Gay Country Rank: 23/50
Compared with other gay-popular resorts in the Northeast, sophisticated but laid-back New Hope and its appealing Jersey neighbor Lambertville are less places to see and be seen and more a restful and romantic weekend hideouts for couples. Though the area has a lively gay nightclub and several trendy restaurants, life here floats along at an unhurried pace. This quaint, artsy, riverside hamlet is a mere hour from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City, but the hectic bustle of either city is decidedly absent. New Hope has a climate typical of the Philadelphia/New York City region, with beautiful and temperate spring and fall weather, warm and sometimes muggy summers, and colder winters that typically see occasional snow showers and even a storm or two each year.