Bump up the gay travel fun on your trip to Philadelphia!
The team behind Bump! TV has explored Philadelphia’s vibrant gay and lesbian scene from its charming squares and well-manicured gardens to its hip clubs and neighborhood bars. Now, let the producers of the world’s most popular gay and lesbian travel program be your guide to what’s glamorous in this cultural capital.
The Bump! Travel Guide delivers a queer-eye-view of Philadelphia, organized by category: Stay, Eat, Discover, Party, Shop, Play, Happenings and Newsstand. Many listings feature photos and video clips as seen on Bump! so you can see what fun is in store.
•All listings are mapped and GPSed so you don’t get lost, no matter how distracted you get checking out the locals
•Users can submit their own comments and ratings
• One-click phone numbers and email addresses allow you to contact establishments instantly
• With downloadable content, wireless service isn’t necessary to use the app’s main functions
• One free semi-annual update is included
Use the Bump! Philadelphia Travel Guide as a supplement to more straight-laced guides like Lonely Planet and Frommer’s or discover that it’s comprehensive enough to be your one and only travel companion.
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Whether you call it “city of brotherly love” or “the place that loves you back,” any metropolis that’s so demonstrably affectionate is bound to win your heart. The fifth largest city in the U.S. was founded on the notion of freedom, so it’s no wonder that it’s become such a LGBT-friendly destination. Gay rights protests happened here even before Stonewall and the national advocacy group Equality Forum is based here. But Philly is not just for history buffs and activists (or fans of the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for that matter). Culture in all its forms is everywhere a visitor turns, whether it’s the city’s acclaimed theaters and cultural centers, its internationally renowned museums and galleries or the many events it hosts throughout the year. Just roaming the streets is an adventure, whether you’re an architecture buff, a shopaholic looking for the perfect vintage belt buckle or a caffeine addict looking for the perfect spot to park your butt for people-watching.
As for nightlife, Philly offers everything from character-filled neighborhood pubs to sleek megaclubs and afterhours hotspots—just pick your price range and how late you want to stay out. Men and women party side-by-side in many of the city’s bars—and sometimes they even party with straight people. A growing number of dining venues here have embraced the farm-fresh movement, so expect top-notch gourmet meals, as well the city’s famed cheesesteak.
Which gay-owned hotel is one of Philly’s most popular crashpads? What’s the hottest Friday night party? Where can you watch some gender-bending burlesque and cabaret shows? What’s the queerest resort escape just a short drive away? When’s the best time to see non-stop live art performances? The Bump! Philadelphia Travel Guide has all the LGBT answers.
- June 13, 2014 Initial release