WorldPride Is Coming To NYC This June—Here's How To Plan
What Is WorldPride 2019?
If you haven't heard, WorldPride is coming to NYC for the entire month of June 2019! WorldPride is an international celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that is held in a different city each year.
Why is this year such a huge deal?
This is the first time World Pride has ever been held in the U.S., plus June 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising—a monumental moment in worldwide LGBTQ+ history. NYC is already expecting over three million attendees. And let us tell you—the city is not holding back on the festivities.
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What Events Can I Expect During WorldPride 2019?
Not all the details have been released yet, so stay tuned. We've highlighted some of our favorite events here:
- OutCinema — June 17 – 19. This 3-day film festival celebrates and honors the LGBTQ+ experience. On pre-sale from $100.
- Family Movie Night — June 21. Enjoy a family-friendly movie night celebrating LGBTQ+ culture. Free.
- Rally: Stonewall 50 Commemoration — June 28. March to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Free.
- Pride Island — June 29 – 30. This legendary music festival is held on Pier 97. With past headliners like Cher and Whitney Houston, we expect someone huge this year. On pre-sale from $145.
- NYC Pride March — June 30. Don't miss one of the biggest Pride marches in the world. Free.
We know everyone celebrates Pride in their own personal style, and luckily there's an incredible variety of events this year. Check out more (and there are many, many more) events here.
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Okay, So How Do I Book My Trip?
Now that you're convinced, we're here to help you get in on the celebration. Hotel prices have already started to rise, but there are still some great deals to be found. We've picked out our three favorite hotel options for the long weekend of June 28 – July 1, 2019. This is the busiest (and therefore, most expensive) weekend — cheaper rates may be found earlier in June.
Best For Budget Travelers: Leo House
Leo House (4/5 on TripAdvisor—Certificate of Excellence) is a budget hotel perfectly located in Chelsea — meaning you can easily walk to most of the Pride events.
Best For Families: Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East
Courtyard by Marriott is a trusted brand for families, and the Midtown location means you'll be well-located close to many of the central Manhattan events. This hotel is rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence. The following price includes a reservation for two adults and two children.
Best For Those Who Want To Splurge A Little: The Standard High Line
The 4-star Standard High Line (4/5 on TripAdvisor—Certificate of Excellence) is an NYC institution located on the famous High Line in Chelsea. Does this hotel sound familiar? It's well-known as a party hotspot and an exhibitionist icon.
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