The great state of Vermont, having legalized civil unions for homosexuals, not only deserves your travel dollars but also offers some of the most charming destinations in the United States. Whether you take a llama trek in the summer, a foliage tour in the fall, go downhill skiing in the winter or delight in the French-inflected atmosphere of Lake Memphremagog in the spring, you are sure to find New England charm in abundance.
While Vermont is still largely rural and horse-drawn sleighs are commonly seen in the winter, the 21st century makes itself known throughout the state, even beyond that civil union legislation. Burlington, Bennington and Brattleboro all have enticing nightlife options, while in many of Vermont’s fabled ski centers upscale shopping venues have brought high fashion to the Green Mountains.
A by-product of the state’s tolerance is that you will be welcomed and feel comfortable even in most luxury hotels that don’t specifically cater to gay tourists. Additionally, Vermont has many enchanting bed and breakfasts which take pains to advertise themselves as either gay friendly or gay owned and operated. Purpleroofs, ever a useful resource, includes on its site no less than twelve pages of such locales in Vermont.