Since 1969, our famous Virginia is for Lovers state slogan has inspired travelers from around the world to visit the Commonwealth. Today, Virginia is for all Lovers, and is a great destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. Visitors to Virginia can experience our beautiful mountains and beaches, fantastic dining scene, 300+ wineries, 200+ craft breweries, historic sites, outdoor recreation, and much, much more. Our LOVE story is bigger, better, and more inclusive than ever before.

Learn about Virginia’s Queer history, statewide, and wear your Virginia is for Lovers Pride Gear!

Use our 2024 VA State Pride Guide to festivals and events to help plan your visit.

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We hope you’ll explore our LGBTQ+ friendly lodging, dining, history, shopping, attractions, events and outdoor experiences statewide. Our website also includes meeting spaces, itineraries, and all the resources you need to plan your dream wedding or honeymoon.

Our listings have been self-designated by Virginia business owners and hosts as LGBTQ+ friendly. New listings are being added every day, so please return often to find the most authentic, safe and welcoming Virginia experiences for your family and friends.