As America’s capital, it should not be surprising that the D.C. area is most welcoming to the gay resident and traveler alike. In fact, the region itself has long been a socially liberal stronghold, so the gay lifestyle is most accepted and embraced throughout. While in the area, you will obviously want to some sightseeing by day, and then spend the night cruising some the hottest gay nightspots. There are certainly plenty to choose from. To start, consider Phase 1, which hosts a famous drag king show to demonstrate the lesbian side of the city. The dance floor there might seem a bit small for some, however, so consider heading over to Town Dance Boutique. This place is out of this world, and event hosts a Friday night Happy Hour for Bears. This place really gets hopping at 10pm on the weekends. With gay boutique hotels and a host of gay friendly venues, there is plenty to do in this city that is surprisingly small geographically, but big on action.