limited to just major cities. There are plenty of suburban destinations and small towns around the world that welcome vacationers each year to celebrate Pride. Dawson City in Yukon Territory of Canada is home to several great businesses owned by successful queer entrepreneurs. As the Pride celebrations are growing bigger and brighter around the world, this list of HomeToGo can serve as the perfect index for travelers aspiring to explore exciting destinations to celebrate Pride and promote equality.

Ways to Support Local Restaurants and Small Businesses Right Now

The culinary landscape of the world is undergoing major changes due to the current global situation. The condition is especially hard for independent diners, street-side groceries, or corner cafes. Here are a few ways you can lend a helping hand to such establishments near you.

Opt for Contactless Restaurant Delivery

Given the current situation, almost all restaurants and eateries are now offering contactless home deliveries. If any restaurants in your area are offering this option, consider opting for it by ordering from an old favorite or someplace new. Unlike big chains, small local restaurants may not have their own websites to provide the service, but you can easily find them on the usual home delivery apps. Try to be more patient than usual, as many restaurants, especially small ones, are new to the system.

Buy Fruits and Veggies Direct or Through a Service

There’s nothing wiser than buying local, especially in the case of veggies, fruits, and groceries. Buying directly helps local farmers too. However, there are other options you can explore. Along with restaurants, many farmers across the nation have already expanded their services to include direct home deliveries. There are also plenty of online retailers offering doorstep deliveries of farm-fresh veggies and fruits, and locally sourced products, in the form of convenient weekly meal kits.

Remember That Spending Is Not the Only Way of Showing Support

Our new reality has changed the financial situation for a large part of the world. So much so that even affluent ones are now extra cautious in flashing their cash. So it’s completely okay if you’re unable to support your local restaurants financially. Instead, opt for other methods like trying to draw attention to their efforts and excellent dishes via social media. From a simple post to a detailed review, anything and everything can be helpful for them during this challenging time.