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5. Austin


Why now: The Texas capital’s iconic SXSW music and film festival in March seems to get gayer every year, and its Pride (this year on September 7) is one of the coolest in the U.S., with queer superstar Peaches appearing last year.

Where to stay: The hip bungalow-boutique Hotel San Jose

Where to eat: “Japanese farmhouse” and sushi palace Uchiko

Where to drink: Upscale lounge bar Rain

Side trip: Up and coming gay mecca and undiscovered gem, San Antonio

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