It’s not the PRIDE flags, the weekly drag brunches, or the annual Southern Decadence festivities that have consecutively landed New Orleans second on the list of most welcoming cities in the world. It’s the Crescent City’s unmatched ability to make you feel visible without standing out, to welcome you as a guest by making you feel completely at home and to always encourage you to be extraordinary when others just want you to be ordinary. Of course, Southern Decadence and drag brunches are a nice touch!
Explore New Orleans with stops along the way at some of the city’s LGBTQ-owned businesses below. Looking for more resources? Head over to NewOrleans.com/welcoming to learn more about the city’s commitment to inclusion.