San Francisco, Calif. - Airbnb, the marketplace for travelers in need of a home away from home, has created “moments of welcome” around San Francisco as part of its grand sponsorship (for the second year) of the city’s Pride festivities this coming weekend. As part of the initiative, Airbnb has created a mobile pop-up “Welcome Wagon” (pictured above) that will travel through the city’s various neighborhoods encouraging visitors to try their hands at some DIY activities as well as a community art installation.
Miami, Fla. - Because it's Pride month and marriage equality is now nationwide, the Conrad Miami has put together a special “It’s About Time” package for LGBT couples who need some QT. Valid for stays through December 31, 2015 (with some blackout dates), the package includes two-night deluxe accommodations, an intimate chef’s menu dinner at the hotel’s Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room, two passes to the Hilton Bentley Beach Club and half off a couples massage at their spa.
Long Beach, Calif. - Similarly, in light of today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, the Hotel Maya is offering a $540 #LoveWins Walk-In Wedding Package that includes use of the outdoor ceremony space with seating for up to ten, an on-site officiant, marriage license services, flowers for the couple, a celebratory lunch or dinner in their restaurant Fuego and more. The wedding cannot be booked more than one week in advance and the promotion runs through July 5, 2015. Go to the hotel’s website for details on this and other wedding packages.
San Francisco, Calif. - Hate spending all that money to park your car at the airport while you travel? Flightcar, a peer-to-peer car rental company, may be the solution. The company allows you to park your car for free (at one of the fourteen airports in which they currently operate) (and even make a little extra cash by renting your vehicle out to approved members (they have a million dollar insurance guarantee too, in case you’re wondering). Oh, and the car gets a free wash. For more information, visit flightcar.com.
Chicago, Ill. - ACME Hotel, one of the hippest spots to lodge in the Windy City, has just announced a new Summer of Vinyl package that includes Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones, a $10 Spotify gift card, an in-room record player guests can take home and two albums from the hotels Pop-Up Record Shop. Rates start at $299 and complete information on the package can be found on ACME’s website.
San Francisco, Calif. - Personalized online radio service, Rdio has gotten into the groove for Pride with some free, ready-to-roll playlists like The New Sounds of Pride, Dance Divas and Classic Pride Hits. The full set of Pride playlists can be found on the Rdio website.
The New Sounds of Pride:
Classic Pride Hits: