About VGC

Visit Gay Charlotte is a free, LGBTQ-tailored travel, tourism, event and community portal specifically crafted for savvy Charlotte travelers, visitors, newcomers and residents.

Visit Gay Charlotte makes LGBTQ travel easy…

Traveling can be difficult. Getting to the airport, catching your flight in time, trying to find your way to your hotel and trying to discover great eateries, nightlife and shopping. Especially for LGBTQ travelers, finding the right hot spots and events can be downright daunting.

That’s no longer the case for the Queen City: Welcome to Visit Gay Charlotte!

Sprung from the minds of two friends with a desire to see LGBTQ Charlotte fully represented to Queen City visitors and newcomers, we set out to make this website as useful, intuitive and comprehensive as possible. Hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and dance clubs, retail, community events and more, more, more — we have it all.

Whether you’re a Charlotte visitor, newcomer or even a resident, you’ll find here the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of LGBTQ-owned/-operated and LGBTQ-friendly businesses, events and community organizations.

What makes Visit Gay Charlotte unique?

Unlike national LGBTQ travel sites, Visit Gay Charlotte is all local. We live here, work here, learn here, eat here, sleep here and party here. Because we know the ins and outs of this city, dine at its restaurants, drink at its bars and volunteer with its community organizations you know you can trust our suggestions and recommendations.

And, unlike other local travel/tourism sites, Visit Gay Charlotte is specifically tailored toward LGBTQ visitors, newcomers and residents. Our local LGBTQ listings — the most comprehensive of any local directory, gay or straight — are vetted for LGBTQ-friendliness, inclusion and popularity.

Using Visit Gay Charlotte is a breeze…

Our site is clean and concise, easy to navigate and chock full of resources.

Want to browse by listing type and find places to shop ’till you drop or nightlife or restaurants or coffee shops or arts & culture venues? We’ve got that.

Want to find listings by neighborhood? We’ve got that, too.

Oh, and we can’t forget this one: You can browse all Visit Gay Charlotte listings by crowd — filter your results by venues, businesses and community organizations primarily popular with gay men, lesbians and the transgender community or search for listings popular with the entire LGBTQ community or a friendly mix.

Our advanced filtering, located in the sidebar panel of each page, allows you to drill down your listings even further. You can find restaurants, nightlife and other listing types by neighborhood, crowd and more.

Community events galore…

Visitors, newcomers and residents don’t just want a dry list of place names and locations. They want things to do!

Our Visit Gay Charlotte Calendar is the most complete, most up-to-date calendar of local events around. Nightlife events, community events, theatre, music, arts and more. We’ve got it all.

Get involved!

We believe in the power of community. Let’s crowdsource our way to excellence. Check out all the ways you can get involved in making Visit Gay Charlotte bigger and better than ever.

Coming soon…

Our ideas just keep on comin’. We’ve got more great features coming soon, along with a steady stream of original content including photos, interviews, community leader and organization profiles and more.