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LGBTQ+ Travel

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Pride flags on the Wabasha Street Bridge / Courtesy Visit Saint Paul

Rainbow Pride

No matter where you're from, who you love or which lake is your favorite, Minnesota welcomes you! Do a drag brunch, dine at renowned LGBTQ-owned restaurants or dance your way through the nation's third-largest free Pride Festival. Discover all that awaits on your Minnesota vacation. 

Pride parade Minneapolis

Twin Cities Pride parade / Lucy Hawthorne

Twin City Pride

Every June, the country's third-largest free pride festival takes place in downtown Minneapolis. This massive, family-friendly party celebrates with a huge parade, live music, food trucks, a whole lot of dancing and more.

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Sailing on Bde Make Ska in Minneapolis

Gay Travelers Will Find Romance in Minnesota

If you're looking for something bold and unexpected — a romantic getaway for you and your special someone — make your way to the North Star State, a wondrous land that will have you blissfully tossing your hat in the air.

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A Pokemon-themed drag brunch at Union Restaurant / Darin Kamnetz for Flip Phone Events

Drag Brunch

On Saturdays, start your day with a dose of drag on the rooftop of Union Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Then keep the fun going all weekend long.

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Urban Growler owners Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak

Urban Growler owners Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak / Courtesy of Urban Growler

LGBTQ-Owned Restaurants

Minnesota’s dining scene has never been more diverse, with a growing number of restaurants, breweries and other establishments helmed by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Show your pride by digging in here.

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Prince mural Chanhassen

One of many Prince murals can be found in Chanhassen

Rainbow-Inspired Must-Sees

Whether you feel like trekking among our legendary waters (like the Mississippi River or Lake Superior) or following in the footsteps of our native stars (like Prince or Judy Garland), color yourself welcome.

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Wise Acre Eatery Minneapolis

Wise Acre Eatery in Minneapolis / Wise Acre Eatery

How to Support LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses on a Trip to Minnesota

From soccer bars and charming, small-town inns to drag brunches and farm-to-table dining, here’s how you can shop small and explore queer communities when you visit the state.

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