Orlando was recently named GayCities’ City of the Year and there’s plenty to do in this destination during Pride Month. Here are a few events you won’t want to miss.
Girls in Wonderland
The month kicked off with a bang, May 30–June 3. Girls in Wonderland was the “largest celebration of gay women in Orlando.” Loads of live music from female DJs and world-famous performers all celebrated LGBTQ+ women.
One Magical Weekend
Disney fans didn’t miss One Magical Weekend, May 31–June 3. This event featured many international DJs and performers, and had additional daytime activities and other nightly events with a bit of Disney flair.
Orlando’s Tidal Wave Party
There were plenty of water-themed events at this May 30–June 2 soiree. There was a private party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and a “Bearaoke” contest, two of the highlights.
Annual Pulse Remembrance Ceremony
This annual somber ceremony recognizes the nearly 50 lives lost June 12, 2016, in the horrific Pulse night club shooting. The memorial site is open throughout the year, but the June 12 ceremony was an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to come together in an effort to spread courage, strength and unity.
If you can’t make it to Orlando for any of these events, mark your calendar for Aug. 13–19, for Gay Days Orlando. One of the largest Pride celebrations in the entire world, Gay Days Orlando has been a tradition for nearly three decades. Activities take place all over the city and range from casual meet-ups to amazing pool parties.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Regardless of your political affiliation, exploring our nation’s presidential libraries is an excellent way to learn about the incredible Americans who served as commander in chief. Of those who served, there are currently only 14 presidential libraries.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.